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The Ark at Sherwood

The Ark is a preschool in Mitcham offering full day care for children aged 2 to 5 years.

It also offers wraparound care, which is care for children aged 3 to 4 before or after time spent in nursery class at Sherwood Primary School

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Helen Giuntini
Telephone
020 8764 5526
E-mail
thearkatsherwood@gmail.com
Website
The Sherwood School
Parent Organisation

Location

Address
The Annex, Sherwood Primary School
Abbotts Road
Mitcham
Postcode
CR4 1JS

Time / Date Details

When is it on
8.30am to 5.15pm (morning and afternoon sessions)
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning
Session Information
Monday to Friday (open 39 weeks a year)

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
2 onwards

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Mental health conditions
Medical needs
Hearing impairment
Global developmental delay
Physical disabilities
Personal care needs
Motor delay
Moderate Learning difficulties (MLD)
Visual impairment
Speech and language delay
Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
Challenging behaviour
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Details
All childcare providers must comply with the SEND Code of Practice 2015, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equality Act 2010 which states that they must not treat a disabled child less favourably and make reasonable adjustments to ensure they are not substantially disadvantaged. Additional information about support available at this setting may be provided under the section Local Offer at the foot of this website page.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
All dietary needs catered for, e.g. Halal, vegetarian, nut-free, wheat-free.

Languages Spoken

Details:
English
Spanish

Childcare Information

Funded Places

2-year-olds
Yes
3 & 4-year-olds
Yes
Extended entitlement for 3 and 4-year-olds
Yes
How are funded places delivered?
Over 38 weeks of the year (school term time)

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
The Sherwood Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY394204
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
28/01/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
12/02/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
15/10/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Description

An inclusive setting, welcoming children with all abilities.  We have practitioners who have undertaken training in a wide range of areas, including Autism, behaviour, Down's syndrome.  We have strong relationships with external agencies and work closely with the Inclusion Team.  We have many years experience with SEN children and of completing EHCP assessments. 

Contact Name
Reena Patel
Contact Telephone
Deputy/SENCo
Contact Email
SENCotheark@gmail.com
Last updated: 26/07/2018
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