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.
Nestled in stunning woodland one mile from Aylsham, you will find this very special Dandelion site.
Dandelion Education presents
Promoting Positive Behaviour Bundle
Dandelion’s child-centered approach supports the development of emotional literacy, self-regulation, and emotional intelligence; it provides adults with a behaviour toolbox, supporting them to empower children with skills that form the foundations for life, and that work to nurture a child’s potential and independence.
This knowledge and expertise has been condensed into a concise and accessible tutorial, easy to implement, and includes:
40 minute tutorial & links to a 10 minute TedxNorwich talk by Dandelion co-founder, Emma Harwood
A pack of Dandelion Dialogue cards to support the development of emotional literacy
Dandelion behaviour scripts and top-tips
Visual time table and now-next-then templates
PDF download of now-next-then template image size guide
Grounding game and my calm space template
My family rules template and rule of rules guide and more!
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...
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...
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...
"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"