All children in England are entitled to receive a free early education place from the 1 September, 1 January or 1 April following their third birthday.

These sessions can be taken as part of a normal Ark day or can be used solely within the session times.  A maximum of two sessions can be accessed on one day; the sessions can be “joined” by booking wrap-around care (to include lunch) between 12pm and 1pm.  Our funded sessions take place daily between the hours of 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm.
In order to obtain these sessions at The Ark, parents must complete and return an Early Education Funding Registration Form (available from the office).  In order to discuss your specific requirements, please contact the Childcare Manager.