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Dandelion Nursery

For ages 2-5

At Dandelion we focus  on the holistic development of your child. Our highly qualified staff use our rich, out of doors  environment , emotional literacy skills, knowledge of executive functioning skills, open questioning  and a deeply held respect for children, as individuals, to support individual learning and personal growth.

Sensitive to the needs of each individual child, we will tailor the support needed to help your unique child blossom and grow.

Our purpose:

  • To provide high-quality childcare in an educationally rich, out of doors environment

  • To create a safe, nurturing and enriched environment where a child’s emotional

well-being and physical needs are a priority

  • To support and facilitate children’s development through play, enquiry and the environment

  • To encourage independence and confidence; concern and care for themselves,

others and the environment

  • To develop executive functioning skills (supporting children to meet their full potential) 

  • To develop resourcefulness, self-efficacy, tolerance and respect

  • To nurture the development of creative and critical thinking and problem-solving

  • To support the development of  high levels of vocabulary and emotional literacy

  • To facilitate the development of concept rich dialogues



At Dandelion we know that children deserve and need high-quality interactions.

In order to truly hear what children are saying we have excellent adult to child ratios. 

For children aged 2 we have a ratio of 1 adult to 2 children (Most nurseries use the government ratios of 1 adult to 4 children, and this will soon increase to 1:5!).


For children aged 3+ we have a ratio of 1 adult to 6 children (Most nurseries use the government ratio of 1 adult to 13 children for qualified teachers and 1 adult to 8 children for level 3 practitioners).

Dandelion’s staffing team consists of over 50% qualified teachers!

Funding at Dandelion 

The term after a child turns three, they become eligible for 15 hours of funding per week or 30 hours per week if eligible for the Extended Entitlement (30 hours). Dandelion accepts a maximum of 25 hours per week at its Eaton and Aylsham site. Wymondham (Hethel) is currently operating a pilot business model.  

Dandelion also accepts a variety of childcare vouchers. Please email us at for more information.

Please visit  to see what funding options are available to you.

Fully funded places at Wymondham

Seeking families to test Wymondham’s pilot offer!

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A day in the life of a Dandelion

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