Dollymixtures Nursery
  • The Award for Early Years Team of the Year, (sponsored by the Department for Education)
  • Dollymixtures Nursery
  • Stafford, Staffordshire

Dollymixtures is a family-run business that has been going for 33 years and is based on the site of a hospital. It has provided continuous support for the NHS over the last two years and is proud of its commitment to care and education. Alongside its Outstanding practice, Dollymixtures is very involved in intergenerational sessions with the hospital’s dementia ward. These sessions benefit not only the children but have a huge impact on the older generation helping them to feel uplifted.

The nursery is an OFSTED-rated Outstanding setting and is strong at impacting change and encouraging access to excellent learning opportunities for all. Its successful SEND programme encourages inclusion and helps all children access learning independently. Staff take great pride in ensuring that the environment is stimulating and quality-checked, making use of all new practices and guidelines to impact on how they work. The college management team is proactive and supports all staff to raise best practice within the setting and ensure that all ideas, innovations, and aspirations are included and supported.