Four-year-old Dylan Cecil will be remembered in prayers at his local church, St Mary's in Kettering.
Lighting a candle for Dylan Father Ben Archibald said "This part of Kettering is a close community and we are all saddened and shocked at the news.
"We offer the family our deepest sympathies and prayers at what must be a very traumatic time for them. We will offer the family any support we can".
Dylan was just weeks away from starting school. In September he was due to join friends at Kettering's Buccleuch Academy.