Birth to five is a critical period in a child’s development, and their education. The achievement gap is evident in cognitive tests conducted as early as 22 months and from there, the gap widens.

Access to a great nursery education can ensure that every child, regardless of their background, is set up for success in school and beyond. Ark Start is a pilot programme,drawing on our early years experience and currently working inpartnership with threeArk schools, to set up flexible, affordable nurseries.

Ark Start’s vision is to create nurturing environments that emphasise joy, creativity, play and independence, led by qualified teachers and highly-trained staff.