ARK Ayrton Nursery


Name ARK Ayrton Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 19 March 2014
Address ARK Ayrton Primary Academy, Somers Road, Southsea, PO5 4LS
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Information about the setting

ARK Alpha Day Nursery registered in 2013. It is run by ARK schools and is part of ARK Ayrton Primary Academy, in Portsmouth. Children have access to age and stage appropriate units and all children have the use of enclosed outdoor play areas. The group is registered by Ofsted on the Early Years Register and both the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. There are currently 154 children in the early years age group on roll. The group provides free early education to children aged two, three and four years old. The group is open each weekday from 7.30am to 6pm for 51 weeks a year and also closes during official bank holidays. The group cares for children who learn English as an additional language and children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The group employs 28 staff. Of these, 25 staff hold appropriate early years qualifications ranging from level 2 to Early Years Professional Status. In addition, the nursery has a number of support staff. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: continue to develop staff behaviour management techniques to ensure children receive consistent messages from all staff, as they learn about right and wrong.