Ark Start is a pilot early years programme providing high quality, affordable childcare to families. The programme has been designed by a group of qualified teachers committed to ensuring every child has a joyful, engaging and secure nursery experience ready to start primary school happily and confidently.

Its work helps parents to engage with their children’s nursery experience, and to access the wider support and services they need. As part of a coalition of individuals and organisations focused on ensuring children get the best start in life, Ark Start also seeks to shape wider policy and funding decisions on early years provision