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Dandelions Day Nursery and Preschool

Day Nurseries
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30 Hours Funded Childcare
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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

Excellent Outdoor Space and Resources in Our Hampshire Nursery

Welcome to our bright and nurturing nursery in Hampshire, where children aged 3 months to 5 years get the very best start. Your child’s education and wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do. Our Ofsted rated ‘Good’ nursery follows a child-led approach, where we strive to follow your child’s unique interests to support their individual development.

Creating a Smooth and Easy Transition

To ensure your little one has a smooth transition, and to give you peace of mind, we work with you to follow your home routine. Our baby room is full of exciting sensory activities and home comforts, including a peaceful sleep room, so their move from home to nursery is fully supported.

Preschoolers enjoy their own room led by a qualified preschool teacher, who focuses on teaching them the key skills they need to feel ready and confident to start school.

A ‘Bright Beginning’ for Every Child

Designed by our Early Years specialists, your little one will get the very best start through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum.

Building on the foundations of the government’s EYFS curriculum, it combines a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child’s development and progress – whether that’s moving rooms or preparing them for school.

Children also enjoy Boogie Mites with its exciting opportunities to learn through music and song.

Follow their progress via the Bright Horizons Family app and learn what keeps them engaged throughout the day.

Outdoor Fun with Large Gardens and Forest School

Your child will love spending time in our large outdoor space, which is split into different areas to ensure all ages have the best resources for their group. The garden also features a sheltered spot, so they can have fun outside no matter the weather.

Little explorers will be able to make lots of exciting discoveries in our very own Forest School.

Homemade Meals and All-Inclusive Care

Your child will enjoy delicious and varied meals, all prepared freshly by our onsite chef.

To make those busy mornings a little easier, our Dandelions nursery is all-inclusive. All meals, snacks, wipes, nappies, nappy cream, sun cream, and formula are included.

How to Find Us

Dandelion Day Nursery and Preschool has a lovely location surrounded by lots of green space and is close to historic Stonehenge. Our nursery can be found just off the A303. We also have an onsite buggy park to ease pick up and drop off. 

Your Personal Tour

We can’t wait to meet you and your little one. Book your own personal tour today and our long-standing team will show you everything our nursery has to offer.

Sophie Neville Dandelions Nursery Manager
Sophie Neville
Nursery Manager


28 May 2022

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Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by Action for Children. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

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Bright Horizons Family App

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Bright Horizons Family App. The app will offer a variety of features that will give you the ability to get more information on your child's day than ever before, as well as being able to notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences, as well as booking extra sessions.

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Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.

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Meet the Team

Sophie Neville Dandelions Nursery Manager

Sophie Neville

My name is Sophie Neville. I am the nursery Manager of Dandelions in Andover. I have been with Bright Horizons for 10 Years - 4 years Managing Dandelions.

I have an 11 month old son who keeps me on my toes. I love being able to welcome new starting families to my nursery, ensuring that the children and families have the best journey. 


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Suzanne Belbin

My name is Suzanne Belbin and I have been at Dandelions nursery for 9 Years.  As well as being the Deputy manager i am also the room leader for our toddler room.  I enjoy aiding the children with the next stage if their development through fun and engaging activities. 

Candy Floss

Candy Floss

Hi, my name is Candy Floss, I joined Bright Horizons in March 2010 as the ‘Super Safety Hero’ to help nursery children stay safe and manage risks. My role as a Health and Safety Super Hero is unique to Bright Horizons and I’m in every nursery, 365 days a year.

Back in 2010, I saw a job advert for a Zebra Super Safety Hero – I was very excited, applied and was invited for an interview with several other zebras. We were interviewed by all the children who then voted on which of us would be their Super Safety Hero. It was hoof biting but I was thrilled when they told me I was the most voted for by the children who all loved me because of my cape and bag. My bag is very special, if something fits inside, it’s a choking hazard. You might be wondering how I got my name. The children in our nurseries chose five names and voted for their favourite. I love it as it’s unique, I mean have you ever heard of a zebra called Candy Floss? Exactly!

Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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