Noah's Ark Nursery Group re-opened on Monday June 1st 2020, to those children going to Reception in September and children of Critical workers. Our opening hours will be 8.30 am to 3.00 pm. Jan McShane (Manager) and Eleanor Wiseman (Administrator) are available to help with any queries, next steps for children and booking enquiries on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noah's Ark Nursery Group has been at the heart of Bures village life since 1971 providing quality, affordable care & education for pre-school children. We are proud of the high ratio of fully qualified staff to children. We have a team of 6 well trained and accredited staff, including a Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-Ordinator. We offer your child a safe & stimulating environment with a focus on play-centered activities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Noah's Ark offers a range of inspiring indoor play activities in our spacious hall and our outside areas include our own garden and a secure play area on Bures Recreation ground. Noah's Ark Nursery Group is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people & expects all staff & volunteers working within this setting to share this commitment. Our aim is to allow children from the age of 2 to develop their social & learning skills alongside friends in a happy, family style atmosphere. We have good links with the local school and provide a safe delivery & collection for children attending Bures Primary School nursery & reception classes so that they can attend our breakfast, lunch club, afternoon or after school sessions. During our latest Ofsted report (05/11/18), we were graded Good, comments included Caring and attentive staff give children good emotional support. This helps children to settle well at the nursery and develop into confident and capable learners. Leadership and management are good. The partnership between the committee, staff and parents is strong. The views and suggestions of parents are regularly sought and acted upon to support continuous improvement. Staff know their children well. They gather information from parents to identify children's needs and interests to help further support their learning. Staff are good role models for children; they frequently praise children. This helps to raise children's self-esteem and supports them to behave well. Children have access to a wide variety of interesting resources indoors and outdoors to support their learning. So if you are looking for a safe, fun & nurturing setting for your child then come and see our friendly village nursery.