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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.


We accept Childcare Vouchers and Early Years Education Funding

How to find us

11 Church Close
SP10 1DP

  • Thank you for helping to shape the beautiful and kind little girl that I love and cherish, without you in her life she would not be the little girl she is today
    August 2017
  • On dropping off she has always been happy to go to any member of staff. A clear testament that all the staff get to know ALL the children
    August 2017
  • On collection she is always full of her different activities and experiences you have given her and her friends
    August 2017
  • As a first time Mum I was extremely anxious about leaving my child with people I didn't know. Our initial visits and conversations with staff put my mind at ease
    August 2017
  • Thank you for the care and education you have given Fleur since she was 11 months old, words cannot express how grateful I am
    August 2017
  • I was really impressed with the way that children are allowed to "think" for themselves and decide what they want to do whilst still being guided towards their individual learning goals.
    April 2017
  • a huge thank you to you all for your kindness and reassurance, and for making Joshua's start at nursery go so smoothly. It has put my mind at rest knowing that he is happy and enjoying his time with you.
    November 2016
  • To all the staff at Yellow Dot, Thank you for making my time here so special. Lots of love
    Lucy and Steve January 2017
  • 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)