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An established day nursery in Ipswich which prides itself on quality childcare

PUDDLEDUCKS Kindercare Day Nursery, Ipswich was established in October 1990.

Since then we have gradually expanded, maintaining an outstanding reputation for delivering high-quality childcare. Our day nursery can accommodate children between the ages of three months and eight years.


Hello, I'm Kerry Gladden and I'm the owner of Puddleducks Kindercare Day Nursery.

Situated in a semi-rural setting close to Ipswich, our day nursery faces a wood, with views to the rear of Bourne Park, water meadows and the River Orwell.

I have had personal experience of working full-time while my daughters were young and therefore fully appreciate and understand the anxieties families have when parents return to work. I therefore aim to make things as smooth and painless as possible for you, by providing a friendly, stimulating, safe and healthy environment for your child to grow and develop during the important early years.

Philosophy

Psychologists, through extensive research have proven that half a child's intellectual growth takes place in the pre-school years. Here at Puddleducks Kindercare Day Nursery, Ipswich, we know that children learn and develop through play, by exploring, experimenting, investigating, questioning and doing.

The framework for our curriculum for our children is structured around the six areas of learning as outlined by the Department for Education and Skills.

  • Personal and social development
  • Language and literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development

Facilities

Indoors

Our Day Nursery has four rooms catering for different groups of children, as follows: 0-1 years; 1-2 years; 2-3 years; 3+ years.

Outdoors

Play areas to the side and rear provide grass and hard surfaces in a large garden that the children just love.

Dinners are freshly cooked using high quality ingredients and our meat is supplied by Creasey's, a family butcher in Woodbridge, vegetables and eggs from a local farm in Tattingstone and all other groceries are from supermarkets.

Opening times

We are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.45pm, excluding Bank Holidays. We are closed for two weeks at Christmas, this includes Bank Holidays.

Full-time and sessional places are offered subject to availability, a minimum of one day or two sessions are required.

Our commitment to you

At Puddleducks Kindercare Day Nursery here in Ipswich, the happiness of children and parents is more important than anything else.

We have committed staff, who enjoy continuity of service and by August 2006, we will have successfully gained the Kitemark quality assurance scheme run by Suffolk County Council.

We have been inspected and approved by Ofsted in July 1997, July 1999 and February 2004 and have been awarded Investors In People, November 2005

For more information, contact us on our numbers here on the Best of Ipswich


 

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latest reviews

In May 2013, said about Puddleducks Kindercare

I would like to leave a review as a grandmother who is privileged to be able to collect my two grandaughters from Puddlesducks twice a week. On arrival I am always greeted with a smile by both the staff and both granddaughters. All staff are incredibly helpful and nothing appears to be too much for them. I am made fully aware of both girls activities throughout the day which means I can pass this onto their mother when I drop them home. As a qualified nursery nurse, midwife and health visitor I would recommend this nursery to anyone who is looking for excellent daycare for their child.

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In August 2011, said about Puddleducks Kindercare

My little boy has been at Puddleducks now for 18 months since he was 6 months old and absolutely loves it. The staff and wonderful and very caring. He is coming on in leaps and bounds in a non pressured playful environment. Thoroughly recommended.

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In October 2007, said about Puddleducks Kindercare

Both of my children have loved Puddleducks, one has now moved onto school, a stage of her life that she was happy and more than prepared for, due to the wonderful pre school work she experienced at the nursery, and still likes to return during the holidays. My other child is so happy, confident and has made wonderful friends due to the fabulous environment offered. I am totally confident in leaving my children, with people who really do care, and I will always be grateful for their support. Through weaning, potty training, to Pre School, they have been there, as a working parent I have found that invaluable. I would not hesitate in recommending Puddleducks to anyone.

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In September 2007, said about Puddleducks Kindercare

My daughter has been going to Puddleducks since she was 4 months old. I was reccomended it by my manager and aGPP who had there children there. I have truley never looked back. My daughter is so happy there she never wants to come home. She goes 4 days a week and absolutely loves it. She is well behaved and learning very fast. Her social skills are fantastic and I know I have Puddleducks o thank for that. The staff are great and very flexible to my needs as a mother with 3 jobs ! I highly reccomend the homely and lovely day care environment for any child

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In September 2007, said about Puddleducks Kindercare

My son has been going to Puddleducks for 2 years and he has loved every minute of it! I am about to have my 2nd child and have no concerns about leaving them at nursery from an early age. The staff are friendly and helpful, and know all the children and their parents by name. Many of my friends use Puddleducks and we all think the same...that it is great!

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In September 2007, said about Puddleducks Kindercare

I have been using Puddleducks for the best part of 8 years! What a wonderful environment for little people to begin their learning and socialising skills. The care has been second to none with a low turn-over of staff which indicates a very happy enviroment and, more importantly, continuity of care for the children. The location is excellent and the children can safely be taken for woodland or park walks.The garden area for outdoor play is also a huge advantage.

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In August 2007, said about Puddleducks Kindercare

Puddleducks came highly recommended to us and rightly so. The staff are wonderful and both of my children have benefitted greatly from their warm and friendly environment. I work with a lot of people whose children also go there as their reputation is very good. My eldest son is leaving for school at Christmas and it will be a very sad day for us all. I would not hesitate to recommend them and have done many times.

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In August 2007, said about Puddleducks Kindercare

Hello, I was very upset when my sonʼs nursery had to close down due to ill health. I was recommended Puddleducks by a friend but I was not sure about the extra commuting as it was not in our local town. Well the commuting is just the norm now and in hind sight it was the best thing we could have done. My son is so happy at Puddleducks. He is happy when we arrive to drop him off and very happy and excited when I arrive to pick him up but never in a hurry to go home!! Puddleducks are extremely well structered, organised and disciplined. The staff are always happy and pleased to see the children. The ambience is always very calm & happy. Well Done Puddlesducks for doing such a great job!

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In August 2007, said about Puddleducks Kindercare

Puddleducks was recommended to us by friends and colleagues, and after seeing the set up for ourselves we did not hesitate in transferring our children from another local day nursery. After four years of wonderful times for our children we are delighted with our decision. We were sad when our children came of school age and had to leave, albeit with the consolation that the brilliant and caring staff at Puddleducks helped to provide our children with the necessary tools for a happy and confident school life.

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In August 2007, said about Puddleducks Kindercare

My daughter has been attending Puddleducks since 3 months old. It was a major decision for my husband and I to undertake, and thankful due to the exceptional childcare service that Puddleducks offers one we have not regretted. The nursery is very well organised, itʼs main focus is ensuring the children are happy and are learning in a clean and stimulating environment. Thanks to Puddleducks our little girl is nolonger a fussy eater with the great range of home cooked food that is supplied. Highly recommend Puddleducks to any parent making the decision on childcare.

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In August 2007, said about Puddleducks Kindercare

i was really anxious to go back to work, and worried that i wouldnʼt find childcare hours to meet my shift work. Kerry and her team have been really supportive and understanding, allowing me to chop and change my times to meet my work commitments. This obviously makes it easier to go back to work. The childcare my daughter recieves is second to none, she has been there since she was 10 months and now is 2, she asks in the morning to go to "DuckDucks" and that to me is a real indication that she loves it and that is all that matters. Thanks Guys for all you do!

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In July 2007, said about Puddleducks Kindercare

Both my children went to Puddleducks and I can honestly say they flourishedin the warm, friendly and happy environment Kerry and her staff offer. Thanks Kerry for taking the worry away from what can be a stressful time for parents, leaving their children in day nursery at such young ages. They are now both at school full-time and have clearly benefitted from the Puddleducks experience

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In July 2007, said about Puddleducks Kindercare

Both my children went to Puddleducks. Without a doubt they benefitted from the wonderful way Kerry and her staff treated, tought and let both my children have fun. The atmosphere at Puddleducks was always friendly and warm. I highly recommend them because quite simply Puddleducks took the worry out of putting my children into pre-school care.

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    8a Bourne Terrace
    Bourne Hill
    Wherstead
    Suffolk
    IP2 8NG
    T: 01473 690240
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