Give your child the best start at Puddleducks Nursery.
If you’re looking to find a nursery that can provide your child with an inclusive, safe and supportive environment, then look no further than Puddleducks
Babies and young children are powerful learners, reaching out into the world and making sense of their experiences with other people, objects and events. We support our Duckling children to develop a sense of who they are and their increasing need for independence. Ducklings thrive in the care of our trusted and experienced practitioners. Strong emotional bonds between the children and the adults means that the children feel safe, secure and loved. They achieve important milestones during their time in Ducklings; all at their own pace, and with the continuous encouragement and support of attentive practitioners. Working in close partnership with parents & carers, our practitioners play a vital role in supporting this development within a loving and caring relationship. The Duckling’s group have their own separate entrance, nappy changing area and cosy smaller classroom.
Our practitioners play a key role in building the right conditions for learning. Firstly and fundamentally, we ensure that children feel known and valued as individuals, nurtured and safe. They are not rushed in their learning and development but are supported in ways that are right for them. Through our Continuous Provision Curriculum, our Pre-school children have the opportunity to become deeply involved in the activities and to follow their ideas through, including returning later to continue their explorations or creative expressions.
Our skilled and experienced practitioners ensure the children access varied and interesting new experiences to stimulate learning alongside opportunities for children to revisit, practise and enjoy deep levels of engagement and learning. Playing, indoors and outside, alone and with others, quietly or boisterously, allows children to find out about things, try out and practise ideas and skills, take risks, explore their feelings, learn from mistakes, be in control and think imaginatively. Playing and enjoying is an important centre of learning for our children.
The Diddy Ducks and Ducklings share the use of a playground suitably equipped for children aged under 3 years of age. The Ducks group have sole use of a larger playground equipped with additional challenges for children aged over 3 years of age
Outdoor play is highly valued and prioritised as an integral part of the exciting educational programme at Puddleducks Nursery.
Little bit of weather never stops us having fun! There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.
Our bespoke outdoor classroom and canopy allows our children to spend more time playing outside in all weathers
We are open 38 weeks of the year and we offer flexible morning, school, afternoon and full day sessions.
8.30am - 5.00pm (full day)
8.45am - 1.30pm (morning)
8.45am - 3.00pm (school)
1.30pm - 4.30pm (afternoon)
Option of additional Easter and Summer holiday club sessions
Like all nurseries, pre-schools and childminders in the UK, Puddleducks Nursery is legally obligated to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. We are committed to ensure that your child gets the best possible start in life.
We believe that promoting children’s curiosity and imagination is incredibly important at Puddleducks Nursery. We help children to take responsibility for their learning in a nurturing environment where they are safe, cared for and valued.
We believe that giving children a voice promotes their self esteem and self worth. We give children a voice through choice, enabling them to express their opinions, feelings and emotions. In this way, children develop and learn that they are important and valued. Feeling valued plays a large role in how a child learns. In order for them to play and explore, actively learn and critically think, they need to feel confident in their environment and have the knowledge that their voice and way of explorations will be recognised and noted.
‘(Children) show good levels of emotional well-being and demonstrate that they have secure attachments with their key person.’
‘All children develop the key skills they need in readiness for school. They have a positive attitude towards learning and are confident, sociable, and independent learners.’