Dandelions Day Nursery and Preschool

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Day Nurseries
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A place to grow

Dandelions Day Nursery and Preschool provides care and early education for children aged 3 months to 5 years. 


We offer a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery, and we provide excellent nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients prepared by our own chef. We have an extensive garden for outdoor learning opportunities and forest school. 


Our highly qualified team helped us achieve a Good rating from Ofsted in our latest inspection.

Nursery Manager
Sophie Smith
Nursery Manager
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Nutrition

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

Supporting and Learning

A Day at Dandelions Day Nursery and Preschool

Below is an example of a typical day

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Breakfast

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Singing Time

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Free Play

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Story Time

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Pick Up

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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Sophie Smith

I have been at Dandelions since August 2017, but have worked for Bright Horizons since December 2011
Before starting at Dandelions I worked with one of our other nurseries, Little Stars, where I worked my way up from nursery practitioner to room leader and then becoming third in charge of the nursery.
I particulary enjoy working alongside all of the families that we have building a trusting relationship and seeing the children grow and develop to their full potetntial.


Suzanne Belbin

I have been at Dandelions since 2012 starting as a nursery nurse and then working my way up to under 2s room leader and then third in charge of the nursery.

I particularly enjoy working with the younger children, watching them develop and grow.  

Kelly Johnson

I have been at Dandelions since 2010 starting as a Nursery Assistant and then working my way up to a Room Leader and then Third in Charge. I enjoy helping children develop and grow through child led activities.


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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