Ark Dickens Nursery has high expecations for each and every one of our children - and that is true for our youngest children as well. We follow the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (EYFS), which is set by the Department for Education. Above this 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. Our nursery staff have specialist knowledge of early years, and strong subject-knowledge.
Our nursery has space for up to 30 children, aged between 2 years and 9 months up to 5 years.
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.
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.