Booking & Term Dates

Booking Information

Ark Start offer full day care from 8am to 5pm, 48 weeks per year.

Hours must be booked as sessions: morning, afternoon and wrap around. Families can choose school days, full days, term time only and all year round options.

play worker helping nursery children read in term time

Booking Sessions & Timings

Ark Start Nurseries are open 8am – 5pm, 48 weeks a year.
Families can opt for school days or full days, term time only or all year round. Families who are eligible for 15 or 30 funded hours, can access these entitlements term time only or all year round.

Wrap Around

8am – 9am

Morning

9am – 12pm

Afternoon 

12pm – 3pm

Wrap Around

3pm – 5pm

School Day
Full Day

Booking patterns
for funded hours

15hr funding term time only (38weeks)

30hr funding term time only (38weeks)

15 and 30hr funding all year round (48weeks)

Term Dates

2023 - 2024

Autumn Term

Term time only children

6 September 2023 – 21  December 2023

Half term

23 October 2023 – 27 October 2023 (term time children only)

All Year round children

1 September 2023 – 22 December 2023

Winter closure

25 December 2023 – 1 January 2024

Spring Term

Term time only children

8 January 2024 – 28 March 2024

Half term

12 February 2024 – 16 February 2024 (term time children only)

All Year round children

2 January 2024 – 28 March 2024

Easter closure

29 March 2024 – 5 April 2024

Summer Term

Term time only children

15 April 2024 – 19 July 2024

Half term

27 May 2024 –31 May 2024

(term time children only)

All Year round children

8 April 2024 – 30 August 2024

Summer closure

29 July 2024 – 2 August 2024

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