Buttercups Day Nursery & Pre-School, Little Stanney

Situated just minutes from Cheshire Oaks and easily accessible from the M53, Partou Buttercups in Ellesmere Port is an ideal day nursery choice for families in Little Stanney and the surrounding areas.

As a Partou nursery, we believe that every child is unique and strive to provide fun, engaging activities based around their individual interests each and every day.

Facilities

Bright, spacious rooms filled with educational toys and activities

A separate pre-school area designed to develop child independence

Healthy and delicious meals from our seasonal menu, freshly prepared at the nursery

Exciting outdoor space with climbing frames, playhouses, and water areas

Highly qualified childcare practitioners with safeguarding and first aid training

Funded Childcare Places Available

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food & nutrition

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

Full time
Weekly Rate
Daily
7:30am – 6:00pm
Morning
7:30am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£275.50 £58.75 £37.25 £37.25

 

Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £7.25 per morning session and £5.75 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.80 per morning session and £0.80 per afternoon session.

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Buttercups
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

0151 355 0943

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

Smithy House, Little Stanney, Chester, CH2 4HT

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What families say?

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Mia L

5 stars

12 March 2024

My daughter started here in January and she absolutely loves it! The staff are so lovely and attentive. They cater for allergies/intolerances which is vital for us. They make things most days to come home with and the nursery uses an app in order for you to access photos of your little one to see w...

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Kirsty S

5 stars

03 March 2023

We love Buttercups. My son has been there for 2 years and he always comes home happy. The team are amazing, so attentive and caring. We are into the last year now in pre-school and watching him learn and build his confidence is a credit to the team that has led him on his journey. Couldn’t recomm...

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R T

5 stars

02 March 2023

We have attended Buttercups since September 2021, our little boy has gone through the first three rooms of the nursery with ease and that is down to the amazing staff team who have got to know myself but most importantly our son on such a personal level even down to the names of his comforters. Noth...

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S Y

5 stars

20 February 2023

Really happy with this nursery, compared to other local nurseries we liked the staff, facilities and management. Our little one always looks forward to going in and doesn't stop talking about his day when picked up.

Susie F

5 stars

16 February 2023

My little boy started at Buttercups Private Day Nursery and Pre-school, Ellesmere Port last summer at 9 months old and we are so pleased with the care and nurture he has received. The continuity of staff is great, meaning we get a thorough handover from his key worker. The manager has always been so ...

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S M

5 stars

15 February 2023

Really happy with this Nursery. Every room we have been in, the staff have been amazing and gotten to know my child as an individual. She has so much affection for the staff which shows how well she is treated here. The manager is so good, accommodating, when possible, and I have never had an issue i...

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Amy H

5 stars

15 February 2023

Buttercups Private Day Nursery is outstanding. The provision is of the highest quality and the nursery manager and staff go above and beyond to ensure that the children have the best experiences possible. It is a joy to send my child there and I can’t recommend them enough. Their caring nature and ...

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L G

4 stars

15 February 2023

Caring and friendly staff and they always accommodate my child. They are always happy and safe going there and have smiles coming out. The staff always let me know how my child has been at the debrief at the end of the day. They do a range of activities and it’s lovely to see these on my learningbo...

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R T

5 stars

15 February 2023

Buttercups Day Nursery is a lovely small-sized nursery with friendly and helpful staff. They really make an effort with my son as it's never easy to go off to work and leave him but I always know that he has a fun time and enjoys the different activities that are provided.

Michelle W

5 stars

15 February 2023

My little boy has been going here since he was 18 months old. He’s 3 now and in preschool. He has come on leaps and bounds with his confidence. It has a real family feel to it and all the staff are wonderful.

S C

5 stars

15 February 2023

The team at Buttercups have been outstanding since day one of my son's starting. They are always there to greet us with big smiles and have really gotten to know my son during his time there. They always tell me all about his day and are attentive to any requests made with regards to his care. They d...

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Helen C

5 stars

15 February 2023

My little boy loves coming to nursery and talks about all the staff and children as he’s getting ready in the morning. He clearly feels very safe and happy there and they do so much with them. He loves it. I feel completely confident with Buttercups Day Nursery looking after him and am so happy we ...

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Ashley C

5 stars

15 February 2023

I cannot recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery and Pre-school, Ellesmere Port enough, my little boy started there in August 2022 and he’s settled right in and absolutely loves it. The staff are all really lovely and supportive, I was so worried about leaving my little boy for the first time when...

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Anna M

5 stars

15 February 2023

I honestly cannot recommend this amazing nursery highly enough! We have used Buttercups since 2019 and have always loved it. The wonderful team at Buttercups are like a second family to us and provide supportive and responsive care for our little boy. My little boy adores going to nursery and gets so...

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E B

5 stars

15 February 2023

Always make me and my baby feel so welcome, my baby is so happy here and I feel so much more at ease bringing him to nursery. I love the pictures I get sent and how approachable the staff are if I have any questions. All of the staff are so friendly!

Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

Reassurance for you and your little one

Care

We’re more than just a team; we’re a close community driven by our passion for childcare, and our commitment to each individual child’s development. We know that by working together, we’re stronger.

Compassion

In our community, compassion isn’t just a word; it’s our way of life. By embracing our differences, we make our community more diverse and vibrant. We build strong, supportive relationships with the children and each other, based on trust and understanding.

Continuous learning

We believe strongly in development, for the children in our care and for ourselves. Through continuous learning, we help our team and our children reach their full potential. Together, we make a positive impact, in our communities and across wider society.

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