Welcome to The Ark Nursery
The Ark Nursery provides a happy, safe and stimulating environment for your children to play, learn and develop. The Ark Nursery is privately run and since its opening in June 2002 has maintained a high standard of care.
Within three separate age group rooms, fully trained and qualified staff offer a varied programme of creative activities planned in response to children’s interests and needs. The nursery accommodates flexible spaces, areas for quiet play, art & craft, messy play, expressive arts and technologies. The more educationally focused activities of the pre-school age group cover reading and writing, and numeracy. You can feel confident that your child will be well looked after whilst enjoying their time here at the Ark!
When planning educational activities, staff at the Ark Nursery refer to guidelines set out by the documents ‘Pre-Birth to Three’ and ’Curriculum for Excellence’. We also use ‘Child at the Centre’ and ‘Learning Together in Dundee: Birth to Six Years’. Our planning is developed with the influence of these documents, in a process of collaboration which involves children, parents and other partners. The Curriculum for Excellence focuses on literacy, numeracy, and health and well-being, in the context of a broad course of learning across the curriculum.
The Ark Nursery is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. It recognises its responsibility to take all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation. All staff and volunteers will endeavour to work together to encourage the development of an ethos which embraces difference and diversity and respects the rights of children, young people and adults. We also use the GIRFEC (Getting it Right for Every Child) framework in our setting to meet the well-being needs of each individual child.
Parent views and input are very important to us and we regularly seek parents feedback. We have Parent’s Evening twice a year and Open Evenings.
The nursery is open 51 weeks a year from 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday and we offer both full-time and part-time placements for children aged between 0 and 5 years.
Why choose us ?
• Safe and secure environment
• An enthusiastic and committed team of childcare professionals, passionate about the welfare and development of children
• Outdoor play area
• Easily accessible in the heart of Dundee City Centre
• Fresh, healthy food prepared every day by our dedicated cook
• Key worker system
• Parent’s Evenings and Open Evenings
The Ark Nursery is a trading name of St Paul’s Cathedral Ark Nursery, a limited company registered in Scotland (SC248392) with charitable status (SC034338). We work in care-provider partnership with Dundee City Council and funding is available for our pre-school age-group. The Ark Nursery is registered with the Care Inspectorate and is licensed to provide up to 51 places for children aged between 0 and 5 years. We have dedicated rooms for the following age groups 0 to 2, 2 to 3, and 3 to 5 which accommodate flexible spaces:
- areas for quiet play;
- art & craft;
- messy play;
- music & drama;
- and design & technology.
As a City Centre nursery we are lucky to have a secure access outdoor play area. It is well equipped and allows children the opportunity to exercise and develop their physical skills. The children also have a gardening area where they plant, nurture and grow vegetables for the table.
We have a custom built kitchen and dining area where our cook prepares healthy, nutritious food fresh every day. Sitting round the table at meal and snack times in the dining room helps children to develop social skills and independence as they feed themselves and tidy away their dishes.
Where are we?
|The Ark Nursery is situated in the heart of the City of Dundee, at the junction of Commercial Street and High Street.
1 High Street
Dundee, DD1 1TD
Tel: 01382 202120
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