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My son has Down’s Syndrome and had attended a different nursery before coming to Ducklings. Alyson and the team made us feel very welcome and invested lots of time and effort in getting to know James. Their professional and caring approach was amazing. James loved going to nursery and formed very strong bonds with his key workers. I felt comfortable knowing he had a structured development plan in place. Their input through the SEN Assessment process and the transition to starting mainstream school far surpassed my expectations. I can't thank them enough. I would not hesitate to recommend Ducklings to any parent, especially one whose child has special needs.
“The setting of Ducklings is like a home from home for my 2 children. They have made friends with whom they will go onto school. I feel it’s a safe and secure environment and I am always made welcome. My children love playing in the garden with all the toys. Scarlett has learned so much and enjoyed all the activities - I have had some lovely pictures to bring home. Harris always wants to bring his latest toy in to show Pete. You have helped Scarlett broaden the range of foods she will eat – thanks” - Parent of a nursery child
“I like special helper and painting.” – Lois (Age 4)
“Ducklings have provided an extremely high standard of care for our son in a friendly, stimulating and safe environment. The knowledgeable and caring staff have catered for his every need ensuring that he has settled happily and quickly into this new environment giving him an enriched experience in play and learning” - Parent of a nursery child
“I like the dressing up and the magnets.” – George (Age 4)
“I like to play with the jigsaws.” – Alfie (Age 3)
“Ducklings is by far the most supportive and nurturing environment we have managed to find for our children. We feel relaxed leaving them in the staff’s capable hands as we know they are being cared for just as they would be at home” - Parent of a nursery child
“Both my daughters have had a wonderfully positive experience at Ducklings and I have never had any worries or concerns about leaving them in your care, even at a young age. My eldest daughter started school with a wonderful learning foundation and she came away with many other skills, particularly her ability to make friends with both peers and adults. Ducklings staff are always positive, caring and supportive and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others. ” - Parent of a nursery child
“It’s great to work in such a caring environment” - A member of staff at Ducklings
“As a grandparent it is refreshing to feel so welcomed when visiting the nursery and to be encouraged to join in with all the exciting activities going on. ” - Grandparent of a nursery child
“Ducklings is a first class nursery, our children adore coming here and I can go to work happy in the knowledge that they are loved and cared for. We have two very happy, kind and sociable children and that is thanks to the wonderful team at Ducklings.” - Parent of nursery children
“I enjoy working at Ducklings because of the lovely atmosphere, team spirit and quality of care that all of the children get, through highly qualified staff and useful resources. This positive ethos reflects on the children who grow into confident and caring young children ready to continue their learning at school.” - A member of staff at Ducklings
“Ethan started nursery when he was 6 months old. We have been extremely pleased with all the staff at Ducklings who are very kind, caring and genuinely interested in our baby. They are also knowledgeable and professional, being able to offer advice on aspects of weaning and his development. Ethan enjoys his time at nursery which has made settling him at nursery a stress free process.” - Parent of a nursery child
“It’s always a joy to come to work and a bonus that I get paid to work somewhere so special. I’ve been here since the start in 1999 and I can honestly say I don’t think I will ever want to leave such a happy place.” - A member of staff at Ducklings
“On my early return to full time work sending Billy at only 10 months old to nursery was the most daunting and upsetting prospect I had to deal with, however, all staff at ducklings were extremely supportive of my worries, concerns, tears and persistent phone calls! Billy quickly settled into nursery clearly building strong and trusting relationships with staff and making friends with the other children. He has come on in leaps and bounds and thoroughly enjoys every minute at nursery, helping him to develop and progress through each stage of his learning development. I am relieved, thankful and very happy to say that sending Billy to ducklings was one of the best decisions I have made. ” - Parent of a nursery child
“Simply the best childcare in our local area. My children age 20 months and 4 years love it at Ducklings, the team of staff are friendly and approachable and its a real home from home atmosphere. I highly recommend Ducklings and so do my little ones. ” - Parent of a nursery child
“We are delighted with the progress Sophia has made since she has attended Ducklings, all of the staff are professional, approachable and friendly. Sophia loves her time at Ducklings, most days when I pick her up she doesn't want to leave” -  Parent of a nursery child
“I would like to thank all of the staff at Ducklings for making our son's nursery years very special. He was extremely happy there and the staff were wonderful with helping him settle into his new surroundings. ” - Parent of a former nursery child
“Ducklings is an outstanding environment for all children to learn and further their development. All staff provide the care that allows children to grow in confidence, self esteem and well being. It is a privilege to be a part of such a great setting that allows staff and children to learn through play, which is the essence of each child’s needs.” - A member of staff at Ducklings
“ After looking around other nurseries in the area, I knew straight away that Ducklings was the right one. Oscar is at present in the Roo’s group where the staff are understanding, positive and enthusiastic. I feel completely at ease because Oscar is in a safe and caring environment. They contact me throughout the day as I like to know how he is doing and they don’t mind doing this for me. Oscar’s skills have really developed thanks to the nursery. Oscar really enjoys nursery and he loves playing with his friends.” - Parent of a nursery child
“Ducklings have been fantastic in taking care of our son. He has settled really well largely due to the effort of the staff in the Roo’s room. We are particularly appreciative of Julia’s hard work and caring nature.” - Parent of a nursery child
“Ducklings nursery is a warm, clean and friendly place which feels, for the children, home from home. The staff are always welcoming and friendly and really care for the children.” - Parent of a nursery child
“Ducklings has a very homely feel. Our daughter is very happy and looks forward to each session. The staff respond really well to any concerns and feedback.” - Parent of a nursery child
“As a student on placement at Ducklings I have been made to feel extremely welcome by all members of staff – who have been so supportive and friendly towards me! All the children are lovely too. I always look forward to coming to the nursery every other week and I know all the hands on experience will be invaluable and really beneficial for me , and this, along with my written work from college and support from Ducklings staff will result in me being very successful. I really enjoy doing the activities with the children and it is brilliant to see them all grow and develop in their own ways. The best thing about Ducklings is that everyone is always happy and smiling! Thank you.” - A student on placement at Ducklings
“Joseph has been coming to Ducklings for nearly 3 years. He has enjoyed every day there and I have always felt confident he is being cared for. He particularly likes yoga and being “Special helper” at the moment. Thanks Ducklings for providing a home away from home.” - Parent of a nursery child