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The Exwick Ark
Exwick Old School

Exwick Road


Tel: 01392 458661


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Company Details

The Exwick Ark Ltd

Trading as The Exwick Ark

Registered at: Countrywide House
168 Fore Street
PL12 6JR
Company No: 7321758









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Exwick Ark Nursery,Preschool and Out of School Club!

The victorian school in Exwick has had a major refurbishment and the Exwick Ark have registered it with Ofsted. The beautiful high ceilings and light airy rooms will make a wonderful place for children to learn and develop. The outside space is well thought out to be flexible and practical.

Phone to book a visit. We would love to show you round.

Here is our latest news letter:

November 2014 Newsletter

Topic – All the colours of the rainbow



Holiday club runs from 18th December – 4pm on 24th December. We are then closed until Friday 2nd January.

Term time only children restart on Tuesday 6th January     


3rd November 2014

Dear Parents,


We hope you have had a good half term holiday and are ready for another busy term at nursery. As you can see from the chart on the back of this letter we are already planning and looking forward to all of our Christmas events.



School applications

If your child was born between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011 you must apply for their school place between 15th November and 15th January 2013. You can do this online by visiting the website There are paper copies of the form available, please speak to us if you need one or if you have any questions about the process. You are strongly advised to read The First Step booklet which is available here at the nursery if you have not received one in the post.


Dates for your diary

Our parent consultation evening will be on Wednesday 12th November from 4-6.00pm. Please sign up for an appointment with your child’s family worker on the board in the parent’s area. This will be a chance for you to discuss your child’s progress and view some of their work.


We will be learning and performing our Christmas nativity this half term. We will be performing the play at St Andrew’s Church on Sunday 14th December at 11am. As in previous years we will be recording the children in the run up to Christmas and then playing the recording. We find this limits the stress on the children and they like to watch themselves on the big screen. There will be an opportunity for those who want to dress up and sing some carols at the front at the end of the service. This is a great opportunity for parents and families who work during the week to see the nativity play and we welcome as many of you as possible to join us for this event with refreshments afterwards. We will be giving a second performance at the end of our Christmas party on Wednesday 17th December 3.00 pm.


The children’s Christmas party will be on Wednesday 17th December at 2-3.30pm. All children are welcome to attend. If Wednesday afternoon is not one of your normal sessions there will be a £4.00 charge, there will be a present from Father Christmas included in the price. Please book your child’s place as soon as possible.



We would like to welcome Sharon Crook as our new play leader in the Giraffe room freeing Paula up to focus on SEN. Sharon has relocated from London where she was nursery manager and has a wealth of experience. She will be joining the red group team.


Uniform will be available to buy in the nursery. Sweatshirts £8.50 and t-shirts £5.50.

Helen Rees has also joined the monkey room team and has lots of experience working in a nursery in Bristol and Uganda.


We look forward to working with you and your child this half term.


The Exwick Ark Staff Team.

Spring Term 2015             Tues 6th Jan -27th March             

     The whole nursery will be closed from 3rd -10th April             

Half Term 16th – 20th February

Summer Term 2015 14th April –Wed 22nd July

Half term 22nd-26th May

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Bug hunting in the garden

 The Exwick Ark nursery and preschool children love to play outside in our gardens.


Welcome to The Exwick Ark Nursery and Preschool

If you are looking for a reputable nursery and pre-school in Exeter then you have come to the right place. Here at The Exwick Ark our aim is to provide high quality childcare and education that meets the needs of local families. Our nursery and pre-school offers excellent education and care for children right up to when they go to school.

Day Nursery

As parents ourselves, we appreciate that deciding on what child care is suitable for your child can be worrying, and we hope that the information on this website will be useful in answering any questions you may have. We also hope it will give you an insight into our approach to childcare and education.Please click here for more information

After School Club and Holiday club for Primary School Children.

We also run The Exwick Ark After School Club and Holiday club at Redhills School. This club is for Primary aged children from any school. We run a walking bus from Steiner Academy Exeter. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further details. The club is open term times from 3-6pm and in the school holidays from 8am - 6pm. The club has it's own room in the school and has access to school facitlities like the outdoor play areas, the computer suite, the Main hall and the soft play equipment. Cost of childcare is from just over £2 per hour. The club is registered with Ofsted and we can accept Childcare Vouchers for payments.

Get in Touch

We can help with childcare of your child from the age of 6 months to 11 years of age.For more informationplease click here

The information is meant to be informative but as you can appreciate it cannot convey the whole picture of our nursery. Therefore we invite you to contact us once you have been through the information here, so that we can discuss in more detail your individual requirements, and what we can offer your children. We are always happy to show you around our nursery and pre-school so you can get a feel for it yourself.

If you are looking for day nurseries in Exwick and the surrounding areas, or if you have any queries, or there is anything which needs further clarification, please do not hesitate to call us on 01392 458661.

Alternatively, you can contact us by filling out the online form provided on the Contact Us section on this website and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon.