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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.


We accept Childcare Vouchers and Early Years Education Funding

How to find us

Hocombe Road
Chandlers Ford
SO53 5QS

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  • Having taken all three of my sons through Yellow Dot over the course of the past 7 years, it feels like the end of an era! Thanks for your efforts over the years, caring for all three of them.
    J Gurd (March 2017)
  • I am really very happy with your team! I cannot thank them enough! His key worker Caz is confident with her advice when I've asked her things - and when I carry it forward at home it works a treat!
    P Sahota (March 2017)
  • We have been incredibly happy with Yellow Dot over the last 15 months, and Malcolm has had such great experiences with you, making friends with the staff and other children, and all the fun activities that he gets to do every week. We really hope we can find a new nursery for Malcolm in Warwickshire that lives up to your high standards.
    (December 2016)
  • Thank you for providing so much fun, care and support for Joanie this year, and the rest. She has loved her time at Yellow Dot and will miss you lots.
    Lots of Love Joanie (November 2016)
  • Thank you for helping Sienna settle into Nursery and looking after her so well, especially when I returned back to work. Sienna has learnt and is continuing to learn and develop with all your help and skills. She seems eager and says Nursery and pulls her bag out these days!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
    Love Harpreet and Sienna Atwal (November 2016)
  • Really want to say a big thank you to you for helping Matthew settle into Nursery so well. We are so pleased with how he has developed and progressed this year and that is down to you.
    Thanks so much, love from Lucy and Simon (November 2016)
  • Thank you for helping me grow into the clever, polite girl that I have become. I will miss you.
    Love Esme (November 2016)
  • Just a little note to say a big thank you for all the help and support you have given me over the time I have been coming to you. I have loved it and now feel ready for Big School.
    Love Mia (November 2016)
  • Dear Baby Room Team, Thank you for all your care and attention to Zara over the past year, enabling her to settle into Nursery with ease. Her development within the year has been amazing. Thank you once again for everything.
    Love Andrea and James (November 2016)