The Ark at Wellin lane pre-school was established as a Christian playgroup in 1992 and has always been part of the Edwalton Community church and local Edwalton community. We believe that no child or family group should be excluded from the playgroup’s activities on the grounds of gender, sexuality, class, family status, means, disability, colour, ethnic origin, culture, religion or belief. We are situated in a bright modern church building with use of several rooms and outdoor play area. We are a voluntary managed setting, inspected by Ofsted and receiving local authority grant funding.
Our aims are
- To respect and value children as individuals.
- To support children to feel happy and secure, gaining confidence and independence.
- To provide a safe and stimulating environment fostering a positive attitude to learning through a play based curriculum.
- To develop strong partnerships with families to support their child’s development and well-being.
- To provide a Christian ethos and understanding of basic Christian values through celebrating Christian festivals and Bible stories.
We are registered with OFSTED [URN 253409] and in our last inspection in January 2015 achieved an overall “GOOD” . The inspection report may be accessed via the Ofsted website www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report
Comments from our most recent Ofsted report
We are also a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance
We are a registered charity no: 1052617