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Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Thank you for the wonderful carers and educators who have given my child lots of love, care, guidance, development and learning opportunities. She made good friends and will miss all of you.
I would just like to say a huge thank you to Winni and the nursery team (especially Jimena) for providing some more photo updates of Sophia throughout the day. I appreciate it so much and felt so happy seeing her enjoy her time at Butterflies. I really appreciate you taking the time to consider my feedback. Have a lovely Friday!
As you are celebrating Superhero week, we would like to say thank you for being our superhero during this difficult time. We appreciate your hard work and we are very grateful for all the care and love that you have towards Thomas. Thank you!
Thomas, Tatiana & Caio, family
Thank you for caring for Gwen and teaching her so much. She is very lucky to be taught by such talented and nurturing educators. Thank you for also helping her to transition so smoothly into the toddler room!
Pete and Jasmin
At Butterflies, we know that the most important factor in our contribution to your child’s happiness and education is the quality of our staff. We therefore go to great lengths to attract and retain the best people we can find.
We have a low staff turn-over rate and a great reputation within our local community and with previous and current families. Some of our staff have been working here for more than 10 years and have seen children from the same families grow into teenagers. It is a privilege to be part of their life and the bond that staff build with all families is simply amazing.
We have a team from diverse cultural backgrounds and most are bilingual. This has definitely added a bonus for our language program which is on display for new families on tour.
We only recruit highly qualified educators who are in general more qualified than National Regulations requirement. We support all of them with ongoing professional development. We have a harmonious work environment where the educators love to come to work every day.
The Butterflies Early Learning and Childcare team
Rose Yang is the managing director of Butterflies ELC in Artarmon NSW. She believes that each child is unique in their own way and should be treated with respect just like adults. She believes that as an early childhood educator, it is important to stand in each other’s shoes in order to understand the needs of others, no matter how young they are.
I believe that the consistent collaboration between early childhood educators and families is vital. It is the most efficient way to achieve a common goal and to guide each child’s learning and development.
Rose Yang, Managing Director
Butterflies ELC child-centered play based learning to enhance each child’s development, learning and wellbeing. Educational programs are developed by the individual room educators and clearly outline the proposed teaching strategies and learning intentions.
The Butterflies ELC teaching and learning philosophy is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), with these guidelines remaining central in the planning of daily programs and activities.
Butterflies ELC’s educators use a holistic approach to help children continue developing in all areas, including - physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language.
Butterflies hosts monthly events for children and families as they believe this will help the educators build closer relationships with children, families and the wider community. These events include Harmony Week, Preschool Graduation, Christmas Concert, Multicultural Day, Fire Fighter Day, Grandparents Day, etc.
Early childhood program
Butterflies ELC follows the EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework) program to guide teaching intentions and practices. Butterflies ELC also incorporates the NSW Curriculum Framework to direct educators and ensure they are offering learning experiences in every part of the day.
Butterflies ELC believes that a good relationship between educators and children is integral to their learning experience as it builds trust, and helps the educators to have a better understanding of a child’s motivations, interests and ideas. Educators provide families with evidence-based education summaries every three months as children work towards their learning and developmental goals and celebrate milestones and achievements.
Transition to school program
Butterflies ELC Transition to School Program has been designed to ensure that children are ready for school in social, physical, and intellectual respects.
At the beginning of the year, Butterflies ELC organises a Transition to School conference with local primary school teachers to give parents insight into what children need to get ready for ‘big’ school.
Butterflies ELC arranges one-on-one meetings with parents to keep them up to date on their child’s progress and set learning goals, all with the intention of preparing children for a successful school transitioning process.
Every day: Mandarin language program
Currently, Butterflies ELC offers a Mandarin program as an extracurricular language program. This is delivered through every day routines and group experiences. Educators naturally integrate Mandarin language into activities throughout the day.
GrowFit Mini All Stars
There are four concepts that define all types of physical learning through the GrowFit program: body, effort, space, and relationship with an object. Children learn in a positive environment and learn that mistakes are all a part of the process. Once competence is achieved, skills can be more refined and developed.
GrowFit All Stars
Each session incorporates a wide range of specialised games, songs and tailored fitness exercises using sporting equipment especially designed for preschool kids.
Breathe is a new program by GrowFit designed to encourage children to slow down…and…breathe. This program incorporates postures, stretching, mindfulness, and calming techniques. The program is designed to increase strength, improve balance, enhance flexibility, promote health, enhance sleep, and boost confidence.
Butterflies ELC provides all children, including babies, five meals a day; breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and a late snack.
Butterflies uses the specialist catering company Kids Gourmet Food, who deliver fresh, homestyle food everyday with a rotating fortnightly menu so that children may try food from different cuisines. They also have seasonal menus that rotate every six weeks again, so that all the produce is of the best quality.
The healthy and balanced meals include a variety of:
Nina is greeted by her favourite educator in the nursery room, who receives her in a big cuddle. Nina giggles and waves goodbye to mum and dad at the door, ready to have a great day.
Nina gets to enjoy a delicious lunch of mashed beef, pearl barely and vegetable casserole today with cauliflower, corn and potato puree. After lunch, After lunch it is time for a nap. After waking up-it’s time to pack away belongings, put on sunscreen and play outside.
Nina sits down on the mat with the other babies and educators to start story time! Today it is a book about the easter bunny! Nina loves bunnies, and loves pointing out the bunny on every page.
Cassie is two and loves playing dollhouse in the morning with her friends. This morning it is all about play-based motor learning. Lots of shapes, blocks, colours and movement!
Today is GrowFit Mini All Stars day! Cassie gets to play with balls, learning how to catch and throw and develop her motor skills outside with her friends. Cassie also got to play with a hula hoop!
After lunch, and a big nap, Cassie has some outdoor play time in the cubbyhouse, playing on the slide, and playing with her friends.
Lucas settles in early this morning for a delicious breakfast of banana, bran and oat loaf with fresh fruit. He later enjoys Mandarin class with Ms Rose who teaches the children numbers and nursery rhymes in Mandarin.
After lunch it is Growfit time with Michael. Today the preschoolers focus on calming their mind and body by doing Breath.
For the afternoon, Lucas sits down with the educators to colour in and draw some pictures for Mum for Mother's Day! He loves using lots of purple and red.
Care for children under school age, on premises especially built or adapted for early childhood education and care services. Private operators, local councils, community organisations, employers and non-profit organisations may run long day care centres.Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care Services provide short periods of care for children under school age. Families can access Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care on either a regular or casual basis a variety of reasons including, shift or part-time work, respite care, crisis and emergency care, shopping or attending appointments.Pre-school / Kindergarten / Prep
Pre-school is a planned educational program for children in the years before a child commences school. Children are usually aged between 3 and 5 years of age. Pre-school may take place in a range of settings including a purpose built building, in a community setting, a school, as part of a long day care centre or a mobile or visiting service.
In January 2012 the National Quality Framework (NQF) came into effect across Australia.
The purpose of the NQF is to improve and standardise the quality of child care through a range of measures including better staff to child ratios, higher staff qualifications and an assessment and rating system designed to promote continuous improvement.
Under the NQF child care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards (NQS).
The NQS measures the quality of early childhood education and care in Australia. It will cover
most long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten and outside school hours care services.
Under these standards child care services will be assessed and rated against the seven quality areas, 18 standards and 58 elements that make up the NQS.