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Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted 2022

Dandelion Education has been awarded 

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Dandelion Education LTD An award-winning Forest School Nursery in Norfolk, England, UK for ages 2-8. Flexi-ed program Dandelion DEN. Philosophy for Children / Outdoor education / Led by teachers / unbeatable ratios / covid secure / Ofsted outstanding / Essex / north Norfolk / Norwich /

Dandelion Education Ltd is a place where children grow and flourish, through exploring their natural environment under the skilled guidance and support of a team led by founders Hayley Room and Emma Harwood.

The seed of the idea came to Emma and Hayley as they sat drinking tea under a flowering magnolia tree, dreaming of a perfect learning environment for children.

This seed became Dandelion Education Ltd.

Upcoming
Events

 Alternative Provision Drop In

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In September 2022, Dandelion will be extending its outstanding nursery offer and is announcing the opening of an Alternative Provision called ‘The Patch’, ‘for children who need a little more room to grow’, at our Aylsham site.

The Patch offers children aged 3 to 8 a nurturing and rich outdoor environment in which they can thrive; managed by adults trained to support children with additional needs, 

Join us to celebrate the opening of The Patch at an open day for prospective children on Saturday 4th June 10am-12pm Aylsham Dandelion: Brick Kiln Wood, Woodgate Way, Aylsham, NR11 6FJ, follow the yellow boots to find the site.

Aylsham

Nestled in stunning woodland one mile from Aylsham, you will find this very special Dandelion site.

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Dandelion Education LTD An award-winning Forest School Nursery in Norfolk, England, UK for ages 2-8. Flexi-ed program Dandelion DEN. Philosophy for Children / Outdoor education / Led by teachers / unbeatable ratios / covid secure / Ofsted outstanding / Essex / north Norfolk / Norwich /

Eaton Vale

Situated just a few minutes from Norwich City Centre, our beautiful Eaton site is a hidden oasis in the woods for children to play, explore and learn.

Locations

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Dandelion

Education

OUR APPROACH

Dandelion Education LTD An award-winning Forest School Nursery in Norfolk, England, UK for ages 2-8. Flexi-ed program Dandelion DEN. Philosophy for Children / Outdoor education / Led by teachers / unbeatable ratios / covid secure / Ofsted outstanding / Essex / north Norfolk / Norwich /

PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN

Philosophy for Children develops a myriad of skills vital for all humans; this includes communication and language, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, executive functioning and more!

It nurtures and develops tolerance and respect; a sense and understanding of 'self'; an understanding of others and of the world around...

Dandelion Education LTD An award-winning Forest School Nursery in Norfolk, England, UK for ages 2-8. Flexi-ed program Dandelion DEN. Philosophy for Children / Outdoor education / Led by teachers / unbeatable ratios / covid secure / Ofsted outstanding / Essex / north Norfolk / Norwich /

FOREST SCHOOL:
FREEDOM TO EXPLORE

The warmth and care we bring to all our nursery sessions is unique. We offer all our learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in our beautiful, environmentally rich, Norfolk setting...

Dandelion Education LTD An award-winning Forest School Nursery in Norfolk, England, UK for ages 2-8. Flexi-ed program Dandelion DEN. Philosophy for Children / Outdoor education / Led by teachers / unbeatable ratios / covid secure / Ofsted outstanding / Essex / north Norfolk / Norwich /

AN EDUCATION
REFORMATION

Age 4-5 is too young for children to begin formalised learning. At Dandelion, we advocate deferring your child’s entry into school by spending at least their reception year with us. We also advocate flexi-educating children, whether this is for their Reception year or beyond. This year more than 20% of our children deferred and 17% have chosen to flexi-educate...

First 1000 Days 

Dandelion understands the value and importance of a child’s early years. 

We know that the First 1000 days are vitally important for your child’s development, as are all of the days that lead to your child’s first entry into school and form the foundation stage of learning...

Dandelion Education LTD An award-winning Forest School Nursery in Norfolk, England, UK for ages 2-8. Flexi-ed program Dandelion DEN. Philosophy for Children / Outdoor education / Led by teachers / unbeatable ratios / covid secure / Ofsted outstanding / Essex / north Norfolk / Norwich /

A day in the life of a Dandelion

Daily 

Routine

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"I can’t put into words how incredible Dandelion is. R has flourished and is almost unrecognisable from the shy anxious child he was when he started. I can’t thank you enough, you are just so wonderful. I am amazed at how much he has learnt in such a short time.

Phonics is one of his favourite things at Dandelion"

Articles by our award-winning co-founder Hayley Room

Outdoor Classroom Day Ideas

Learning Resources

Inclusion Should be Invisible in Early Years Settings and Beyond

Teach Early Years

Early Years Role Play Areas
Think Bigger

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Outdoor Play For
Children's Wellbeing

Learning Resources

How to take the Stress out
of School Readiness

Teach Wire

Emotional Intelligence

PDF Download

Outdoor Learning Ideas
For Winter

Learning Resources

Sex Education should Start
In The Early Years

Teach Wire