Welcome to Dandelions


Ofsted rated Outstanding & Ofsted Rated Good


Dandelions is a purpose built community pre-school, in the heart of Hatch Warren, Basingstoke.

We opened in January 2005 and have cared for hundreds of children aged 2 years to 5 years. We have provided them with a happy, safe and stimulating environment to help prepare them for a great start in school and in life.


Dandelions is a non-profit organisation and we welcome all children in the St Marks and Hatch Warren Schools catchment area. At our Pre-school we accept all children regardless of race, culture, religion, ability and means. Our devoted Pre-school team is supported by a committee of volunteers. By working closely with parents, we aim to provide outstanding Pre-school education.


“Children access their environment through continuous provision, allowing them to freely explore both inside and out, with open ended resources and with curious minds. Highly qualified staff engage in strong interactions with the children, which motivate, excite and challenge the children, enabling them to reach their next level of learning and ultimately to become happy, confident and independent learners ready to approach school”


Opening Times

Our Pre School is open term time only.

Dandelions are open from 8:30am - 4pm Monday - Friday.

Thursday - Rising 5’s group

8.30am - 11.30am or

12pm - 3pm (or 4pm)


Our Thursday session is set out especially for older children to prepare them for school. We encourage all children to attend this session. The session has its own set of planning and the topics mainly are supported by popular stories such as Goldilocks, Jack and the Bean Stalk and so on.


OFSTED rates us Outstanding!