Welcome to Ducklings!
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about our nursery. We believe it is a truly exceptional place for young children to learn and develop in a safe, caring environment.
On this page, you’ll discover more about our nursery and our provision. If you have already decided that you’d like your child to attend our nursery, please fill in the form below, and a member of our team will be in touch.
At Ducklings, much like the entirety of the Gagle Brook community, we care about our learning, each other, and the world around us. We introduce children to the world of education, as well as the world around them, through fun and engaging activities. We focus on the individual needs of each child and help them to develop the foundational skills that are so crucial in early years learning.
Our nursery is located on the site of our wonderful primary school, which ensures young children become familiar with the atmosphere of a school and spending time near older children. We’ve found this to be highly beneficial for children who progress from our nursery to our primary school, as they settle in quickly to familiar surroundings.
The Ducklings provision is available for 3- to 4-year-olds and provided by a team of experienced carers and educators. Our nursery is open between 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Fridays.
Our provision combines nursery and reception, ensuring children are part of a continuous learning journey. Throughout, they follow a curriculum with development at its heart that focuses on achieving early learning goals. Learning is delivered by qualified teachers trained in Read Write Inc, a proven phonics programme.
Complementing our curriculum are our fantastic facilities and resources. We understand that establishing an environment conducive to learning gives children the best chance to develop and progress. Ducklings offers children a wide range of top-class facilities to stimulate their learning. They include two well-equipped classrooms, an outdoor learning environment, and access to the school hall and wider school grounds.
Funding for Children
At Ducklings, we are delighted to be able to offer both 15 and 30 hours’ free childcare to the parents of 3- and 4-year-olds, based on availability. We understand the financial impact nursery can have on families, so we are pleased that the parents of children attending our nursery have access to support funding.
The funding is provided by the government. To secure the funding for your child, visit the government website by clicking the button below.
If you are interested in applying for a place for your child at Ducklings nursery, we can arrange an after-school tour of the facilities. Please contact us at [email protected] or by calling the school office to arrange.
In the meantime, why not have a look at this quick video tour of our fantastic facilities:
Discover More about Ducklings
We can’t wait to welcome you and your child to our nursery!
If you’d like to find out more or discuss your child’s attendance, please contact us via email at [email protected].