Children can start from 2 years and we support their development up to primary school age


We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday and children are welcome to stay for the whole day or for just part of the day


Puddleducks charges a competitive £4.75 an hour for each child aged three or over and £5.50 an hour for each child aged two

Our Ethos and Curriculum

At Puddleducks we understand the importance of the Early Years and believe children learn best when they are given lots of opportunities within a safe, stimulating and engaging environment to help them to gain first-hand experiences to help further their development abilities, build their confidence, raise their awareness, and strengthen…

Why Choose Us

Meet Our Team

Emma Baker

Emma is a qualified CACHE level 3 Early Years Educator, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Child Protection coordinator and a qualified paediatric First Aider.

Charlie Bown

Deputy Manager
Charlie Bown is a qualified teacher who has taught in mainstream primary and Special schools. She has also worked as a qualified playworker and childminder. She is a designated safeguarding lead in the setting. In her free time she is a children's author.

Jemma Barnett

Apprentice Child Practitioner
Jemma (known as J) is training with us for her Level 3 qualification in childcare. She is a dedicated member of the team and all round lovely person. She is a qualified paediatric First Aider and has basic child protection training.

Chell Haizel

Child Practitioner
Chell has a level 3 diploma in The Children’s and Young People’s Workforce, is a qualified paediatric First Aider and qualified in Child Protection.

Katie Passey

Child Practitioner
Katie is a qualified paediatric first aider, and has basic child protection. Katie shall be studying towards her CACHE Early Years Educating qualification in early 2022

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Choosing a pre-school setting for the first time can be a daunting decision to make. There are so many variables to take into consideration; the most important for my husband and I was that our son would be safe and feel happy. We always felt welcome and well supported by the staff and our son was always excited to attend. As someone who works in education myself, I was also impressed by how the staff kept us up to date on his progress against the Early Years curriculum. The links that the pre-school hold with Over Primary School supported our son very well in his transition to Reception. We have been so pleased with the provision our son received whilst he was at Puddleducks that we will shortly be sending our youngest son there too.


I always thought it would be our son who would need settling in when he started Preschool. As he bounced through the doors I realised it wasn't him at all, it was me! As an anxious mum Puddleducks was the perfect choice - I felt so reassured by their updates and regular communication and soon I had settled in well! Our son still bounces in and out and delights us with stories about the wonderful activities and exciting things he has learnt during each session. We know he is safe, love that he's happy and enjoy being part of the Puddleducks family.


My two eldest children with complex needs have both attended Puddleducks, they provided fantastic support to my children and ourselves, my boys loved the environment and the staff. My third boy is about to start, and I know he will love it just as much as his brothers did.