We have been open since August 2015 and we offer nursery care to young children from 3 months to five years, along with before and after school care for children at local schools. Our indoor space is light, bright and calm. It is designed to ensure that all children feel comfortable there and are able to learn. We offer children play based learning and sensory activities with our team of supportive, caring adults.
All the children use our extensive outdoor area. There is lots of space to run around and be boisterous, as well as areas for quiet thinking and learning. Our babies have their own dedicated garden area. They are able to watch the older children from the safety of their own play area. We have a mud kitchen which the children love. We also have a woodland area, which is great for exploring and for our Forest School. We are planning to develop a garden where we will grow fruit and vegetables.
CARE OUTSIDE OF WORKING HOURS
In our family centre provide before and after school care. We offer breakfast and a place to feel at home before the children go to schools in the local area. We believe it is important that these children can come in after school and relax, chill and play after a busy day of learning at school. Children can use our homework zones, play outside and enjoy a range of activities. We offer nutritious meals and snacks, including tea for school children. We are open until 6.00 in the evening to give you chance to get home from work. If you need longer hours we are happy to discuss this with you.
We are also offering school holiday care. We are able to offer tutoring in primary maths and literacy. Please ask for details.
DINING AT DANDELIONS
We prepare wholesome meals and snacks in our kitchen which we fitted before we opened. Ask to see the kitchen when you come and look around. If your child has any specific dietary requirements let us know. We currently cater for a range of dietary needs. We have developed menus, which are nutritious and varied. Our pre-school and toddlers eat their main meals together as a nursery family. We have a 5* rating for food hygiene
We feel passionately about being a part of the local community. We hold groups for young children and their carers, such as stay and play on Mondays 9.30 til 11. Bumps and babies for new and expectant new mums is on Thursdays from 10 til 11. Please give us a call if you would like to know more. Or come along and join one of our sessions.
We are involved in other community events, such as the Farmers market, the Christmas tree festival and the Holt carnival.