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 feeling comfortable, happy, confident and relaxed knowing they are in a secure, loving and 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

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

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

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

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

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