Accolades & Awards
Dandelion has been awarded numerous awards and accolades since its creation in 2013. Dandelion's expertise and pioneering approaching is widely recognised; its reputation for excellence has been acknowledged nationally and internationally, including in the USA and Asia. They continue to spread best practice and advocate for excellence in the Early Years.
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Nursery World Awards 2023
Finalists in the Online and Social Media category at the Nursery World 2023 Awards
Ofsted Outstanding 2022
“Teaching consistently builds on children's communication and language at every opportunity.”
“Staff are wonderful role models, and treat all children with respect, care and kindness.”
“Children thrive and make rapid progress at this unique outdoor nursery”
“Staff use challenging vocabulary and take time to explain and demonstrate the meaning of new words.”
“Staff uses highly effective teaching strategies.”
“Children’s behaviour is exemplary, and they move around the site with care and consideration for others.”
“Staff consistently encourage positive behaviour.”
“Children demonstrate excellent social skills and confidently express their thoughts, opinions, and choices.”
Quotes from Helen Oakden, Ofsted inspector.
Ofsted Outstanding & Ofsted Good
“The vision, dedication and commitment of the managers have created a unique and
special environment for promoting children’s learning.”
“Teaching is inspirational.”
“Children develop a superb understanding of how to manage risks and challenges relative to their age.”
“Parents are valued partners and are very enthusiastic to share their views of the nursery”
“The managers are extremely passionate about the service they provide.”
Nursery World Awards 2022
Dandelion has been shortlisted for the Nursery World 2022 Awards in two categories; Eco-Friendly Early Years and Enabling Environments
Nursery World Awards 2017-2018
Nursery Of The Year 2017
Enabling Environment Of The Year 2017 and 2018
Highly-Commended for Health and Well-Being 2017
Health and Well Being
We were also awarded the Inclusive Practice Award for demonstrating our commitment to equilateral and diversity for all!
Dandelion has been announced as the winner of the
Inclusive Practice Award at the Nursery World Awards 2018.
Rural Business Awards
Dandelion Education was announced as the runner up in the East Best Rural Education or Training Business category of the Rural Business Awards 2018/19!
Women in Business Awards
Dandelion was announced as a finalist the Children and Families category, in the Women in Business Awards 2018.
NMT Nursery Awards
Dandelion has been announced as a winner at the NMT Nursery Awards 2018.
The Norfolk Pregnacy, Baby & Child Awards 2018
Dandelion has been shortlisted for The Parent and Baby Show’s first ever awards, in their 18m-4yrs Child Class/Service Category.
2020 TES School Awards
Dandelion was shortlisted in the
2020 TES awards for
Early Years Settling of the Year