Sea Week Fun!

Throughout last week, all our rooms celebrated Sea Week. Buttercups Early Childhood Educators provided the children with a range of exciting sensory, art and craft experiences such as water play, painting fishes, and making aquarium using recycled and natural materials.
 
Our Daffodil Children were given the task to help clean up the sea (that we set up in a sensory bin) to create a healthy, safe and secure environment for the sea animals. Our children loved learning all about sea and marine life, and demonstrated avid curiosity, sensory exploration, hand/ eye coordination, fine motor skills, cognitive skills and verbal/ non-verbal skills during the different experiences they had.
 
Sea Week is an annual week-long marine education, awareness, and action campaign run by the Australian Association for Environmental Education.

R U OK Day, 10th September 2020

On Thursday the 10th of September, Buttercups Childcare & Early Learning Centre joined the R U OK? campaign. 

Buttercups Educators added a splash of yellow to their rooms to raise awareness. Our children learnt about the importance of recognising and discussing feelings, and that it’s always ok to feel the way we feel. Our little babies explored feelings and emotions through sensory play by patting, shaking and stepping over the sensory bags. Our children from Kindy Room asked the question ‘R U OK?’ to everyone around them. And got some very lovely thumbs up, smiles and cuddles as a response. Our Early Childhood Educators also showed support by bringing in treats to brighten the day of their colleagues.

R U OK? is a national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone is struggling with life’s ups and downs. No matter who you are or how old you are, mental health is so important. Talking about mental health can and should start at a young age. R U OK? is an important question but there’s more to say after R U OK? Ask, then listen, encourage action and check in because a conversation could change a life. Buttercups would like to ask all its families and followers “ R U OK?”. 

Please visit R U OK? website https://www.ruok.org.au if you’d like to know more.

Interested parents are encouraged to go through the following article, for more information, in this regard.

https://thesector.com.au/2020/08/18/r-u-ok-releases-new-resources-ahead-of-10-september-r-u-ok-day/

 

Happy Father’s Day!!!

Father’s Day is upon us and we thought it would be nice to share a collection of gifts by our lovely Buttercups children. This occasion gave an opportunity for children to express their love – and what better way to do that than with a little creativity and self expression to make their own unique handmade gift!

Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful Dads, Stepdads, Granddads and Carers who have a very important role in children’s lives.

A new study highlights the critical role fathers play in children’s development from the toddler years through to adulthood; please read through the following article, for more information, in this regard https://thesector.com.au/2020/09/04/new-report-highlights-dads-critical-role-in-childrens-education-and-mental-wellness/

Daffodil Day 2020

On Friday the 28th August, it was Daffodil Day in our Babies’ room at Buttercups. Our lovely bubs and wonderful educators were dressed up in yellow and painted their daffodils to show support for cancer research, awareness, and cancer societies.

Please visit Daffodil Day website https://www.daffodilday.com.au if you’d like to donate to help create a cancer free future.

 

Celebrating Early Childhood Educators’ Day at Buttercups Childcare!

It’s Early Childhood Educators’ Day today! A big shout out to all the Amazing Educators! We hope you have had a wonderful day today. A genuine and well deserved thank you, all the more for your service during the COVID-19 outbreak. You have turned up everyday to support the children, and given them lots of support and unconditional love. You ensured Buttercups continued to be their second home, despite it being personally a difficult time for you too. Thank you once again.

Everyday day should be celebrated as Educators Day, because all of you play a very important job in molding the future generation.

This is a small token of our love and appreciation to thank all of you for what you do.. Shaping little minds and hearts!
 
Love,
Marcia, Di and Pat