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Ark Day Nursery

- Day nursery

Important note: Due to the government advice on the Corona Virus, this childcare setting is temporarily closed.

We are a busy private Day Nursery based in the Mapperley Park area, we are open 7:30am - 6:00pm, Monday to Friday and we are open 51 weeks of the year, only closing for one week over the Christmas period and for the bank holidays.

We have a Baby & Toddler room for children aged between 6 weeks to 2 years, we have a Tweenie room for children aged 2 years old and we have a Pre-school room for all children aged between 3- 5 years.  We follow the EYFS which is the curriculum for the under fives, providing a variety of different activities and challenges for the children to experience and explore. Each child will have their own key worker who is responsible for the Childs learning journey and helping them to achieve their milestones within the seven areas of development as stated in the EYFS outcomes.

We offer a variety of different sessions for parents to choose from which will hopefully suit their needs.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Lisa Gains
0115 9624594

Where to go

The Ark Nursery
1, Vickers Street

When is it on?

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday AM 07:30 13:00
Monday to Friday PM 13:00 18:00
Monday to Friday 7:30 18:00
When is childcare available
Early Mornings (before 7:00am)
Part Time
Full Time

Other Details


Accepts employer childcare vouchers, We charge £15.00 per hour for late collection after 6.00 pm

Childcare Information

Funded Places

Free Places for 3 & 4 year olds
Free Places for 2 year olds

Funded Places

Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement


Immediate vacancies
We have limited availability in our 2 year olds room, however we do have a waiting list which is regularly revised. The Baby & Toddler room still have availability daily.
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
Start AgeEnd agePlaces
6 weeks2 years8
3 years5 years0
2 years3 years2

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Blue Bell Hill Primary and Nursery School
St Augustine's Catholic Primary and Nursery School
Huntingdon Academy

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Ofsted Information

Provider Name
Janet Kerry

Ofsted URN

For Ofsted inspection reports please click here  for a direct link to the provider's page on the Ofsted website.

Registration Date

Ofsted Register(s)
Inspection History
RegisterStart DateEnd DateStatus
Early Years Register 01/09/2008 Registered
Childcare Register 01/09/2008 Registered
Voluntary Childcare Register 01/09/2008 Registered
Inspection Outcome
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
27/01/2020Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate

Local Offer


The Local Authority and Nottingham City Day Nurseries and Playgroups have worked together to develop Nottingham City Schools Provision Maps. These maps provide a framework for Early Years provision in Nottingham and show interventions that it is reasonable for settings to provide to pupils identified with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Our setting makes provision for pupils with SEND in line with this framework. The detail of the provision will vary depending on the needs of the children that attend.

The provision maps may be found at the link below.

For further details about the setting’s provision please contact the setting directly asking for their SENCO.

Nottingham City’s Early Years Provision Maps
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
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