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Little Ducklings Pre-School
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PROSPECTUS 2016/2017


Ofsted No - EY446790                                                                                         Charities Commission No - 1147296


We are a member of the Preschool Learning Alliance


Our Details;

Little Ducklings Preschool (Barnwell)

The Princess Alice Centre

Church Hill




Telephone; 01832 358085

Email; littleducklingspreschool1@gmail.com

Website; www.littleducklings-barnwell.co.uk



Manager: Rachel Lee (NVQ Levels 2,3 & 4)

Deputy: Julia Langridge (Level 3 N.N.E.B)

Practitioner: Carolyn Clarke (TEFL, B.A)

                    Jasmin Lee (Level 3)

Cook: Sonia McMahon


Guarantee your childs place by applying now!


Little Ducklings Pre-school caters for parents within the local area and seeks to give children a place where they can feel safe and learn. We seek to give parents what they want: this is to pay for the hours their child actually attends with no charges for sick days or holidays taken in term time.


We are located in a detached old school building with both a grassed play area and a playground set opposite the church in Barnwell. The building comprises 2 large activity rooms, library and messy area, entrance hall, cloakroom and toilets, kitchen and dining room.


There is a large fully-enclosed garden, mainly laid to lawn, which enables children to get fresh air, experience changing weather conditions, help with gardening, growing their own vegetables and extend their physical development.


The location is safe and our environment inside the school building and play areas are secure and child-friendly.


Our aim is to provide high quality, Early Years education and care based on the National Curriculum Foundation stage for Early years children. Our facility serves children from 2 to 5 years of age.

Apply before your child is 2. We keep a list of "rising 2's" ready to allow entry when they reach that age. We offer safe, secure childcare with "key-worker" consideration for each child, an essential to providing quality experience. Our staff ensure that every child has appropriate supervision and care. Each child is allocated a "key-worker" to act as a contact for parents. Children gain confidence and contentment, knowing there is someone on the staff who knows them as a individual right from the start. Children are valued and encouraged to socialise while playing and learning.


Our syllabus is based on the new Early Years Foundation Stage 2012 statutory guidance, with a progress check at aged 2. The document affects how pre-schools support children they care for. For more details please ask our staff.

Times; 8.00am - 5.30pm - lunch between 12.00 and 1.00pm

Snacks will be provided in both morning and afternoon settings.

Price; £4.50 per hour that your child attends only - no charge for sick days or holidays taken in term time.

Lunch; £2.00 per day.

Funded hours are available for both 2 and 3 years old should your child be applicable - please check with our staff.

Holiday Clubs; We run clubs throughout the year, except for Christmas, for which you can enlist your child at the above rates. Please note that there is no funding for these clubs and you will have to pay the full amount.