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

Free early years education sessions can be taken as part of a normal Ark day or can be used solely within the session times. The sessions can be extended by booking wrap-around care.  Our funded sessions take place daily between the hours of 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm. Children that attend for free early years education receive the same Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ level of care and attention that all children at our nursery do.
In order to obtain these sessions at The Ark, and/or to discuss your specific requirements, please contact the Nursery Manager.
Would you like to learn more about The Ark and what makes us such a special place for youngsters? Take a look at our about page to learn more. If you have questions about what do, such as our opening times, check out our FAQs here. Otherwise, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01422 882010 with any questions you might have, our friendly team would be delighted to help. You can even arrange a visit to take a look around if you like, visit this page to organise a drop in. We look forward to hearing from you soon.