About Puddleducks

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 6 months and we support their development up to primary school age.

Puddleducks is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance (PLA).  As such, we have adopted the constitution of the PLA and encourage all aspects of development to give each child a secure foundation on which to build future learning, as well as to contribute to the enjoyment of their early childhood.

In 2014 Puddleducks was inspected by OFSTED (the Office For Standards in Education) and was described as either ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ in all areas of provision. This is a difficult standard to reach and is testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff.

Our aims at Puddleducks are to provide:

  • high quality care and learning opportunities by experienced and qualified staff
  • a balanced curriculum
  • a safe, stimulating and welcoming environment
  • equal opportunities for all children
  • clear policies and procedures
  • the opportunity for parents and carers to be involved

Registered charity #1027556  Ofsted registered #221787

Welcome booklet and Ofsted report:

Below you will find our welcome booklet, with useful information for all prospective parents, and the latest Ofsted report from our 2014 inspection:

Welcome booklet

Ofsted report 2014

Policies:

Below you will find links to the main policies that we think parents will be interested in. The full operational plan, inclusive of all our policies and procedures, is held at Puddleducks and can be viewed on request.

Admissions policy

Payment of fees policy

Sick child policy

Child collection procedure

Uncollected child policy

Lost child procedure

Safeguarding children policy

Health and safety policy

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