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Noah's Ark Nursery School

Who to contact

01843 843135

Where to go

The Bristol Huts, Birchington Primary School
Park Lane

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 10 year(s), 11 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.65 Per hour
£3.85 After School
ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Schools covered
Birchington CEP School
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 41
5 8 41
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Music, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Drama, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Environmental Area, Pets, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Sensory Room, Kitchen, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits
Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
New entrance so completely wheelchair friendly, with disabled toilets and deaf loop fitted

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement

Service status


Local Offer

Special Needs Support

Each child will be allocated a key person who will monitor their progress and development, if they have any believe there may be a SEND they will discuss this with the settings senco (special educational needs coordinator) and they will arrange a meeting with the parents to gather their views and plan how we can support the child together

Parents will be able to have regular conversations with their child's key person and the setting senco to work together to formulate either a targeted or a personalised plan depending on their level of need


We will differentiate activities to enable all children to take part and will use the Portage SEND best practice checklist with children we feel it would be more beneficial to use with

Activities are differentiated to enable everyone to take part and are planned around the childrens current interests and fascinations which helps to encourage them to take part. We have visuals, makaton and now/next boards in use within the setting so that children can develop a communication style that works for them.

Children identified with SEND will receive support in ways to suit their needs, this may be through 1-1 work, interventions, planned play activities to work on specific areas, physio sessions etc

The key person and senco will monitor their progress through the day to day activities and any interventions they are doing to ensure they are making progress to the best of their abilities. we review their progress regularly to see if any targets of long term goals have been achieved or need adjusting to make them work better

We work with all children to develop their social skills and accept and celebrate the differences in each other

The building is all on one level with ramp outside leading to the playground, We have wheelchair accessible doors on all the rooms and have a deaf loop installed

We will work with the families to ensure they find a school or setting they are happy with and will arrange a meeting with the new setting to transfer any documentation. Staff from the new setting will be invited to come and meet the child at Noah's Ark and provide us with photos etc so we can work with the child to ensure a smooth transition for them.

We complete regular audits on our practise and use them to make adjustments where needed and to arrange training for staff.

Emma - Nursery manager & senco

we have an online system parents can use or they can email us


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