Welcome to the Ark Atwood Nursery

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 - Deputy Headteacher & Head of Early Years
  • Jacqueline Stewart - Early Years Lead
  • Vanessa Otero Zamora - Nursery Class Teacher
  • Kerry Kaur - Nursery TA
  • Sara Alpert - 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 8:30am until 4pm on weekdays.


What age do you accept children from?

From 3-years old.


Is there a charge to attend the nursery?
£143 a week unless you are entitled to the Government's 30 hours of free childcare.

It is £2.30 per day for lunch.


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 May 2022 for the 2022/23 school year.

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.