Buttons and Bows Nursery is managed by Ipswich Council for Voluntary Services who are a registered charity and non-profit making. We aim to provide high quality, easy accessible and affordable childcare to the local community and the surrounding areas. We area a family friendly nursery and we welcome your interest at any level as we believe this will benefit the nursery and ultimately benefit your child. Buttons and Bows is a purpose built, modern nursery providing full day care for children aged 0-8 years old. We have three well equipped play rooms. A baby room (under twos), toddler room (two year olds) and a pre-school room (three years plus). We are registered to take 65 children. Our biggest strength is our staff team who are passionate and very dedicated to their work. The team are highly qualified and include a manager with Early Years Professional Status, a Qualified Teacher who leads on quality practice and twe qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators who teach children with additional needs. The nursery is working toward the Suffolk Quality Assurance award. We were inspected by Ofsted in October 2008 and we achieved a great result. The nursery was graded GOOD in every one of the 14 areas. Buttons and Bows is part of the Hawthorn Children’s Centre. Centres offer families more than just child care, they also offer health services, family support and advice on child development. We work together with the staff at the Children’s Centre to provide a cohesive service to families attending the nursery. If you would like to see our facilities first hand we would be really happy to show you around the nursery. Please contact us for further information.
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Buttons and Bows (HS)
Who to contact
- IP2 0NR
- 80 Aster Road
- IP2 0NR
- Venue Website
- Parking available
Bus routes 12, 13 and 15.
- Last updated
- Other information
- Contact Buttons and Bows for available spaces
Days & times
Monday to Friday: 8.00 - 18.00
- Wheelchair access
- Yes - Easy access and a disabled toilet.
- Cultural provisions
- Yes - We celebrate different cultures and beliefs.
- Individual dietary needs
- Yes - Children are required to bring their own food during half terms. Dietary needs are catered for during cooking activities.
- Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
- Yes - All children are welcome.
- Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 4.30 Birth to 1yr - Per hour 4.10 2 years - Per hour 3.80 3 years plus - Per hour
- Please note that these hourly rates apply, however the setting runs by session times.
- Cater for over 8s
- Age Range
- From 0 Year(s) 3 month(s)
- To 6 Year(s) 0 month(s)
- Last Updated
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 15/10/2009 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 07/08/2013 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding 02/04/2019 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding
- Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities
At Buttons and Bow's Nursery we support children with SEND by proividing staff who have recieved the following training:
1. SENCO Training
2. Inclusive Practice
4. Working in partnership with parents
5. Conversation's with parents
6. Observation and Assessment
7. Supporting children with English as an additional language
8. Supporting communication
9. A positive approach to behaviour
10. Transition passport training
11. Autism training
12. Supporting a hearing impaired child
13. Two's are special
14. British sign language level one and two.
15. Elklan Speech and language training
16. Supporting Transitions to school
17. Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder course
18. Listening, understanding, speaking
19. Inclusion starts with 'I'
20. Solihull approach foundation training
Our named SENDCO is Lauren Sheldrake. The SENDCO supports staff in writing IEP's, carrying out the targets and helping staff to identify and support the needs of children. We use an inclusive approach to SEND, incorporating all children into the room. This can mean a variety of different things to different children, including adapting our room and routines where needed.
- Lauren Sheldrake
- Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
- Child care