Puddleduck is an Ofsted Outstanding preschool and has locations in both Windsor and Ascot. Puddleduck Ascot is a year round day nursery for children from 9 months to 4 years and Windsor offers term time only preschool. This year Puddleduck won the prestigious Nursery World Award, "Preschool of the Year"!!
Puddleduck's vision is for children to grow and learn in a stimulating environment and to become thoughtful, caring and active citizens in school and in their wider community.
Puddleduck Ascot is set within 40 acres of woodland and forest school is at the heart of preschool life. The woodland is an extension of our classroom as we act out a favourite story with woodland materials or wander through the fern maze observing the changes growth and colours over the seasons. The children prepare their own snack by cooking favourites such as blackberry bread or vegan pizzas on the campfire. The children talk daily in their explorations about the wildlife that live in the woodland and love to see the activity at night recorded on our Wildlife camera. The children learn the true meaning of community through their interactions with our neighbours, the residents of St David’s care home. The residents have been greatly affected by the lockdown and the children have found safe ways of lifting spirits such as going on regular walks past the "waving window", singing songs outside their door, giving home-made crafts such as log candle holders and sending pictures and messages of care and hope.
Puddleduck Windsor is a centrally located preschool with a wonderful outdoor play area, Puddleduck Windsor also Forest School sessions in our Ascot location. We provide a warm, caring and stimulating environment where children from 2 – 4 years are able to thrive. The environment and curriculum are planned carefully and thoughtfully with consideration of children’s interests and needs.