Healthy eating

Children need regular healthy meals, snacks and drinks! At Buttercups Childcare & Kindy we offer nutritious meals and enjoy positive mealtime experiences as we acknowledge the important role food provided in childcare plays in the growth and development of children and in the development of future eating habits. Our wonderful cook Ari plans delicious menus …

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Poison safety

Did you know that just under 50 Australian children are rushed to hospitals across the country every week because of poisoning? And did you know that nearly all childhood poisonings take place at home? No? Then we highly recommend to check out the link below and read up on this very important safety topic to …

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Importance of role play

Role play is a very important part of a child’s education. The imagination is a powerful tool which as we know is innate in some children but needsencouraging in others. At Buttercups Childcare & Kindy we provide children with the opportunity to develop their imagination by setting up inviting early learning environments e.g. home corner, …

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Children & screen time

At Buttercups Childcare & Kindy we are aware of how confusing the screen time dilemma is. It seem like every new research article we come across says something different. At our early learning centre we use technology to support children’s learning and documentation e.g. Kinderloop and encourage parents to be responsible role models for their …

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Parent feedback

What a lovely review from a mum of one of our current children in the Toddlers room! Thank you so much – we appreciate your kind words and always strive to deliver best quality care at Buttercups Childcare and Kindy! “We are so unbelievably happy with Buttercups. The team are amazingly attentive and they genuinely …

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Positive communication

At Buttercups Childcare & Kindy, we have a strong commitment to using positive communication when talking to the children in our care. What does that mean you wonder? We avoid saying “Don’t run” and use “Please walk” instead! We strongly believe that talking to children the way one likes to be talked to shows great …

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Playdough fun!

At Buttercups Childcare & Kindy we incorporate playdough into our early learning program on a regular basis across all rooms. Playdough is great for strengthening muscle tone in little hands – squishing, rolling, flattening, kneading all develop children’s muscles and encourage pre-writing and other skills such as cutting with scissors, using tweezers etc. It is …

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Oh no! The flu!

Oh no! Flu season is just around the corner! At Buttercups Childcare & Kindy we thrive to implement appropriate hygiene practices to avoid the spreading of germs! Our children start to learn about hand washing in the Babies room and we keep learning more and more about hygiene practices all the way through to Kindy! …

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Dear Buttercups parents & friends, please note that Buttercups Childcare & Kindy is closed on Thursday, the 25th of April due to ANZAC Day. The children at our centre are commemorating this day by making ANZAC biscuits, poppy-inspired art works, honour badges and a big march through the centre! Lest we forget.