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Meet the Buttercups Children's Nursery Team

Helping Your Child Grow

Here at Buttercups Children's Nursery and Preschool we offer the highest quality care for all of our children.


All our staff joined us when the nursery first opened in 2016. Our staff have all undertaken training and are highly motivated and continue to improve their skills and knowledge by completing training and professional development. 

The Management Team

Alice Director at Buttercups Children's Nursery Stowmarket Suffolk



Hello, my name is Alice and I am one of the Directors at Buttercups Children’s Nursery.

I opened the nursery alongside Victoria in 2016, prior to that we worked together running a joint child-minding business in Stowmarket. I am qualified to level 3 in Childcare and hold a BSc Hons degree in Occupational Therapy. Prior to working in childcare, I worked in the NHS for 15 years as an Occupational Therapist.
I am very passionate about working with children, being a mum of two children myself I wanted to create a nursery that is homely and welcoming, as well as delivering excellent learning and development opportunities to all of the children that join us. 
At Buttercups we pride ourselves in creating a stimulating, fun environment that supports and recognizes children’s individual needs to support them to meet their full potential.


Vic Director at Buttercups Children's Nursery Stowmarket Suffolk



My name is Victoria, I am another Director at Buttercups Children’s Nursery. I have a foundation degree in Children’s Care Learning and Development. Prior to opening Buttercups in 2016, I worked at another local nursery for 8 years, then working as a Child Minder alongside Alice for a year before we decided to open our own nursery.

It has always been my dream to open a nursery of my own.
I love spending time with children - building relationships with them and their families aas well as helping them to grow and learn. 
Buttercups has grown and grown over the years but is a very small, friendly and homely setting. We offer a wide range of activities and opportunities to children to extend their learning and development - supporting their individual needs. 


The Childcare Team

Kelly Deputy Manager Buttercups Children's Nursery Stowmarket Suffolk


Deputy Manager

My name is Kelli I am the Deputy Manager at Buttercups Children’s Nursery. I started working here when it opened. I have A Foundation Degree in Children’s Care Learning and Development. Before starting at Buttercups I worked as a Teaching Assistant at Combs Ford Primary School in the Reception Year for 2 years. Before this I was the Deputy Manager at another Nursery setting in Stowmarket. When my Children were small I was a qualified Childminder for 4 years.
I love working with Children and watching them grow into the wonderful small people they become. At Buttercups we strive to make them feel as comfortable and loved as they would do at home. We work as Key People and have a small number of children each which we get to know that little bit better, working closely with their families too.

Carolyn Room Leader at Buttercups Children's Nursery Stowmarket Suffolk


Room Leader

Little Buds

Hello my name is Carolyn I have been working in childcare for over 30 years, and still love my job and enjoy every new challenge.
I started as a childminder first and looked after lots of children aged from 6 weeks up to 10 years old, I then worked in a pre-school also working at the local primary school, before working in nurseries.
I love being a Baby Bears Room Leader, and it is such a privilege to care for all the babies, especially getting to know them and their families.
I feel every day is different, watching the babies develop and flourish.
It really helps being part of an amazing team, and of course you need lots of patience and a good sense of humour.
I have 2 grown up daughters and a granddaughter (who I love spending time with)
I live at home with my husband and our dog Harvey, I enjoy walking, reading and travelling.



Room Leader

Sunflower Room

My name is Caprice, I joined Buttercups Children's Nursery in 2021 and became the Sunflower Room Leader in 2023. I have worked with children since 2014 and hold a level 3 Childcare and Education qualification.  I love watching children being creative, using their imagination and growing and developing into lovely human beings ready to explore the world!




My name is Buffy I am one of the Sencos at Buttercups Childrens Nursery. I have been working here for the last four years. Before working here, I spent time studying for my BA hons degree and after graduating in 2014 I went on to have my own two children, who have both attended Buttercups. I love working with children and feel privileged to be involved in caring for the children and watching them grow within the setting. To be able to provide support for children and their families within such a nurturing, homely environment is lovely. I am very luck to work alongside a fantastic team who are equally as passionate about providing a welcoming, safe environment for the children to be themselves in, as they grow and learn



Room Leader

Poppy Room

Hello my name is Sian, I joined the nursery when it opened in 2017.  I am currently one of the Room Leaders in the Rainbow Room for our preschool children. I am qualified to level 3 in Childcare and Education. I enjoy watching the children grow in confidence and seeing all their different personalities as they spend time with us and get ready for their transition to school.

Kelly Room Leader at Buttercups Children's Nursery Stowmarket Suffolk


Room Leader


Kelly is currently on maternity leave.



Acting Room Co-ordinator

Little Buds

My name is Kirsty, I firstly worked in childcare with Alice and Victoria as childminder before joining the nursery with them in 2016,  I previously worked at a local nursery in a pre school, before I found my love for working with babies and toddlers, I have completed my level 2 in childcare and I'm now completing my level 3, mentored by Kelli Love.


Once this is completed I will be taking on the role as co-ordinator within the little buds room . I have two boys myself who are at school and I love spending time with them at the weekends visiting the beach, going paddling boarding and love being outside. I love having the opportunity to help babies and toddlers explore our natural environment and develop the curious minds. 

Hayley Combs Clubhouse Manager at Buttercups Children's Nursery Stowmarket Suffolk


Clubhouse Manager

Combs Clubhouse

My name is Hayley I work at Combs Clubhouse, which is the before and after school club for Combs Ford Primary School. I have completed my level 3 training in childcare. I started working at Buttercups back in 2017.
I enjoy watching the children grow and change and love supporting them with their transition from nursery to school.
In my spare time I enjoy being with my daughter and we have just got a new puppy who keeps us busy!

Buttercups Children's Nursery and Preschool has a policy and procedure for the recruitment of staff.


Prior to employment, two references are requested and confirmed by the manager. We ensure that all staff have an enhanced DBS check which is applied for by the nursery.


We have staff policies in place to ensure that mobile phones and camera phones are not permitted in the children’s rooms.


We have a robust safeguarding policy that all staff follow.


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