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Buttons and Bows

Day nursery

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. 

Who to contact

Clair Hallums
Nursery Manager
Aster Road
01473 680530

Venue Details

80 Aster Road
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

Inclusive Provisions

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)
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Emotional needs
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Motor impairment
Physical impairment
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.85 3 years plus - per day
£5.00 2 years - Per hour
£5.25 Birth to 1yr - Per hour

Other Details

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 Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
15/10/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
07/08/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
02/04/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer Local Offer Record

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- Demi Stagg 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:

1.SENDCo Training

2. Inclusive practice

3. Makaton

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. 

Demi Stagg
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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