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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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Ark news update

Two children playing with magnetic letter on magnetic easel

It has been a busy few months here at The Ark and Space. Our new kitchen is now finished and the kitchen staff are enjoying creating even more delicious meals for the children (and staff!). The dreadful weather this summer hasn’t prevented us getting out and about. The Space Summer Holiday Club was a great […]

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If you go down to the woods today…

As you are probably aware, this month we launched our Forest School on land adjacent to The Ark and the response from parents and children has been fantastic. Why not have a look at our Facebook page? There are photos and tales of our forest adventures and will be updated regularly. Forest Schools first developed […]

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Ladies In Pink – Moonwalk 2012

Just one more sleep to go! Jo, Heidi and their friends are on their way to London ready for the Moonwalk. We think they are amazing and wish them all the best of luck for tomorrow. Bobby Bear from Pre-school has accompanied them on the train to help with pre-walk nerves! Don’t worry though – he’ll […]

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Breast Foot Forward – Moonwalk 2012

daffodil in Spring

Jo, Heidi and four other parents have been pounding the streets of Calderdale in training to take part in the London Moonwalk – a marathon in aid of Breast Cancer charities. The 26.2 mile midnight walk will take place in London on May 12th and thousands of women will be walking to raise much needed funds […]

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The Ark Charity Ball – April 2012

We are holding a charity ball on Saturday 28th April 2012 to celebrate 10 outstanding years of The Ark. The ball will also be the culmination of our fundraising for Sunshine House in India.

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OFSTED Report

ofsted logo 2009-2010

The overall effectiveness of the early years provision The management team is inspirational, highly motivated and totally focused on delivering outstanding outcomes for children in their early years.  Every aspect of the provision is exemplary and all children benefit from the inspiring commitment and dedication of the staff.  The setting has been awarded the Investors […]

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Summer BBQ 2011

Thank you very much to everyone who came to our annual summer barbeque. We had a wonderful time (and it didn’t even rain!!) and your support helped us to raise £360 for Sunshine House in Kerala. This brings our total raised to an amazing £1220!! Many thanks also to Hebden Royd’s Mayor, Scott Trickett, who […]

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Awards & Affiliations

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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