Puddle Ducks Putney, London, London
Puddle Ducks Putney, London, London
Puddle Ducks Putney, London, London

Puddle-Ducks Nursery supports vibrant play and learning during your child's early years, within a safe and secure setting where they can feel inspired and creative.

Puddle-Ducks Nursery is a day nursery which is registered with OFSTED to care for children aged from 3 months to 5 years. They are open all through the year from Monday to Friday each week from 7.30 am to 7 pm. The nursery has employed an experienced and friendly staff team that share a commitment and passion about childcare.

Located in a refurbished Victorian Villa with a large all weather play garden. The beautiful grounds and building are moments away from the river and the shopping centre, with excellent public transport links.

Owner: Puddle-Ducks Nursery

Person in charge: Marzena Ratynska Doh Oppewin (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Wandsworth Council

Number of Staff: 20

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 57

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): French

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.6 Puddle Ducks Putney has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.643)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Puddle Ducks Putney is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Puddle Ducks Putney in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5.0 out of 5 from 11 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.678 for Puddle Ducks Putney is calculated as follows: ( (123 Excellents x 5) + (56 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.678

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.965 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Puddle Ducks Putney is based on 11 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 11.4 positive Reviews (57 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 11.4 Target = 0.965

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    13
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Puddle Ducks Putney?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Puddle Ducks Putney

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    2

My daughter has started at Puddle Ducks in January '17 when she was 2 and we cannot be happier for the choice we have made.
Since joining the nursery my daughter has flourished in all aspects of her development, including the social, intellectual, physical aspects and in her communication skills. This is the result of the warm and happy learning environment, with set routines that combine multiple stimulating activities throughout the day with healthy food and a nap.
The staff make the difference: they are caring, affectionate, proactive and professional. Every child has a key person who closely follows them and my daughter loves hers! The nursery manager takes extremely good care of the nursery, is very approachable and has always provided concrete follow-up actions to address any request.
Puddle Ducks offers outstanding standards of care and education and I wholeheartedly recommend it to all parents looking for a safe and happy place where their children can thrive while having fun!

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Although we discovered Puddle Ducks by chance, we now feel blessed.

It's about 25 minutes walk from home but I would change nursery for nothing in the world. Many things make it exceptional: the space, the learning methods, the rigorous organisation, the level of proficiency of the personnel. But if I had to sum it all up, I would say that it's mostly the manager who managed to infuse a magical equilibrium in that institution: kindness, rigour, communication skills, a level of professionalism and enthusiasm for working with children. Obviously, she's inspired by her boss who has about 30 years experience in the job of raising children. But what she's achieving there is nonetheless remarkable.

To the parents who would be put off by the average Ofsted assessment ("Good") I can only advise to come and see by themselves. We visited many nurseries in Putney before Puddle Ducks and some of them marked "Outstanding" are far from providing the same level of services as Puddle Ducks.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son started at Puddle-Ducks in August 2016 (aged 12 months). I have been really pleased with how well he has settled in and with the care he is receiving. Whilst it naturally takes time for a baby to adjust to being at nursery, the settling in process at Puddle-Ducks is structured so that it is a gentle transition for all concerned.

My son genuinely enjoys his days at nursery (quite often there isn't even a backwards glance!). He has developed a lovely relationship with his key worker and the other members of staff in his room.

The nursery engages with parents well. From the initial settling in discussions and detailed daily feedback conversations through to the monthly newsletters and annual progress reviews - I feel I can have open and honest discussions about my son's needs/progress and importantly that we can work in partnership on key matters (ensuring consistency in approach between nursery and home).

I wouldn't (and don't) hesitate in recommending this nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son started attending Puddle-Ducks nursery when he was 10 months old only and since the very first day we felt he was comfortable and cared for and always thought he was in safe hands.
The friendly and smiling team at Puddle-Ducks always provided all the care and fun my son needed while he was growing.
We have been extremely happy with their services and they did not let us down in any way.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended Puddle Ducks since she was one, she is three and a half now and getting ready to enter the school system in September. It will be a very sad day when she leaves for both her and me.
Since starting, my daughter has had some of the most amazing, kind, compassionate and knowledgeable key teachers. There is an overwhelming feeling of nature and nurture, which my daughter has thrived on.
The level she is at is the same as my six-year-old nephew, in confidence, ability and inquisitiveness which just shows how dedicated Puddle Ducks are to getting the children ready for the school system but with a strong sense of FUN.
When I ask my daughter who her best friends are she names them plus the names of her teachers, that says it all.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started at Puddleducks when he was 7 months old. He is now 2 and he has loved being there. The staff are great with him and he has a lovely relationship with them, they are affectionate, enthusiastic, fun, helpful and kind.
The activities are varied, educational and fun. The kids get outside often and the big garden is a real bonus in the area.
The food is interesting and varied, my son eats very well there and enjoys his meals. He has had some medical issues and the nursery has handled everything on that side very well.
Overall, Puddleducks has been great for us.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

When I had my second child I had not doubts whatsoever that he too will be attending Puddleducks as my elder son. My elder son goes to school now, but he just LOVED his time in Puddleducks and was extremely upset when it was his last day there. My younger son (19 months) is also very happy at the nursery. The staff and management are great, always very smiley and positive which is very important when dealing with kids.

I can only praise the staff for their hard work and enthusiasm. I also really like that there is a big garden away from all the traffic (which is very rare in Putney), so kids can spend a lot of time outside in warm weather. My elder son didn't even want to go home sometimes as he was having too much fun in the garden in summer. The days are also very structured, there is a good routine and kids have a few activities a day - something that I really value. Overall, I really love this nursery and it will be a sad day when I finally have to say goodbye to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has started attending Puddle Ducks in January. The nursery is a caring, warm and nurturing environment. I was impressed by how attentive and caring the staff are, they always make sure my daughter is content whilst helping her develop. The staff are teaching her to eat by herself, put her coat on etc. The activities are well thought out and varied to keep children stimulated and offer them plenty of learning opportunities. The large outside space is amazing especially considering we are in London. The mealtimes are well planned and the children receive all the assistance and time needed to make sure they are properly fed. The nursery is always tidy and clean. The manager is the icing on the cake: she is extremely personable, attentive and considerate, she always takes the time to chat with me and listen to any of my concerns and offers helpful, practical advice. We are very happy at Puddle Ducks, there is a joyful atmosphere at the nursery and I would highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Since starting at Puddleducks, our little girl has come on leaps and bounds. The nursery seems to have a good balance between more formal learning (through circle times...etc.) and more informal free flow activities. Coming from a nursery with no outdoor space, the huge garden was a big draw for us. The setting is perhaps a little stricter than I would have liked, but I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing. Certainly, the children are all very polite and well behaved, especially at mealtimes. The manager is always happy to listen and work with parents to ensure the best possible settling in process, we spent a while working in partnership to help the transition for us. It helps that she is always on hand to respond promptly to emails, this is much appreciated. The staff are always happy, and we enjoy the thorough handover we have with our key worker at the end of the day. All in all, a very good nursery - would recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter has been attending at Puddle-Ducks nursery since September 2016 and we are both very pleased. Facilities are spacious, clean and there is lot of good outdoor space too. Stuff is always smiling, friendly and genuinely caring for babies and their wellbeing. A few times I have asked special requests relating to my daughter's food and they have been always supportive. I would definitely recommend Puddle-Ducks Nursery as I can definitely see my daughter happiness when there and it makes a huge difference.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have found Puddle-Ducks to be extremely friendly and professional in all aspects of the business. The nursery manager cares for the children as if they were her own, and imparts this to the carers in the classes.

When I first had a tour of the nursery, I was very pleased to see that most of the children who were in the Pre-School class had started in the first Baby class. That gave me great confidence that parents had started their children at the nursery and stayed with the nursery until they were ready for school. All the children were so happy and well adjusted.

During my childs settling in period, I spent several hours over 4 days sitting in the class. I was amazed at the carers love and patience for the children. When I went to sit outside the class (out of sight of my baby), I then was able to observe the children in the other classes and was so pleased to see each one happy in their 'work', smiling and laughing and so well behaved!

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter started attending Puddle Ducks at 8 months old. She is now 2.5 years and still loves going there everyday. The staff are very kind and knowledgeable. They do a lot of fun activities and taught her about sharing and tidying up after herself, which really worked for us! The garden was also very important to us and they all seem to love playing outside. The staff are very involved in the major stepping stone moments such as introducing solid food, drinking from a cup, holding a pen properly, potty training, counting, etc... There is a good balance between teaching them how to be well behaved, and when they can have unconditional fun. There is an overall "happy" mood at the nursery and they always welcome our daughter with a big smile and an even bigger "Bonjour"! We are overall very happy with Puddle Ducks and would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Puddleducks have created a caring and attentive environment which my son loves. He is very fond of the staff, who have been very attentive with his special developmental requirements. Overall highly recommended, many thanks to the Manager and the team.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been at Puddleducks for well over a year now, since he was 10 months old.

Puddleducks has provided him with a wonderful environment in which to grow and explore, with cuddles from the excellent carers never far away. Although they are not frightened of disciplining the children when needed, this is always done gently and using explanations so that the child feels included as opposed to reprimanded.

The facilities are excellent, and they use the outside space as much as they can which is a great outlet for boisterous toddlers. All in all, Puddleducks had been a brilliant second chapter of our son's life so far. He is a happy, confident little boy with constantly improving manners and we know that the nursery has played a significant role in this.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Puddle Ducks nursery was a terrific start to our son’s academic and social pursuits outside his home. Everyday he was welcomed with so much warmth and joy that it became easy for my wife and I to focus on our respective jobs. The long opening hours ensure that there is a good buffer before the nursery closes, in case one is running late. The staff lead by their manager, are very attentive and loving. We observed that the nursery premises were clean and well maintained. Highly recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend Puddle Ducks Putney? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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