Ducklings Private Nursery

c/o Moor Hall School, Rowallan Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield B75 6RE

Ducklings Private Nursery, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Ducklings Private Nursery, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Ducklings Private Nursery, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

The Ducklings Private Nursery offers a safe, supportive and fun environment for children to grow and develop in confidence during their time at the nursery.

The nursery gives children between the ages of two to five-years-old a friendly, happy and welcoming environment where they will receive plenty of praise. Children are given diverse and exciting opportunities to learn and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.   

Mealtimes are a social time at which children and adults eat together.
Staff plan the menus for snacks so that the children receive tasty and nutritious food. Children can have a hot dinner at the school or bring in a lunchbox. Staff ensure every child eats a healthy meal and the team endeavours to meet every child's dietary needs as identified by parents.

Owner: Medusa Sojourn

Person in charge: Medusa Sojourn (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Birmingham City Council

Number of Staff: 9

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

Total Places for Children: 36

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1745

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 2 weeks at Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.7 Ducklings Private Nursery has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.703)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Ducklings Private Nursery 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 29 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Ducklings Private Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 20 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 4.703 for Ducklings Private Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (251 Excellents x 5) + (89 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 347 Ratings = 4.703

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Ducklings Private Nursery is based on 20 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 7.2 positive Reviews (36 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 20 Reviews ÷ 7.2 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    23
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Ducklings Private Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    26
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Ducklings Private Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    21
  • Father of Child
    8

Ducklings nursery is excellent. My son loves it here. The team are passionate, encouraging and really care about the children and their development.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Friendly and approachable staff.

Honest and informal environment.
Children have fun.
Lots of outdoor play.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

A fantastic nursery. Staff are friendly and fantastic with my child.

Facilities are great, with an amazing outdoor area which is secure.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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

I am very happy with my child's progress in the past 12 months at Ducklings.

Our daughter had flourished both socially and academically.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very happy with the transition into the nursery.

Happy with staff and activities done throughout the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Ducklings is an excellent setting. The staff are all very friendly and do a lot with the children.

I really like how the children get to go outside to play regardless of the weather.

My child really enjoys coming here and never wants to leave.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

The nursery have gone above and beyond for our daughter. Every day she's been here. Her needs have always been met and always put first.

They have been flexible and accommodating.

I would 1 million percent recommend the nursery and we often do.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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

Really happy with the setting Ducklings Private. I am really impressed with the approachability of the staff and the genuine care they have for each child.

I cannot thank the nursery enough for the foundation and a perfect mix of playing/learning whilst my son has been in their care.

Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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

Ducklings Nursery has been phenomenal in the care of my daughter. I have nothing but praise and admiration for the way they've embraced and dedicated their time to help my daughter who has special educational needs. Nothing has been too much trouble for them and their flexibility and support have helped enormously over the last 12 months. My daughter has been assigned a fabulous and enthusiastic key worker, who helps her through her nursery day and who we appreciate enormously, along with the amazing head teacher.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Staff open the door in a friendly and warm manner. They know the children's name and their separation needs ie. a comforter, favourite toy from home. They allow the children to keep them, then they are placed in a drawer to keep safe. All activities are set up in the morning, and learning is fun through 'ducklings'. Ducklings have a strong team of teachers that have been there for years, which was important to us. They have made my children feel at ease and made learning fun. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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 has adjusted to the nursery very quickly and is very happy. He looks forward to going in and has made lots of friends. I feel confident that he is cared for when I leave him at the nursery, the staff are very friendly, approachable and evidently look after the children extremely well I would recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has settled in well, loves attending nursery, very happy with his learning. Staff are friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely staff, friendly and considerate. Great setting. Really pleased.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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

I believe Ducklings offers more added value than other nurseries, given I moved my daughter when she was 3, she has been very content and is developing at a very good pace.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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

A friendly nursery where staff and children appear to be happy. A nursery that provides children with a perfect foundation for learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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

Very friendly teachers helping develop daughter emotionally and mentally. She has been going for 3 months but is much more confident and capable.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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: Excellent

Really pleased with the nursery and the structure that is set for the children. Our children have developed really well as a direct result of the time they spend at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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

This is a fantastic nursery where the staff are endlessly kind, supportive and caring. The main strength of Ducklings is that each child gets truly personalised care. My daughter loves it and views Ducklings as her second family. She began as a very timid 2-year-old, but, with care and patience, she has blossomed into a confident 4-year-old who is very well equipped for school. The range of activities and creative tasks are fantastic - she has had a first-rate experience and I feel that Ducklings has made a hugely positive impact on her at such a crucial developmental stage. Thank you Ducklings!

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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 has been at Ducklings for just over a year, his development has been exceptional and this is all down to the fantastic team at the nursery. They truly care about every single child as if they were their own, and adapt their way of teaching to get the most out of each child. My son is very interested in anything mechanical and they feed his interest by teaching him with mechanical things example my son is always talking about he made a lawnmower or drew a tractor, the nursery even went out and bought 2 lawnmowers especially because my son loved lawnmowers. They are an exceptional team and facility.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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

Very helpful and friendly staff and an excellent manager. I'm glad this was my son's first experience. He goes to nursery happy every day thanks to the nice treatment and activities.
He started to pick up new words, stories and songs from the first week what makes me comfortable.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My child is very happy to go to nursery daily, speaks a lot about staff and facilities provided. Best thing is every child is active and smiley in nursery. Plus very helping, smiling and active staff, everyone in staff is a good listener too. My daughter was ill and they took good care until I reached there to pick her up. Plus they helped me reaching home safely with her as it was worst weather that day. I highly recommend this nursery. Wonderful staff always hear and discuss regarding kids. Thanks.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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 daughter loves the nursery she has come on leaps and bounds and her teachers are all lovely and very professional.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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

Very good need encouragement on helping my son eat and maybe more encouragement when its meals times.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Very friendly staff, engaging and supportive. Engage well with my child and appear to be helping her develop key skills. As a business, very accommodating and flexible with regards to additional days with short notice.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child is very happy at Ducklings, the staff are friendly and welcoming.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The nursery is a safe place for a child to learn through play. They think lots of different ways to teach numbers and phonics to children, all in a fun way.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The staff are friendly and really active towards all the children, which as a mother I feel safe to leave my child with them and that he is happy. I am happy that his development has got even better in his second year.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? 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

Overall a good nursery, set in the grounds of Moor Hall School. The nursery has strong links with the school which make it a good selection for us. The nursery is set in a single room so provides a good opportunity for mixing with different ages. The staff are experienced and show a genuine interest in the children. There is occasionally a tendency to focus on termly plans for groups instead of individual needs, but staff generally understand individual strengths/weaknesses.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Ducklings provides first class care for our daughter and has been significantly responsible for the excellent development over the past two years. The staff care, really value the children and treat their jobs, as something so much more important. The variety of activities, all based on fun and learning and are enjoyed and have made so much different to our daughter. Cannot recommend highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Ducklings Private Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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