Highly Commended in the category of
Best New Product/Service, N. Ireland
Social Enterprise Awards 2012

Making a splash in city centre daycare


We are delighted to announce that our city centre based day nursery has reopened and we have implemented a range of measures that will keep all our children, you their family and our team safe and well.

We are complying with all the guidelines to protect the health and safety of everyone in our Puddleducks family. And, like everything we do…we will also do a little extra!

By way of an overview of some of the steps and initiatives that have been introduced, these have included:

•             The whole building has been sanitised in all areas.


Puddleducks staff are delighted to have won an award at the NMT Nursery Awards 2018 in the category of Individual Nursery 2018.  Only four other nurseries had been shortlisted in this category with Puddleducks being the ONLY ONE in Northern Ireland. Final judging took place in October with results announced early December.  This is a national award so Puddleducks are incredibly proud and excited to have won.  Nursery Manager Sharon says,

Following the success of their first visit to Kirk House last year, children (aged 3-5 years) from Puddleducks were excited to join their new friends for a second morning of fun and activities.  But it wasn't just the children who were looking forward to it!  The residents were delighted to once again welcome the children to their home and to enjoy sharing in their energy and zest for life.

A group of our Cygnets children had an exciting morning of fun and games with some of the residents of BCM Kirk House (Housing with Care for older people). We taught the residents some of our favourite action songs, blew and caught bubbles, played with the balloons and parachute and then drew pictures that the residents can keep in their room before we shared our Haribo sweeties!

The children and residents really enjoyed their time together this morning and we would love to be able to do this more often!

It's hard to believe, but Puddleducks Day Nursery was launched exactly five years ago, on 1st June 2012. Puddleduck's Manager- Sharon and Deputy Manager- Vicky have been with us from the beginning and we would like to say a big thank you to them for their passion, professionalism and dedication.

The nursery was launched by Finance Minister Sammy Wilson who had a great fun riding a trike with Libby and Reuben Conway.