Meet our Team

Dandelion knows that high quality learning is facilitated by high quality interactions with skilled staff. Dandelion prides itself on its bespoke staff training package and is proud of its teams skills and qualifications: 33% of staff hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), 62% are educated to at least degree level, 3 apprentices are undertaking the Early Years Educator course level 3. One staff member is undertaking the level 5 Early Years management course,  and one staff member completing the EYITT - Early Years Teacher qualification. Five staff members hold a Forest school level 3; four staff members hold a level 3 Special Education Co-ordinator qualification, and one of the managing directors also holds a master’s level Special Education Needs and disabilities co-ordinator (SENDCo) qualification. All staff hold peadiatric  first-aid training.

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Managing Directors

We are available to speak at conferences and training sessions. 

Head to our training and consultancy page to find out more.

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Emma

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Emma is an award winning businesswoman, co-creator of Dandelion, cold water swimmer and doting mother and grandmother. Emma is happiest in the garden or surrounded by family..preferably both at the same time!

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 /

Hayley

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Hayley is the co-founder of Dandelion Education, she is an award-winning businesswoman and writer, mother and creator, in her spare time she is an essential oil blender, creator of The Twitchy-Witch. Hayley is happiest when with her family and cold water swimming, in small waves, with Emma.

Operations Manager

Freya

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

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Aylsham Team

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Amy

Manager Level 6

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Sam

Deputy Manager

Level 3 Teacher & SENDco 

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Sally

Lead Teacher QTS, Forest School Level 3 & DEN leader

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Lauren

Qualified Teacher Status

(Maternity Leave)

 
 
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Abbie

Level 3 Teacher Trainee & DEN leader (Eaton &  Aylsham)

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Lenny

Early Years Assistant

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Georgie

Lead Teacher QTS

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Emily

Level 3 Teacher &

Forest School Level 3 

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Monica

Early Years Assistant & DEN 1-1

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Lily

DEN 1-1

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Jenny

QTS DEN Assistant & Bank

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Sophie

Teacher

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Kath

Outdoor Learning Teacher

DEN & Bank

Eaton Team

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Tarl

Manager

Level 3 & Forest School Level 3

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Katie

Deputy Manager, Higher Level 3 Teacher & Level 5 Early Years Management

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Maddy

Level 3 Teacher &

SENDco

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Ari

Level 3 Trainee

 
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Anne

Level 3 Teacher

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Aaron

Level 3 Forest School, Bushcraft & Level 3 Teacher

Behind the scenes team

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Cath

Business Manager

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Es

Visual Communications Manager

 
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Rosanna

Trainee Level 3 Teacher

(Maternity leave)

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Fani

DEN 1-1 &  Bank