Buttercups Wandi opening!

Buttercups is opening a new centre in Honeywood – Wandi on the 5th of October 2020.

We are currently

*** ACCEPTING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST *** 

and will be ready to take on enrolments from the 3rd of August 2020.

The centre is located on the corner of Lyon Road and Kenby Chase at Honeywood – Wandi with rooms from Babies to Kindy, a “piazza” for lunch & fabulous outdoor areas all around the brand-new building!

If you would like to get your child’s name on our expression of interest list, then please just click the link below, fill out your details and press submit

https://mailchi.mp/28756d16f00b/buttercupswandieoi

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

More information to follow soon.

Infant Mental Health

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week runs every June to highlight the importance of babies’ emotional wellbeing and development. The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Ltd (AAIMH) primary focus is to draw attention to the importance of the healthy social and emotional development of infants (0 to 3 years) in Australia.

The AAIMH’s website provides great resources on topics like different types of attachment, newsletters and general information about the causes and signs of mental, physical and emotional stress in infants.

https://www.aaimh.org.au

 

Building children’s resilience

Building resilience through play is more crucial than ever. Resilience is important for children’s mental health as children with greater resilience are better able to manage stress, which is a common response to difficult events and with COVID-19 this is more important than ever before!

Building resilience in children helps them to overcome obstacles more easily which supports the general development of social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills. 

To read more about how children can build resilience through play follow this link: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/building-kids-resilience-through-play-is-more-crucial-than-ever

 

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