Amanda Leech left a corporate career to raise her four children and studied for child-minding qualifications to help a friend in 2005. The business grew through word of mouth and became Ducklings Childcare (Godmanchester) Ltd in 2010.
As the business outgrew the available space, Amanda purchased the property next door to provide a beautiful home-from-home childcare establishment.
She has retained the family home feel, whilst complying with regulations. The setting provides lovely grounds with extensive outdoor space, a walled garden, fruit trees and lawns allowing children to move around freely, under supervision.
“My son started Ducklings aged 2.5 years when he would cry and refuse to go into play groups. Fraser has flourished beyond what we could ever have imagined, and we are adamant this is because of the wonderful setting at Ducklings.
The staff are amazing; giving feedback daily and all of them knowing his personality and what works for him. He has learnt such a wide range of topics and been cared for the way that we would want him to be when he is not with us. I couldn’t recommend a better childcare setting”.
“Ducklings has provided first class childcare for both my children.
The wonderful, warm professional staff give an exceptional level of care and love to all the children.
I feel my child’s individual needs are always taken into account, and their development and social interaction has grown beautifully in this very happy, unique environment”.
'We've been really happy with the childcare provided by Ducklings. What attracted us to the nursery in the first place was how homely it felt and the big garden that the children get to run around.
Both our children went there at different times during a duration of 3 years and they loved it here. The staff are warm and friendly, and always give verbal feedback at the end of each day.
It's nice to watch our boys progress due to the wonderful care at Ducklings."
“Henry has had a fantastic three and a half years at Ducklings. The staff are amazing and the feedback you receive in terms of your child's progress and development is fantastic.
There is a real family spirit at Ducklings and so much careful planning goes into ensuring the children have fun and are learning important life skills”.