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Andover Nursery

Andover Nursery
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Catherine Clifton, Manager Yellow Dot Nursery Andover

Hello, my name is Catherine Clifton and I am the Manager of Yellow Dot Nursery in Andover.

I joined Yellow Dot in June 2016 as I believe very strongly in the values and quality of early years’ education that the nursery offers to young children and their families.

I have over 16 years’ experience in an early years management or supervisory role. I have worked in small teams as a practitioner and key person, and then leading larger teams outside of ratio but maintaining a presence within rooms. I have watched the early years’ sector expand and become respected professionally as I moved from part-time, then term time early years to leading and promoting good practice in full day-care nurseries.

I have a BA Hons degree and Early Years Professional Status. I have continued to train and use reflective practice throughout my career. I strongly believe that children’s early years are the most influential, vulnerable and important years in a child’s life. Each child deserves the best to enjoy these years and to be supported to become confident and happy, to build the skill sets and characteristics to become lifelong learners.

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.

How to find us

11 Church Close
Andover
Hampshire
SP10 1DP

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  • To all the staff at Yellow Dot, Thank you for making my time here so special. Lots of love

    (November 2016)

  • 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)

  • To all the staff at Yellow Dot, Thank you so much for looking after Alexandra for the last 3 and a half years. Staff have been so helpful and supportive and she has developed into a lovely little girl. She is going to miss everyone at Yellow Dot.

    Thank you again, Melissa and George (November 2016)

  • To all of the Yellow Dot Team, Thank you so much for everything you have done not just for Harry but for myself also these last 4 years. You have given me support, guidance and encouragement in helping me raise my son. Without your help, Harry wouldn’t be the boy he is today and the man he will become. We will miss you all.

    Forever in your favour, Shanise and Harry Toon (November 2016)

  • Kinders, Thank you for taking such good care of Lily, and for all the fun times and happy memories!

    Love Lily and Beui (November 2016)

  • To everyone in Kindergarten, Thank you for helping me come out of my shell and made me feel welcome. Thank you for helping me progress and made me into the little girl I am today.

    Love Iyla-May (November 2016)

  • To all the staff at Yellow Dot! Sophia and Samuel have come on leaps and bounds since attending, and I cannot thank you guys enough.

    Thank you, Charlotte and Joel Cronogue (November 2016)

  • Thank you for your support and care with Amelia. She truly has loved her time at Yellow Dot. Thank you for making it a wonderful place everyday!

    Lots of Love Amelia, Graham and Gems (November 2016)

  • Thank you so much for a wonderful year! I have had a wonderful time, learnt so much and made so many friends. I will miss you all but I’m looking forward to coming back for a visit.

    Love Harmony and fave bear (November 2016)