Follow our Malton Journey

We plan to document progress with our new Malton nursery here, with plenty of photographs and updates!

External Updates!

March 2022

Mid March and we are now just days away from completion and purchase of the building.

There is still a lot to do on the inside, but this beautiful building will be ours. We love how the timber cladding sets us apart from everyone else on the enterprise park.

Our play areas are now fully fenced and we are excited to commence the fit out of the outdoor play areas in April.

It’s beginning to take shape!

February 2022

It’s hard to believe how quickly things have progressed. To think in November there was nothing here! We now have a building, complete with first floor. We’re really starting to get a feel for the different spaces now. Since the very start of the planning stage, we’ve focussed on bright, light and spacious rooms for our children; it certainly seems like we’ve achieved that. For anyone following our progress, and considering a place, please do not delay. Spaces are becoming limited already.

We have lift off!

December 2021

For the first time, we can see our lovely building above ground. (It maybe doesn’t look very lovely on a murky December day, but we promise it will be lovely!)
The steel frame is up, and concrete floor laid.
For the first time we get a sense of the building size and the amazing spaces it will offer us. We’ve also exchanged contracts in December, so no going back now! For those still considering a place with us, we have very limited baby spaces left for 2022/2023.

Eeek.. A first look at our plans!

November 2021

It has been an exciting few weeks. We gained full planning consent for our Malton nursery in early November, so all permissions and conditions are now met and as we provide this update, the building is going up! So, we now dare to share some of our layout plans with you all. Although 2D layout plans certainly don’t give you a sense of how beautiful our spaces will be, they do illustrate the large open spaces and bespoke facilities that a purpose build nursery allows us. We also share the first draft of the toddler and baby garden plans. I am currently deep in the planning stages of the outdoor areas, and there are likely to be some amendments to the plan we show here. Hopefully a glance at this first draft does provide our followers with a sense of the spacious, well-equipped and exciting outdoor areas that we are planning. In our next update we should have part of a building to show you!

See our floor plans below

Construction is under way!

Mid September 2021

The site is looking glorious on a sunny September Saturday! All fenced off and secured, we get a real sense of anticipation. The arrival of construction vehicles, and the laying of the hardcore makes it all seem very real.
Standing here now, it’s hard to believe that in 8 months time we should (project permitting) hear the sound of happy children playing outdoors at our beautiful new nursery.

Introducing… Puddleducks Malton!

Dear Parent / Carer,

Thank you for enquiring about a place at our new Malton nursery, due to open in the spring of 2022. I am thrilled that you want to learn more about Malton’s new purpose-built facility, brought to you by the outstanding, award-winning Puddleducks team. My team are beyond excited that Puddleducks is growing, and our sister nursery will be built on the same strong family values and beliefs as our very successful existing nursery, based in the village of Sheriff Hutton.

By the time our new nursery opens its doors, Puddleducks will be approaching its tenth birthday. I have talked about opening a sister nursery for over 3 years now, so this is by no means a decision that has been taken lightly. It has been an incredible ten-year journey rich in good old fashioned hard work, passion, and unwavering commitment. By nature (my team will tell you!), I am always looking for the next challenge. My overly self-critical nature combined with high expectations of myself, translate into a nursery that is constantly self-evaluating and improving. In turn our babies and children receive the very best early nurture and education.

It takes time and dedication for a fledgling business to realise its own identity, and we were no exception. It was around 2018 that our identity really came to the fore. We adopted an approach to early education which saw a complete transformation of our nursery. Our team firmly believes that babies and young children reach the highest well-being levels in an environment that emulates home. We invest heavily in ensuring that our spaces are beautifully furnished and equipped to provide our little people with exceptional surroundings, both indoors and out. We have very exciting large outdoor garden spaces planned at our new nursery, which will complement the indoor spaces beautifully.

The exciting new location on Malton Enterprise Park brings endless benefits. I have worked in partnership with the builder and architect from the beginning of this process and have my experience of our existing site to draw on. The result will be a purpose-built nursery that is designed to support children’s well-being and learning most effectively. Spacious, light, and airy rooms will have direct access to large outdoor spaces, effectively supporting children’s mental health and well-being.

You have no idea how many times over the years I have had parents ask me to open a nursery in Malton. We have many families make the journey over to our existing nursery, so we will be delighted to meet the demand for our service in the beautiful market town of Malton. The location itself serves the commuter route onto the A64 exceptionally well. With easy access just out of the busy town centre and private parking onsite, access to our new nursery will be seamless.

So, browse our prospectus; visit our website; look at our social media platforms and get to know and understand what makes Puddleducks the very special place that it is.

We have babies and children already registered to start at our exciting new nursery, so do not delay if you are considering a place with us. We welcome visits to our existing nursery in Sheriff Hutton currently. Our Malton site will be very similar in size, layout and ambience, so until our Malton site is ready for visitors, Sheriff Hutton awaits you.

If you have any questions, queries or comments please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. At this stage, all enquiries should be directed to our Sheriff Hutton nursery where Sarah, Lucy or one of the team will be delighted to help you.

Warmest wishes,

Sarah Kelly,

Managing Director