Ducklings Didsbury

Ducklings recently acquired Olive Shapley. We are a private preschool offering care and education to

Operating as usual

Photos from Ducklings Didsbury's post 09/09/2023

We are opening the doors to our new venue this Monday 11th September!

We hope everyone had a lovely summer and look forward to welcoming back our current and new children

We still have some places available. Please see below for details.

Ducklings team x

Photos from Ducklings Didsbury's post 29/06/2023

We have some exciting news!

We are delighted to announce that Ducklings will be relocating from the Methodist Church to Didsbury Cricket Club from September 2023.

We are now taking registrations for September!

www.ducklingspreschool.co.uk/contact
07476 079904

Photos from Ducklings Didsbury's post 18/05/2023

We raised a fantastic Β£65 for Cancer Research UK from our Coronation bake sale!
Thank you to everyone who donated πŸ˜€

Photos from Ducklings Didsbury's post 05/05/2023

A tea party fit for a King!
We celebrated the Kings Coronation at pre school today. We talked about the new King, made crowns and enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea πŸ˜€

26/04/2023

We are so pleased to finally announce on 6th March 2023 we had our first inspection from ofsted and recieved a good in all areas feel free to take a look at the report online.
A big well done to our fabulous team!

23/04/2023

Dates to remember..........

Photos from Ducklings Didsbury's post 03/04/2023

Look at the fantastic bonnets that were made by the children and their parents/carers for our Easter bonnet parade. So creative and some brilliant ideas!
We hope our children and families have a lovely half term and look forward to welcoming the children back on the 17th April.
Happy Easter!

Photos from Ducklings Didsbury's post 31/03/2023

The amazing work the children have done this term.
Hello Spring - we went for a walk to the park to look for signs of spring, talked about the different animals born in spring and created a lovely blossom tree.
Let's celebrate - we have been celebrating Easter and the children created their own Easter eggs.
Book of the term- Our book of the term has been The 3 Little Pigs. The children have really enjoyed this story and we have based lots our activities around the story. As well as the display we made our own little pigs out of playdough, built houses out of different materials to see which was strongest, used puppets to re-create the story and lots more!

Photos from Ducklings Didsbury's post 30/03/2023

Today we made Easter rice crispy cakes. The children really enjoyed this activity and helped to pour in the rice crispy's then mix them into the melted chocolate. We also added some colourful sprinkles!

Photos from Ducklings Didsbury's post 24/03/2023

A few of our activities from this week.

- flower stamping
- planting cress
- baking banana muffins
- sand play
- finding mini beasts
- playdough daffodils

What a busy, fun filled week!

Photos from Ducklings Didsbury's post 22/03/2023

The children enjoyed making fruit kebabs. They helped to cut up the fruit, used their fine motor skills to put the fruit on the skewers and then the best part - eating them! There was lots of conversation about the colours of the fruit, taste and smell.

Photos from Ducklings Preschool's post 08/03/2023
03/03/2023

Gentle reminder,
Stretch and grow is on Monday at 10am, we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know the benefits of stretch and grow!
Stretch and grow is obviously amazing for our physical skills including moving and handling... But look at the other benefits!
Communication and language!
Look how tall we can grow! Look at how small we can go!
As well as communication this early maths language! Tall, small is language as size!
Personal,social, emotional development:making relationships
Look at your friend and discuss the moves you make!
This is making friendships with other peers!
What else you may ask!
Well this opportunity is endless! And gives our children the ability to explore the world around them! That links with understanding of the world too...
What other things would you like us to explore?

Photos from Ducklings Didsbury's post 15/02/2023

Ducklings Didsbury children are on a fitness campaign to stay healthy. We enjoyed our first Stretch-n-Grow session and then discussed our healthy snack options. If you would like more information please speak to the team.

Internet Safety for Children 11/02/2023

Internet Safety for Children Being on the internet can be fun and educational, but it's very important for children to understand the potential risks and hazards.

22/01/2023

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰Happy Chinese New year πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

04/01/2023

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰Happy New Year πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
We hope you all have had a lovely Christmas and new year and we look forward to welcoming the children back tomorrow (Thursday 5th Jan)

12/12/2022

Just a reminder, our Christmas party is on Friday 16th December 1pm to 2:30pm. If your child doesn't attend on a Friday they are still welcome to attend the party.
We close for Christmas on Friday and reopen on Thurday 5th January 2023
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

08/12/2022

! ! ! Due to the weather the pipes at the nursery have frozen. Due to this we have no option but to close tomorrow 09/12/2022

07/12/2022
01/12/2022

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Just a reminder for upcoming events.

Wednesday 7th December & Friday 9th December is our stay & play sessions. Parents/carers are welcome to join their children in preschool for lots of fun activities and a chance to have a catch up with your child's key worker. The sessions start from 9am until 11am.

Friday 9th December is also our 'Christmas Jumper Day'. Children can come to preschool in their Christmas Jumpers/outfits.

On Friday 16th December all children are welcome to attend our Christmas party from 1pm-2:30pm, before we finish for Christmas.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via Eylog/email/phone

Many thanks

Lisa βœ¨πŸ‰πŸŽπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

20/11/2022

November newsletter

14/11/2022

Parents/Carers
On Friday 18th November we are helping raise money for 'Children in Need' by having a Pyjama day. If your child attends on Friday they can, if they wish wear their pyjamas, for a Β£1 donation

EYFS : What does it stand for? 02/11/2022

EYFS : What does it stand for? What does EYFS stand for? Early Years Foundation Stage is a set of standards for the learning, development, and care of your child.

Benefits of private nurseries vs school nurseries 02/11/2022

Benefits of private nurseries vs school nurseries What are the benefits of attending a privately owned preschool versus a school nursery? Child-to-staff ratios of 1:8 v 1:13 , child-based ethos v topic led teaching, funding flexibility, and key person schemes. Theres a lot to discuss! Read about it here

28/10/2022

Ducklings Didsbury has a new telephone number. If you need to contact Lisa and the team, please ring. 07519402421
Central Office number remains the same 007828 807290

Hope you are all enjoying your Half Term looking forward to seeing you all again on Monday.

Benefits of private nurseries vs school nurseries 26/10/2022

Check out our blog page for lots of interesting articles to read!!

Benefits of private nurseries vs school nurseries What are the benefits of attending a privately owned preschool versus a school nursery? Child-to-staff ratios of 1:8 v 1:13 , child-based ethos v topic led teaching, funding flexibility, and key person schemes. Theres a lot to discuss! Read about it here

Photos from Ducklings Didsbury's post 23/10/2022

This week the children have enjoyed getting creative, making Halloween pictures and decorations. They explored a pumpkin, talking about its features before helping to scoop out the insides ready for carving. The children looked fantastic, in their dressing up outfits, at our Halloween party on Friday, they all had a great time.
We hope you all have a lovely half term and look forward to welcoming the children back on Monday 31st October πŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‘»πŸ§Ÿβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦‡πŸŽƒ

EYFS : What does it stand for? 23/10/2022

EYFS and what it means!! Take a look at our blog page for more interesting reading!

EYFS : What does it stand for? What does EYFS stand for? Early Years Foundation Stage is a set of standards for the learning, development, and care of your child.

Halloween Activity Sheets for Toddlers & Early Years | EYFS 23/10/2022

Parents looking for ideas to keep your little ones entertained over Halloween. Check out our blog page. Please feel free to share.

Halloween Activity Sheets for Toddlers & Early Years | EYFS Welcome Halloween this October in a new and exciting way! Our FREE activities book is full of EYFS activities suitable for toddlers and early years children! We hope you enjoy, and Happy Halloween!

06/09/2022

Looking forward to welcoming our Ducklings back tomorrow!!

06/09/2022

Dates to Remember...

Summer Activities Booklet - FREE EYFS activities 18/07/2022

As we are approaching the end of term, Ducklings are aware you may appreciate something to keep your little ones busy over the Summer break!! Ducklings have therefore created a Summer Activities Booklet. We hope you enjoy! Please click below to download.

Summer Activities Booklet - FREE EYFS activities Download a completely free summer activities booklet full of EYFS activities, courtesy of Ducklings Preschool.

24/05/2022

Good afternoon parents/ Carers i wanted to take the time to apologise for the closure today and inform you nursery will be back open tomorrow.
Ducklings management

Photos from Ducklings Didsbury's post 22/04/2022

I just wanted to share this with you as I’m not sure if you are aware. But that the new Nivea kids sun cream contains almond oil which may be a concern for parents of children who may have a nut allergy.

14/02/2022

Good morning, just to let you know the phone line is still problematic, please ring Emma on 07421 740954 if you need to speak to her. Thanks

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Didsbury Methodist Church Didsbury Manchester
Manchester
M205RW

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 9am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 3:30pm
Thursday 9am - 3:30pm
Friday 9am - 12:30pm
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