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Puddleducks Kindercare Ltd

Day nursery

Puddleducks Kindercare was established in October 1990, the nursery is registered for 53 children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years .

All members of staff hold relevant qualifications and continue to broaden there professional knowledge with ongoing training.
We are an inclusive practice and aim to provide the best possible care for all children; we will always seek advice and outside help when needed to accommodate children with special educational needs and disabilities that we have not had personal experience of.

Who to contact

Name
Kirsty Morgan
Position
Manager
Address
8a Bourne Terrace
Bourne Hill
Wherstead
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP2 8NG
Telephone
01473 690240
Email
puddleducks06@tiscali.co.uk

Venue Details

Venue
Puddleducks Kindercare Ltd.
Address
8a Bourne Terrace
Bourne Hill
Wherstead
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP2 8NG
Venue Email
puddleducks06@tiscali.co.uk
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
We have a large off road car park at the front of the nursery
Transport
There are bus routes that stop on Bourne Bridge and by Fox's Marina - both a 10 minute walk from us
Restrictions to access
There are no restrictions to access

Additional contact

Name
Kirsty Chambers
Position
SENCO
Telephone
01473-690240

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
No

Vacancies

Last updated
05/02/2018
Immediate vacancies
Yes
Other information
Please contact Puddleducks Kindercare Ltd for vacancy information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 8.00 - 5.45

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes
Cultural provisions
Yes - Dietary requirements, sensitive and aware of celebrated/non celebrated festivals. Promote British Values within our setting. Support for EAL
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We cater for all dietary requirements that have been identified/confirmed by a medical professional. We have experience with catering for the following dietary requirements: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Celiac, Vegetarians.All our staff are trained to use Epi-pens through Paediatric Infant & Child First Aid Level 3 training. Specific staff have also had 1-1 training with an Allergy Nurse from Ipswich Hospital.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Asthma
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Downs syndrome
Eczema
Emotional needs
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Hypermobility
Learning difficulties
Reflux
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Speech and language difficulties

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.15 3 years plus - Per hour
£5.25 2 years - Per hour
£5.35 Birth to 1yr - Per hour
Details
We accept all voucher scheme payments aswell as being set up with the HMRC voucher scheme. We offer 15 hours grant funding for eligible 2, 3 & 4 yr olds.

Other Details

Facilities
Accessible parking, Adventure play area, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Forest school, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Private changing area, Sensory garden, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Soft play area, Swings, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
Cater for over 8s
No
Age Range
From 0 month(s)
To 8 Year(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Last Updated
08/07/2019

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY470661
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
16/02/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
13/06/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

2 trained Senco's

1 to 1 care when required and possible

Care plans 

Majority of staff have makaton levels 1-4

Majority of staff have had manual handling training

Support from SALT;physiotherapists and other external professionals

Shared care with Thomas Wolsey School

Adaptable resources and equipment

We can accommodate walking and standing frames

Great staff to parent communication

Training courses attended when specific needs arise.

 

 

 

Contact
Kirsty Chambers
Telephone
01473-690240
Email
puddleducks06@tiscali.co.uk
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Physical disabilities

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Fantastic
Puddleducks is a fantastic nursery, it's a family run business and it really does feel like you are part of that family, the support we have received from them when our son started at 11 months has been invaluable and now at age 2 that hasn't changed. He loves it there and I feel 100% happy and confident that he is safe and very well looked after.
Loving, friendly staff
I have sent two childrent to Puddleducks.  My first child (who has an autism spectrum condition) thrived there and made a very good transition to school.  My second child has been there since the age of 13 months.  The staff are very experienced, caring and dedicated.  Many are mums of nursery-age children themselves.  The staff always seem happy and motivated and there is a low turnover.  The nursery is very clean and organised and has a bright, friendly feel.  There is a very large outdoor area.  Highly recommend.  Thank you Puddleducks!
Amazing!
My daughter began attending Puddleducks age 11 months and still absolutely loves it age two and a half.  The staff are fabulous with children and are always polite, helpful and friendly, and very reassuring towards parents that may be anxious about their child attending nursery. Their outdoor space and opportunities are amazing, from climbing frames to walks in the woods, and their home-cooked meals and snacks are well thought out and always enjoyed. I have no hesitation recommending this family run nursery to anyone and everyone, and my son is already enrolled ready for my return to work from maternity leave.
Caring, skilled staff
My 14 month old and 2.5 year old boys absolutely love their time at nursery and I am so pleased with the excellent care they receive.  The staff maintain an effective line of communication with parents and are incredibly attentive to each child's needs to make sure they feel at home.  This not only makes little ones happy, but creates an atmosphere of good behaviour.  Each aspect of the nursery care is well planned from their daily outings, healthy meals and range of activities.  It is a joy to see what my boys are learning from their experience at Puddleducks and I would highly recommend the nursery.  
Wonderful nursery, fantastic staff & happy children
Our daughter started at Puddleducks 6 months ago, aged 10 months, and we could not be happier with our choice of nursery.  The staff are all so warm and friendly, and are brilliant with the children.  The facilities and variety of activities are absolutely fantastic.  The nursery has a large outdoor space with beautifully laid out gardens full of activities for the children to enjoy.  I really couldn't recommend this nursery highly enough, it's got to be the best in the area.
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