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The Ark Nursery

The Ark nursery is a privately owned rural nursery which is registered for up to 16 places. Registered for children starting from 2 years to school age. The nursery is also registered to accept children up to age 8 years during school holidays.

The Ark nursery is a privately owned rural nursery which is registered for up to 16 places. Registered for children starting from 2 years to school age.

The nursery is also registered to accept children up to age 8 years during school holidays.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Julia Neal
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
01295 780580
07967 170175
E-mail
julia@arknursery.net

Where to go

Name
The Ark Nursery
Address
The Orchard
Birds Lane
Epwell
Banbury
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX15 6LQ
Notes

The nursery is a small privately owned nursery, set in the grounds of the owner's property.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15.00 Per morning session
£15.00 Per afternoon session
£34.00 Per day
Details

The costs above are per session or per day. There is also an hourly charge for added flexibilty

Availability

Age Ranges
From 2 years to 8 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
Children

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Accessible parking available although provision has gravel drive. However with careful parking access would be available for a wheelchair

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
SEN Daycare Provision
Dependent on the individual child's needs, it may be possible to offer 1:1 care (Enabler Support)
Provider's SENCo has experience & undergone training to care for children with differing needs
SEN training updated on a regular basis
Special needs experience based on children who have previously attended our setting
Staff prepared to work with parents, carers and other professionals to provide a good level of care and development relevant to the child's needs
Whilst we do not have experience in all areas of need, we would contact different agencies and seek training in areas should the need arise
Experience with
Allergies
Aspergers syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders
Asthma
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Conditions requiring medical support
Diabetes Type 1: blood glucose testing and injecting insulin
Diabetes Type 2: diet
Downs syndrome
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
Eating Difficulties
Eczema
Epilepsy
Epipen Trained (severe allergy reaction)
Glue Ear
Hearing Impairment
Moderate learning difficulties
Physical disability
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Visual impairment

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Vacancy range(s)
From 3 years to 5 years (spaces available = 10)
Details
We have part time / sessional vacancies at present. Particularly for afternoon sessions. We will have full time sessions available to start in September 2019
Date updated
02/07/2019

Please contact provider for further details

Funded Places

2 year old funding
Yes

3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)
Yes

3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)
Yes

Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Stretched
Offering split funding with other providers
Yes
Partnership settings
At present we do not officially work in partnership with another setting although we have children attending both Tysoe Preschool and Brailes school nursery
30 hour summary
We are able to offer a stretched 30 hours to enable parents to have free childcare during school holidays
Other - please specify
We are able to offer a stretched 30 hours to enable parents to have free childcare during school holidays

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
All Year
Early Mornings
Full Time
Half Session
Half-term holidays
Lunch
Negotiable
Out of School Hours
Part Time
School Holidays
Spring holiday
Summer holiday
Term Times
Weekdays


Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 9:00am 4:00pm
NEF funded places - flexible

Other Availabilty
Prior arrangement required with the manager if drop off and pick up times are outside opening times
Lunch provided by parent/carer

Facilities
0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Climbing Frame
Computer
Cooking
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Garden
Messy Play Area
Pet Small Mammals
Playroom
Quiet room/area
Sandpit
Slide
Visit & Outings
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School
Shenington Church of England Primary School
Details
Arrangements made through the Manager.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
133627
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
21/01/2008IntegratedSatisfactory
27/09/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
27/04/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Last checked on 01/07/2019

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

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