Harriet and Paula opened The Exwick Ark in 2005 when, as parents, they discovered that the existing childcare in the area didn’t meet their own needs for high quality and flexible childcare provision.
They initially opened a small sessional pre-school for 22, 3 to 5 year olds on the Old Exwick Middle School site. Their own children were the first on the books but the new approach soon proved very popular! Since then The Exwick Ark has grown dramatically and now offers year round, full day care to up to 52 children aged between 6 months to 5 years.
At the beginning of 2012 The Exwick Ark Ltd also opened an out of school provision at Redhills Primary School in response to parents’ requests for childcare for their older children. The Exwick Ark Nursery and Pre-school has operated from totally refurbished premises in the old school located across the road since September 2013.
At The Exwick Ark we offer a choice of year round or term time only care and you only pay for the times that you need. Unlike other nurseries there is no expensive retainer if you choose to spend the school holidays with your child.
We also aim to be as flexible as we can with the sessions we offer, so that where possible we fit our childcare around your needs. We are happy to take last minute bookings where we have spaces to enable you to keep those appointments and meetings that are frequently necessary as a busy parent!
Our exceptionally well qualified and experienced staff put the children’s emotional well being at the heart of everything we do, and we make sure that all our children feel safe, happy and valued at all times. Our most recent Ofsted inspection commented on how happy and secure everyone was; children, staff and visitors.
People often comment on the warm and caring atmosphere which is evident across the whole nursery. Our nursery is based on Christian principles which are demonstrated in the care and concern that we show to our children and families.
The Exwick Ark Nursery and Preschool is open from 7:45am until 5.45pm Monday to Friday and is conveniently situated close to main road routes into the city. We have off-street parking for parents to use when dropping off and collecting their children. We are also close to local bus routes and only a 5 minute walk from St David’s station.
The Exwick Ark has achieved ICAN (communication and language), has also completed the national Healthy Settings award and was awarded PLA accreditation in 2007. These are all awards recognising our high standards in all areas. If you would like to find out more then please feel free to contact us today.