Our Sites

Aylsham

Nestled in stunning woodland one mile from Aylsham,

you will find this very special Dandelion site.

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Eaton

Situated just a few minutes from Norwich City Centre,

our beautiful Eaton site is a hidden oasis in the woods for children to play, explore and learn.

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Our Story

Dandelion Education Ltd is a place where children grow and flourish through exploring their natural environment under the skilled guidance and support of a team led by founders Hayley Room and Emma Harwood.

The seed of the idea came to Emma and Hayley, as they sat drinking tea under a flowering magnolia tree, dreaming of a perfect learning environment for children.

This seed became Dandelion Education Ltd.

And now, in a land not so far, far away, there is a place where children play under the sky, climb trees, feed chickens, nap in the warmth of a cosy yurt, and take pleasure in learning with friends in nature.

  • What parents say

    Flexi-schooling has helped relieve the pressure of a five-day school week for E: Dandelion provides her with self-confidence and resilience that is sometimes knocked in the wider world. It gives her space to run and create, and a freedom she …

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    After deferring, when F entered school they were quite surprised by how much he already knew! He did not have to catch up academically. He misses using his body for learning, but I wouldn’t ask you to help him practice …

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    The skills that J developed at Dandelion help him to be confident and resilient to deal with such a bug change. J is ready to tackle anything!

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    Thank you so much for giving J such a wonderful time at Dandelion. It’s been noticeable how he has grown in independence and developed his own ideas. He is certainly very aware of health and safety!

    - Pat & Pete
  • What parents say

    You have provided J with the best start anyone could hope for. You have nurtured, loved, engaged, laughed, cuddled, danced, shared, celebrated which will enable J to soar high and free.

    - Natalie & Paul
  • What parents say

    I knew J was going to benefit incredibly from joining Dandelion, but both John and I have too. As a family we try and live as much the ‘dandelion way’ as we can with J. You aren’t just teaching children, …

    - L. Snowling
  • What parents say

    We are delighted with R’s education at Dandelion, as is he! We are continuously amazed at what he has learned and relays to us, his confidence and development is growing and improving with each session.

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    We think you provide an amazing environment and experience for the children. We love that they can use their imagination and be active for a lot of time during the session but that there are also routines to follow and …

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    A truly superb start to I’s education journey. He is so happy here, and his socialisation skills have come on leaps and bounds since starting here. Everything is so engaging and fun. The perfect environment to encourage a real love …

    - R. Haddon
  • What parents say

    We are very pleased that G is able to be part of what we feel is fantastic nursery. She settled straightaway and comes home from her session with lots of enthusiasm for learning and having had her imagination fired up …

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    A loves his time in Dandelion. He has made some good friends that enjoys talking about. The outdoor setting is wonderful and allows so many different learning opportunities. A always some out filthy which is a sure sign he’s had …

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    Dandelion is a warm and friendly place where children can thrive. J has loved climbing, playing, digging + everything. His vocabulary and ability to express him self has really grown thanks to the stories, philosophy etc.

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    We are delighted with Dandelion and positive benefit it has had on T. She has grown so much in confidence and independence. I can see that she feels very safe and happy. She is making lots of new friends, learning …

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    I don’t think I can ever put into words how incredible Dandelion is. R has flourished and is almost unrecognisable from the shy, anxious child he was when he started. I can’t ever thank you enough for what you all …

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    R has come along amazingly at Dandelion. I am so pleased with wonderful things he is learning. I feel very happy knowing he comes home after nursery with fantastic new skills and always has a big smile on his face.

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    We are 100% satisfied with the education our child receives. Emma, Hayley & all the staff are professional, compassionate, sensitive, approachable and friendly. We feel our child’s personal needs, likes and dislikes, are constantly considered by everyone. Dandelion has helped …

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    G has had a wonderful time over the last year at the Eaton site. The staff have been dedicated, kind, helpful, fun and it is constantly reassuring to know he is in the care of such a loving and nurturing …

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    Overall we are thrilled with Dandelion. My daughter has acquired a wide range of new skills which a more traditional nursery simply couldn’t offer her. She looks forward to attending Dandelion with great excitement each week and has grown in …

    - S. Whitlam
  • What parents say

    He has really excelled there and his behaviour was so different, and he got a lovely night‘s sleep and this morning wasn’t his usual jumping–off-the–walls self but all reflective.

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    I’ve just got the home and wanted to let you know that my two boys (D 7 and R 3) had a fantastic time today! (First day of holiday club). They are ready to come back again! I wasn’t sure …

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    One word – Amazing! You are all amazing!

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    We are delighted with the education Dandelion provides. He has become a much more confident child and his problem solving has really developed.

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    Staff are amazing; it is clear that the child is at the centre of all that they do. They move kiddies on when they’re ready!

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    T is a much happier, more engaged than he ever was in his other setting. It is a joy to see!

    - Anon
  • What parents say

    We are so pleased we chose Dandelion. We’ve been impressed by the level of care and the range of activities on offer. We have the themes you have, it makes us feel involved and it seems fantastic in stimulating imaginary …

    - Heather
  • What parents say

    The settings have produced a brilliant supplementary education alongside home-education. B’s phonic’s skills have improved. It is really important that B has fun while learning and discovering new things, and making brilliant childhood memories. I believe he gets all that …

    - Vicki
  • What parents say

    We love Dandelion and think the whole concept and environment is amazing! J is full of excitement when going AND when I pick him up.

    - Kelly
  • What parents say

    Since being at Dandelion, R has developed his self-esteem and is beginning to seem more independent from his brother. We’re having another baby just so they can join Dandelion!

    - Chris
  • What parents say

    A year ago, having only just turned 4, our daughter was in no way socially or emotionally ready to start school. With the support of Emma and Hayley, we were granted a deferred reception place at our chosen school, and …

    - Lilith
  • What parents say

    All staff members at Dandelions are magical and Julie is no exception. In fact she’s a shining light for myself and my son. Julie always has a smile on her face. She accepts children for who they are and she …

    - Chrissie and Donovan
  • What parents say

    I am confident to say Dandelion is a dream come true for children. Izzy has been going to Dandelion for nearly two years enjoying every single day she has spent there. Emma, Hayley and the Dandelion team, who are always …

    - Eniko
  • What parents say

    Dandelion are extremely passionate about emotional literacy and wellbeing and this is reflected in everything they do – from getting the children involved in fundraising for a local youth mental health charity to teaching the children to talk about and …

    - Lilith and Ed
  • What parents say

    Our daughter loves Dandelions! Having been in a small indoor nursery for several months, she loves the space to run around and explore. As parents we have seen an enormous difference – she is more confident, happy, energetic and enthusiastic. …

    - Tom and Charlotte
  • What parents say

    I’m just beginning on the path to get an autism diagnosis for Alexander and forwarded Dandelions report to the GP for a telephone appointment. When I described Dandelions the GP said it sounded ‘amazing and perfect for Alex’. In addition …

    - Mandy
  • What parents say

    ‘Although our son has been at dandelions for some time, he had recently been through a ‘wobble’ and been anxious at drop off time. I have noticed however that when Julie is around, he will trot in quite happily! She …

    - Lucy and Lucy
  • What parents say

    Like many parents, we’re worried about the pressure placed on young children in conventional primary schools, but home-education wasn’t for us. We’ve found flexi-education to be the perfect solution for our Year 1 daughter, Esme. She’s attended Dandelion for two …

    - Patrick and Lisa
  • What parents say

    Dandelions has been a breath of fresh air for our family and a real game changer. Here we have found a place where our child’s self confidence, independence and awareness of others is being lovingly nurtured. Whilst at the same …

    - Siobhan and Chris
  • What parents say

    “The trainers were very knowledgable and gave lots of positive ideas to go forward.” “The trainers had  a great dynamic and the role play was great!” “It was good to giggle and not feeling awkward contributing!” “The workshop was excellent. …

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