Ark Ayrton nursery is a term time nursery, offering quality child care for up to 140 children aged 3 months to 5 years from 07:30 – 18:00, Monday to Friday (close at 5pm on a Wednesday), 39 weeks of the year.

We also offer a breakfast, afterschool club and holiday care for children up to eight years old.

We offer free government funded sessions (15hrs for eligible 2 year olds) and up to 30 hours for 3 and 4 year olds depending on eligibility.


Ensuring each child's needs are met

The nursery has a highly qualified and dedicated staff team offering a home-from-home atmosphere where children are cared for in a safe and secure environment. We provide fun learning and purposeful play opportunities both inside and out linked with the Early Years Foundation Stage; all aimed at each child’s interests and next steps, making sure each child’s developmental needs are being met.

The nursery is situated between Fratton and Portsmouth and Southsea train station and is a 10-15 minute walk from the town centre. We are situated on the same site as Ark Ayrton Primary Academy.

If you would like to receive more information about the nursery or book in for a show round please contact us on 02392 829899 or email