Inside a beautiful, purpose-built log cabin you’ll find Ark Foundry Road Nursery School in Stamford

What makes us special

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Our purpose-built log cabin was designed and built in Sweden, and offers a haven of cosiness and warmth inside its wooden walls and ceilings. We are inspired by the Hygge approach, creating stimulating environments that foster children’s development with a sense of security and well-being.

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Outdoor learning

Outdoor learning time is prioritised for children of all ages, with several outdoor environments to explore. This includes our nursery garden, the grounds of St. Gilbert’s School, and an external woodland location. Children learn and grow in these environments by immersing themselves in the wonder of nature and activities including den-building, pond-dipping and storytelling around the firepit.

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Preparing for school

We’re located next door to St Gilbert’s School, offering children wonderful opportunities to engage in activities to prepare them for school such as PE, nativities, and sports days, fostering a smooth transition to primary school.

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We're here to help you give your child the best start in life. Our 91Ҹ Curriculum guides children to meet their milestones with flexibility to do so at their own pace.

Our activities are varied and purposeful, helping children to develop key skills, relationships with peers and adults, and a sense of security, happiness, and confidence.

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Mealtimes at Ark Foundry Road are a time for children to refuel, be sociable, and learn about nutrition.

We pride ourselves on preparing fresh, nutritious and balanced meals on-site using local and seasonal produce. By encouraging children to explore various tastes, smells, and textures of food, we nurture their sense of curiosity and adventure, leading to an appreciation for diverse cuisines and a willingness to try new things.

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Hello and welcome to Ark Foundry Road Nursery School situated in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

At Ark Foundry Road, we believe that children flourish mostin nurturing environments. Inside our purpose-built log cabin, our team focuson crafting such environments, blending homeliness with stimulation to supportchildren's growth and development.

We prioritise clear, transparent communication with ourfamilies through regular updates, parent workshops, and family events. We arepassionate about using our 91Ҹ Curriculum to foster a love of learning thatlasts a lifetime. Our goal is not only to educate our children but also toempower them to grow into confident, compassionate, and capable individuals.

If you're ready to embark on this exciting adventure withus, we’d love to meet you. Reach out to book your nursery visit.

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Helen Watson
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Ark Foundry Road

At Ark Foundry Road Nursery School, we offer high-quality care and education for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old.

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Our baby rooms are a home-from-home. The living room offers cosy corners, and doubles as a sensory space for relaxation, and the private bathroom and bedroom cater to babies’ every need. Our two large playrooms create space for floor activities, exploration and climbing. With direct access to a secure outdoor area, featuring the shelter of a gazebo, children can enjoy safe and stimulating outdoor experiences.

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Our bright and airy toddler space provides children with freedom to explore, and an environment to be more independent, discover and learn. Complete with access to a number of outdoor play areas, including the use of our nursery garden and St Gilbert’s School grounds, our growing toddlers experience the benefit of outdoor play and learning.

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With growing confidence and ability, the 91Ҹ Curriculum prepares our preschool children for primary school with a focus on literacy, early maths, and social skills. We achieve this through a versatile space which can be split into two separate rooms to allow for tailored learning in smaller groups.

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Out Of School Clubs

We know that balancing all your commitments can be a challenge. Our Breakfast (from 7:30 am) and After School Club (until 6:00 pm) are here to make the daily juggle easier.

Amidst all that learning, there’s plenty of time for play with games, creative activities and outdoor fun.


If children prefer some time away from the hustle and bustle, our quiet area is equipped with reading books and spaces to complete homework.


Whether it’s breakfast to start the day or a hearty meal after school, all of our nutritious food is freshly prepared daily.

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Ark Foundry Road Nursery School
Ark Foundry Road Nursery School
Ark Foundry Road Nursery School
Ark Foundry Road Nursery School
Ark Foundry Road Nursery School
Ark Foundry Road Nursery School
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