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Department of Education – COVID-19 helpline

The Department of Education has launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.  Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows: Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

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Coronavirus – Latest information and advice

Dear Parents, As you may be aware there has been increasing concern regarding the spread of the Coronavirus. Please be assured that The Ark is following the latest government advice which may be found at the following website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19.  Posters with this information are also displayed around the nursery. Good hygiene is always important to […]

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Teacher Toolbox: Windy Weather for Writing!

Upper Pre-school have been making the most of the windy weather!  The children really enjoy practising making their ribbons create the ‘sssssss snake’ and using them to ‘curl around the caterpillar’ for ‘c’. It is crucial that children build their gross motor skills by using the large muscles in their arms, legs and torso.  Children […]

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Job Vacancy: Nursery Manager

We are recruiting: Nursery Manager, Mytholmroyd We are recruiting a highly experienced, committed, motivated, organised and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills.  A natural leader that possesses excellent time management and people skills to lead our vibrant and passionate team.  Our nursery is a lively setting with lots of creativity and has a team who […]

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Children In Need

The Ark staff and children joined hundreds of people up and down the country today  by taking part in the Countryfile Ramble during Children in Need week. Wrapped up warmly, we walked along the country track, looking at the fabulous autumnal colours and enjoying the frosty air. Please help us raise lots for this fantastic […]

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Pre-school Open Day 6th November

Come along to our Open Day event on Wednesday 6th November, 2pm – 7pm. Meet our fabulous staff and find out why our setting has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted 3 times. No appointment necessary – please come along and say hello! Pre-school Open Day  

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Staff Training Day 27th September

Please may we remind everyone that we will be closed for our staff training day on Friday 27th September 2019.

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Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ – February 2018

We are thrilled to announce that following our Ofsted inspection on Friday 16th February, we were judged to be ‘outstanding’, retaining Ofsted’s highest rating for a third time. We were assessed throughout the day by two inspectors and in their final report, the inspectors said: Staff are highly skilled at making learning exciting and at […]

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We’re recruiting!

  We are looking to recruit, as some exciting opportunities have arisen within the nursery. If you are interested in any of the roles, please send your CV to donna@thearkexperience.co.uk         Deputy Manager An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Deputy Manager required to work alongside Senior Management in an idyllic rural […]

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Easter 2017

May we remind everyone that we will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, reopening on Tuesday 18th April at 7am as usual.

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Success – e-Quality Counts Award achieved!

Fantastic news! We were assessed at the end of January by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) against the standards of their quality assurance scheme, e-Quality Counts. E-Quality Counts is a national quality scheme designed to help a nursery explore all aspects of its care and education to ensure that it is continually delivering the […]

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Staff Training Day

May we remind everyone that we are closed on Friday 3rd March for a full staff training day. We will be open again as usual at 7am on Monday 6th March.

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Woodland Explorers

Our Nursery Room children are now ‘Woodland Explorers’! Every Monday and Friday they put on their wellies and waterproof outfits and head out into the sensory garden to see what they can discover.  We have introduced this activity in readiness for when the Nursery Room children transition to Pre-school, where they have the opportunity to […]

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Pre-school Open Day Wednesday 9th November

Please feel free to drop by and find out more about what happens in Pre-school, how we use our Forest School facility to further children’s development and most importantly, the fun the children have in Pre-school. There will also be information on using your 15 hours per week free childcare and the transition from Pre-school to school. […]

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Staff Training Day

Please may we remind everyone that we will be closed on Friday 30th September for a staff training day. The nursery will re-open as usual on Monday 3rd October.

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Hebden Bridge to Rome – A big ride for little hearts

One of our parents here at the nursery, Stephen Grimley, will be settling off on July 26th to complete a personal challenge to raise over £2000 for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund by cycling solo from Hebden Bridge to Rome. Ted – Stephen and Judi’s son – was born with a serious heart defect and […]

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Our work has been recognised by OFSTED in our recent inspections we were judged to be “Outstanding”.
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