Useful Info

Term Dates 2019

Term 3:
Monday 7th Jan to Friday 15th Feb


Half Term:
Monday 18th to Friday 22nd Feb (inclusive)


Term 4:
Monday 25th February to Friday 5th Apr
(note finishing at 11.30am on 5th Apr)

Easter Holidays:
Monday 8th Apr to Monday 22nd Apr (inclusive)


Term 5 starts on Tuesday 23rd April

Activity News

Chinese New Year

This term we will be making a display for Chinese New Year. 2019 is the year of the Pig and the children will be able to celebrate it by making items such as lanterns.


We will also be celebrating Valentine's, Mother's Day, Easter & Father's Day.


Ofsted Report

Download the Report

The Ark are extremely proud to have been rated by Ofsted as consistantly 'good'. Read the full report here.





The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


The EYFS will be the stage your child is in when they attend a setting between birth and the age of five (it is also the stage that they are in until the end of reception year at school).


The areas of development and learning comprise of:


Personal, Social & Emotional Development


  • - making relationships
  • - self-confidence and self-awareness
  • - managing feelings and behaviour

Physical Development


- moving and handling

- health and self-care



Communication & Language


- listening and attention

- understanding

- speaking





- reading

- writing





- numbers

- shape, space and measure



Understanding the World


- people and communities

- the world

- technology



Express Arts and Design


- exploring and using media & materials

- being imaginative





The Ark Policy Documents


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the team. Please click on the links to view each policy:



Learn through Play

Taking Turns

Interactive Zoo Experience

Making Collages

Joining in Activities