Welcome to Bright Little Buttons
A happy nurturing environment where all can freely express and explore their thoughts and ideas and by so doing continue to thrive and develop.
We believe that all children are intrinsically good and, in essence, ‘Bright Little Buttons’. It is our aim to help ensure they shine brightly and are confident, capable and keen to meet all future challenges.
Why become a Button?
We’re a family-run nursery…
… with a great staff team
No hidden costs
Our vibrant community
Our special events and added extras
Our child-centred Montessori approach
Our years (and years and years) of experience
Our small class and high ratios of adults to children
Our emphasis on working with children rather than recording them
Come Visit Us
,The best way to see what it is like at Bright Little Buttons is to come and take a look yourself.
Visits last approximately one hour, during which time we will show you around our nursery and explain our Montessori approach.
Due to restrictions on allowing people into the nursery at this time, we can currently only offer appointments for show rounds after our nursery children have gone home. As a result our appointments are scheduled for 3:45pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and for 12:15pm on Wednesdays.
Our family. Our community
At Bright Little Buttons we offer high quality, thoughtful and reflective childcare and education for the benefit of all those whose lives are touched by the school.
Frequently asked questions
We welcome children from 2 years of age
We provide for up to 26 children per session in a single, mixed-age classroom.
There are always a minimum of 5 staff members working directly with the children.
We provide healthy snacks and drinks for the children throughout both the morning and afternoon sessions.
Children staying for lunch as part of a Full Day (or Friday D.I.S.C.O.) or arriving for lunch at 12 o’clock will need to bring their own healthy lunchbox to nursery with them.
We are open for 42 weeks per year (generally in line with WSCC term times + half terms).
8.30 or 9 to 12
Afternoons (Mon, Tues and Thurs):
12 or 12.30 to 3.30
Full Days (Mon, Tues and Thurs):
8.30 or 9 to 3 or 3.30
12 to 1
Spaces are usually available throughout the year, or should you wish to book ahead we operate a Waiting List for future terms.
A non-refundable registration fee of £30 is required to join our Waiting List. Once you start with us, this fee will be used to cover the costs of two 45-minute Settling In sessions and a bespoke Bright Little Buttons book bag.
Funding & Fees
Some 2 year olds and all 3 and 4 year olds (from the term after their 3rd birthday) are entitled to claim for up to either 15 (Universal) or 30 hours (Extended) of free nursery provision a week for 38 weeks a year. At Bright Little Buttons we are open for 42 weeks per year, and as a result funding is ‘stretched’ to cover the additional 4 weeks and is calculated as up to 13.5 or 27 hours a week free over the 42 weeks that we are open.
2 Year Old Funding and Universal and Extended Free Entitlement can be used to cover any of our sessions.
We are registered with various Workplace Childcare Voucher schemes, please contact us for further details.
Where applicable fees are charged by the session at a rate equivalent to £6.20 per hour.
What our families are saying
Everything about Bright Little Buttons is wonderful. From that caring, personable and considerate nature of the staff to the gentle way that the young learners interests are kindled and nurtured. I can’t recommend them enough.
I don’t think we could have chosen a better setting for our children if we tried, and we are so grateful for the care and education you have provided in an unfaltering way. Don’t think you’ve seen the last of us – bring on the next holiday club!
My two daughters have thrived at Bright Little Buttons. Nick, Rachel and the rest of the staff are amazing and have created a wonderful haven for little ones to learn and grow in a safe and relaxed environment.
My eldest really looks forward to the four weeks she can go back to Summer school and be a ‘Bright Little Button’ again!
Why not get in touch?
Bright Little Buttons
There are a limited number of one-hour parking spaces outside the Parish Rooms. There are also free for unlimited time on street parking spaces on the roads around Broadwater Green and behind the Parish Rooms.
There are also pay car parks on Rectory Gardens (opposite Broadwater C of E school) and just off Broadwater Street West (BN14 8JB) behind the parade of shops (the turning in between Starbucks and the Halfords garage).