Buttercups believes that whilst our children are learning they should have the opportunity to blossom and shine and have a happy day every day.
We believe that a child’s early years are the most important years for learning. Therefore, at Buttercups we strive to provide high quality care and education for all children which is appropriate for their individual needs and their unique personalities. We believe that a child’s learning should be fun and by creating a stimulating environment, we encourage every child’s natural curiosity to observe, experience and learn. This approach creates a flying start to their educational journey.
We see Buttercups as a family – a loving, caring community where children are known as individuals that matter. Therefore, we make this promise.
- A big smiley welcome every day.
- A hug when you are upset, hurt or just having a sad day.
- To take the time to listen to you.
- To keep you safe.
- To have fun.
- We warmly welcome you to our unique Pre-school
What are Buttercups' values and how do we deliver our services?
B is for believe and being better. We encourage children to believe in themselves and achieve the best they can. We firmly believe in aspiring to be better with excellence in everything we do. We value everyone’s opinions and are open to hear any suggestions of how we can improve our setting and services.
U is for understanding. We work with children and their families to provide the care and education you want and expect for your child.
T is for time. We take time to really listen to each child and understand their feelings, needs and individual personalities.
T is for teach. We teach and help children learn and try new experiences through play and creating a stimulating environment.
E is for environment. Our learning environment is integral in providing the children with a sense of security and belonging and enriches their learning and development.
R is for respect. We have respect for individuals and each other.
C is for community. We strive to be a big part of the local community; helping out at community events and working with the people in our community.
U is for unique. We provide a tailored service to each child and help develop their individual personalities and skills.
P is for partnership. Working in partnership with parents/carers is fundamental for the holistic development of every child. We strive to build positive relationships with every family, so that we can work together, to provide individualised care and learning experiences.
S is for keeping safe. Safeguarding is paramount to everything we do at Buttercups and is our highest priority.
Who we are?
We are a community-based Pre-school, located within the Meadow School, Balsham, South Cambridgeshire. We are not part of the school, but a separate registered charity.
We take children from 2 and they an stay with us until they start school.
We take funded 2’s and 3’s and provide flexible sessions.
We operate during term time only.
We have informal links with the Meadow School and the Meadow Out of School Club (who can provide wrap-around care).