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The Ark Pre School

We are based at Wellington College temporarily until Summer 2021. From September we will be back at Crowthorne Baptist Church on the High Street in Crowthorne.

At The Ark we aim to: Enhance the development and education of children aged between two and five years, in a parent-involving group; build confidence in the children by learning through play; develop social skills, encourage spiritual awareness, meet emotional needs, develop intellectual abilities and increase physical co-ordination; provide a warm, loving, caring and happy group within a Christian environment.

The Ark is open every weekday morning from 9.15am - 12.15pm, term-time only. We also have lunch club on a few days per week, where children bring their own lunch, from 12:15 -13:15 (these days vary, according to demand so please ask for details at the time of application.)

Who to contact

Contact Name
Naomi Page
Contact Position
Administrator
Telephone
07827 892397 Naomi Page (admin)
07999550674 (setting during pre school hrs)
E-mail
admin@thearkpreschoolcrowthorne.org.uk
Website
thearkpreschoolcrowthorne.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Wellington College
Address
Wellington College
Crowthorne
Postcode
RG45 7PU
Notes

We are currently based on Wellington College site. From Summer 2021 we will be back on the Crowthorne Baptist Church site.

There is parking at Wellington College near the setting.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15.00 for 3 year olds Per Session
£17.00 for 2 year olds Per Session
£5.00 for lunch club Per Hour
Details
We claim the government funding of up to 15 hours per week from the term after children turn 3. If you want to top up hours or they are too young for the funding, we charge £15 per session for 3-4 years olds. For 2 year olds our charge is £17 per session as we have a lower staff:child ratio. We invoice at the start of each half-term, for the half-term in advance.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Yes, can be accomodated.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
From September 2021 all days.
Date updated
27/04/2021

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:15 13:15
Tuesday 09:15 13:15
Wednesday 09:15 13:15
Thursday 09:15 12:15
Friday 09:15 12:15
Facilities
Hall
Climbing Frame
Colouring
Off-site trips
Open Space
Visits & Outings
Children work to the early years foundation stage
Construction toys
Walks
Constructive Play
Cookery
Singing/Music
Computer Learning/video games
Outdoor Play
Home role play area
Outdoor Play Area
Visits To The Library
Indoor Play Area
Activities
Activity equipment
Daily organised activities
Activity table
Paddling pool/waterplay
Painting
Songs & Rhymes
ICT Toys
Keyboard/musical instruments
Arts & Crafts
Kitchen
Junk modeling
Learning about nature
Learning through play
Dressing up
Bikes
Puzzles
Literacy & Numeracy activities
Ball games
Refreshments
Toys & equipment
Messy play
Book Corner
Local visits & outings
Free Play
Lunch
Music & Movement
Garden Play, planting and watching plants grow.
Safety surfaces in outside play area
Sand and Water Play
Musical Equipment
Chalk and colouring board
Changing facilities
Role Play
Safe enclosed play area
Trikes
Garden Apparatus

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
119271
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
17/05/2007IntegratedGood
29/05/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
26/09/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
22/09/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Record last reviewed on 14/06/2021
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