WELCOME TO... DANDELIONS
Dandelions day nursery is situated in Farndon, near Chester. Dandelions is a family-oriented day nursery , which provides care and education, meeting each unique child’s needs. We nurture every child to be curious, creative and independent learners. Our indoor and outdoor environments are enriched with open ended activities, where children can be safe and happy to explore and learn.
We had been open for one year when we had our first OFSTED inspection. The inspector gave us an overall rating of GOOD and made some lovely comments about us. They highlighted “the staff focus on meeting children’s needs with sensitivity and warmth”, “the standard of teaching is high” and “outdoor learning opportunities are rich and engaging” as well as our “strong commitment to reflective practice across the nursery”. Look on the OFSTED website to see the full report.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD’S NEEDS AND WORKING WITH YOUEach child is a unique person and at Dandelions we work to give each one the opportunity to be inspired, to explore, to create, to imagine, to play and to enjoy. We understand the importance of engaging with parents and will involve them as partners in their children’s learning. “Watching each child’s unique personality unfold is an incredible part of working with children. We must allow this unfolding to happen in its’ own time and way” Community playthings
WE NOW OFFER FREE PLACES TO 3 AND 4 YEAR OLDS
Our pre-school sessions are run by qualified teachers, who specialise in Early Years. We offer government funded childcare throughout the year. If you live in England or Wales, your 3 or 4 year old child is entitled to up to 15 hours funded high quality education. If you work, you may be eligible for an additional 15 hours of funded childcare. With Dandelions you can choose to spread these hours over the whole year or use them during school terms. There is also funding for eligible 2 year olds, please ask us for details. Please do come and chat to us about your options.
Funding can be split between two settings. We pick up from and drop off to Farndon school nursery, but we require children to spend a minimum of 2 school days in our pre-school class. This helps to ensure that children are settled and is better for all the children in our care.
A HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Our before and after school club will give your child a welcome at the beginning or end of every school day. We are happy to pick up and drop off from local schools. The children have meals with us and we are happy to hear your child read or support them with their homework.
COME ALONG AND MEET US
You are welcome to visit us, we would love to show you around. Please call to make an appointment, or if you're passing drop in. We politely ask you to avoid between 11:45 and 13:30 as it's lunch time for staff and children. We look forward to seeing you.