We lose so many children to big school at this time of the year and it causes so many tears for the staff (and parents too). The team in Puddleducks have one of the best jobs in the world where we can nurture, care and help shape the very early years of so many children. Some children are with us for only a little while, while others are here from tiny babies until big school! These pictures are of Evie, a little girl who started in Puddleducks just 1 month after we opened in 2012. She celebrated all 5 of her birthdays with us and this week has just left us to move on to Primary one!
BCM's 1st ever 'Impact Report' has just come off the press! There are several copies in the Puddleducks reception for you to take home and read. This report will give you an insight, not only into Puddleducks but also into all of the projects within BCM...many of which are supported by the profits from Puddleducks. Please take the time to read through it...one of the most humbling parts for us to read was a poem from one of our service users (back page).
A massive thank you to all those who sponsored or contributed to help us buy new trikes. The children are so happy that they are able to use them and they absolutely LOVE them... We have visions of the next Lewis Hamilton starting their career in Puddleducks!
We were able to buy the trikes with the money raised from the sponsorship from our recent Runway Run. The shortfall was very kindly donated by a family who has had a child with us since we opened...their youngest has just left Puddleducks to start big school!
Puddleducks has just received the Annual Inspection Report and we could not be prouder of our staff! It prove that we have a wonderful team there. We have always had a great inspection reports but the inspectors' comments have really touched us this time!
Sharon, Manager of Puddleducks says, "August has historically been a busy month for enquiries and showing perspective parents around our FABULOUS Puddleducks...but my goodness, we have hit the ground running this morning! The phone has not stopped and the diary is already completely full this week for viewings. Availability is very limited, ESPECIALLY in our 0-2yrs age group. If you know of someone who is pregnant or has recently had a baby, please get them to contact us ASAP to ensure they don’t miss out on booking a place."