About Us

About Us

Dandelions Nursery School is a private nursery based in Kensal Rise, London. Founded in 2018 by friends Hannah Anderson and Amy Smith, Dandelions has quickly become a much loved and hugely popular nursery within the local community.

Dandelions provides a stimulating and creative play environment for children aged 2-5 years of age. Each activity is designed to capture your child’s imagination –whether it be learning to count dinosaur bones they have excavated from the sandpit, or using printing to practice naming shapes. We are a small 20 place Nursery and we strongly believe that every child is unique and that their learning journey should follow a pattern that best suits their individual personality. Our curriculum is based on the national EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) with an emphasis on building children’s confidence and self-esteem and encouraging them to question and explore. In addition to all of our own messy activities, we invite specialist teachers to join us for short sessions during each term (children’s yoga, music and dance).

Find out more about our specialist teachers

Our Ethos

We believe children flourish and grow in a loving, creative and fun environment and experimenting through play is the best way to learn. We believe that children’s play can be best supported and extended by adults who use the children’s interests to further their learning. We place a special emphasis on supporting the development of children’s self-confidence and self-esteem to provide them with the skills to question and become brave learners. We bring our own unique approach to children’s learning, with lots of fun, adventurous and imaginative play.

“Too often we give children answers to remember, rather than problems to solve” – Roger Lewin.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dandelions Nursery School.
Hannah & Amy
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