Useful Info

Term Dates 2018

Term 1:
Monday 3rd Sept to Friday 19th Oct


Half Term:
Monday 22nd Oct to 29th Oct (inclusive)


Term 2:
Tuesday 30th Oct to Thursday 13th Dec

Term 3:
Starts Monday 7th Jan 2019

Dates for Your Diary:
Christmas Party - Friday 14th December 2018


Activity News

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.


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