The Ark at Tresillian is an established Nursery and Pre-school operated and managed by skilled early year practitioners and is part of The Exwick Ark family of nurseries. The Pre-school has been running for over 30 years, with the Nursery being added in the year 2000. The setting is located in the centre of Kingsbridge in a large Victorian House with high ceilings and light airy rooms, creating a unique home from home learning environment. Outside play is offered daily in the nature garden which features play equipment, a climbing frame and a large, enclosed grassed area. The setting is also situated on the same site as the Kingsbridge Community Garden, which we can access to learn about the natural world. Our main function is to provide full day care for children from birth to 5 years. As part of this we are registered and regulated by Ofsted and all aspects of our provision are underpinned by the guidance outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and Framework.
The mission of Tresillian Early Years is to provide a safe, stimulating environment where children can learn through play, exploration and creativity.We recognise the important of supporting the home learning environment working alongside parents in their child’s learning and development. Our goal is to inspire children’s desire to be lifelong learners.
We have quiet times throughout the day where the children can have a rest and where some of the younger children can go to sleep in a cot.
Nappies are checked at regular times throughout the day and are changed when necessary. Encouraging children through potty training is done when parents/carers feel the child is ready.
The children’s daily activities will be sent home, displayed or included in their learning journeys. Each child’s learning journey, which includes a range of observations staff do on your child, samples of their work and photographs of them during their time at the unit. You are welcome to come and have a look at our displays and your child’s folders during sessions but please check with staff to make sure the time is convenient.