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Children & choices

Would you like your child to choose broccoli over cookies? Giving children choices helps them feel like they have some power and control over what

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Amazing benefits of hugging

Love and affection are necessary for both optimal positive emotional and physical development. Nothing feels better than giving your loved one a warm embrace –

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NAIDOC week

This week we are celebrating NAIDOC week! All rooms across the centre have wonderful activities on offer to celebrate the rich history, culture and achievements

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Time to celebrate!

We are very happy and proud – Buttercups has been voted one of the “Best Child Care Centres in Perth”! Please read more here –

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Quality over quantity

Did you know that Australian parents spend more time with their children than parents anywhere else in the world? How wonderful, but be aware not

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Physical skills declining

A major study of more than 4000 Perth children has found basic physical skills such as balance, running, jumping, throwing and catching have declined in

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Story baskets

Does your child have some favourites on the book shelf that you are reading over and over again and you’d like to shake things up

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Healthy drinks

Water is our no. 1 choice to quench our thirst at Buttercups Childcare & Kindy. As a general guide, children up to 8 years of

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Story time

Dinner and bath time is over and you’re getting ready to tuck your little one in … all that’s left for the day is to

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Park play

Park play has so many benefits for your child’s development – gross motor development, advancing social skills and self-regulation etc. As a mostly unstructured activity,

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Loose parts play

Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways e.g. wooden

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Physical activity for children

How much physical activity does your child need? Infants (0 to 1 year) – physical activity particularly through supervised interactive floor-based play in safe environments

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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

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National Families Week 2019

Time to celebrate – it’s National Families Week between the 15th and the 21st of May and this year’s motto is “Stronger Families, Stronger Communities”.

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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

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