Hello I'm Lynne and I'm the Manager of our Otterbourne Nursery. I came into child care and education a little later than most, from a previous work life of accountancy! I signed up as a mature student for a B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Studies and became a qualified Early Years Teacher. I worked in a few Infant Schools, Pre-Schools, Nurseries and then managed my own Setting. I am passionate about the outcomes for our children here at Otterbourne and about empowering our Team to achieve these outcomes, and develop personally.
Otterbourne is the largest of the Yellow Dot Nurseries and is situated at the top of Otterbourne Hill close to M3 junction 12. We are very fortunate to have such a beautiful building which provides a wonderful space and great source of natural light in every room. There is a large garden area, which houses an external classroom, a woodland walk area, climbing equipment, mud kitchen, tractor tyres, a variety of trees and funky mirrors!
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.
We accept Childcare Vouchers and Early Years Education Funding