Welcome to Ark Victoria Academy Early Years
Starting school marks a new and exciting stage of life for both children and parents/carers. In our Foundation Stage we strive to create a safe, secure and stimulating environment which meets the individual needs of all our children.
Our Nursery and Reception work collaboratively so that children become familiar with all staff, making the transition from Nursery to Reception as smooth as possible. Our classrooms are a focused environment for children to flourish and reach their potential. We encourage all aspects of a child’s development through a balanced curriculum of play-based learning and small group teaching time. Our teaching covers Read Write Inc Phonics, Maths, Writing as well as an exciting range of other topics. During our continuous provision (exploration time) children are encouraged to independently apply skills they've learned to different areas.
Adults play a crucial role in encouraging children to express themselves and demonstrate their understanding. We promote independence, resilience and exploration by providing opportunities to take supported risks. Teachers observe children carefully, building upon what the child has already learned at home, broadening their range of experiences and stimulating their curiosity and imagination. Our Ark Values enable each child to develop as a happy, confident and independent learner with a well-developed sense of self-worth, responsibility and community.
We look forward to welcoming your child to our nursery; please get in contact to ask a question or arrange a visit.