Meet the team


Nursery Owner

Chris has been at the centre of Puddleducks since day one back in June 1999, having completed her teaching qualification Chris took the lead on EYFS and day to day management of the nursery. Chris has now taken a step back with Jess (Chris’s daughter) taking over the reigns!

Qualified Teacher

Opened Puddleducks in June 1999


Deputy Manager

Louise has worked at Puddleducks for over 13 years and worked her way up from nursery practitioner. Louise has completed a wide range of training courses and is one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads. She will be taking over from Natalie on the development tracking to cover her maternity leave. Outside of nursery Louise enjoys travelling to the Greek islands and spending time with her little girl Grace.

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in June 2007


Business Manager

Jess comes from a Civil Service background in administration and is currently working towards a BA Hons Business Management and Spanish degree alongside her role at Puddleducks. Outside of nursery Jess enjoys spending time outdoors and cycling with her family.

Joined the team in April 2019



Abbi is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator who is here to support you and your child if you have any concerns about their development. Abbi has completed many courses including Understanding Autism. Outside of nursery Abbi enjoys walking her dog Buddy and exploring new places in and out of the UK.

NVQ Level 3

SEND Level 4

Joined the team in August 2014


Digital Tracking Coordinator

Natalie has worked at Puddleducks for over 12 years and has had a variety of roles including Third in Charge, SENDCO and Pre-School Senior. She has completed a wide variety of training including how to track children’s development. Natalie oversees child development tracking at Puddleducks via Famly, our digital planning tool. Natalie has Finley who is 8, Henry who is 2 and Stanley who was born in 2021.

NVQ Level 3

Joined the team in June 2008


Nursery Manager

Lyndsey started with us over 15 years ago as a student and has worked her way up to nursery manager. She is very experienced in her role and is our Designated Safeguarding Lead. Lyndsey has 2 young children who both attended Puddleducks and enjoys spending time with her family outside of nursery.

NVQ Level 3
NVQ Level 4

Joined the team in March 2004


EYFS Coordinator

Natasha is our Early Years Foundation Stage  Coordinator. Her role is to observe, assess and work with our team to enhance the learning opportunities we provide for our children at Puddleducks. Natasha has two little boys who also come to Puddleducks and enjoys spending time with her family. She has also taken on a recent venture in Early Years photography.

BA Hons Childhood and Youth Professional Studies

Joined the team in June 2011

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