Buttons and Bows Nursery has over 10 years proven experience. It is part of the Bows and Arrows Group which specialises in OUSTANDING Nursery care in the local Area. We are a not for profit charity, which ensures every penny is reinvested back into ensuring the best possible care for your child.



We pride ourselves on our highly qualified and passionate staff team. All staff are trained to stretch and encourage children’s thinking and communication through play and everyday experiences.

The Environment

Our Nursery rooms are warm, spacious and welcoming. Each room has new flooring and freshly painted walls.
The Nursery is divided into three areas depending on the child’s age: The Baby Room (under 2’s), The Toddler’s room (2 – 3 year olds) and the Pre-school Rooms
These rooms are divided into separate sub areas full of rich resources and activities for each age group. All rooms are set up to allow children freedom to choose resources based on their individual interests. 



Outdoor Space

All rooms have access to their own outdoor play area which we encourage the children to use come rain or shine. These areas have recently been redeveloped to make them more appealing and play friendly. The children also have daily access to a large field with a purpose built climbing area at the back of the nursery which is owned by the Oaks Community Primary school.

Hot Cooked Lunches

Healthy eating is very important to us, all our meals are nutritiously balanced and cater for all dietary requirements, intolerances and allergies.
We also buy in fresh fruit every week from the local Greengrocer which is given to the children at snacktime. Plus we have our own allotment which enables the children to see the plants grow, look after them and taste them in their lunches!



Session Times

The current session times we offer to families are:
Early: 8am - 9am
Morning: 9am - 1pm
Afternoon: 1pm - 5pm
Late: 5pm - 6pm

Please note these session times are offered all year round (except for a week’s shut down over Christmas and in August)


We pride ourselves on being an outstanding and friendly provider of childcare in Ipswich for all families. Hourly rates depend on the age of the child
0-2 years = £5.25
2-3 years = £5.00
3-5 years = £4.85
Hot Lunches = £2.50 each
Drinks and snacks are included in these prices. But please note these prices do not include formula or lunches. For an additional £2.50 we can provide a hot lunch for your child, alternatively you can pack your own lunch.  Nappies and wipes are included in the cost for the under 2's.


Some of what

Our Parents Said

'I know my kids are safe, cared for and happy.'

A Parent 2018


'My children enjoy coming to Nursery and they learn/do new things they don't do at home.'

A parent 2018

'My child's key person is always happy, approachable and has time for my child'

A Parent 2018

'The staff are dedicated and friendly and always tell me about my child's day'

A Parent 2018