Welcome to Buttercups

Buttercups is a family-run group of nurseries that has been providing outstanding care to children for over 40 years. Our award-winning settings in Acton, Ealing, Chiswick, Brentford, Isleworth, Teddington and Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire are all individually and personally managed. At Buttercups we see each child as a unique little learner. We nurture their natural curiosity, ensuring they have the best start possible.

Outstanding Childcare

We are recognised by parents as the 'childcare provider of choice' for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Every Ofsted inspection we have had has been Good or better. Currently, 75% of our nurseries are thrilled to have been graded 'Outstanding' by OFSTED. Parents place their children in our care, comfortable in the knowledge that they are in a secure and caring learning environment.

Success - the Buttercups Philosophy

The success of Buttercups is founded upon a fundamental commitment to quality education combined with fun – and plenty of time outdoors. Our philosophy is:

Quality Education – child-led learning incorporating Montessori and HighScope approaches;

Fun – a huge range of activities and specialist clubs including languages, sports and cookery clubs;

Time outdoors – our fantastic nursery gardens give children plenty of time outdoors and include Forest School activities.

At the end of their time with us, Buttercups children leave with confidence, curiosity and a zest for learning.


Our Nurseries



75% of our nurseries are currently rated Outstanding by Ofsted and all others are Good


Find out more about the Montessori method and how it is implemented throughout our nurseries

Forest School

Some of our nurseries have completely enclosed Forest School areas


We offer a wide range of specialist clubs

Nursery News

Buttercups voted Top Nursery Group yet again!

For the seventh year in a row, Buttercups Nursery Group has been voted one of the Top 20 mid-sized nursery groups in the UK. This annual award hosted by Daynurseries.co.uk is determined by parent reviews, so a huge thank you to all of our parents.

A special mention goes to Buttercups Teddington who also won a place in the Top 20 Nurseries in London category - well done team Teddington!

Read more about this year's awards here 

June 2024

Outstanding for Buttercups Ealing!

We are delighted to have been graded Outstanding yet again by Ofsted at our most-recent inspection. 

You can read the full-report here Ofsted Report

Huge congratulations to all of our Ealing team!

May 2024

Congratulations to Bhevy

A huge well done to Bhevy from Buttercups Chiswick for passing her NVQ Level 3 qualification in childcare. We're so proud of all your hard work!

April 2024

For previous news click here