Why we call ourselves “dragonflies”

The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world, symbolizes change and development, metamorphosis and transformation. The Early Years of a child’s life is one of change, rapid growth and development. It lays the Foundations for all future learning and development:


In recent years, researchers have learned that the human brain develops the vast majority of its neurons, and is at its most receptive to learning, between birth and three years of age. In fact, the intake of new information is critical to the formation of active neural pathways.
(Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000).

Early education can play a critical role during this important developmental period. Research has proved the link between high quality early education and future academic achievement and emotional well-being in later life.

At Dragonflies nursery our aim is to provide the best quality education and care for your child, to offer them the best possible start in life.


The dragonfly exhibits iridescence both on its wings as well as on its body. The magical property of iridescence is associated with the discovery of your own abilities. We believe it is important that children believe in themselves and in doing so are able to fulfill their own potential.

Some amazing facts about the dragonfly

  • The dragonfly’s agile flight and its ability to move in all six directions exude a sense of power and poise – something that comes only with age and maturity
  • The dragonfly can move at an amazing 45 miles an hour; hover like a heli-copter fly backwards like a hummingbird; fly straight up, down and on either side. What is mind blowing is the fact that it can do this while flapping its wings a mere 30 times a minute!
  • The eyes of the dragonfly are one of the most amazing and awe inspiring sights. Given almost 80% of the insect’s brain power is dedicated to its sight and the fact that it can see in all 360 degrees around it, it symbolizes the un-inhibited vision of the mind and the ability to see beyond the limitations of the human self.

Dragonflies in other cultures


To the Japanese, the dragonfly symbolizes good luck and strength. It is admired and respected all over the Country, so much so that Japan made the dragonfly its national emblem.
The Samurai use it as a symbol of power, agility and best of all, Victory.
Amongst Native Americans, the dragonfly is a sign of happiness, speed and purity. Purity because the dragonfly eats from the wind itself.

In China, people associate the dragonfly with prosperity, harmony and as a good luck charm.

These are just some of the reasons that we chose to call ourselves ‘Dragonflies Day Nursery. We hope you come to love this beautiful creature and all it symbolises, as much as we do.