A Typical Day

8:30am - 9:00am

Early starters will be warmly received by practitioners and able to free-play straight away.

9:00am Onwards

The children are able to free-flow independently to the outside learning environment and a unique Woodland Area accessing both a variety of independent learning and practitioner-led activities. Practitioners move seamlessly with the children to not only ensure your child is cared and nurtured for, but to model enthusiastic and inquisitive learning and exploration. Rolling-snack provided from 10.00am.

11:30am - Noon

Circle/group time, providing an opportunity to share stories and experiences or perhaps a song and dance!

Noon - 1:00pm

Lunch and quiet-time activities including reading, colouring, puzzles.

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Children are encouraged to independently decide where they wish to be and what activity they wish to pursue.


Drop off & Collection

Please ensure you arrive to drop off/collect your child at the relevant time and follow the most recent COVID guidance including wearing a mask and social distancing.  

This ensures the safety of all children both in Puddleducks Pre-School and the schools. 

It is really important that you close the gate behind you every time please. This ensures we know who is in the school grounds and that everyone is kept safe thank you for your cooperation.

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If your child is unable to attend Puddledukcs due to going on holiday or illness, we kindly ask that you inform us as soon as possible. 

This allows us to monitor attendance and importantly keep records of illness to ensure we keep on top of any outbreaks that may occur.

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Nut Allergies

We are a NUT FREE setting so please make sure that you don't put any nuts or nut products into your child's lunchbox. This includes Nutella, Peanut Butter and Chocolate containing nuts. 

Please be aware that we have several children with severe allergies at Puddleducks.  

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Milk will be provided at snack times so we please ask that NO MILK is put into your child's daily water bottles.

Please feel free to speak to your child's key person should you have any questions.


Please, please, please ensure that everything is labelled. 

This should include your child's drink bottle, lunch box, bag, coat, changes of clothes and shoes.

Whilst we try to get to know what belongs to each child it is proving tricky at times where items are not labelled.

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We ask that you bring in a piece of fruit or vegetable every day that your child attends Puddleducks.

This is added to the other children's fruit/vegetables and it will then be shared amongst the children at snack time. There is a bowl available every day to pop the fruit/vegetable in. 

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