Welcome to the Ark Atwood Nursery

Our nursery classes are teacher-led, and all of our staff in the nursery hold a degree in early years.

Our nursery staff have specialist knowledge of early years, and strong subject-knowledge. They are here to support your child with his or her transition into reception class.

Here to support your child in our nursery are:

  • Laura Thomson - Early Years Lead
  • Vanessa Otero Zamora - Nursery Class Teacher
  • Hyacinth Blythe - Nursery TA
  • Amina El-Haddad - Nursery TA
  • Aysha Herman - Nursery TA

We follow the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (EYFS), which is set by the Department for Education.


What hours does the nursery operate?

Our nursery is open from Xam until Xpm on weekdays.


What age do you accept children from?



Is there a charge to attend the nursery?



Can I apply today? 

You can apply to our nursery at any point in the year. The nursery will keep a waiting list which will be used to fill casual vacancies occurring as a result of an enrolled child leaving during the academic year or withdrawing from a place that has been offered


How do I apply?

Application Forms for our nursery need to be filled in and submitted into the school office by 4pm on 17 May 2019.

A child-centred approach

We take pride in our nurturing envoronment, which aims to develop the whole child. We focus on delivering the basics of reading, writing and maths - but we also support language, physical and social development. It is our aim that your child will learn to build strong relationships with other children at our nursery.

Our curriculum topics