Established since 1980, we are a group of independent, boutique nurseries that are individually and personally managed.
Carol Whitehouse, the Owner and Managing Director, believes in 'learning through play the Buttercups way'. She started her first nursery in 1980 in her own residence aiming to provide quality education for local children, including her own. Since then, Buttercups has expanded, taken on a dedicated team of staff and helped to educate hundreds of children across the West London area and Chalfont Park.
Carol holds the Department for Education's Nursery and Infant Teacher qualification and a Montessori diploma. She has also undertaken High Scope training and has used this knowledge to encompass these principles into the children’s day to day education.
Carol and the team at Buttercups hope that you will enjoy discovering about us through this website and by visiting one of the nurseries.
I hope you find that this website gives you a glimpse of everyday life within our nurseries. When you visit, you will notice the warm welcome and how much fun everyone has.
We believe a child’s learning should be fun and by creating a stimulating environment, we encourage every child's natural curiosity to observe, experience and learn. This approach encourages a flying start in education. The creation of a happy, stimulating and safe environment is brought about by our committed staff, who share an absolute love of children.
Buttercups Nurseries develops each child’s social skills and the confidence they need in their formative years, providing a sound platform for their transition into school life.
Our nurseries are involved in an on-going programme of development and adaptation of our facilities. We strive to seek a balance between well-tried principles and acknowledged values with current trends in nursery care and educational thinking.
Please do visit us, to experience the warmth and quality of care for yourself".
Carol Whitehouse, Cert. Ed. Mont. Dip.
Owner and Managing Director