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The Nursery

The  Nursery provides a rich and stimulating environment that builds on each child’s wants, needs and interests. We take a very multi-sensory approach to the curriculum. Activities and experiences are practical based and hands on. We believe children in The Nursery, children learn best through play and this helps to make learning meaningful, engaging, suitably challenging and most of all fun. We follow the Early years Foundation stage guidelines for development in the prime and specific areas of learning these are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development;
  • Communication and language,
  • Physical Development
  • Mathematical development
  • Literacy
  • Understanding  the world
  • Creative development

Our dedicated team of Early Years practitioners are committed to providing the best possible start to every child’s school life. Whilst giving them time to be children and offering diverse imaginative experiences which ensure their well-being and help to create happy, confident individuals with a love of learning both now and in the future.

The Nursery is a fully integrated part of Ripley Court School, all the facilities and specialist teaching is accessed by our Nursery children. This means that they get, as part of their normal curriculum, Court Rangers Forest School, swimming, dance, music and French.

The Nursery week is divided into ten sessions, and parents are billed pro-rata. Children rising three, who join The Nursery, may start with three sessions per week. Our rising 4 years old’s in Transition may also start on three sessions per week for their first term building up to five sessions in their second term with us, but we do encourage a move towards a full-time pattern before they join Reception. Wrap-around care from 8.00am to 6.00pm is also available.

We consistently receive positive feedback from our parents and we are very proud of this seal of approval. Please read on to see just a small selection of recent testimonials.

‘The Nursery is a wonderful environment for your child to develop and grow emotionally, physically and cognitively whilst having fun and making friends.’

‘We have been absolutely delighted with The Nursery. Our daughter has learnt so much, is clearly happy and has made some wonderful friends.’

‘You have exceeded our expectations.’

We accept 15 hours nursery vouchers and childcare vouchers.

We have recently introduced Free Taster Sessions in The Nursery. These will be held every first and third Tuesday morning of the month during term time from 9:15-10:15am. Come along from January 2020. For further information please call our Registrar, via 01483 225217 or email

The Ark Nursery Taster Session


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