Previous Nursery News

National Apprenticeship Week

We enjoyed celebrating National Apprenticeship Week last week - all of our 30 apprentices at Buttercups received a little treat to congratulate them on all their hard work.

Well done all of you - we really appreciate what you are doing!

February 2024

New 15 Hours Funding for 2 year olds

The government have announced that there will be new funding available from April 2024 for 2 year olds. If you are working at least 16 hours per week but earning less than £100,000 a year you may be eligible for 15 free hours per week, during term-time. To find out more and to register visit the government's website

As term-time is 38 weeks per year, at Buttercups we stretch this over the 51 weeks we are open. This equates to 11.8 free hours per week. Parents will need to pay for any additional hours they use and we request a minimum attendance of 2 days per week.

See our Guide to Funding for more information.

February 2024

Congratulations to Arya

A massive well done to Arya from Buttercups Isleworth for passing her NVQ Level 3 Childcare qualification. We are so proud of you!

February 2024

Recycling award for Buttercups Ealing

Well done to everyone at Buttercups Ealing for achieving this Zero to Landfill award. As well as the benefits to our environment it is a great way of teaching the children about the importance of recycling.

We are so proud of you all!

February 2024

Top Rating Buttercups Chalfont Park

Buttercups Chalfont Park have been awarded a top Food Hygiene Rating of 5 at their recent inspection.

Many thanks to Galya our wonderful nursery chef!

November 2023

Teddington Turns 10!

Happy birthday to Teddington Nursery. 

We celebrated our 10th anniversary this weekend with current parents and children as well as some past parents and children. It was so lovely to see everyone and to be able to show-off the transformation that has taken place to give the nursery so many new play spaces - the soft play room, art studio, sensory baby room and a fabulous dance studio.

November 2023

Diwali fun in the nurseries!

Across our nurseries the children have been learning all about the Hindu festival of Diwali.

We have made diwas, rangoli patterns and had parties!

November 2023

We are so proud of Miss Nicky!

Nicky from Buttercups Isleworth completed a 30km run on Saturday 14th October, as part of Ribbon Run organised by the Sands charity. She has so far raised over £1,000 - but it is not too late to donate:

Click here to donate to Nicky's Just Giving page

Sands are a registered charity raising money to support bereaved families and help save babies' lives. Sands exists to reduce the number of babies dying and the support anyone affected by the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth, whenever this happened and for as long as they need support. Find out more on their website

October 2023

Outstanding for Buttercups Chalfont Park!

Buttercups Chalfont Park have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted at their recent inspection - once again!

"Leaders have a comprehensive vision of the challenging curriculum they offer...
Children flourish and succeed in this exceptional nursery," Ofsted Inspection Report, August 2023.

Click here to read the full report

Well done team Chalfont Park!

September 2023

Open Day at Buttercups Teddington

We are very excited for the birthday celebrations as our Teddington Nursery turns 10 years old! Come and see how we've grown at our Open Day on Saturday 11th November, 10am - 12pm. To reserve your place, click here

September 2023

Open Day at Buttercups Isleworth

Buttercups Isleworth will be opening its doors on Sunday 29th October, 2-4pm, for a spooky open day. To reserve your place, click here

September 2023

Open Day at Buttercups Chiswick Lane

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Open Day at Buttercups Chiswick Lane. It was lovely to meet so many parents and children and show them around.

July 2023

Top Food Hygiene Rating for Teddington and Ealing

Thank you to our fabulous cooks, Iwona in Buttercups Teddington and Pasquale in Buttercups Ealing. Thanks to your care and dedication we have retained our Food Hygiene Rating of 5 in both nurseries!

July 2023

And an Outstanding for Buttercups Syon Park!

Buttercups Syon Park have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted at their recent inspection!

“Parents and carers rightly have very positive views about this exceptional nursery” Ofsted Inspection Report, May 2023.

Click here to read the full report

Well done team Syon Park!

July 2023

Buttercups Chiswick Lane Rated Outstanding!

Buttercups Chiswick Lane have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted at their recent inspection!

“Highly skilled staff continue to extend children's learning as they discover together. The joy is clearly seen on the faces of both adults and children. The engagement in their environment is contagious and, as a result, children's behaviour is exceptional,” Ofsted Inspection Report, May 2023.

Click here to read the full report

We are so proud of all of the team!

June 2023

Buttercups Wins Top Nursery Group Award for 6th year!

We are delighted to have been chosen for the Top 20 Nursery Group award by Daynurseries.co.uk. This prestigious award is particularly precious to us because it is determined by the wonderful reviews from our current parents. So a big thank you to our parents and carers and to all our teams for their hard work.

We are also delighted that our Teddington Nursery has been chosen to win an individual nursery award - Top 20 Nursery in London!

June 2023

Race for Life

Huge congratulations to the team from Buttercups Ealing who took part in the Cancer Research UK Race for Life on 3rd June. 
They felt compelled to join in following the awful diagnosis of Liver Cancer in one of the little boys in our nursery.

The team raised an incredible £5,000 with gift aid! 

Link to our Race for Life fundraising page

June 2023

Congratulations to Viera

Well done to our valued team member Viera from Buttercups Chiswick for achieving her Level 3 qualification!

June 2023

Race for Life

Following the awful diagnosis of Liver Cancer in one of the little boys in our nursery, the team at Buttercups Ealing have decided to take part in Race for Life on 3rd June. Please help us to raise as much money as possible to help eradicate this awful disease.

Link to our Race for Life fundraising page

May 2023

Coronation Fun in the Nurseries

It's been so much fun celebrating the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. All of our nurseries have enjoyed the parties and activities! Here are just some of the photos:

May 2023

Careers Fair at Westfield

We were delighted to be part of the London Job Fair which took place in Westfield on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April. It was lovely to meet so many people and tell them more about how they can start a career with Buttercups.

April 2023

Top Ratings for Teddington

Following hot on the heels of a perfect 10 score for our nurseries in Ealing and Chiswick, this month sees a rating of 10 for our nursery in Teddington. Huge thanks to all the parents, carers and staff at Teddington!

Fingers crossed for the Daynurseries awards in April!

March 2023

Congratulations Team Chalfont

We are very proud to have been awarded a STAR phase 1 accreditation by the Montessori Centre International.

February 2023

Top Ratings for Chiswick and Ealing

Huge thanks to all the parents, carers and staff at Buttercups Ealing and Buttercups Chiswick. Your glowing reviews to Daynurseries.co.uk have enabled both of these nurseries to obtain the top ranking possible!

Fingers crossed for the Daynurseries awards in April!

February 2023

Helping children in Tanzania

Huge thanks to all the parents, carers and staff at Buttercups Ealing for raising £1,306.25 for the Montessori School in Tanzania. The teachers there have not been paid for over a year, despite their salaries being equivalent to only £7.80 per month. This money will be used to pay their salaries, purchase some new resources for the children and will be put towards the purchase of a mini bus so that more children will have the opportunity of an education.

December 2022

Raising Money for Macmillan

Thank you to all the staff and parents at Buttercups Chiswick Lane for helping to raise £381 for Macmillan through a fun coffee morning.

November 2022

Teddington Nursery has Expanded

After a summer of renovations we are proud to announce that our nursery in Teddington has reopened and it has doubled in size. The children now have lots more play rooms to enjoy including a dedicated Dance Studio and a soft play room with slides, tunnels, swings, lights - so much to explore!

From January we will also be able to invite more children to come and join us.

September 2022

Children in Need

There were lots of activities and fund raising events across the nurseries in aid of this year's Children in Need appeal. Buttercups Ealing raised £660 through sponsored walks with children and parents.

November 2022

Congratulations to Buttercups Chalfont on the Montessori Group STAR Award

We are very proud to have been awarded the STAR Award from the Montessori Group for the implementation of Montessori within the nursery. A huge thanks goes to Miss Kirti for all her hard work to make this possible.


September 2022

Well done Grace, Kirti and Laura!

We are very proud of Miss Kirti (from Chalfont), Miss Laura (from Chiswick) and Miss Grace (from Head Office) for completing the Race for Life 5k on Sunday 24th July. They helped to raise money to fund research into 200 types of cancer. 

July 2022

Buttercups win Top 20 Group Award for fifth year!

We are very proud to have been awarded this Top 20 Nursery Group award by Daynurseries.co.uk - for the fifth year in a row. What makes this award extra special is that is was voted for by our parents. Thank you to all our lovely parents! 

June 2022

Congratulations Laura!

Many congratulations to Laura, our nursery manager at Buttercups Chiswick for graduating with a BA(Hons) in Early Years Education and Leadership in Practice. 

May 2022

Perfect 10 for Chalfont

A huge thank you to the parents at Buttercups Chalfont Park, your reviews have given the nursery a 10 out of 10 rating on Daynurseries.co.uk

Daynurseries.co.uk website

Well done everyone at Chalfont Park!

April 2022