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How we deal with… Rewards

How we deal with rewards at nursery
“What gets praised gets repeated.” How do we praise good behaviour in order to encourage repetition? At Dizzy Ducks our experience tells us that routine, clear rules and…

A parent's guide to drawing and painting

article from our ccm
A parent’s guide to drawing and painting Between the ages of two and five years old, children love to make marks and draw pictures for their family. I’m sure many of you have a…

Settling into nursery

How do i guide on settling your child into nursery
In our experience, a positive settling in period will have an impact on your child’s happiness during their nursery life as well as determine how they cope with future changes to…

Happy Mother’s Day to all our marvellous mummies

Mother's Day activities that the children and mummies will love making!
Hopefully many of us will be waking up to breakfast in bed, receiving flowers, teddies and chocolates this Sunday. However, if you would like to receive something…

Scrumptious spicy sweet potato soup

Well balanced meals that the children will love
We all know how hard it can be thinking of new, well balanced dinners. Here is a soup recipe that we know the children love, we see lots of empty bowls when this is served.…

The importance of communication for your child's development

An article from our latest CCM
The importance of communication for your child's development  The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. just listen. perhaps the most important…

Dizzy Ducks turns 10!

Journey of Dizzy Ducks over the last 10 years
“As I waved off my colleagues and headed off on maternity leave in July 2003, I had every intention to return to my finance job in the city. My daughter Abbie was born in…

Planning for a long journey with children...

As many a parent feels from time to time – Am I doing this right? There is nothing you can go through that prepares you for the arrival of a child. The same cannot be said for…

What's the best way to group our children?

Over recent years it has become normal practice in nurseries to organise children into age-related groups. Our nurseries typically have ‘rooms’ for under twos, two to threes,…

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Dizzy hopes that you will come to have a look around our nurseries. We look forward to seeing you soon!


A free flow nursery with great outdoor facilities.
Features include Homely and friendly atmosphere
Free flow and natural approach
Out of school club

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Great Burstead Before & After School Club

Based in St Mary Magdalene Church Hall in Billericay, our club is a fun, engaging, and calming environment. Somewhere for the children to relax before and after school.
Features include Large secure garden
For children +4 years
7am to 7pm out of school care
Pick up from St Peter's, South Green, Sunnymede and Quilters Schools
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Hainault nursery

A large, friendly nursery with great outdoor space and facilities
Features include Experienced team who speak multiple languages
Warm and friendly atmosphere
Spacious, light, airy rooms
Beautiful secure gardens
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Harlow nursery based in the Harlow Leisurezone

Our Nursery and Pre-School is rated as GOOD by Ofsted. We offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children from birth up to 5 years.
Features include Secure outside play area
Creche facility available
Home from home, family feel
Full days, half days and sessions available
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Mayflower Nursery in Billericay

Graded GOOD by Ofsted and located in Mayflower School grounds. We offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children aged from birth up to 5 years.
Features include Healthy Eating 5* Award
Two large secure gardens with outdoor classroom
Natural approach to egnite imaginations
Five spacious rooms with sleeping areas
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Quilters Before and After School Club

Working in partnership with Quilters school, we are delighted to be running the onsite out of school childcare
Features include Onsite building
Holiday Club
Wrap around care 7am - 7pm
Pick up from after school clubs
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