Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Nursery Open Day
Parents, carers and children from Penwith will have a chance to see behind the scenes at an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ nursery this weekend.
The Children’s Ark, Church Road, Pendeen will hold an open day on Sunday, 11 June from 10am to 2pm.
The open day will have a maths theme, with staff running fun activities to help pre-school children start to understand maths. There will also be a bouncy castle, cake and savouries stall, raffle and second hand toys for sale.
Kathryn Prowse, manager of the Children’s Ark said: “This is a chance for local families, whether their children currently attend the Ark or not, to come along and meet our staff and take part in a range of activities which are designed to build the foundations for children to start understanding maths. We hope that as well as being fun for children, parents and carers will pick up some tips for making maths fun at home.
“With some of our children starting at school in September, we will have spaces for new children to join us after the summer. If you are interested in finding out more about what makes the Children’s Ark such a special nursery, please come along to meet us on 11 June. As well as staff, members of our committee, most of whom are parents of children who attend the nursery, will be there to answer your questions.”
The open day has been made possible by a grant of £500 from Devon and Cornwall Housing. Kathryn adds: “We are very grateful for this generous support from DCH, which will allow us to share the expertise of our staff with local families.”
The Children’s Ark received an ‘outstanding’ ranking from Ofsted in October 2016. It was given the top ranking across all categories of its assessment.
The Ofsted inspector highlighted that the: “Staff establish extremely close relationships with the children, and very skilfully and sensitively teach them about different emotions.”
The nursery’s work to support parents and offer free training on issues including emotion coaching and first aid was praised as part of its “uncompromising efforts to improve the outcomes for all children.”
The report also noted that: “Children have excellent social, communication, literacy and mathematical skills that prepare them exceptionally well for future learning, including going to school.”
For more information visit www.childrens-ark.co.uk, follow the Children’s Ark on Facebook or call on 01736 787167.