We are currently seeking a Volunteer Director
(This page was last Updated 28th April 2013)
For more details please see Vacancies
Next Fundraising Meeting
Weds 22nd May 2013
The Bull Pub, Woolpit
Everyone welcome to come along, no obligation to join. We value your support.
We will be holding a
at the ARC on Sat 6th July
11am - 3pm
More details to follow soon
We follow the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage and we are glad that at the heart of these guidelines is a philosophy that we have always followed, that children learn through play. Our aim is to provide excellent childcare in a healthy, safe and supportive learning environment; where the children feel valued as part of, and able to contribute positively to, the ARC and the wider community in which they live
What your child will experience whist in our care can be magical! We have role play areas where children become princesses, fire fighters and knights! We use the school field where we have adventures as pirates looking for our treasure! We sing, we dance and sometimes we get messy, playing with paints, water, playdough and flour (so it’s best to send us in old clothes!)
We pride ourselves in the fact that our sessions are child led. Children are allowed to choose which activities they want to do and are able to take as much time as they need for each activity. If a child expresses a particular interest, we are able to make up activities around that interest on the spot
“Being at the Arc is good, I like making tracks with the
toy tractors in the flour” Dylan, age 4
Woolpit ARC Vision Statement
To provide a childcare centre that is not just very good, but excellent
Where the children who come here have the care, fun and education that they need, provided by staff who are well trained and who have the imagination and ability
to give over and above the service expected
Where family and friends can play a part in the service we provide and excellent partnership working is in place with Woolpit school
Where the staff are fully involved in the day-to-day running of the childcare centre and work together as a team, understand that all have strengths and weaknesses and that all have value and worth
Where staff behave in a manner that brings nothing less than credit to themselves and the centre and where they will not compromise with ‘all right’ in the care they give,
or in their behaviour towards colleagues
Where children love to come and staff feel that we are
the best place to work and develop
We want outside agencies, childcare centres, local authorities and staff in the childcare sector to see the Woolpit ARC as a benchmark to which they aspire both
as a childcare centre and employer
Woolpit Arc was established as a Play Group in Woolpit Village Hall and then in the Woolpit Institute.
In 2007 we opened the wonderful purpose built play centre that you can see today in the grounds of Woolpit Primary School
“We are very proud of the Arc, our building is modern,
well equipped and provides a fun and cosy place for the children to play and learn” Carol Grimsey, Director
Woolpit Arc is managed by Jackie and Sarah, who work alongside a dedicated and highly experienced team of play assistants
All our staff are qualified and most importantly,
they are a lively, friendly and fun bunch of people!
“The children are like our extended family and the Arc
is like a second home to them”
Jane, Deputy Play Leader and SENCO
Our policies are currently not available on line.
While we are waiting to upload them, please do not hesitate to contact Jackie or Sarah if you would like
a copy of a particular policy
Please remember, we operate an Open Door Policy
at the ARC and welcome your views and opinions.
We are always happy to answer your questions and discuss any concerns
A small group of parents help to organise fundraising events and promote the ARC. We meet every 6-8 weeks to discuss fundraising and marketing ideas, to feedback to the ARC about its services, and just to have a chance for a cup of tea (or something stronger) and a chat!
It is a good way to get involved and new members are always welcome. If you are interested in coming along
to our next meeting, then please do! We would love to meet some new faces and make you welcome. It’s not a lifetime commitment, and we don’t bite!
Contact Louise Everett on 01449 736391
A team of volunteer Directors run the business side of
the ARC. Directors are elected each year at our AGM.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Directors Committee, or Support Committee, and/or
would like to come to one of our meetings, then please
get in touch with our Chair, Louise Everett on 01449 736391