The Ark Pre-School
 Our vision is to be a welcoming, caring, happy group where
all children can learn and develop within a Christian environment.
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Welcome to The Ark Pre-School website
 
 
The Ark Pre-School, Crowthorne,  is part of Crowthorne Baptist Church, www.crowthornebaptist.org.uk.  It opened in September 1998, as a result of members of the church wanting to see the premises used to benefit the community. 
         
The Ark is closely linked to the Church, upholding their beliefs and principles, although it is independent in finance, administration and charitable status.
The purpose of The Ark is to provide a place where each child is special, loved and accepted.
 
  
  
The children have a safe, enclosed outside area which is always available to them to use, along with a variety of play equipment.
 
The outside area is open in almost all types of weather, and the children are welcome to take any of the activities and toys to any area.
 
Many outside activities are enjoyed by the children, such as digging, investigating the environment and creatures in it, planting, growing flowers and vegetables, painting, creating, and many outside       games.                      
 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                 
      
 
Inside the Ark hall, there are various areas: creative, role-play, maths zone, ICT area, sand and water play, writing, quiet and reading areas.
      
There is a mixture of adult-led and child-initiated activities both within the hall and outside.
      
Whenever possible, children are taken out of the pre-school setting, either within the local area or to places relevant to the interests of the children or the topic.