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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
SP10 1DP

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  • We just wanted to write to express our gratitude for the amazing care Jacob has received and continues to receive at Yellow Dot.

    (May 2016)

  • Jacob grew hugely in Transitions and has really developed under the care and guidance of Karen and her team. We had a great relationship with them and the fact that Jacob runs into nursery each day, excited to see what that day holds is testament to how much he loves Yellow Dot. We have great confidence in the Yellow Dot team and know that Jacob is in the very best hands during his time at nursery.

    (May 2016)

  • We would in particular like to express our thanks to Tabby, Jacob's keyworker from Transitions. Jacob has formed a very special bond with her and speaks of her often at home. She has clearly made a huge impression on him and we will all miss her greatly.

    (May 2016)

  • Jacob has another year at Yellow Dot and we are looking forward to watching him grow again in Kindergarten. We hope he will be as happy there as he has been in Transitions. Today was certainly a good start as he has come home chatting away about playing with Dinosaurs, digging in the garden and the class games.

    (May 2016)

  • Thank you to you and the team for providing such a loving and caring environment for our son to grow.

    (May 2016)

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    (May 2016)

  • To all the staff at Yellow Dot Nursery Just want to say a big Thank you for all the help you have given me to get Emma to where she is today. In the months she has been with you she has come a long way. I couldn’t have done it without your help. It's such a shame we are moving and can no longer attend. Thankyou

    Ashley Gilkes (Sept 2015)

  • To the lovely ladies in Transition Just to say thank you for your help with Nala's toilet training over the last couple of weeks. I am delighted that she feels so comfortable at Nursery and this is due to your patience, encouragement and the nurturing environment you provide. Thank you.
    Rochelle, Steve and Nala (Sept 2015)
  • Transitions, From Gen and I, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. If ever there was a Team of people that could stay with our Baby girl I could only give your names and Gem feels the same. You lot Rock! All our love
    Graham, Gem and Amelia (Sept 2015)
  • Thank you very much to all the staff at Yellow Dot who have looked after Rory in the last year. He has had an amazing time and has loved it. He is always talking about you all and will miss you!
    Love from Rory, Georgina, Joe and Arther Glabus x (Sept 2015)
  • Thank you so much for all the energy, time and care you’ve put into Joseph. He has blossomed in Toddler Blue and we will miss you all!
    Joseph and his Mummy xx (Sept 2015)
  • Thank you for all the kindness, support and fun you have given Lua. She has developed so much in the last year and learnt so much. I am eternally grateful for all you have done to help her grow. All the best.
    Ali and Lua (Sept 2015)
  • Thank you for looking after Sam for the 2 years that he has been at Yellow Dot. He has enjoyed his time with you all very much and I know he is going to miss you all very much too!
    Harry, Sue and Sam (Sept 2015)
  • To Nicky and all the girls in Kindergarten, and of course Andrew. Thank you so much for taking care of my little monkey and teaching him many great things and songs.
    Love Tammy and Jake xx (Sept 2015)
  • Dear Toddler Room, Thank you so much for taking care of my little boy. Gabriel has thrived with your support. He loves coming into Nursery and I know he is going to miss being in your Room, but you have prepared him well and he seems excited about 'Big Room'! Many thanks.
    Penny, Marc and Gabriel x (Sept 2015)
  • Yellow Dot Team, Words cannot describe how fantastic you all are. Since Joe has been with you, he has emerged from a quiet little boy to having so much vocabulary now! Plus so much happier!
    Nicki and Steve (Sept 2015)