The Ducklings - 18 to 28 months

The Ducklings Room is dedicated to 18-28 month old children, supporting them at a critical point in their development as they start to learn more about the world around them. 

Supporting the developmental needs of each child
We recognise that each child develops at a different rate, so we take their individual needs into account when deciding when is best for them to join the Ducklings. Your child is assigned an individual keyworker, who ensures that all the activities in the room are based on your child’s developmental next steps. 

This means that all children – whether they attend full-time or part-time – will get a complete, balanced and stimulating learning experience to ensure they’re developing to the best of their ability.

Learning through play
Your child will cared for in groups smaller than 15 children so that they can receive the attention they need to thrive whilst developing their social skills with other children. The room offers each child extensive opportunities for exploration and sensory play as they begin to learn more about the environment around them.

All our learning is play based and your child will benefit from going outside in all weather at least twice a day, giving them the opportunity to climb, slide and explore outdoors. 

Staff are always present to support children in playing safely and extending their play.


Meet the Ducklings team


Mealtimes are social opportunities and we have specialist tables and chairs so that the children can sit together, supported by their keyperson.

We will always follow your child’s ever-changing feeding routine and we will fully cooperate with your dietary requirements.

Our nursery cook provides delicious, freshly prepared meals on-site, using a variety of seasonable vegetables and fruit.

Sleeping arrangements
Your child has their own individual sleeping mat with their own personal bed linen, all provided by the nursery. The children have a rest after lunch and are gently patted off to sleep by our caring team.

Sleeping arrangements are flexible and we will always fit in with your child’s individual needs.

Pop in and take a look around today - no need to book an appointment. For more information call 0116 267 1331 or email


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Telephone: 0116 267 1331


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