About Us

Our Aim

To provide a safe, caring and stimulating home-based environment for everyone, no matter what your family background, race, religion or ability, by working in partnership with you to help develop your child's potential.


How Ducklings Started

Jane Newton started Ducklings as a Childminder in the 1990's so she could care for her three children.      

It started in two small rooms on the lower ground floor of the building.  

She has slowly built up the business with various family members joining in along the way as well as seeing it through extensive renovation work and extensions in 2012, to where it is now. With purpose built play rooms, sensory/sleep room, messy play area and extensive garden.       

Jane retired in 2016 for some much over-due rest and has put Ducklings into the care of her eldest daughter, Sarah, and her husband, Bob who, have continued to build on the foundations Jane laid down.


"We believe that Ducklings provides your child with a wonderful, warm and caring starting point on their journey through life, which we can’t wait to share with you."

Comments from some of our Parents

Chloe 2018

"Ducklings is an excellent childcare provider with brilliant staff in a welcoming homely environment."

David 2018

"We currently have our third child in Ducklings, having previously had our first two children attend Ducklings, prior to attending school. We have always been pleased with the care and focus provided by the staff at Ducklings and our two older boys both have fond memories of their time at Ducklings, always enjoying visiting when picking up their younger sister, or attending bonfire or halloween parties there. The facilities there are great, both inside and outside, so the children have a variety of things to do regardless of the weather, so we definitely recommend this nursery to others!"

Liz 2018

Thank you so much for your love and support over the past 12 month. YOU ARE AMAZING!

Sirah 2018

Thank you for taking such good care of us this year! we really appreciate all the hard work and attention you put into caring for us.

Kimberley 2016

"I cannot recommend Ducklings enough as a Childcare provider. Both my children attended Ducklings from around 7 months old and thay both blossomed within days of starting."

Chloe 2016

"My son attended Ducklings for over 3 years. It is an excellent nursery with professional and caring staff. My son had a very strong bond with his key worker and all the work that she did with him really improved his literacy and numeracy skills. The staff always had time to discuss his progress. He made some great friends and always ran in with a smile. I particularly liked the outdoor play area which was well stocked with equipment. There are frequent excursions when the children are taken out for the day. We couldn’t recommend Ducklings highly enough; it is an outstanding nursery."

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