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Buttercups at Homefields

Support offered for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Buttercups at Homefields offers a unique approach to early years education for pre-schoolers, combining Montessori and Forest School.  

Its dedicated Montessori classroom is stocked with Montessori resources, specifically designed to encourage child-led learning. Montessori teachers facilitate the process, building confidence, social-awareness and self-motivation. 

Its fully-enclosed Forest School is set in a secure wooded area and provides a safe place for children to explore and contains natural dens and a wild field for children to play in. The nursery also has a collection of fruit trees, and shrubs as well as a mud kitchen, toilet tent, sleep tent and an outdoor classroom housed in a big shed. Children can make full use of the climbing and balancing poles and stumps. Snacks and hot meals are provided outdoors in the nursery's outdoor classroom. A skilled team of Forest School Leaders have a wealth of knowledge and experience to support children in various activities as they develop, and staff work to build strong relationships with both parents and children alike.

For younger children, the nursery features a large free-flow playroom and a soft-play garden filled with outdoor toys.

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Ashi Safani

Our team is very experienced in supporting and meeting the needs of children with additional needs including

  • A diagnosis of Austism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Development delay
  • Visual impairment
  • Speech,language and communication needs
  • Social and communication difficulties

We have staff trained in the following:

  • Picture exchange communication system
  • Supporting children with attention and listening difficulties
  • Supporting children with sensory needs
  • Makaton
  • Use of visual aids
  • Bucket time
  • Special time
  • Intensive interaction

Senco staff are confident in writing and implementing targeted plans/individual support plans(ISPs)

Senco staff are confident in using a range of screening tools to help with early identification of needs

The setting Senco/staff are experienced in working with a range of outside professionals/specialists e.g speech and language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Advisory teachers

Senco staff are confident in making referrals to outside agencies as and when required e.g speech and language therapy service

We are willing to undertake training and/or obtain advice from outside professionals/specialists to meet the needs of children with additional needs accessing our provision

  • Our building is accessible and is all on one level
  • We have toilets on the ground floor
  • Access to the outdoor area is on one level
  • There is a paved section in the garden area
  • We have a carpeted area in the main room we have furniture that can be moved


Contact Details

Contact Name
Toni Ludlow/Sara Davey
020 8995 3962
Name of venue
Homefield Recreation Ground
Chiswick Lane
W4 2QA

Ofsted Registration

Inspection Outcome
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
31/05/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Registration details and inspection reports for this provider can be viewed on the Ofsted website.

Has vacancies
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 8.00 18.00
Term Time Contracts
All Year Round
Further details

Closed on Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Free Places for 2 year olds
Free Places for 3 & 4 year olds (15 hours)
Free Places for 3 & 4 year olds (30 hours)
Tax Free childcare payments
Childcare voucher payments
Age Range
From 2 to 5 years
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