The Ark at Waddington - Let's learn!

Helping your child take the first step towards a life of learning!

Meet the Management Team

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Jill Corah

 Jill Corah is the Owner.


She has worked at the setting since January 2000. She completed the BA Early Childhood Studies in July 2010. 


Jill is the “Registered person“ with OFSTED, this means that she must make sure that the people who work at the preschool are suitable to do so and that the requirements of the Early Years Foundation stage are met. 

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Lucy Flowers

Lucy Flowers is the Deputy Manager.


She has worked in childcare since 2013, qualifying as a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner in April 2016.


Lucy is responsible for the day to day running of the preschool.

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Sophie Bush

Sophie Bush is the SEN Co-Ordinator


She has worked in childcare since 2014 as a Level 2/3 Early Years Practitioner as well as becoming SENCo. 


Sophie also supports Lucy in the management of the day to day running of the preschool.

About Us

Dedicated Staff

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We have an array of staff, all of which are highly trained to care for your child.

  

All staff hold a Paediatric First Aid qualification, and the majority have a food hygiene certificate and have completed safeguarding training. 


All staff members undertake a minimum of four days (pro rata) training in each year to ensure they have current and up to date knowledge and understanding in subjects relating to childcare and education.


We do also, at times have student placements from the university and colleges in the area, as well as young people on work experience from local schools.

First-Rate Curriculum

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The Ark at Waddington is a preschool in Waddington operates from a village hall, south of the city of Lincoln. The hall is close to the RAF base and the children who attend the setting come from the base and surrounding villages.


The setting follows the national framework set down by the government in the Early Years Foundation Framework to provide good quality early childhood education. By working in partnership with parents and carers we aim to provide a stimulating, safe environment where children can explore, experiment and develop into unique people, who are confident and independent, but most importantly are happy and caring individuals.

 

There has been a playgroup/preschool on this site since the mid-sixties and the present owner took over The Ark at Waddington Preschool in September 2008. Since then there have been many changes affecting the operations of the preschool. 


We are registered to take a maximum of 40 children aged from 2 years to 5 years of age. Rooms are set up on a daily basis to cater for the children’s interests and needs.

 

The Ark at Waddington places great importance on working as a team, not just with our colleagues but with other professionals and with parents. By doing this we feel that all the needs of the children can be met in the best possible way.


Our OFSTED report is on display, in the setting and is also available for you to read online.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to make all feel like they are welcomed in to experience our ‘Child Led Adult Guided’ philosophy.


We strive to do this by:


· providing good quality, affordable childcare.


· working in partnership with parents/ carers and the local community.


· providing a secure and creative environment for children to develop emotionally, physically, intellectually, creatively and socially.


· providing a varied selection of activities and games including sports and music sessions, and multi-cultural activities.


· ensuring our policies and procedures are followed and assessed for their effectiveness.


· offering training to staff members and placements for childcare students. 


· offering opportunities of employment to the community.


· working within an Equal Opportunities framework.

Preschool Opening Hours

Monday

9:00am to 3:00pm

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Monday

9:00am to 3:00pm

Sessions are available to book in 3 hourly blocks at a charge of £5 per hour. Early Years Entitlement funding can also be used during these hours.


Packed lunches must be provided for those children attending an all day or afternoon session.


School club is also available from 8:00am at a charge of £5 per child.

Tuesday

9:00am to 3:00pm

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Tuesday

9:00am to 3:00pm

 

Sessions are available to book in 3 hourly blocks at a charge of £5 per hour. Early Years Entitlement funding can also be used during these hours.


Packed lunches must be provided for those children attending an all day or afternoon session.


School club is also available from 8:00am at a charge of £5 per child.

Wednesday

9:00am to 3:00pm

+ Event Details

Wednesday

9:00am to 3:00pm

Sessions are available to book in 3 hourly blocks at a charge of £5 per hour. Early Years Entitlement funding can also be used during these hours.


Packed lunches must be provided for those children attending an all day or afternoon session.


School club is also available from 8:00am at a charge of £5 per child.

Thursday

9:00am to 3:00pm

+ Event Details

Thursday

9:00am to 3:00pm

 

Sessions are available to book in 3 hourly blocks at a charge of £5 per hour. Early Years Entitlement funding can also be used during these hours.


Packed lunches must be provided for those children attending an all day or afternoon session.


School club is also available from 8:00am at a charge of £5 per child.

Friday

9:00am to 3:00pm

+ Event Details

Friday

9:00am to 3:00pm

Sessions are available to book in 3 hourly blocks at a charge of £5 per hour. Early Years Entitlement funding can also be used during these hours.


Packed lunches must be provided for those children attending an all day or afternoon session.


School club is also available from 8:00am at a charge of £5 per child.

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

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If you have any questions about sessions and availability, feel free to send us a message. A member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Ark at Waddington Preschool

Mere Road, Waddington, Lincoln, LN5 9NX, United Kingdom

07891 807113 arkwaddington@googlemail.com

Hours

Open today

08:00 – 15:00

Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed