Ark Dickens Primary Academy's Nursery offers quality child care and holistic learning for up to 30 children aged 2 years and 9 months to 5 years from 8:20 – 15:20, Monday to Friday. Applications for our Nursery are open all year round and you can apply for a place by visiting our school office and filling in a nursery application form.


We offer 15 hours of free childcare a week and children can either attend morning sessions from 8:20-11:20am or afternoon sessions from 12:20-3:20pm. Both sessions include a snack of fruit and milk.


Learning with Ark Dickens Primary Academy Nursery


Ark Dickens Primary Academy has high expecations for each and every one of our children - and that is true for our youngest children as well. We offer holistic learning, supported by structured play, as well as our Read Write Inc. phonics programme, Talk 4 Writing and Maths Group work to ensure that each of our children can be confident readers, writers and mathematicians when they get to primary school.

The nursery is situated near Portsmouth and Southsea train station and is a 15-20 minute walk from the town centre. We are situated on the same site as Ark Dickens Primary Academy.

If you would like to receive more information about the nursery or book in for a show round please contact us on 023 9282 6514 or email