Skip to main content

"Children at the heart of everything we do"

  • Providing a happy, caring, homely, and inspiring environment

  • Supporting children’s emotional well-being and independence

  • Following the children’s interests using a play-based approach to learning

  • Developing strong family partnerships to support their child’s development

  • Encouraging confident communicators through our language rich environment

  • Providing a Christian ethos and understanding of basic biblical values


The Ark at Wellin lane pre-school was established as a Christian playgroup in 1992 and has always been part of The Rock Church and local Edwalton community. We have a Christian ethos and embrace all.

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.

Where you can find us

  • "I was unsure about playgroup as my other children never attended one, but I must admit, it has been a pleasure to get to know the staff, we have made friends that will follow us into school. It's a friendly setting  and is a hub of the community."

  • "I like the different rooms, easier to zone activities and rising 5s can go somewhere quiet to learn. The big hall is fantastic for physical activities, the smaller rooms provide feelings of safety and cosiness."

  • "Children are supported well in developing a healthy lifestyle. This is because children have regular access to fresh air, exercise and outdoor play along with healthy and nutritious snacks."

  • "Children receive lots of positive praise and recognition for their efforts and achievement. This gives children a sense of belonging and achievement, raising their self esteem."