Term Dates 2018
Monday 3rd Sept to Friday 19th Oct
Monday 22nd Oct to 29th Oct (inclusive)
Tuesday 30th Oct to Thursday 13th Dec
Starts Monday 7th Jan 2019
Dates for Your Diary:
Christmas Party - Friday 14th December 2018
Halloween & Bonfire Night
This term we will be making a large wall display for bonfire night and doing various art activities for Halloween; e.g. making some bats, ghosts and pumpkin pots.
We will also be celebrating Christmas, decorating a tree, making a card, reindeer food etc. and teaching the children some simple Christmas songs for them to sing after the Christmas party to parents.
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The Ark are extremely proud to have been rated by Ofsted as consistantly 'good'. Read the full report here.
A Bit About The Ark
We know how important your child is which is why we deliver the highest quality of care and education to help them achieve their best.
We have a close knit team of five members of staff and a colourful, vibrant and interlinked setting that flows to ensure children are supervised at all times.
We are incredibly proud of our large green outside area. The children have plenty of space for play and development. Activities often include caring for the garden and planting fruit and vegetables to take home giving the children a real sense of achievement.
Come Take a Look
If you are considering preschool for your child please call or email us. Our first step is to arrange for you and your child to come in and see us at The Ark. We will show you around, explain how we work, answer any questions you may have and often before we even introduce ourselves your child will be off discovering and making friends.
We will provide you with an application form to take away with you which will include confirmation of what sessions you would like your child to come to. You can apply for as little or as many sessions as you like. Space is sometimes tight but we will be sure to accommodate you as much as we can.
Preschool is very flexible at The Ark. We understand children often still have naps so younger children often start with half day sessions.
We run sessions in term time, Monday to Friday, as follows:
|8.30am to 3.30pm||All Day Session|
|8.30am to 11.30am||Morning Session|
|11.30am to 12.30pm||Lunchtime Session*|
|12.30pm to 3.30pm||Afternoon Session|
*only available when booked with another session
Pointers for Parents
Children will need to bring to preschool with them the following items:
- Nappies and wipes (if applicable)
- Change of clothes
- Indoor shoes
- Drinks bottle filled with water or juice (with your childs name on it)
- Lunch (if they are staying for lunch)
- Note: snacks will be provided during morning and afternoon sessions
If the weather is hot children will also need:
- Sun hat
- Clothing that covers shoulders
- Sun cream (already applied plus a spare bottle for reapplications)
If the weather is cold children will also need:
- Warm coat
For children staying during lunch please ensure:
-any grapes/sausages/tomatoes are pre-cut lengthways
For children with medication needs:
- We can only administer prescribed medicines
- We require a letter from parents giving consent regarding administration
- The letter also needs to clearly state dose and times
- We must be informed of any allergies prior to your child starting at The Ark
- We must be given appropriate medication and guidance in case of a reaction
Illness and Children:
We accept children of this age are often catching colds so as long as your child is well enough to attend they are welcome. If your child has a runny nose that is thick or yellow/green this means that your child is still infectious. In this case your child will need to stay at home until their runs clear.
If your child has any sickness or diarrhoea your child should be kept at home and not return until 48 hours after the last episode of sickness.
Most days there is an element of messy play such as painting, waterplay, sand, gloop or gardening. We recommend your child is dressed in appropriate clothes and is prepared to get messy.