Welcome to the Ducklings Room
Ducklings Nursery Staff
Early Years Practitioner – Room Leader
Early Years Practitioner
Early Years Practitioner
The Ducklings 2’s Nursery offers the highest standard of care and education for children aged 2. We provide a warm, nurturing environment where your child can develop, thrive and learn the skills needed for their next adventures into Forrest Nursery and Reception.
When your child is due to start, we invite parents and child to visit the setting to provide an insight of a day in the Ducklings room. Here the child will be able to play with others and explore their environment. This allows parents to also explore the setting and receive answers to any of their concerns or further information they feel our staff should know about their child.
Once your child starts, we allow them to continue to explore their new environment and build a bond with our members of staff. Here we will then decide who your child’s key person is, based on who they are move confident and comfortable around. The role of a key person is to oversee your child’s development and plan appropriate learning opportunities for them. As a key person we ensure that home routines are maintained and can support you with potty training and promoting speech and language development. We also like to share information with parents and carers about the child’s learning and development both in school and at home.
In the Ducklings room, we passionately believe in the unique child and providing enabling environments for children to learn successfully. Our staff are highly trained and share our ethos and vision to provide an outstanding learning experience. We follow the Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and children are given opportunities to experience learning in the following areas: Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World, Expressive Arts and Design.
Hours to attend
If you would like your child to attend our 2-Year-old Ducklings Nursery, please contact the school for an application form. Once these forms have been completed, we will be in touch.
The Ducklings Nursery offers a choice of morning or afternoons 5 days a week.
Mornings – 8:30 – 11:30
Afternoons – 12:15 – 15:30 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
– 12:15 – 14:15 (Wednesday)
Whilst school uniform is not compulsory for Ducklings Nursery lots of children choose to wear it. Uniform includes:
- Red polo shirt
- Navy sweatshirt
- Jumper or cardigan
- Navy Joggers
- Sensible shoes – Velcro only (no laces please)
Your child must have a spare bag to leave at Nursery including nappies and two full changes of clothes. We will send the bag home to refill if we need to use any items throughout the school day.
*Please ensure your child’s belongings are labelled clearly!
Throughout the week children will enjoy a range of healthy snacks including, brioche, crumpets, toast, yoghurt, biscuits, cereal, milk and fruit. The charge for this is £1 per week.
Online and remote learning – Seesaw App
Ducklings’ children will have access to online learning via our Seesaw class app. We will upload photographs and short videos and will occasionally set activities to complete with parents and carers. It is good to communicate with nursery staff and take a closer look at what your child has been up to each week.
Stay and play
Every Thursday at the beginning of our session you are welcome to come in with your child to play, read and choose a book to take home. We encourage all children to read at home with their families, to help develop and encourage their love of books.
Each week the children will take part in our ‘weekly walks’ This is a chance for them to visit our local area using our large four-seater buggies. We will visit: shops, canals, parks, libraries etc. These walks give us the opportunity to point out, talk and observe our local environment. This is a great benefit to their development and something that is really enjoyed.
Things to remember
Each day we ask that you bring a bag containing spare clothes (as your child will get messy by having lots of fun), nappies and wipes.
Please do not hesitate to discuss your requirements with a member of staff so that we can meet your individual needs.
Come and have a look at our Nursery and meet the team.
Mrs Monaghan – Room Leader
Mrs Williams – Head of Early Years
Mrs Rimmer – Headteacher
We look forward to meeting you and your child.