Caring for children aged 18 Months to 4 years

Funded and private sessions available

Tracie Bailey - Senior Safeguarding Lead

Managing Director

Trisha Harris - Senior Safeguarding Lead

Executive Assistant

Jackie Farmborough

Early Years Inclusion & Support Manager

Lisa Emerton 

 Operations Manager

Having worked within childcare for more than 13 years, supporting many children and families,  I am extremely excited to be a part of the Buttons team. I have worked primarily within the management structure, most recently as an area manger. 

I firmly believe in the buttons ethos and feel passionate about being a part of giving children opportunities which in turn allows them to achieve their fullest potential.

We are pleased to advise that all Buttons sites are now open, please refer to our correspondence section for further information regarding Guidelines/Risk Assessments for COVID-19.


Buttons Preschool is a private provider delivering preschool and extended services care across Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire, currently operating from 9 sites.

Buttons was established in 2012 following the decision of the founding director to set up a preschool that was inclusive and catered to the needs of all of the local children, this followed a series of meetings which highlighted that children in areas of need and those socially excluded because of family dynamics, disability or other cause were not always able to access services, the first setting opened in 2012 in Water Eaton.

Buttons has gained a reputation as a locally “trusted provider”, our flexibility in terms of hours and sessions, our ability to support children from varying backgrounds with needs outside the usual preschool remit and our well trained and supported staff are just three of the many reasons we are the preferred provider for many families in the localities in which we currently service.

The Senior Team are experienced and knowledgeable, alongside our professional qualifications we have undertaken many additional courses, as well as being trained in Safeguarding, SenCo, Prevent, First Aid, Health and Safety and Behaviour Management. Tracie Bailey holds the registered manager award as well as having a diploma in Effective Practice and other associated management qualifications. She is also a School Governor and Executive Member of a local community provision which supports youngsters and adults in sport. 

Tracie is a mum to four including a son with specific learning disabilities. Childcare is our passion, Buttons ethos is to support, mentor and develop each child as in individual to ensure they achieve their fullest potential.

Trisha & Jackie - Mental Health First Aiders