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Grosvenor House, 5 Glengall Street, Belfast, BT12 5AD

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri
08.00 AM - 5.30 PM

The Puddleducks' Approach

The Puddleducks' Approach

Our Vision, Ethos & Beliefs

At Puddleducks we believe that each child is a unique individual who should be cared for and stimulated in a way that allows them to maximise their potential.  All our little ducks will be provided with opportunities to develop their independence, self-esteem, self-confidence and other life skills through creative learning experiences in a safe and inspiring environment.

Puddleducks has always prided itself on ‘challenging the norms’ of Early Years’ practice.  Being different can be uncomfortable for many, but our incredible team embrace it .  They believe wholeheartedly that what we do IS different in the most positive way for our children and their families.  

The team have been instrumental in developing and implementing ‘The Puddleducks Approach’- it blends together the best of best practice to maximise the potential for all the children that we care for.   Our focus is on a child’s emotional wellbeing, helping them understand big emotions and how to best manage these – from babies, right through to pre-school.   Our team nurtures and cares for children in a way that helps them to build resilience to life’s challenges.  In Puddleducks we ‘Care for the heart while caring for the mind’. 

Our team has the training, knowledge and understanding to recognise the importance of developing self-esteem, self-confidence and independence in the early years and work tirelessly to form and build secure attachments with each child…love and hugs are important.

Confident Independent Learners

• When our children feel happy, safe and secure, they will learn. We believe that Puddleducks is a wonderful place to be a child and where a child can achieve wonderful things.

Positive Impact for Life

•High quality early years experiences help children to become stimulated and excited by the fun of learning through play. These experiences build the foundations for healthy relationships, self-regulation, conflict resolution and so much more.

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Opening Hours : Mon - Fri (08.00-17.30)

Our Address : Grosvenor House, 5 Glengall Street, Belfast, BT12 5AD

Phone Number : +44 (0)28 9026 0856

Our Promise...

Puddleducks believe that each child is a unique individual who should be cared for and stimulated in a way that maximizes their potential.  Our promise to you is to provide the highest standards of care and learning experiences that will be tailored to your child’s individual interests and needs.  Our priority is your child’s safety, happiness , individuality and positive Puddleducks experience.

Learning & Fun

“Play Is The Work of the Child” Maria Montessori
Opportunities every day to Discover Investigate Create Explore

Healthy Meals

All our food is prepared fresh on site each day by our chef.
A portion of fruit or veg is served with every meal and a vegetarian option is always available.

Child Safety

is a priority.
*Controlled access *Rigorous recruitment and vetting procedures *Daily Risk assessments

Nurturing Environment

Purpose built to challenge, stimulate and nurture.
A warm and friendly environment where children feel happy, content, safe and engaged.
A Day in Our Life

See Our Day Care Photo Gallery!

Awards and Achievements 


2018 Nursery Management Today – UK, Nursery of the Year -Winner

2015 Families First- Nursery of the Year – Winner Top 20 Award – 2023, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018

2016 Families First-Centre of Excellence in Childcare Finalist

2014 Belfast Central Mission – Project of the Year – Winner