"The Ark Nursery provides children with superb opportunities for their learning and development as well as promoting excellent welfare provision; there are tremendous relationships between staff and children." (Ofsted Report, April 2014.)
The Ark is an Ofsted Outstanding Day Nursery and Forest School. We have two nurseries in Stamford in Lincolnshire, both on school sites, and our own Forest School. We are the only nursery in the area to have been awarded 'Outstanding' in our last two inspections.
At The Ark we aim to provide a safe, loving and stimulating environment. Each child is treated equally and welcomed into a warm, homely environment, where they are valued for who they are. Children are encouraged to develop at their own pace, with activities and opportunities being carefully planned building from their interests and abilities.
The Nursery provides a sound basis for all children’s future learning within and beyond school.
The Ark has two nurseries in Stamford. A full daycare nursery on Foundry Road and a term-time only pre-school at St George's Primary School. We also have our own Forest School with a privately-owned wood, three-acre meadow and river where all our children have a unique opportunity to explore and experience the outdoors.
The Ark Nurseries combine the latest findings in Early Years practice with the theories of educationalists such as Steiner, Froebel and Montessori that chime with owner and founder Jo’s own experiences of growing up and learning about the outdoors on a farm in Lincolnshire.
Our highly qualified and passionate team are dedicated to helping all our children thrive, enquire and learn in a caring and stimulating environment that gives them the good start they need to progress through their early years and beyond.