Ages

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

Hours

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

Fees

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

About

Puddleducks is a committee-run charity organisation that provides pre-school education to the children of Over and the surrounding areas. Children can start Puddleducks from 2 years and we support their development up to primary school age. Puddleducks is a member of the Early Years Alliance (EYA).  As such, we have…

Why Choose Us

Meet Our Team

Emma Baker

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

Joanne Sibthorpe

Deputy Manager
Joanne has a National Nursery Examining Board (NNEB) qualification at level 3 and an Introductory Certificate in Management. Joanne is also a Child Protection coordinator, an Equalities Named Coordinator (ENCO) and qualified paediatric First Aider.

Clare Davis

Child Practitioner
Clare is currently training for her CACHE Level 2 Early Years Educator and is a qualified paediatric First Aider.

Chell Haizel

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

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Don't Take Our Word For It!

Laura

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.

Charlie

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.

Tracey

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.