We play, we learn and we grow...together

We're an independent, pre-school private day nursery in Washington, Tyne & Wear established 16 years ago. We are committed, dedicated and passionate in providing ongoing excellence in daycare for your children.


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Awarded 'Good' status by Ofsted in first year of new ownership

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Who are we?

Buttons Nursery is an independent, pre-school private day nursery in Washington established 16 years ago. We are committed, dedicated and passionate in providing ongoing excellence in daycare for your children. We have an outstanding reputation with children, parents, staff and regulatory authorities alike, and our fully vetted, qualified and experienced staff have around 90 combined years experience with the business!
Each member of the team is dedicated to the development of the children and play a full part in the running of the nursery. The allocation of key people develops bonding with your children and point of contact for parents or carers.

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What people say about us…

Superb partnerships are in place to involve parents and carers in the child’s learning and developmentOFSTED
Children make good, and some make outstanding, progress during the time they spend at the nurseryOFSTED
The quality of teaching is consistently good and some is outstandingOFSTED
We enjoyed parents evening as it gave us a chance to speak one to one with our child’s Key PersonFrom Parents’ Evening
We felt we had lots of time to talk about our son’s developmentFrom Parents’ Evening
The appointment times were convenient and worked well around me for my working hoursFrom Parents’ Evening
Parents are provided with excellent opportunities to engage in the childrens education at home and in the nurseryOFSTED
Written comments documented in development files demonstrate how happy parents are with the quality of progress reporting in the nurseryOFSTED
Staff prioritise children’s safety and have excellent awareness of safeguarding issuesOFSTED
Thank You for such a lovely report and thank you for supporting my son’s developmentFrom Summer written reports feedback
(Our daughter) has grown into a very lovely little girl and us as parents are happy that Buttons has helped her along the wayFrom Summer 2014 written reports feedback
Thank You for working so hard with my son. His speech has come on a lot since starting NurseryFrom Summer written reports feedback
Partnerships with parents are excellentOFSTED
The children are very well supported in their learning at homeOFSTED
The staff are friendly and enthusiastic and always have time to talkA Current Parent
From what we have experienced, the polices and protocols of the Nursery seem very clear and consistentA current parent
Keep up the very good standard you provideA current parent

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The nursery aims to create not only a stimulating environment but one which is “home from home” and is a secure, happy place in which to play, learn and grow.
Registered by OFSTED to provide full day care, the nursery provides places for up to 50 children aged between 3 months and 5 years. Full and part time placements are offered and opening hours are intended to meet both the needs of the working parent or carer and those who wish their children to benefit from the advantage of pre-school nursery experience.

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At Buttons Nusery, our promise is to protect your children and keep them secure, safe & healthy. We recognise and respect each of them as individuals, and to provide a warm, friendly, happy, caring environment in which each one will be invigorated, stimulated and encouraged.

We provide an excellent, child centred standard of nursery care and education for your children, managed and supported by fully qualified staff, dedicated to individual children and parents. Here, positive relationships, investigation and creativity are the foundation to learning. We’re flexible in meeting your needs and those of your children and we provide learning standards designed to maximise the individuality of the children. Our food is all healthy and nutritious. Buttons Nursery is a secure foundation for your children.

Latest news story

    Posted on June 27, 2018

    Dates to note:

    Friday 31st August - Deadline for obtaining childcare code for 30 hours

    Monday 3rd September - Term begins for children who attend term time

    Friday 21st September - Jeans for Genes day

    Monday 1st October - De-Roche Photography

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