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Chandlers Ford Nursery

Chandlers Ford Nursery
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Maryanne, Manager Yellow Dot Kindergarten

Hello, I am Maryanne Strickland and I am the Manager for Yellow Dot Chandlers Ford. I gained my Diploma in Child Care in South Africa and am currently working towards my Level 5 in Early Years Education. I have worked with Yellow Dot for a number of years gaining experience in 3 different Nurseries and for the most of that time, specifically with the preschool age group. I am passionate about providing a stimulating environment where children can have exciting learning opportunities from a young age, preparing them for that transition into School. I work alongside a small, dedicated team who all want to achieve the best outcomes for each individual child. Our Nursery is set in the beautiful grounds of Cranbury Park Estate surrounded by fields and trees. Children are able to explore the woods and lakes and often see ponies grazing and hear the sounds of the countryside. We have lovely garden areas for each of our rooms which overlook this idyllic setting. We regularly take the children on trips around the locality, visiting amenities such as the park, the local library and shops. We are working hard as a Team to provide exciting and stimulating experiences for the children and provide opportunities for our the Team to experience quality continuing professional development. We have recently been trialling a new online journal system called Tapestry with a selection of our parents which provides the opportunity for parents to view photographs, videos and observations of their children's progress. We will be extending this opportunity to all parents over the next few months. We work really closely with parents and are pleased to provide opportunities for parents to Stay and Play with their children at organised times and other opportunities such as our Nativity Play at Christmas and our Cream Tea in the Summer.

Our activities are founded on the Early Years Foundation Stage which focuses on:

We believe children and adults learn from each other and enrich each others lives. The Nursery is divided into four areas:

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 6:00pm

Earlybird 7:45am by arrangement
(Sessions 8:00am -1:00pm / 1:00pm - 6:00pm)

Children may attend on either a full time or part time basis.
The Nursery is open 51 weeks a year.

How to find us

Hocombe Road
Chandlers Ford
SO53 5QS

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  • I just wanted to say, a massive thanks to everyone there for everything since Barney arrived at yellow dot. I think the staff in his room are really amazing and we can't praise them enough, Barney used to get so upset at his previous nursery and since we changed he is like a different little boy and I can only think that is because everyone made him feel so welcome.
    (September 2016)
  • We have been very pleased with the progress that Hugo has made since moving up to Transition room and the learning opportunities there. We are most grateful to all the staff in the room who have made Hugo feel welcome, safe and engaged.
    (August 2016)
  • Hugo thinks the world of Caz and we can see why. She is fun loving and playful with the children whilst at the same time providing assertive boundaries. Hugo has really engaged and enjoyed Boogiemites recently too which we suspect is a reflection of Caz's hard work in this area also. We have been extremely impressed and again, we are most grateful for all her efforts..
    (August 2016)
  • I am really happy with the way yellow dot operates. I feel that it is a safe environment for my child, in terms of setting, staff and general operations such as no telephones, and parents cannot let other parents in.
    (June 2016)
  • I love the online communication we share with pictures of our children with the development that is being observed/emerging.
    (June 2016)
  • I like that we can work together to meet and achieve our child's next steps. All staff are very friendly and accommodating to all needs- change of days, dietary requirements, general daily structures and routines.
    (June 2016)
  • I love the days out planned by Yellow Dot
    (June 2016)
  • We couldn't be happier with Lizzie and her team, Amelie has settled well and we are grateful for everyone's help on this.
    Charlotte Transition parent (November 2015)
  • Thank you so much for looking after Tess so brilliantly this year. She loves you all very much and will miss you.
    (January 2016)
  • Thank you so much for taking care of my little Joshy (not so little now!) He has loved every minute of it! You guy do a fantastic job and I feel very lucky that my boys were so well looked after in your care.
    Joshua Mulligan (January 2016)
  • I feel so proud of all the progress that Daniel has made in the baby room. You have helped him grow into the lovely little boy he is today.
    Daniel Ma (January 2016)
  • Thank you so much for the care and attention that you have given to Dylan. He is absolutely loving nursery and it's a comfort to know that when we go to work, he is being cared for so well.
    Claire and Colin Saxon (January 2016)
  • Thank you for making Isla's first experience of nursery so enjoyable, comfortable, fun and special.
    Leanne and Mark Silsbury (January 2016)
  • We are so glad to Emily has grown from a baby to a happy and confident little girl.
    Emily's mum and dad (January 2016)
  • Amelie has been so happy here and has made lots of happy memories.
    Clare, Neil, Emma and Amelie P (January 2016)
  • Thank you so much for your amazing care for Sammey. We both loved Toddlers.
    (January 2016)