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Dizzy Ducks Nursery Buttsbury, Billericay

The first of our nurseries to completely ditch the plastic and adopt a natural approach. Dizzy Ducks Buttsbury has been transformed into a free-flowing adventure space for the children. Tents, cubby holes, fully equipped art studio and decked areas for year round outside play. 

Open 7am to 7pm
Monday to Friday
52 weeks per year
(excluding Bank Holidays)

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About Dizzy Ducks Buttsbury

  • The original Dizzy Ducks, opened 10 years ago giving us an abundance of experience
  • Fully refurbished in 2017, introducing a more natural and free flow nursery
  • Set in secluded, safe and secure grounds
  • Natural approach to encourage a child's natural curiosity
  • Cosy sleeping area
  • Free flow art station, mud kitchen, hideholes for snoozes and games
  • Small setting with a homely atmosphere
  • Situated in the ground of Buttsbury Infant school with access to playground playing fields and conservation area
  • 3 individual garden areas to cater for all our children, free flow into our outside classrooms
  • A variety of different outdoor surfaces for children to use – soft wet pour surfacing, concrete pathways, ramps and steps, artificial grass and soil areas for digging and planting
  • Long standing partnerships with parents, some of whom have had multiple siblings attend our setting
  • Preschool room with outdoor classroom 
  • Close relationship with local pre-school, pick-up and drop-off can be arranged to/from the nursery in order to extend childcare hours
  • Before School & After School Club for 4 years - 8 years
  • Holiday club running in all school holidays

Meet our friendly team

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Louise Champion
Nursery Manager
Louise has worked in childcare for 18 years. She has Level 3 NVQ in Childcare, as well as qualifications in Team Leading and Management.
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Victoria Hefford
Deputy Nursery Manager
Victoria has worked in childcare for 8 years, she has a Level 3 qualification in children and young persons workforce.

Where Dizzy Ducks hatched...

This is where the Dizzy Ducks story began. Our first nursery, purpose built by us to accommodate 30 children, is sited in the grounds of Buttsbury Infants School. It opened in 2005 and has cared for over 400 children during that time. Some of our original families still use us… with their third and fourth babies!

Rooms & Facilities

Rooms and Facilities

Garden Area


Just six babies per day are allowed to join us in our baby room. This ensures that our youngest Dizzy Ducks can enjoy lots of one to one care and attention throughout the day. The Baby Room at Buttsbury has direct access to a secure Baby Garden which allows the young babies to play safely away from the older children. The baby garden is well shaded and makes a great place for story time and picnics in the summer.



We have between six and eight babies in here per day dependant on their ages. The Tots room cares for children between approximately 15 months and 2 and a half. This room is full of dressing up, messy play, art and craft and “make believe” to develop young minds. All play is structured around the individual needs of the child.



From about 2 and a half, children can access our preschool room. With direct access onto our “Outdoor Classroom” children have the ability to learn outside. Each day the outside area is set up with similar activities to inside. Our staff ensure that curriculum planning meets the individual needs of the child and ensures that they have an excellent foundation in Early Learning before they leave us for school


Garden Area

Our garden is set up with soft grass play surfacing, a digging area, a planting area, a musical area and a special section for babies. We also have a surfaced area under the canopy to ensure that we can go outside whatever the weather! Learning in the outdoors is so much fun!


They all know our son, our precious baby, and give him individual care and attention. And in turn, he responds with giggles and smiles and, from almost straight away, was very settled and content in being left.

Sophie Scott

Our child's key worker is a fantastic credit to dizzy ducks. She has an amazing way with her in that she is enthusiastic every day when we see her and really cheerful and positive. It may sound like an obvious trait but it means she makes our child feel really special daily and secure which is a great environment to then learn and play.

Anonymous (Taken from a parent survey)

Vicki is always professional, cheerful and on top of things which as parents we find very reassuring. Extra touches such as phone calls to say teddy had been left behind by accident (which could have made bedtime tricky!) demonstrate a high level of committment and thoughtfulness which is much appreciated. On a few occasions when Benedict has been away due to illness Vicki has sent texts enquiring after him which are nice to receive and again demonstrate a high level of commitment.

Mrs Guthrie

Marie Taylor was the deciding factor for us choosing Dizzy Ducks. She put me at ease with her friendly nature and realistic approach to childcare. She is a professional, experienced, informative, creative and highly motivated practitioner, but more importantly she really cares and treats the children as if they were her own. On opening up/closing he can be with any member of staff from any room and they all make him feel special. It's lovely as he has been with an existing member of staff from each room since joining. If a problem arises it has always been addressed promptly and to everyone's satisfaction. Knowing that staff from Buttsbury are now at other nurseries I am confident they are all as good as Buttsbury.

Anonymous (Taken from a parent survey)

Special Requirements

Our local offer for children with special educational needs and disabilities

The purpose of a local offer is to enable parents and carers see clearly what services are available for children with SEND in their area and how to access them.

Dowload the attached document to find out more about the Buttsbury local offer and see how we provide for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Local Offer Dizzy Ducks Buttsbury.pdf



Funding forms for parents

Dizzy Ducks Buttsbury 3-4 Year Old Parent Agreement Form Autumn 2015.doc



Turtle bus is a lightweight, 6 seater buggy equipped with seat belts and detachable baby seats so that even our youngest little ducklings can enjoy an outing. It enables us to take children out of the nursery to enjoy the local area, including the park, woods and surrounding areas. The children at Dizzy Ducks nursery absolutely love an outing on the turtle bus!

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Buttsbury nursery
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CM12 0NX

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