Puddle Ducks

2-5 Years
  • Encouraging learn through play

    Our puddles of learning are created by splashes of fun!
  • Puddle Ducks

    Puddle ducks is our pre-school area where the children are supported to learn through play. They are encouraged to choose their own activities and have plenty of time to follow their ideas through. Our enclosed private garden area has been developed so that children can learn through play indoors and outdoors all year round.

    • Age Group:
      2-5 Years Old
    • Group Size:
      56 Children
    • Sessions:
      Sessions available between 07.00-18.00
    • Well led and managed. Professional staff, perfect communication. The BEST nursery which deserves all credits and commendations. We are proud our children have the opportunity to attend Dinky Ducks.

    • I would like to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who works at Dinky Ducks as both my girls love It there and have learnt so much.

    • Helping children to meet goals and improving/ learning continually.

  • Puddle Duck Staff

    With education and experience in early childhood care
    • Becky
      Senior Practitioner

      Becky specialises in SENCO. She is passionate about helping children reach the highest potential that they possibly can. Personal interests are relaxing with family.

    • Lydia
      Qualified practitioner

      Lydia specialises in Makaton. She is passionate about children’s achievement. Personal interests are “using Makaton in everyday conversations!”


    • Alison
      Nursery Practitioner

      Alison is passionate about teaching and believes every child should be treated equally and given the same opportunities and she is committed to helping every child achieve their full potential. Personal interests are spending time with family and grandchildren. gardening and cooking, knitting and cross stitch.

    • Kelly

      Kelly is a nursery practitioner in the Puddle Ducks room and specialises in 1-2-1 support with children with additional needs, she is passionate about supporting these children and building partnerships with their parents.

      In her own time Kelly likes to spend time with her family and friends.

    • Alison
      Senior Practitioner

      Alison works in the Puddle Ducks room, she specialises in our Time Line, Birthday Board and Planning Board. She is passionate about seeing the children reach their milestones/full potential and excel. Personal interests are spending time with my family and friends, poetry writing and cooking new dishes.

    • Megan
      Qualified Practitioner

      Megan works in the Puddle Duck room and specialises in physical activity, arts and craft and literacy. Megan is passionate about supporting child development and learning new skills to improve her practice. Personal interests are art and craft, music, playing the guitar and spending time with my family.

    • Rebecca
      Qualified Practitioner

      Rebecca is a nursery practitioner working in the Puddle Ducks room.  She specialises in 5 to thrive and is passionate about ensuring the children are in a happy and safe environment.

      Her personal interests include reading, the gym and camping.

    • Victoria
      Dinky Ducks Manager

      Victoria is the manager for Dinky Ducks, working in the setting in 2007, she left and trained as a paediatric nurse working on acute medical wards and neonatal units in Hampshire.  Victoria also gained a BA (hons) degree in Education and specialised in Early Years and managed a pre-school in Fareham for five years.

      Outside of Dinky Ducks Victoria enjoys spending time with her family, which includes two growing teenage boys.



    • Charlotte
      Team Leader

      Charlotte is team leader in the Puddle Ducks room, she specialises in emotional well-being and school transition. She is passionate about supporting children’s emotional health. Personal interests are playing the piano and baking.

    • Katie
      Team Leader / SENCO

      Katie is the team leader and SENCO in the Puddle Ducks room.  Katie specialises in SEND and is passionate about school readiness, SEND and inclusion.

      Her personal interests are socialising, eating, exploring and travelling.

  • Please contact us to register your child at Dinky Ducks Day Care.