Buttons and Bows Nursery is managed by Bows and Arrows Group, and is a charity setting. 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 0-6 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 72 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 Level 5 qualification in Early Years and a qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator who supports children with additional needs. The nursery is working toward the Suffolk Quality Assurance award. We were inspected by Ofsted in August 2012 and we achieved a great result. The nursery was graded OUTSTANDING in every one of the 14 areas. The setting is inspired by Reggio Emilia and therefore our environment reflects this with calming environments and natural resources.
Buttons and Bows
Who to contact
- Clair Hallums
- Nursery Manager
- IP2 0NR
- Venue Notes
Bus routes, 12, 13 and 14.
- 80 Aster Road
- IP2 0NR
- Parking available
Bus routes, 12, 13 and 14.
30 Hours Extended Entitlements
- Registered to provide 30 Hours?
- Last updated
- Other information
- Please contact Buttons and Bows for vacancy information.
Days & times
Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00
- Wheelchair access
- Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
- Cultural provisions
- Yes - We encourage all our children to understand other cultures and languages. We have a variety of multi racial equipment.
- Individual dietary needs
- Yes - Please discuss your child's needs with us.
- Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
- Yes - We accept all children and will make appropriate adaptations for children's needs.
- Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £4.40 3 years plus - per day £4.70 2 years - Per hour £5.00 Birth to 1yr - Per hour
- Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Climbing frame, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Forest school, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet fish, Playroom, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Soft play area, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
- School pickups
- The Oaks Primary School (Ipswich)
- Cater for over 8s
- Age Range
- From 0 Year(s) 3 month(s)
- To 5 Year(s) 0 month(s)
- Offers Tax Free Childcare
- 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
- Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities
At Buttons and Bow's Nursery we support children with any additional needs in a variety of ways. The named SENDCo- Lauren Sheldrake will support staff by ensuring that she has the latest training needed. Within setting staff have undertaken the following training to support children with SEND:
2. Inclusive practice
4. British Sign Language level one and two
5. Target setting for key persons
6. Working in partnership with parents
7. Conversations with parents
8. Observation and assessment
9. Supporting children with english as an additional language
10. Supporting communication
11. A positive approach to behaviour
12. Transition passport
13. Autism training
14. Cerebral pulsay workshop
15. Supporting a hearing impaired child
16. Elklan 2 day overview of under 5's course
17. Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder training
18. Letters and Sounds for EYFS
19. Promoting independence in deaf learners
20. Solihull approach foundation training
21. Identifying speech and language needs
22. Raising Early Achievement in Literacy training
23. Making the most of Early Years Pupil Premium
24. Inclusive Practice
25. Structured Learning to support children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Staff also support children through carrying out focused IEP work to encourage the development in their specific area of need. We also use signs in setting alongside speech to help all children to understand spoken language.
- Lauren Sheldrake
- Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Mental health conditions
- Child care