Dandelion Education Ltd offers a range of comprehensive training and consultancy packages, facilitated by both Managing Directors who are fully qualified teachers. All courses are certified to demonstrate on-going professional development. You can see us in action speaking at the TEDxNorwichED event earlier this year!

If you are interested in any of our packages please send us an email at dandelionsnorfolk@gmail.com

Our Consultancy packages are:

School/Nursery Development – Moving To Outstanding:

  • Two days of observations to include:
  • Staff interactions, routines, procedures
  • Website review
  • Safeguarding systems review
  • Policy reviews
  • Full action plan
  • Options for a revisit to assess development/targets/plan next steps
  • Dandelion was judged outstanding in ALL areas by Ofsted 2017.

School/Nursery Development – Developing a flexi-ed offer:

  • One day visit on site
  • One day report writing
  • Two consultants
  • 10-3pm
  • Following the visit, discussions and observations, a full report will be produced, including a summary of advice and action points
  • We will also act as liaison between the setting and Local authority.

Outdoors and Outstanding – Developing Stimulating Environments

  • Two day visit
  • Two consultants
  • Day 1 :
  • Analysis of space and outdoor learning provision including observations, discussions and reading of relevant policies
  • Day 2:
  • Report will be produced with action points
  • Meeting to feedback and share findings
  • Action plan created in consultation with staff.
  • Dandelion won Enabling Environment Of The Year 2017-18.

Tool Training Toddlers!

  • Two trainers for 3 hours
  • Workshop includes:
  • Safe tool use
  • The practitioners role
  • Thematic planning for all areas of the EYFS
  • Up to to 20 practitioners

Behaviour Is Language – Developing CAL and Emotional Literacy

  • Two trainers for 3 hours
  • Workshop includes:
  • Creating and using a behaviour script; role play scenarios; mini philosophy session
  • Use of resources, visual aids, and language
  • Up-skilling staff
  • Dandelion has delivered a TED talk on the importance of CAL

Make Marks Matter – Early Reading/Writing Outdoors

  • Two trainers for 3 hours
  • Workshop includes:
  • First steps in early reading/writing
  • Story-telling and resources
  • Thematic planning for all areas of the EYFS
  • Up to 20 delegates

The Long and The Short Of it – Numeracy Outdoors

  • Two trainers for 3 hours
  • Workshop includes:
  • Supporting children to develop and understand number
  • Developing a stimulating mathematical environment outdoors
  • Thematic planning for all areas of the EYFS
  • Up to 20 delegates

Whose idea is it anyway? Philosophy For The Early Years

  • Two trainers for a full day
  • 9.30-2.30
  • Workshop includes:
  • Theory and practice of philosophy in the Early Years
  • Games to promote creative and critical thinking
  • Creating a creative workforce
  • Leading an enquiry
  • Identifying resources to stimulate thinking
  • Delegates will also take part in a philosophical enquiry
  • Between 12 – 22 delegates
  • Dandelion has been awarded a Bronze Sapere kitemark for its use of Philosophy throughout their settings – It is 1 of only 4 nurseries in the country to have been awarded this accolade.

This is what our clients think of us:

For reading, mark making and phonics training –

  • The trainers were as fab as always, very clear and consistent
  • The session was fun and the trainers were knowledgable
  • I now feel a lot more competent and confident
  • I enjoyed my first ever workshop and learned so much from this. I also feel the learning techniques used supported all different learning styles which was helpful and made the workshop fun and energetic.

For early years consultancy –

  • Emma and Hayley were very relatable, passionate, and articulate. I would most definitely recommend them.
  • Tool work training quotes
  • We love how interactive your training sessions are, it’s not just sitting and looking at a PowerPoint
  • Thanks for delivering our training with enthusiasm and for making it fun!.
  • The workshop exceeded my expectations.
  • They were fun, interactive, very informative and engaging