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Andover Nursery

Andover Nursery
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Mandy, Manager Yellow Dot Nursery Andover

Hi, my name is Amanda Marsden, but most people call me Mandy. I am the Nursery Manager here in Andover. I have 14 years of experience and gained a BA (Hons) in Early Years whilst living on 3 continents, working full time and being a mum to 2 amazing young children.

I started as a childminder in 2005 when I started my Foundation Degree. As a family we moved to South Africa where I worked in an American International School working with 4-14 year olds but focusing on literacy with 6-7 year olds. I completed my Foundation Degree and extended to the BA, whilst also training as a swimming coach and lifeguard. We then moved to the Cayman Islands. I volunteered to help year 1 students with maths and teaching children to swim, then started at a Montessori School working with 2-3 year olds. I completed my BA (Hons) during my time in the beautiful Caribbean. We returned to the UK in 2016 and I worked temporarily with children who have behavioural and special needs. I started at Yellow Dot as a Senior Nursery Nurse in the Transition Room in March 2017, then became the Room Manager, then Deputy and now Manager! I have a passion for seeing children learn, develop and reach their full potential and I believe Yellow Dot is the perfect place for children to do this. I am a firm believer in working closely with families to ensure the best possible outcome for their children.

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

11 Church Close
Andover
Hampshire
SP10 1DP

  • Thank you for helping to shape the beautiful and kind little girl that I love and cherish, without you in her life she would not be the little girl she is today
    August 2017
  • On dropping off she has always been happy to go to any member of staff. A clear testament that all the staff get to know ALL the children
    August 2017
  • On collection she is always full of her different activities and experiences you have given her and her friends
    August 2017
  • As a first time Mum I was extremely anxious about leaving my child with people I didn't know. Our initial visits and conversations with staff put my mind at ease
    August 2017
  • Thank you for the care and education you have given Fleur since she was 11 months old, words cannot express how grateful I am
    August 2017
  • I was really impressed with the way that children are allowed to "think" for themselves and decide what they want to do whilst still being guided towards their individual learning goals.
    April 2017
  • a huge thank you to you all for your kindness and reassurance, and for making Joshua's start at nursery go so smoothly. It has put my mind at rest knowing that he is happy and enjoying his time with you.
    November 2016
  • To all the staff at Yellow Dot, Thank you for making my time here so special. Lots of love
    Lucy and Steve January 2017
  • To everyone at Yellow Dot, I can believe Lucy is actually leaving! She has been through all the rooms at Yellow Dot since you first opened. Every member of staff has been fantastic at whatever stage of Lucy’s development. Thank you again, I know she will miss you all but also can’t wait to go to big school.
    Thank you, Richard, Alison, Lucy and Charlie (November 2016)