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This week we have been on two training courses. These were very interesting and we have learnt a great deal to support our child care.

The Characteristics of Effective Learning

Autism & Aspergers Awareness

Don’t forget that your clocks go forward tonight for British summer times- today we have had rain sleet snow and sunshine but we are now in BST it’s totally crazy but it true . . . Clocks go forward On my way! Hour

Child care in East Ardsley with Karl the Childminder

Karl and the Easter Bunnies at childminders in East Radsley

This Mornings Easter Egg Hunt with a few of the children – Another one this afternoon – East Fun at Child Minders in East Ardsley – Buttercup Lane ChildMinders

We have just completed a training course for the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage 2012. More details to follow ….

Since the beginning of June here at Buttercup Lane Childminders we have been getting excited over this years Olympic Games and then there has been Euro 2012. We have had early morning fun in the sun with the football in the garden practicing our footballing skills and dare we say that some of the skills shown were better than some of the England skills on show over the last few weeks. We have also been following the Olympic Torch Travels and especially today as it came into Morley. We have a number of fun and educational yet physical activities planned for whilst the olympics are on for all our children. Not forgetting Wimbledon, so we are dusting off the tennis rackets, its going to be one full packed summer and we intend to enjoy every minute of it.

We attended a training course yesterday that was Early Years Fun Stuff linked directly to revised EYFS. We have lots of fresh and exciting ideas for fun activities that all fall into the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. We are going to introduce some of the activities into June’s activity plan and we will see how successful there are. Ask us about the new Birthday Boxes a great idea for all the children to get involved in birthday celebrations, Mini-me pegs, Book of the week & 3 item story time.

We have been having lots of fun this week seeing the new additions at Temple Newsam, we have seen the white donkey and all the lambs and piglets. Everyone had lots of fun in the fresh air and we all walked for miles. Not sure how their little legs managed it, at this rate we are all going to be super fit for the summer.

School Holiday activities at Half Term – Thursday the 16 Feb we all enjoyed an outing to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. There are over 60 Sculptures there all across the landscape and we walked for miles.
We did not get to spend a lot of time on one of the five indoor gallaries but we all had a fantastic time. The weather was cold but dry and we all wrapped up warm. A full report and pictures to come.

Buttercup Lane Childminders wish everyone a Happy New Year.
We have lots of days out planned already at your favourite childminders in East Ardsley, The days out will include some places that we have never been to before so you all can discover lots of new adventures and exciting things to do and places to see.
We are also planning some family days out were we can all come together for picnics and enjoy ourselves.
Speak to Lia for further details.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year !!

We have had some festive activities on the agenda throughout December, they will be finished with our annual Christmas visit to Sundown. Please see the link for details on the whole Sundown experience, great fun especially at Christmas. Other activities include , Yule log making, Decoration Making, Christmas card making, paper chains, wrapping gifts, decorating the tree and of course making the christmas lists.