Ducklings Pre-School currently operates from 8.45am to 2.45pm each week day, term time only.  Our friendly and experienced staff use a mixture of free play and planned, structured activities to stimulate and inspire children as well as encourage their imagination and creativity. Being part of a rural community, outdoor learning is extremely important to us and we spend time all together in our garden area every day, weather permitting.

Every child has a key person who works closely with them, monitoring and recording development and feeding back to parents in a variety of ways. Ducklings works closely with Stoke Climsland Primary School with the majority of our children gaining a place there. 

We also run the After School Club at the Stoke Climsland Primary School every day from 3pm until 6pm. These are play based sessions for children of all aged 3 - 11 years.

We pride ourselves on being a small, friendly and family orientated Pre-School where we have great relationships with all the children and their parents.

Ducklings is a registered charity which is run by a committee of parents and employs a team of staff who are all highly qualified and trained, fully experienced and passionate about working with children. Find out more below.

Nicola Evetts
MANAGER
Qualifications -
NVQ Level 3 Children's Learning, Care and Development
Level 3 Playwork.
Each child and family is valued at Ducklings and are all treated with care and respect. I value the Ducklings staff and their ability to encourage and engage the children to thrive and learn throughout their time with us.
Karen Jasper
DEPUTY MANAGER & SENCO
Qualifications -
NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce
I have worked at Ducklings Pre School and After School Club for the last 4 years. I act as key person for a group of children and look after children with any specific needs. I find my job extremely rewarding and fulfilling
Nikki Veal
SENIOR PRE-SCHOOL ASSISTANT
Qualifications -
NVQ Level 3 Children's Care, Learning and Development
I have worked in the Early years sector for 5 years and came to Ducklings in 2012. I work at both settings and am currently Deputy Manager as well as being Keyworker for the school leavers
Janina Aze
PRE SCHOOL ASSISTANT
Qualifications -
NVQ Level 2 Children's Care, Learning and Development
I have worked in Early Years for 9 years and started at Ducklings in April 2016. I am the Key Person for the 2-3 year olds. I love my job and find it very rewarding.
Merryn Walsh
PRE-SCHOOL ASSISTANT

Currently working towards Early Years Educator Level 3
Shannon Pirie
PRE_SCHOOL ASSISTANT

Currently working towards Early Years Educator Level 3
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