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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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Easter Weekend

Please may we remind everyone that we will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. We hope you all have a lovely weekend and successful egg hunts!!

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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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I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge 2016

Pre-school are taking part in this year’s Chatterbox Challenge, raising money for speech and language facilities for children. This annual, educational fundraiser for 0-5 year olds is now in its 15th year. The theme for 2016 is ‘Ben & Holly’s Elf and Fairy Party.’ Children have fantastic fun learning songs around the theme before singing them […]

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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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Space Holiday Club: 15th ~ 19th February

Although everyone has only been back at school since last week, we are already planning activities to entertain the children in February’s Holiday Club. Why not take a look at the planner and choose your favourite activity to join us for!

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Christmas Eve

May we remind everyone that we will close at 1pm on Thursday 24th December and re-open at 7am on Monday 4th January 2016. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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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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Hallowe’en Holiday Club

Just a week to go until the gates to the ghostly holiday club creak open, and the hallowe’en fun can start! Take a look at the planner on the Holiday Club page and see if you are brave enough to join us! We’ll be going to a pumpkin festival, swimming with pirates at Calypso cove, […]

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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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School’s (nearly!) out for summer!!

With just hours to go until the schools close for the summer break, the holiday club is starting to fill up. Have you booked your place yet? There’s so much planned to keep the children entertained, we think they’ll want to go back to school for a rest!! Call us on 01422 882010 or email  admin@thearkexperience.co.uk […]

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Summer Holiday Club

After such gorgeous weather this week, we’re really hoping it stays for the summer holiday club. With just two weeks to go until the schools finish for the summer, our holiday club is starting to fill up  – get your booking in soon and come and join the fun later this month!

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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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