Our Aims and Vision

Our nursery vision creates a safe, secure and happy nursery. We have a warm welcoming environment that has a family feel. Our children are loved, cared for and nurtured and are paramount to the heart of our foundation and ethos. We offer a wide range of support to all of our families with listening being a key factor to meet the well-being and personal needs they require.

We encourage children to explore their imaginations, create and to investigate their surroundings through child-led activities indoors and outdoors. We want all our children at Dan Dan’s to have an enjoyable experience where children can explore a natural environment, from ages 3 months to 5 years.

Children’s self-confidence and self-resilience are built and encouraged through daily routines. Independence is encouraged throughout the nursery to promote school readiness.


All children learn at their own pace and thrive when the right support and provisions are provided. We pride ourselves in supporting all children and families with additional needs to ensure they achieve their full potential.

Dan Dan’s is influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach and would like all children to experience the learning ethos of Reggio Emilia, where the environment is the 3rd teacher. We ensure that the environment is stimulating and based upon your child’s individual needs and interests. We support this through the child’s current interests using in the moment teaching.

Our key values

At Dan Dans, we feel extremely passionate about our children and their well-being, as well as for our parents who trust us to care for their child/children. Therefore, we believe partnership with parents and other care professionals is a key element for the well-being of your child.

Key person approach

We offer a key person approach system for children to form confident, secure relationships within the setting, as we believe every child deserves to feel special.

The key person approach provides a sense of security for a child and their families. We value working in partnership to work towards next steps and developmental progress, using our Dan Dans personalised app, although we provide a key person approach, it is highly important that the children are familiar with all staff in the setting to enhance positive relationships within the nursery.