Press release

The management team at Cuddles Day Nursery in Poole, Dorset, is pleased to announce that they have been awarded an outstanding Ofsted for all three venues.

Cuddles Day Nursery was founded by Linda Duly in 1999 with the opening of her first day nursery in Canford Heath, Poole. As a mother with young children at the time, Linda’s aim was to provide the high quality childcare that she desired for her own children, yet at affordable prices. A nursery which has the child at heart was born. Nearly twenty years later, whilst Linda’s children are now all grown up, her high standards for childcare are still as important as they were twenty years ago.

Today, Cuddles Day Nursery has three venues offering childcare in Poole. The group has two purpose-built venues in Canford Heath and Parkstone which provide daily childcare for babies through to pre-school. These venues also offer holiday clubs, breakfast and after school care for school children from reception through to teens. The third venue is a nursery which is based at Poole Stadium, which opened when they were originally awarded funding by Poole Borough Council to provide care for care for 2-3 year olds.

All three venues within the Cuddles group have been awarded outstanding for the following areas:

Effectiveness of the leadership and management Outstanding 1

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1

Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1

Outcomes for children Outstanding 1

This is the highest possible rating from The Office For Standards In Education, Children’s Services and Skills and an award that the whole team at Cuddles are extremely proud of.

Linda Duly, Managing Director and Founder of Cuddles Day Nursery says: “I am absolutely thrilled that all three Cuddles settings have been awarded Ofsted Outstanding status and so glad that the hard work and dedication of all the teams have been recognised. I am delighted that the local children can benefit from such an amazing education in their formative years and we are helping to get the next generation ready to be lifelong learners.”

Across the three venues, Cuddles employs over 75 members of staff and offers in excess of 300 places for pre-school childcare. With over 20 years of experience in childcare, Cuddles is one of the longest established nurseries in Poole. Their key aims are to welcome, involve and inform parents and carers on children’s well-being and development and to plan the development for each child following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS).

For more information on Cuddles, please contact our main office on  01202 672671 or find us online at www.cuddlesnursery.co.uk.


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