Philosophy and Approach


At Buttercups Childcare & Early Learning we are deeply committed to promoting the overall development of the children in our care. We align with the five statements of the Early Years Framework which are:

  • children have a strong sense of identity;
  • children are connected with and contribute to their world;
  • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
  • children are confident and involved learners;
  • children are effective communicators.

The “Buttercups Approach” is for our educators to know every child and their families. Our core philosophy is to make Buttercups a warm, safe, welcoming, nurturing, encouraging environment that enables educators, children and parents to work in partnership.

At Buttercups Childcare & Early Learning we learn through play, shared interests and meaningful interactions with each other. We recognise each child as an individual  with unique abilities. As educators, we provide rich, play-based experiences to support children’s learning and cater for each individual child’s physical, social, emotional, cognitive, creative and moral growth.

We treat all children in our care equally. We recognise the diverse social and cultural backgrounds of the families at our centre and encourage the children to act inclusively and respectfully with one another. As part of our employment strategy, we are inclusive and embrace the employment of diverse educators- we believe this enriches the learning environment. We inspire the children to see themselves as valued and contributing members of their local community.

We consider good nutrition and physical activity as fundamental components of lifelong health. We provide the children a varied and healthy menu to encourage a positive relationship with food and ensure that they are energised to learn and grow.