For any child to understand what they are reading they have to be able to listen and hear a language first. Nursery Rhymes and Songs & Singing are repetitive and helps  each and every child remember basic structures and patterns in the English Language. This is ideal foundations and it prepares them for the written word.

Language Development, Cognitive Development, Physical Development, Social & Emotional Development all the 7 areas of learning are element to every childs education. We strive to help every child reach their learning goal and milestones – helping them learn from an early age encourages them to stay stimulated whilst helping them develop their primary and specific areas of learning.

Prime areas of learning:

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Specific areas of learning:



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

PLAY, where the child learns about subjects and other people through games. We learn and have lots and lots of fun along the way. Some of the Photographs on our website shows just a few of the amazing days and activities that we have enjoyed, One thing is for sure and that is there is never a dull moment here at Buttercup Lane Childminders – Childminders in East Ardsley – Come Rain or Shine – We’ll have a GREAT time !!!


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requires all early years practitioners ( US and other childminders, nurseries ) to review childrens progress and share the details with parents.

Your childs “Development Matters” and we record and share with you your childs progress through the areas of learning whilst they are within our care.

There are exceptions to this rule however, for instance if your child attends school / nursery and or is also at another childcare provider or in other words, is in another educational place more hours in the week than in our setting ( already has a PRIMARY CARER – making Us the Secondary or Third Carer )


Dont worry too much about the Areas of Learning ( or the colours )  but they will become familiar when you start to see and read your childs Learning Journeys / Profile Logs .