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The Ark Pre-school

The Ark Preschool is a committee run preschool.  The happiness and welfare of our children is paramount to everything we do.  We have a spacious centre and our latest outdoor addition is our Allotment where the children have the opportunity to learn about planting growing and eating the food they have grown, as  well as our allotment we have a garden we call the wonder garden where children can run around freely and safely while learning about nature, our garden has a sensory area where children can touch, taste, hear smell and see sensory plants with adult support.  We love to share Gods love and gifts in a safe and open environment.

We provide breakfast between 8.30-9am; we also serve hot lunches daily as well as healthy snack times.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Karen Compitus
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
07984 908 098
E-mail
the.ark.locking@gmail.com
Website
The Ark website

Where to go

Name
St. Augustines Church Centre
Address
The Green
Locking
WESTON-SUPER-MARE
North Somerset
Postcode
BS24 8DA
Notes

126 bus route

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Monday 8.30 - 11.30
Tuesday 8.30 - 11.30 & 12.30 - 15.30
Wednesday 12.30 - 15.30
Thursday 8.30 - 11.30 & 12.30 - 15.30
Friday 8.30 - 11.30 & 12.30 - 15.30

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.00 Lunch
£12.50 Half day - 3 to 5 years
£14.00 2-3 years per hour
Please contact me for further details
Details
£3.75 lunch

Availability

Referral required
No
Related Links
Ofsted report

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Access to all areas.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
We have Special educational needs qualified staff and makaton trained

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
For health reasons special diets can be met.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Full and part time vacancies available.

Funded Places

Registered to receive Funded Places (15 Hours)
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
Are you registered for Tax Free Childcare?
Yes
30 Hour Partner Summary
Not as yet, we are willing to work alongside other practitioners

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY458572
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
17/10/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
10/03/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
30/04/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement

Local offer

Description

The preschool recognises the wide range of special needs of children and families in the community, and will consider what part it can play in meeting these needs.
Planning for preschool meetings and events will take into account the needs of people with disabilities.
Additional Needs Policy (ANP)
Our preschool aims to have regard to the Department of Employment and Education (DfEE) Code of Practice on the Identification and Assessment of AN, and to provide welcome and appropriate learning opportunities, for all children.
We designate a member of staff to be additional needs co-ordinator and give
her name to parents/legal guardians. Our INCO (Inclusion co-ordinator) is Anne O’Neill
We ensure that the provision for children with AN/disabilities is the responsibility of all members
of the setting.
• Children with additional needs, like all other children, are admitted to the preschool after
consultation between parents, preschool supervisor and key person.

Contact Name
Karen Compitus
Contact Telephone
07984 908 098
Contact Email
the.ark.locking@gmail.com
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
SEN Provision Type
Universal
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