Puddle Ducks

2-5 Years
  • Encouraging learn through play

    Our puddles of learning are created by splashes of fun!
  • Puddle Ducks

    Puddle ducks is our pre-school area where the children are supported to learn through play. They are encouraged to choose their own activities and have plenty of time to follow their ideas through. Our enclosed private garden area has been developed so that children can learn through play indoors and outdoors all year round and all day long

    • Age Group:
      2-5 Years Old
    • Group Size:
      56 Children
    • Sessions:
      Sessions available between 07.00-18.00
    • Well led and managed. Professional staff, perfect communication. The BEST nursery which deserves all credits and commendations. We are proud our children have the opportunity to attend Dinky Ducks.

    • I would like to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who works at Dinky Ducks as both my girls love It there and have learnt so much.

    • Helping children to meet goals and improving/ learning continually.

  • Puddle Duck Staff

    With education and experience in early childhood care
    • Lydia
      Early Years practitioner

      Lydia specialises in Makaton. She is passionate about children’s achievement. Personal interests are “using Makaton in everyday conversations!”


    • Rebecca
      Early Years Practitioner

      Rebecca works in the Puddle Ducks room.  She specialises in 5 to thrive and is passionate about ensuring the children are in a happy and safe environment.

      Her personal interests include reading, the gym and camping.

    • Crystal
      Nursery Practitioner

      Hi! Being an Early Years Practitioner in Dinky Ducks is fun and every day is different. Having been at the ‘Surestart’ Centre 15 years ago, I have now returned on a part-time basis. Aside from my role at the nursery, I run Crystal Rose Wellness Centre in Stokes Road and have two grown up sons.

    • Louisa
      Nursery Practitioner

      I have worked in Dinky Ducks since 2018. I enjoy helping the children achieve their next steps and all aspects of their learning. I have three children and in my spare time I like spending it with my family.

    • Kirsty
      Nursery Practitioner

      I have been with the company since 2008. Over the years I have enjoyed being a ‘key-person’ and working closely with children and parents. I have two children and in my spare time I enjoy spending quality time together with them and my husband.

    • Alison
      Team Leader

      I started at Dinky Ducks in 2013 and I am now one of the team leaders in the Puddleduck room. I have worked in both Puddleducks and Ducklings and also in Outaskool and the creche. In my spare time I volunteer as a Silverliner for people who are lonely and live alone. I call and talk to them once a week. I enjoy spending time with my son, having nights in and catching up on our favourite TV programmes.

    • Tash
      Nursery Practitioner

      I have worked at Dinky Ducks for two years now in the Puddleducks room. I have three children and enjoy being creative at home and work.

    • Sasha
      Nursery Practitioner

      I started working at Dinky Ducks in 2018. Since working here I have built my self-confidence tremendously. I enjoy building relationships with the children and helping them accomplish their next steps. In my spare time I enjoy being with friends and family as well as relaxing.

    • Becky
      Nursery Practitioner

      I have been working with Dinky Ducks since 207. I love watching the children grow and helping them develop. Outside of work I enjoy watching films, going to the gym and spending time with my daughter.

    • Holly
      Nursery Practitioner

      I have worked at Dinky Ducks since 2017. I really enjoy seeing all the children achieve all their next steps and progress in what they do. Outside of work I spend time with my family. I have two daughters and I play for a womens football team – Gosport Falcons Ladies.

    • Lauren K
      Early Years Manager

      I have worked for the company since 2010 – starting at Dinky Ducks in the Ducklings room. I have recently come back to co-manage Dinky Ducks. I completed my F.D in 2018 with Distinction and believe this has helped me to be able to fullfil this new role. I am passionate about building positive parent partnerships and working together to give children the best opportunities. Outside of work I enjoy watching football with my grandad.

    • Lauren E
      Early Years Manager

      I started working in Dinky Ducks in 2008 as a practitioner in the Ducklings room. I became the baby room team leader in 2011 before moving into a different area of the company in 2017. I came back to co-manage the nursery in 2019 after completing my degree and training in supporting the emotional health of the under fives. I am passionate about parent partnership in the setting and valuing each and every child for the unique character they are.

    • Katie
      Deputy Early Years Manager

      Katie is the Deputy Early Years Manager for Dinky Ducks and SENCO and has a BA in childhood studies. She works in the Puddle Ducks room and occasionally in the office.  Katie specialises in SEND and is passionate about school readiness, SEND and inclusion.

      Her personal interests are socialising, eating, exploring and travelling.

    • Charlotte
      Team Leader

      Charlotte is an Early Years Teacher and the Team Leader in the Puddle Ducks room, she specialises in emotional well-being and school transition. She is passionate about supporting children’s emotional health. Personal interests are playing the piano and baking.

  • Please contact us to register your child at Dinky Ducks Day Care.