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Snowmen in Space!

It has certainly been cold enough today for snow – looks like Space 1 have found some to make the snowman who has taken up residence outside the room. Holiday Club opens its tinsel covered doors on Monday 22nd December and will be running a festive shopping trip to Hebden Bridge on Tuesday 23rd for […]

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The Ark Advent Calendar

Everyone always looks forward to opening the first door on their advent calendar on December 1st – so imagine how excited we were when Nancy from the Housekeeping team brought in a huge homemade advent calendar. It can be found in the main reception area and there is a pocket for each of the 24 days […]

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Your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman!

Spiderman is usually a pretty busy superhero but he managed to squeeze in a visit to Pre-school today! The amazement on the children’s faces as he jumped into the room to say hello was fantastic! Last week the children wrote their own storybook about their adventures helping Spiderman, when the Green Goblin came to Pre-school […]

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Exciting News – Come and join our outstanding team !!!!

We are looking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic people and have various positions available including: Early Years Professional (EYP)/ Early Years Teacher (EYT) to work in our pre-school room between 35 and 40 hours per week – Must have EYP / EYT status and have previous experience of delivering the EYFS Childcare Team Leader – NVQ […]

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Pre-School Open Day

It’s Pre-school Open Day today! Why not come along to meet the staff and find out more about free funded childcare, our fantastic Forest School and the transition to school. Open Day is 9am – 12 noon and 1pm – 4pm. However, if that’s not convenient please call us to arrange a more suitable day […]

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Children In Need 2014

Our fundraising for Children In Need got off to a roaring start today. Nursery Room and the toddlers braved the damp morning and went on a bear hunt. The garden was filled with excited children, singing songs and running round trying to find as many Pudsey Bears as possible. Perhaps the bears were hiding in […]

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Don’t miss out – We’re recruiting !!!

Would you like to work in an Ofsted outstanding childcare setting and be part of our dynamic team ? We are looking to recruit: Deputy Team Leader – NVQ Level 3 in childcare – experience essential Childcare Practitioner – NVQ Level 3 in childcare essential Childcare Practitioner – NVQ Level 2 or 3 in childcare […]

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Keep Calm – We Remain Outstanding !

On January 29th we were inspected by Ofsted. Our last inspection was May 2010 and at that time we achieved the highest possible grade of ‘outstanding’. We are delighted to announce that Ofsted still acknowledge the high standards of care at The Ark and once again, have rated us ‘outstanding’. The latest Ofsted framework is […]

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Recruiting Now

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic OUTSTANDING team……… Have you got what it takes? Team leader – Full Time – Minimum NVQ Level 3 in childcare and experience essential Fantastic training opportunities Please phone 01422 882010, e-mail suziem@thearkexperience.co.uk or message via facebook to apply

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Pre-school Open Day 13th November

One of the Ark's main learning areas

Pre-school Open Day is tomorrow and we look forward to seeing everyone.

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Staff training day

Space and Space2 IT room

May we remind all parents that we are closed on Friday 27th September for a staff training day. We will open as usual on Monday 30th September.

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Candlelighters fund raising update

Raising funds for Candlelighters

Firstly we need to send an enormous ‘Well Done’ to Chris Bingham and Michael Brock who completed 10 marathons in 10 days. What an amazing achievement! They ran through rain, fog, snow and the occasional ray of sun and Michael completed the marathons with stress fractures to his right tibia. They have raised a huge […]

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10 Marathons in 10 Days

As most of you are aware, we have been raising money for Jacob in our baby room.  Jacob was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma – a particularly aggressive childhood cancer – in May 2012. The tumour was the size of a grapefruit on his right adrenal gland. Since then Jacob has undergone chemotherapy, an operation, further high […]

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Is there anything more beautiful in this world than watching a baby sleep?

Babies rest area

In direct contradiction to the government’s recent announcement that it is looking to increase the ratio of children to adults within the childcare settings, we will be increasing our ratio for children up to 12 months old to provide a one to two care for these precious babies. Jo Brock, Nursery Manager, said that “these […]

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Open as usual

We are open as usual despite heavy snow overnight. The children are having a great time playing outside and building snowmen. The roads in the area have been cleared and gritted but please take care when driving.

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Job Vacancy 16.01.2013

We are currently recruiting for a Deputy Room Leader. You will need to have minimum NVQ level 3 in Childcare. If you are interested, please send a CV to donna@thearkexperience.co.uk Click here to see the advert

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