Ambitions introduces Little Ambers nursery to King’s Park

Little Ambers new nursery opens on the Kings Park Academy site.

Little Ambers new nursery opens on the Kings Park Academy site.

King’s Park Academy has opened its own nursery class, Little Ambers.

The nursery provision, which was previously occupied by a private nursery has undergone a major refurbishment and is already over-subscribed and operating a waiting list.

Both King’s Park Academy and Little Ambers in Ashley Road, Bournemouth, are part of Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) which is known for turning around failing schools.

Little Ambers is the first nursery provision for the Trust which already operates primary, secondary and special schools in Bournemouth and Poole.

Alexandra Prout, Director of Primary and Early Years Education for AAT said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this new, high quality nursery provision.

“Little Ambers has excellently-trained staff, modern facilities and as part of King’s Park Academy means we can now offer local children seamless and excellent education from the age of three right through to 11.”

Little Ambers is led by Sue Taylor, the former nursery manager at the independent Park School in Bournemouth.

Sue said: “Little Ambers has got off to a super start.

“We are delighted to have been joined by most of the children who attended the nursery previously sited here, along with a number of new children, and we now have a waiting list of children keen to join us.”

She continued: “The feedback from parents is very encouraging. They love the new, clean look and modern facilities and all of our children are engaged and progressing well.”

Brian Hooper, CEO of AAT said: “We are delighted to be able to offer quality nursery education and Little Ambers is already providing an environment rich in learning.

“It’s great to see the children enjoying our new facilities and equipment including an interactive screen and the very popular messy play room.”

AAT took Queen’s Park Academy in East Way Bournemouth from special measures to an Outstanding school in under two years.

It is currently awaiting the results of an Ofsted inspection at St Aldhelm’s Academy in Poole, which is also in special measures and which it took on last June. In initial visits, inspectors said St Aldhelm’s has been “transformed”.

AAT operates a Teaching School from Queen’s Park Academy and also runs the Outstanding-rated Tregonwell School in Bournemouth, along with Longspee Special School in Poole , Manorside Academy in Poole and the Throop Learning Centre in Bournemouth.


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