Dandelions | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Andover

Dandelions Nursery

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Our nursery setting is open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00, 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.

Danielle Needham
Nursery Manager
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Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by the Childrens Food Trust. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning


Growing Mathematicians

1-2-3-4-5! Mathematics is embedded in everything that we do and experience in our day-to-day lives and our Growing Mathematicians programme has been created to help your child understand the purpose and importance of mathematics. 

Growing Readers

Growing Readers brings together home and nursery life, providing parents with some of the theory behind developing children’s reading skills, and also providing handy Hints & Tips, recommended reading lists and suggested activities for parents and children to explore together.

Growing Writers

Our Growing Writer’s approach supports the complex magical journey from making a mark, to emergent writing, to confident writer, laying the foundational skills that enable each child to flourish with the confidence and capability to succeed at school.

A day at Dandelions Nursery

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Free Play

  • Morning

    Growing Programmes

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Growing Programmes

  • Afternoon

    Organised Activities

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

We offer a wide range of booking patterns to cover everything your child needs. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Meet the Team

Danielle Needham

I have worked at Dandelions since 2010, starting as a maternity cover room leader within preschool before working my way up to manager in 2014. Overall I have worked in this sector for 10 years as a nursery nurse in other local nurseries. I currently have a level 4 in Children’s Learning and Development and I have just completed my Foundation Degree in the Early Years. I will be starting my BA in the Early Years from September 2015. I was inspired by my brother to work in childcare as I loved watching him grow and develop.

Trudy Longshaw

I have been at the nursery since 2012, starting as a nursery nurse in the preschool room before being promoted to deputy manager. As a room based deputy, I work in the preschool room as well as sharing my time in the office carrying out other responsibilities. I currently have an NNEB in childcare and I'm studying for my Foundation Degree in the Early Years. I have been inspired by watching children grow, learn and experience new things.

Great place to work - Best Workplaces 2016

Events at Dandelions Nursery

  • Bright Horizons Learning Fun Club!

    22 July 2017 to 03 September 2017

    Bright Horizons’ Learning Fun Clubs are so much more than a holiday club – they’re a learning adventure!

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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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