A safe place to grow for all


The Ark at Wellin Lane Pre-school was established as a Christian playgroup in 1992 and has always been part of the Edwalton Community church and local Edwalton community. We believe that no child or family group should be excluded from the playgroup’s activities on the grounds of gender, sexuality, class, family status, means, disability, colour, ethnic origin, culture, religion or belief.

We are situated in a bright modern church building with use of several rooms and outdoor play area. We are a voluntary managed setting, inspected by Ofsted and receiving local authority grant funding.

Our Aims

  • To respect and value children as individuals.
  • To support children to feel happy and secure, gaining confidence and independence.
  • To provide a safe and stimulating environment fostering a positive attitude to learning through a play based curriculum.
  • To develop strong partnerships with families to support their child’s development and well-being.
  • To provide a Christian ethos and understanding of basic Christian values through celebrating Christian festivals and Bible stories.

We're here

  • The staff

    "I was unsure about playgroup as my other children never attended one, but I must admit, it has been a pleasure to get to know the staff, we have made friends that will follow us into school. It's a friendly setting  and is a hub of the community."

  • Big Hall

    "I like the different rooms, easier to zone activities and rising 5s can go somewhere quiet to learn. The big hall is fantastic for physical activities, the smaller rooms provide feelings of safety and cosiness."

  • Healthy Lifestyle

    "Children are supported well in developing a healthy lifestyle. This is because children have regular access to fresh air, exercise and outdoor play along with healthy and nutritious snacks."

  • Raising self-esteem

    "Children receive lots of positive praise and recognition for their efforts and achievement. This gives children a sense of belonging and achievement, raising their self esteem."

The Rock Hub, 13-15 Wellin Lane, Edwalton Notts NG12 4AS
Tel/Text: 0115 945 2627

© 2019 The Ark Preschool. All rights reserved
A member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance
Registered charity no: 1052617