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 and all day long

    • 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
    • Lydia
      Early Years practitioner

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


    • Victoria
      Early Years Manager - Designated Safeguarding Lead

      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.



    • 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.

    • Alison
      Team Leader / Senior Early Years

      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.

    • Sarah
      Childcare Booking Administrator

      Sarah works in the office as the Childcare Booking Administrator, sending out our monthly invoices, updating our database and administering the children’s files.

    • Rebecca
      Early Years Practitioner

      Rebecca works 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.

    • Katie
      Deputy Early Years Manager

      Katie is the Deputy Early Years Manager for Dinky Ducks and SENCO. She works in the Puddle Ducks room and occasionally in the office.  Katie specialises in SEND and is passionate about school readiness, SEND and inclusion.

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

    • Charlotte
      Team Leader

      Charlotte is the 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.

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