Activities & Mealtimes

Activities happening at Noah’s Ark:

Sports Skills – Offering Football sessions

Boogie Bear Music & Drama Classes

Dansez et chantez French Club

Annual outing with parents & staff

Local visits to the park, shops and post office (linked to the EYFS)

Meal Times

Each day breakfast is served on morning arrival between 8:00am–8:45am. Children are offered a mid-morning snack, a hot lunch and afternoon tea.  We are a vegetarian nursery and meals are nutritionally balanced and freshly prepared on the premises.  Dietary requirements are taken into consideration and staff preparing food are food hygiene trained.  Drinking water is always available, fresh fruit and vegetables are served every day and we only offer organic milk.  Parents are welcome to see the weekly menus on request by the chef.

Safety, Happiness & Education

Noah’s Ark Day Nursery is registered under The Children Act 1989, 2004 and the Childcare Act 2006. There is no compromise in the health, welfare, safety and security of our children.

With the safety and security of your child in mind, the nursery doors are securely closed at all times. Parent/carers are required to ring the appropriate doorbell and wait for a member of staff to welcome them in.

For reasons of security, your child will not be released to any unauthorized adult without prior consent of the parent/carer.

Equality and Diversity

We promote equality of opportunity anti-discriminatory practice and we ensure that ever child is included and not disadvantaged because of their ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, sexuality, gender and ability.

Arrivals and Departures

Nursery doors open at 8:00am and children will not be permitted in before then.

Parents/carers will also be asked to inform their child’s key person of any relevant daily information.

We ask parents/carers to please be prompt with the collection of their children as late collections may force us to infringe our authorized number of places.

Meals and Refreshments

Children are provided with healthy home cooked vegetarian meals and snacks that are prepared on the premises. All meals are nutritionally balanced and freshly prepared by our nursery cook. We provide breakfast, mid-morning and late afternoon snacks, along with water and organic milk.

Early Years Foundation Stage

We believe in “learning through play” and providing a stimulating learning environment that caters for children’s individual needs. We implement the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and are inspected by Ofsted. We share the principle as stated in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage that every child deserves the best possible start in life and that the support enables them to fulfil their potential.

The EYFS became statutory in September 2008 and then was amended in September 2012, 2014 and 2017. All providers caring for children age five years or under are legally required to meet the principles, the safeguarding and welfare requirements and the learning and development requirements of the EYFS.

Areas of learning

Personal, Emotional and Social Development

This involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behavior in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Communication and Language

Development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical development

Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.


Development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.


Development involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.

Understanding the World

Involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and their environment.

Expressive arts and design

Involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Behavior and Discipline

We believe that children flourish best when their personal, social and emotional needs are met and where there are clear and develop mentally appropriate expectations for their behavior. We aim to work towards an environment in which children can develop self-discipline and self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement.

Many local families have entrusted the care of their children in the nursery since opening in September 2003. We are so proud to stay in touch with families of children who are now all grown up.

Noah's Ark Day Nursery IconNoah's Ark Day Nursery

146 Mayes Road, London

5.0 24 reviews

  • Avatar Ezechielle ★★★★★ in the last week
    My two daughters attended the nursery for about 5 years. The staff are very friendly, polite, family … More orientated and caring. Leaving my kids at the nursery felt like leaving them with close family members. My daughters were well looked after and cared for. It’s been a year since they left, However we still visit the nursery from time to time. Would definitely recommend this nursery to all parents looking for warm and caring environment, as well as intellectual development for their kids.
  • Avatar Sabrina F. ★★★★★ in the last week
    Noah's Ark Nursery is a wonderful setting with lovely and professional staff. The incredibly low … More staff turnover tells you how well looked after the staff are, this in turns keeps the children secure in the knowledge that the key worker they have will be their key worker until they move to the next stage/room. My eldest child attended Noah's Ark Day Nursery for just a year (the last year before going to Reception) and was tremendously happy there. My youngest has been attending Noah's Ark Day Nursery since she was 1 years old. She always has a big smile on her face going in nursery. She is thriving there, the staff care a great deal about each and every child in the setting making everyone feel special. The food is vegetarian and cooked on site and tastes delicious. The activities are varied, we are kept in the loop with our children's progress through the tapestry app. The staff is friendly. Pre pandemic, several "extra" activities were available, such as football and dancing. Children are happy there, they progress, they learn a lot of things and develop great interpersonal skills. The lines of communications are never broken there, you'll always get an answer to any query you may have and the response time is very swift. They make every step to get the 15 hours and later the 30 hours free childcare a breeze to apply. This is not a nursery driven by profit but a genuine care in children. Highly recommend it.
  • Avatar Jennifer Finn ★★★★★ in the last week
    Noah's Ark have looked after all three of my children. The staff are fantastic, they really care … More for the kids. My older daughter is now at school and Noah's Ark prepared her well for the transition to school where she is now flourishing. My toddler twins love their time at nursery and never even look back when I drop them off. Definitely recommend.
  • Avatar Evrim Kilicgedik ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    My daughter went to Noah's Ark since she was 15 months old and she is still going there on school … More holiday. This is place giving children home environment and taking care each of them understand the child and parent's need. Stuff is very professional and very friendly. I am so happy with their service as my child
  • Avatar F Miyu ★★★★★ in the last week
    Lovely staff and a family environment. My daughter has been attending for 4 years now and we have been … More very happy with her development and we always feel that she enjoys her days, well looked after and safe. All rooms have carefully been designed and decorated to support the developments of the children and to make them enjoy their days as well. Home cooked vegetarian meals are well balanced and the list is available for parents in advance. On site extra curricular activities like the football club is a bonus. Outdoor events help the parents and children to build up social contacts outside the nursery setting. The location is perfect for commuters; 2 mins walking distance to Wood Green Tube Station and 3 minutes to Alexandra Palace Train station.
  • Avatar mich lich ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    My son attended Noahs ark day nursery in 2015 (he was 6 months old) and we absolutely loved it, it was … More amazing then and is still amazing now! Even though I don't live in the area I continued to bring my 2 girls as I knew they'd have the best care. Id like to thank the Noahs Ark team for their continuous support and id highly recommend them. 5*
  • Avatar elizabeth thomas ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    My boys have been going to Noah’s Ark for the past 3 years. I still remember the first time I visited … More the nursery. The staff were incredibly welcoming and booked an appointment straight away to show me around. I instantly felt at ease and knew that my boys would like going here.
    The staff are very professional and hard working. They care and give in a 100%. They have gone out of their way to help, teach and mould my boys.
    I am deeply thankful for their love and cate towards my boys.
    I also really like that the nursery follow the EYFS Framework. They update everything the boys engage in and learn on a website called Tapestry. You can monitor and also ask you things you would like your children to learn at the nursery.
    Most importantly the environment is very child friendly and boys have lots of fun and enjoy their time at nursery.
  • Avatar Azad Odabashian ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    This is a fantastic nursery, the staff are so warm and caring. We have full confidence that our children … More are in an environment that essentially replicates our home. Never had a single issue to complain about! Would highly recommend to anyone.
  • Avatar Angela Joannou ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I love Noah's Ark my first born starting going in 2012 and we all loved it so much that i sent my … More other 2 daughters there. My girls were so loved and have thrived because of them. The staff that they have, have been there for years. I never once felt uncomfortable or nervous to leave my girls, you feel like your leaving them with family. I strongly recommend Noah's Ark for anyone looking for a nursery
  • Avatar Anthony Adjekum ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    My son attended Noah's Day Nursery in 2013 for 3 years, and I must say with my hand on my heart … More that
    I owe them a lot of gratitude and love for there support and professionalism. It's a hard/nerve racking decision to leave your child anywhere as a parent & Noah's Ark did everything to make myself and my child feel comfortable and welcome. Thank you to all the staff and extended staff, you will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart X ♥️
  • Avatar Tareshia Gowdie ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I have sent all my children to this nursery. Oldest is 19 my youngest is 3. Loving, family run nursery. … More I would highly recommend
  • Avatar Tijhen Gowdie ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    All my children went to Noah's Ark nursery & so did my niece's & nephew. They provided … More support, routine that had an impact on them reaching all their milestone ready for school. Noah's ark are so caring and are very supportive to the parents to. I never felt uncomfortable with talking to any of the staff even about personal matters. I would definitely recommend Noah's ark nursery.

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