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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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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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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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May Day Bank Holiday – closed

Please may we remind everyone that we will be closed for the May Day Bank Holiday on Monday 2nd May. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and look forward to seeing everyone again on Tuesday.

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Staff Training Day: Friday 4th March

Please may we remind everyone we will be closed on Friday 4th March for a staff training day.

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Exciting Job Opportunities!

Ready for a change and up for an exciting challenge? We are looking to recruit staff for the following opportunities in our Dedicated Baby and Toddler Room: 1.Team Leader: To lead our Dedicated Baby Area & Toddler Room Working with children aged from 0 to 2 years the successful candidate will have a minimum of […]

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Science Week

What an amazing science week in Pre-school! Preschool age children are inquisitive and open-minded – great traits for budding young scientists! Science at a preschool level is a lot of fun as the children are truly mesmerized by chemical reactions, love exploring nature, and are always ready to build things. The staff and children have had a […]

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Pre-school Open Day 11th November

It’s our Pre-school Open Day on November 11th 2015. Please feel free to drop by to meet the staff and find out more about what happens here at The Ark, how we use our Forest School facility to further children’s development and most importantly, the fun the children have in pre-school. Jo, Donna and Suzie […]

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Staff Training Day – closed

May we remind everyone that we will be closed on Friday 25th September for our staff training day.

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5* kitchen

Congratulations to our amazing kitchen staff, whose extremely high standards earned them yet another 5 stars in their annual food hygiene inspection. Well done!

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Smile please!

Ben from Nest Photography is in nursery this week, taking some amazing photos of the children. He’ll be here all week and has taken so many beautiful outdoor pictures of the children, we’re not sure how you will be able to choose a favourite!

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Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken!

The children have loved this year’s ‘Living Eggs’ activity. From the 12 eggs which were delivered, 11 have hatched into fluffy, yellow balls of cuteness! Children from all rooms visit Pre-school on a daily basis to watch the chicks and absolutely adore the chance to stroke or hold them (as do the staff!). It has […]

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Our work has been recognised by OFSTED in our recent inspections we were judged to be “Outstanding”.
For a full copy of the report please click here to visit the OFSTED site.

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Lots of happy children and their families often thank us in writing for the work we do.
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