Nest fits the bill nicely!

There was not an ugly duckling in sight when these new arrivals appeared at a Preston nursery.

A bakers-dozen of baby ducks made their debut at Elizabeth Saunders Nursery in New Longton after their mother made herself at home in one of the nests made by the children under the nursery’s climbing frame.

13 ducklings have hatched in the playground of Elizabeth Saunders Nursery in New Longton after children made bird nests under the climbing frame

13 ducklings have hatched in the playground of Elizabeth Saunders Nursery in New Longton after children made bird nests under the climbing frame

After taking a stroll around the playground with their mum, the ducklings made a dash to a nearby paddling pool where they got their feet wet for the first time.