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

Operations Manager

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Emma

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Emma is an award winning businesswoman, co-creator of Dandelion  and doting mother and grandmother. Emma is happiest  when walking 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. Hayley is happiest when creating, swimming, and beach walking, with her family and dog. 

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Freya

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Freya is at the very core of the Dandelion team. 

She works tirelessly to support the site managers in the day to day operations of Dandelion, and maintain the quality offered across all sites. Freya also keeps Emma and Hayley's feet on the muddy ground!  In her spare time Freya is happiest relaxing in a yoga class, cooking, and walking her dog Luna, with her husband (who owns a brewery!)

We are available to speak at conferences and training sessions. 

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

 

Aylsham Nursery Team

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Amy

Manager

Level 6 Teacher,  Safeguarding Lead, CPD, SPV

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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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Hannah

Qualified Teacher Status

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Abbie

Level 3 Teacher, Dep SENDco & DEN leader

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Kayleigh

Early Years Assistant

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Georgie

Lead Teacher QTS

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Emily

Level 3 Teacher &

Forest School Level 3 

 

The Patch Team

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Lenny

Site Manager & dep SENDco

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Sam

Site Manager & lead SENDco

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Abbie

Level 3 Teacher, dep SENDco 

 
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Sally

Lead Teacher QTS, Forest School Level 3 & DEN leader

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Abbie

Level 3 Teacher &

DEN leader

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Kath

Outdoor Learning Teacher

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Jenny

QTS Den Assistant & Bank

The Den Team

 

Eaton Team

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Tarl

Manager

Safeguarding Lead, CPD, SPV, Level 3 & Forest School Level 3

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Katie

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

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Ari

Level 3 Trainee

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Aaron

Level 3 Forest School, Bushcraft & Level 3 Teacher

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Sophie

Early Years Assistant

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Kayleigh

Early Years Assistant