The Ark Nursery

Happy, fun and friendly pre-school learning




4th January 2018




Dear Parents/Carers,




Here is all the latest nursery information and the important dates for this term. Please make a note of term dates thank you.


We are really pleased to welcome Finley, Abigail and Andrea this term. We also have Jasmine (starting in February) Harrison (starting in March) and Joshua starting soon.


Sessions/numbers – We now have the Monday and Tuesday afternoon sessions available as well as each morning with or without lunch as an option. Don’t forget that you can also start at 8.30am in the mornings if you need to. Our numbers are still lower each day than we would like them to be so if you are thinking of adding any sessions don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Library books – we have had a break from using the mobile library but will be offering books to the children to borrow again from next week. We will be trying to use the take home bags as much as possible, putting children’s pictures in as well as the library books. Please bring them back in with your child each time they come, thank you.


Fees – Our fees have remained the same for quite a few years now and I have resisted any increase. Unfortunately, costs continue to rise and the government funding has consistently failed to keep up which results in a shortfall which has to be found somewhere. I have therefore made the difficult decision that the hourly rate will need to rise by 50p from the Summer Term (beginning 16th April). We are still registered for any voucher schemes still operating and you can visit Childcare Choices to find out more about tax-free childcare options.



Jenny Payne




Dates for the diary :-




School places should be applied for by 15th January 2018




Headcount day (for funding) 18th January 2018




Spring Term 2018




8th January – 29th March




Half-term  12th – 16th February




Summer Term 2018




16th April – 20th July




Half-term  28th May – 1st June




























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