Our youngest age group, caring for children from 3 months – 2 years. The routine is incredibly flexible and is very much ‘baby led’. Everything that the team need is within this space, so ratio is maintained throughout the day.
Little Chicks has a ‘gross motor’ play area which is available to all our babies throughout the day. This is used to encourage tummy time, develop balance, and strengthen the core muscles which will help your Little Chick to get up on their feet and be ready to walk to Goslings
Our Goslings room can cater for up to twelve children aged from 18 months – 2 years. The older of our two baby rooms, our children transition to this room from Little Chicks when they are stage ready (not age ready). A more structured routine will help your child begin to develop their confidence and independence while the team use play activities to develop language and communication.
Ducklings is our room for up to twenty 2-3 year olds. There is nothing terrible about the “twos” just children who need help to understand their emotions and how to best manage them. Children at this age naturally want to be independent and can become frustrated when they can’t. We provide as many opportunities as possible for our Ducks to try, try and try again – they learn that Puddleducks is a safe space to make mistakes – the stepping-stones of learning.
Our Ducklings move to Cygnets at 3 years old. This is our oldest age group where our children learn important life skills. Our cygnets are exposed to ‘managed’ risk and are encouraged to problem solve to ensure a good outcome. They will learn that they have a choice and also a right to say no.
All of our children will be offered lots of opportunites each day to design, investagate, create and explore with a huge selection of toys, resources and equipment…
A wonderful team of hard working, thoughtful, reflective and dedicated Early Years professionals.
Together, our team has a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience in Early Years care and education. We are passionate about being the best for your little duck. Through regular team meetings, training and 1:1 supervision – we believe that “when the best of me meets the best of you…there is MAGIC!”