Tummy time!

We know that it’s safest for babies to always sleep on their backs, but that means infants spend up to 15 hours a day facing the ceiling. As a result, babies have fewer chances to practice using their arms, back, neck, and head to lift themselves up.

At early learning centres like Buttercups educators regularly encourage infants to enjoy some tummy time and advise families to practise this at home as well. Read on to learn more about the benefits of tummy time, with tips for starting this very important practice – https://thesector.com.au/2020/05/08/uow-researcher-finds-tummy-time-is-key-to-meeting-motor-movement-milestones/

OWNA – The Childcare App

Buttercups has joined the group of best practice & top quality childcare and early learning centres using OWNA – The Childcare App. 

This App enables our families to view details about their child’s day at Buttercups like nappy changes, sleep times, bottles etc. right on their phones in addition to information and pictures about activities and updates provided from management.

We are all very excited about starting to use OWNA and are happy to provide families with access to this up-to-date software used in the childcare industry.

The App will also support educators and management to stay on top of  record-keeping requirements in the rooms and across the centre which means more time for what we are all truly passionate about – supporting your child’s learning journey!

To find out more about this fabulous App, please visit www.owna.com.au 

*** CERT III EDUCATOR for Buttercups Childcare & Early Learning in Northbridge ***

Buttercups is seeking an Early Childhood Educator holding a Certificate III to join our fabulous team at our centre in Northbridge.

At Buttercups, we recognise each child as an individual with unique abilities and this belief is supported by Buttercups core philosophy for educators to know every child and their families. We are passionate about early education and the positive impact it has on the children we care for, the families who trust us and the community we are a part of.

This advertisement is for full or part time positions Monday to Friday but flexible hours may be optional. Mature applicants are encouraged to apply. 

Essential criteria:

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood as recognised by ACECQA 
  • Experience in long day care environment would be desirable 
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current Police check
  • A good understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be fluent in English.
  • Willing to be proactive in implementing the curriculum.
  • Bright, friendly, energetic and a good sense of humour.

What we are offering:

  • The exciting opportunity to be involved with an expanding childcare business
  • Employee benefits and discounts (including discounts on child care)
  • Paid break for new mums for breastfeeding
  • A rewarding and supportive working environment
  • Ongoing professional development program (after probation period)

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and if applicable, a copy of your Visa and passport will be required at the interview.

If you feel you would be a committed team member who would like to join our Buttercups team, please send in your resume and cover letter to admin@buttercups.com.au

All applications must include a full resume and covering letter addressing the above selection criteria. Suitable applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.



*** TWO EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS for Buttercups Childcare & Early Learning in Northbridge & Wandi ***

Buttercups childcare Indoor play area

Buttercups is seeking 2 Early Childhood Teachers who are passionate, committed and have an ardent desire to make each child’s learning journey a pleasurable and exciting one. 

At Buttercups, we recognise each child as an individual with unique abilities and this belief is supported by Buttercups core philosophy for educators to know every child and their families. We are passionate about early education and the positive impact it has on the children we care for, the families who trust us and the community we are a part of.

Our beautiful appointed multicultural Kindy room will provide the successful applicants with great joy through providing great learning experiences and have the children and their families as their main focus when planning their educational programme.

This advertisement is for full or part time positions Monday to Friday but flexible hours may be optional. Mature applicants are encouraged to apply. 

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) as recognised by ACECQA – applicants working towards their Bachelor degree in Early Childhood may be considered (minimum requirement of two years completed if working towards or Diploma qualified and enrolled in Bachelor of Education)
  • Experience in long day care environment would be desirable 
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current Police check
  • A good understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS)
  • A good understanding of the Planning Cycle
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to provide and maintain a strong educational program

Your key priorities will be to:

  • Assess the needs of each child, monitor their progress and ensure school readiness
  • Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, media etc.) to teach children
  • Ensure that a developmentally and educationally appropriate program is planned and implemented for each individual child helping them to improve their social competencies, build self-esteem and develop self-regulation skills
  • Guide children to develop their artistic and practical capabilities through a carefully constructed curriculum (identify shapes, numbers or colours, do crafts etc.)
  • Provide supervision and assistance to other Educators in the room
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with team members
  • Sustain effective communication with parents about their child’s progress, understanding their children’s backgrounds and the parent’s goals for their child
  • Ensure health and safety standards are adhered to at all times
  • Maintain and manage the resources for your room

What we are offering:

  • The exciting opportunity to be involved with an expanding childcare business
  • Employee benefits and discounts (including discounts on child care)
  • Paid break for new mums for breastfeeding
  • A rewarding and supportive working environment
  • Ongoing professional development program (after probation period)

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and if applicable, a copy of your Visa and passport will be required at the interview.

If you feel you would be a committed team member who would like to join our Buttercups team, please send in your resume and cover letter to admin@buttercups.com.au

All applications must include a full resume and covering letter addressing the above selection criteria. Suitable applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.

HIRING *** CENTRE MANAGER/COORDINATOR in WANDI ***

*** CENTRE MANAGER/COORDINATOR for NEW Buttercups Early Learning and Childcare in WANDI ***

Buttercups is opening a brand new Centre in Honeywood – Wandi in November 2020 and is seeking a passionate Centre Manager/Coordinator who is excited about our vision and values and is committed to make this new Centre a warm, safe, welcoming, nurturing and encouraging environment to promote the overall development of children in our care. 

At Buttercups, we recognise each child as an individual with unique abilities and this belief is supported by Buttercups core philosophy for educators to know every child and their families. We are passionate about early education and the positive impact it has on the children we care for, the families who trust us and the community we are a part of.

The role of Centre Manager/Coordinator at our new Centre includes, but is not limited to the following exemplary tasks.  Responsibilities may expand going forward.

  • Manage the day to day operations of the Centre in line with company policies, procedures and targets
  • Undertake a Nominated Supervisor role
  • Maintain and improve centre’s A&R rating incl. ongoing input into centre’s QIP
  • Develop a positive and engaging community presence
  • Provide leadership, support and guidance to staff and students as needed
  • Develop a positive, cohesive work environment for all staff 
  • Manage rosters & attendance
  • Induct and support new team members
  • Implement initiatives to encourage increased occupancy rate
  • Ensure the Centre is compliant with all Centre policies, State Legislation and National Quality Standards
  • Ensure Health & Safety standards are always maintained in line with Company standards

Key requirements for the successful candidate is a strong understanding of the EYLF and NQS as this is integral to the role ensuring confidence in mentoring and developing the team to continue excellence. Further key requirements for this position include the drive to develop strong relationships with families, the passion about developing a creative learning environment for our children and the willingness to be proactive and involved with all aspects of Centre operations.

Further, the applicant must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood or Early Childhood Teacher with several years of experience within the Early Childhood Sector
  • Experience as a Centre Manager/Coordinator (minimum 3 years)
  • WA Working with children check
  • Current first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training
  • WA Police Clearance less than 6 months old
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be fluent in English.
  • Applicants must be able to prove that they have the right to work in Australia 
  • Bright, friendly & energetic personality with a good sense of humour.

What we are offering:

  • The exciting opportunity to be involved with the opening of a new Centre 
  • Employee benefits and discounts (including discounts on child care)
  • Paid break for new mums for breastfeeding
  • A rewarding and supportive working environment
  • Ongoing professional development program (after probation period)

If you are interested and motivated to establish a new, fabulous Centre and grow an amazing team with your expertise, knowledge and passion, then please submit your application via email to diana@buttercups.com.au.

All applications must include a full resume and covering letter addressing the above selection criteria. Suitable applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.