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Headteachers' Welcome

Welcome to NOA's Ark Nursery.

We are a day nursery in Banbury for children aged 0-5, aiming to provide the best possible care and education for local families. Based in a purpose-built, environmentally friendly building with its own spacious garden, NOA’s Ark offers babies and children the chance to explore the world around them and develop in a safe, nurturing and exciting environment.

Choosing the right nursery is a difficult decision to make. We hope that we can make that easier for parents by providing a welcoming, safe environment where children feel confident and at home. 

Giving each child the best start in their learning adventure is something we take very seriously with our 0–5 year olds, striving to encourage, teach and enable the ‘best’ in each child who spends time with us. We recognise that each child is an individual with their own unique personality and character, and we want to give them every opportunity to reach their full potential.

About Us

NOA’s Ark is a day nursery for children aged 0-5 in Banbury. In December 2016, we were rated by Ofsted as 'Good'. We have a brand-new, environmentally friendly building designed specifically for the needs of our children, as well as a huge outdoor space for children to explore, securely located on the North Oxfordshire Academy site.

At NOA’s Ark, we firmly believe in an all-round natural experience for all children. Research shows the children who spend significant amounts of time outdoors are healthier, happier and have well-developed social skills. Our outdoor space provides brilliant opportunities for your children to discover and experiment in a natural environment, and we provide waterproof outdoor suits and aprons so that they can explore to their heart’s content!

United Learning

By joining NOA's Ark Nursery you will also become part of United Learning - a unique group of independent and state schools working together to bring out the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education, which prepares young people to progress in learning and to make a success of their lives. United Learning focuses sharply on the evidence of what makes it more likely that young people will progress and succeed, apply that to classroom practice, allowing schools to continue to learn and develop. It is a priority to provide teachers with excellent professional support and development, so that every child receives an excellent experience.

The approach is underpinned by a sense of moral purpose and commitment to doing what is right for children and young people, supporting colleagues to achieve excellence and acting with integrity in all our dealings within and beyond the organisation, in the interests of young people everywhere.

The development programmes offer access to tailor-made training no matter your career stage, alongside unrivalled opportunities for your career development across both the maintained and independent sectors. The Performance and Development Reviews (PDR) encompass personal aspiration, impact on pupil achievement and identification of continuous professional development and training that is right for you and your future. For more information please visit our dedicated careers site.

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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