flexible childcare

for today's parents

We provide plenty of feedback so that you know your child is both receiving the highest standards of quality childcare and having fun at the same time.

As a result of Covid-19 we are not currently open for Breakfast and After School Club for school age children, this is due to concerns over the safety of the school children, the other children in the nursery, staff and families.  We are continually monitoring this situation and will advise all of any changes as soon as they are made.

 

about us

Situated in the countryside at Ark we are a dedicated community striving to provide support for every family on their learning journey.

From our Baby Room to our Out of School Care we have qualified, dedicated practitioners that aim to provide your child with the chance to develop and grow by innovative practice.

We are open from 7am until 6.30pm closing only for a two week period at Christmas, we offer an integrated and flexible package that caters for children of all ages.

Whilst your child is with us, you can have the confidence that they are in the best care.

first steps

We employ Early Level Curriculum for our 3-5 aged children offering funded places on behalf of the moray council.

growing happy healthy children

We strive to Getting it Right for Every Child and also utilise our everyday practice to reflect upon the Health and Wellbeing indicators – Safe, Healthy, Nurtured, Active, Respect, Responsible and Included.

improvement plan

As a nursery we take improvement very seriously and as such the strategic improvement plan for this year includes identified improvements for all of the rooms, written by the staff in the rooms, we welcome the input of  parents to identify the improvements being made for their own child or children.

what the parents and children say

Don’t take our word for it. Check what the parents and children think about our service. 

for today's parents

“The Ark has offered both of my children (2 and 4) a safe and incredibly caring environment where they are looked after as individuals and nurtured in a style reflective of their needs.  They do not hold a blanket approach, I trust them implicitly and the variety of learning and experiences that they offer is outstanding.  How they do it I do not know some days I wish I could stay and play instead of go to work.  Thank you for everything, especially over the last year which has been tricky but not once have I doubted you or the incredible practitioners who work there” – Victoria Murray May 2021.

bookings

Because we know that everybody’s childcare requirements differ, we offer flexibility in the sessions and hours that your child attends.

Within our bookings framework, you can vary your requirements to suit your family life, although in order for your child to settle, we ask that they attend for at least 2 sessions a week on different days.

Please ask for more details of our booking policies. Although we aim to provide care at very short notice, you will need to register your child and make a booking before they can attend their first session.

calendar & funding

We have provided below links to Moray Council’s School Holiday. We adhere to the Elgin School Holidays. There is also a link to Moray Council’s information on funding including the latest funding forms.

fees made simple

When your children are looked after by Ark, there are no hidden extras. All we ask is that you provide your preferred nappies and wipes for younger children. Everything else is included. We invoice you monthly in advance and fees are payable on the first working day of each month.

0 - 2 years

Early Sessions
Morning Sessions
Afternoon Sessions
Late Sessions
7am – 9am
(Per Half Hour)
£3.30
9am – 1pm
(Lunch and Snack incl.)
£23.50
1pm – 5pm
(Tea and Snack incl.)
£23.50
5pm – 6.30pm
(Per Half Hour)
£3.30

2 - 3 years

Early Sessions
Morning Sessions
Afternoon Sessions
Late Sessions
7am – 9am
(Per Half Hour)
£2.95
9am – 1pm
(Lunch and Snack incl.)
£19.50
1pm – 5pm
(Tea and Snack incl.)
£19.50
5pm – 6.30pm
(Per Half Hour)
£2.95

3 - 5 years

Early Sessions
Morning Sessions
Afternoon Sessions
Late Sessions
7am – 9am
(Per Half Hour)
£2.95
9am – 1pm
(Lunch and Snack incl.)
£19.50

Funded Place
95p For Snack

1pm – 5pm
(Tea and Snack incl.)
£19.50

Funded Place
95p For Snack

5pm – 6.30pm
(Per Half Hour)
£2.95

breakfast, afterschool and holiday club 5 – 14 years

Early Sessions
Morning & Afternoon Sessions
Late Sessions
7am – 9am
(Includes Breakfast
and Transport to School)
£10.70
3pm – 5pm
(Evening Meal and School Pick-up incl.)
£11.25

Holiday Club
9am – 1pm – £13.40
9am – 3pm – £20.90
1pm – 5pm – £13.40
Full Day 9am – 5 pm – £26.80
5pm – 6.30pm
(Per Half Hour)
£2.95

We keep you posted

For all parents we will keep you posted by showing information on upcoming events on the notice board below.

notice board

next steps

We know that choosing the right care for your child is of the utmost importance to you. We find that parents want to visit us to view our facilities first hand, chat to us and get a feel for our environment. Please phone to make an appointment, or you can email us, just fill in your details and enquiry opposite.

Email Address

email@arkchildcare.net

Location

Ark Childcare
Woodside Steading
Mosstowie
Elgin - IV30 8UW