Brand New Nursery opening in Malton Summer 2022

Puddleducks Day Nursery, Sheriff Hutton

“Laying foundations for lifelong learning”

Welcome to Puddleducks children’s day nursery, the area’s only purpose-built, multi-award-winning, outstanding childcare setting. We are an independent nursery, situated in beautiful rural North Yorkshire, perfectly located for families from York, Malton, Pickering, and all the quant villages in between. We are a nursery with an ambitious owner, present and involved in the running of the nursery every day.

We provide a secure, warm, and welcoming home-from-home environment where parents feel reassured to place their babies and children. We pride ourselves on our ‘family feel,’ where babies and children are cared for as valued members of our nursery family. So often parents’ feedback that within minutes of visiting our nursery they just had a ‘feeling’. They just knew this was where they wanted their children to be. We wish we could put a label on that feeling, but it is probably an accumulation of lots of feelings coming together when you visit our nursery. We always encourage parents to visit several nurseries. When you walk into the right one, you will know.

Please follow the link to read lots of reviews of our nursery. These all come from the hearts of parents just like you and prove our high standards of care. We are here to support you and your family and make sure that looking for and starting a nursery is a pleasure.

From Sarah personally…..

I have been there; (too many!) years ago I set out to find a local nursery to care for my first precious baby boy because I was making the dreaded return to work. I was a primary teacher at that time, at a York school.
It was while visiting nurseries, (and I visited lots!) I realised what a huge position of trust it is to place your baby in the care of a team of people you have just met. In a nursery I wanted clean, homely facilities and caring, warm people to look after my baby. Yes, the standards of early education mattered to me, I was a teacher after all, but first and foremost I wanted to know my baby would be loved and happy. I wanted to know he would get cuddled when he was sad; that he would get help when he needed it; and that he would play and be happy.

And that was where it all began. I had a vision for what a nursery should be, and I set about making that a reality. I embarked on a two-year long journey of planning, meetings, research, and many sleepless nights and on June 25th, 2012, Puddleducks opened its doors. It has been the most amazing journey and I feel truly blessed to have met and worked with so many amazing babies, children, and their families.

Our staff team has grown from 3 to 30, and I must give recognition to the truly wonderful people I have working with me, who really do make Puddleducks the place it is. They support my values and ethos and work tirelessly to provide the very best care for our children. We are a close-knit team; we laugh lots; many of us are parents ourselves and therefore share the trials and tribulations of parenting, but most importantly we all share the same view that babies and children deserve the very best care and early education that we can possibly provide, and we will always strive to achieve that. I put our success down to good old-fashioned hard work, passion and unwavering commitment.

The ‘baby’ who inspired me to open Puddleducks is now at secondary school, and as tall as me! Since then, he has gained a brother in 2013, and sister in 2018. All 3 of my children have had a wonderful start at Puddleducks, and I will continue to use them and my values as a parent to set the standards within what is most definitely my fourth baby, ‘Puddleducks’.

Sarah Kelly, Nursery Managing Director
BA Honours in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Ofsted Inspection – Ofsted inspected our setting in March 2019. Please follow the
link to read our full inspection report.

Click here to view our Full Ofsted Inspection Report

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