an ofsted Outstanding Day Nursery

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.

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

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.