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:
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.