Buttercups unit caters for our children who have outgrown Snowdrops.
Buttercups children have access to the continuous provision set up in four bright airy rooms. This allows the children to choose from a variety of activities at any one time. During the majority of the day the children are divided into 2 smaller groups where they can access the outside area, join in focussed activities, bake and explore at their own leisure. Children are divided into the groups by age.
Buttercups has it’s own bathroom area with changing facilities and two options of toileting e.g. mini toilets or potty’s .
It is advisable for parents to begin toilet training their child when they are ready or sometime between their 2nd and 3rd birthday. It is expected that children will be toilet trained prior to moving into pre-school. Staff are always willing to help and offer advice if needed. Scallywags has some information leaflets regarding this process and toilet training packs for rent if required.
Our all weather garden area is of easy access to the children, the children venture out in all weathers to explore the element and have fun. The garden area is staffed constantly so that children can choose whether to play outside or inside.
All children are able to participate in music play time with Mary our music teacher on a weekly basis. The children can explore a variety of instruments, learn new songs and experiment with loud and quiet sounds, as well as being encouraged to take turns and share.
Popular activities with Buttercups children are sensory play, creative, singing, construction and story time. Jabadao is a tailored activity where buttercups children explore movement and dance incorporating ribbons, scarves, scrunchies and silky martials.
Messy activities are a must at this age and there is always something ready for the children to participate in a soon as they arrive.