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Welcome to The Ark Child Okeford Day Nursery
We are located in the heart of North Dorset, between Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton, attached to St. Nicholas Primary School, in the village of Child Okeford.
We open from 8.00am until 6.00pm for 50 weeks per year. We are a community group with charitable status.
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Term Dates

Summer Term


Holiday Club


Closure Week


Holiday Club


Autumn Term (1)


Half Term (Holiday Cub)


Autumn Term (2)


Holiday Club


Closure Week


Spring Term

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— Wednesday 23rd December


— Friday 1st January


Child Care Govement Funding

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