Here at Cuddles Day Nursery Group, we are very proud to announce that all three nurseries have been awarded as outstanding in all areas by OFSTED.

Since Cuddles Day Nursery was founded back in 1999 by Linda Duly, her ongoing aim has been 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. Our sites have two purpose-built venues in Canford Heath and Parkstone which provide daily child care 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. Our third was opened to provide accessible childcare for children aged 2 – 4 years and is based at Poole Stadium.

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 extends a massive thank you to both parents and staff across all three sites “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. Our key aims continue to be 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).