Buttons Preschool

A fantastic place for children to grow and thrive.

Buttons pre school is owned and run by Fegans and provides a friendly, caring and stimulating preschool environment for your child to grow. Our staff are trained and dedicated to the highest quality of care and education.

Purpose built modern facilities

Buttons is based in a brand new family centre with high quality play equipment, for both inside and outside play. Buttons preschool has two separate rooms providing stimulating play spaces for 24 children aged 3-4 and 12 children aged 2-3 years old. Families are welcomed and valued and children feel comfortable, secure and are able to forge positive relationships with both staff and other children.

Our loving family, loving your family

Buttons strives to provide an environment where children can understand and receive love and accept that they are valued. Our primary purpose is to love every child, teach healthy values and provide a fantastic start to all children’s lives, regardless of background.

Buttons preschool was recently inspected by Ofsted and awarded a GOOD result.

“Staff provide a range of activities that are stimulating and fun” (Ofsted April 2015)

For the full Ofsted report please click here.

For preschool enquiries please call Jane Williams on 01843 597777

Why Choose Buttons?

Preparation for ‘big school’

Buttons preschool prepare children for the rigors of school. Children enjoy a wide range of stimulating activities that will promote and enhance their learning.

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. At Buttons the care and education offered helps children to continue to do this by providing interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.

Play helps young children to learn and develop through doing and talking.time spent at Buttons is varied and well structured with a wide range of activities each day from storytelling, crafts, and fancy dress to energetic activities there is an element of self-selection with a mixture of education and enjoyment.

Time spent at Buttons is varied and well structured with a wide range of activities each day from storytelling, crafts, and fancy dress to energetic activities. there is an element of self-selection with a mixture of education and enjoyment.

There is an element of self-selection with a mixture of education and enjoyment.

We embrace our role within a child’s development, helping to nurture rounded, joy filled children who have been loved, educated and equipped for the big step into “Big School”.

Buttons is more than just a preschool

Buttons is a small part of a bigger organisation which seeks to help children and families. we support parents with, family workers, children’s and adult counselling, youth work mentoring and schools work. The highly dedicated staff are passionate about their work and although the preschool is small the welcome is big.

We support parents with, family workers, children’s and adult counselling, youth work mentoring and schools work. The highly dedicated staff are passionate about their work and although the preschool is small the welcome is big.

The future is bright

Buttons moved to Fegans’ brand new Family Centre at the end of February 2016. This community building features a café, indoor play area, in addition to a team of dedicated family professionals providing the same nurturing, loving ethos which has always been part of Buttons.

Staff and Session Times

Qualified and Committed Staff

Fegans Staff Position and Qualifications

Jane Williams Manager – N.V.Q. Level 3 – Early Years Care & Education

Jade Williams Deputy – N.V.Q. Level 3 – Early Years Care & Education

Dawn Redford – Team member & SEN- N.V.Q. Level 3 – Early Years Care & Education

Leanne Johnson – Team member -Training N.V.Q. Level 3

Kila Barter – Team member -Training N.V.Q. Level 3

Harriet Nicholson – Team member N.V.Q. Level 3

Kitty Utteridge – Team member N.V.Q. Level 3

 

Preschool opening times

The times of the sessions are:

9am to 12 noon Monday to Friday and

12:30pm to 3:30pm Monday to Friday.

Children can stay for the full day and bring a packed lunch, with a small additional wrap around charge of £2 to cover staff costs.

Children can have a maximum of three full days per week at Buttons.

Funding and Fees

We offer up to 15 funded hours each week (5 sessions) for 2-5 year olds. Free sessions are offered subject to availability and eligibility.

Buttons is registered to provide Free Early Education. Under the Scheme all children aged three and four are eligible for a ‘free place’ the term after their third birthday. Early Years Education is provided for a maximum of five sessions per week which amounts to fifteen hours weekly.

Buttons also accept ‘three for two funded children’ funded children. Please pop in or call and we will fill out the forms for you and send them off, as from September 2014 the criteria has changed. If you claim child tax credit or working tax credit and your annual income is not over £16,190 you should be eligible.

We generally give priority to children who have a funded place and it is clearly helpful for children who have a funded place to attend all fifteen hours each week.

For those that are required to pay our fees are:

£12.50 per session (3 hours)

£27 per full day (9am–3.30pm) parent/carer to supply a packed lunch

Our fees are reviewed annually in September.