Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage is the curriculum your child will follow through their pre-school years and into the first year of school.

Music, singing, stories and rhyme play a big part in their learning, and this is delivered in a fun and inviting way, both indoors and outside. We ensure that learning and development are delivered through planned, purposeful play, with a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities.

Learning Through Play

Young children learn best through play and we provide a variety of activities appropriate to each child's age and stage of development. We encourage them to make their own learning choices, providing the opportunities, space and resources to allow them to develop their own thoughts and ideas.

Moving On

We work hard to maintain strong links with local primary schools. During the summer term before your child starts school, reception-class come to visit Buttercups. The children meet their new teacher, proudly show them around their nursery and begin to build relationships in an environment where they feel comfortable and at ease.

Our staff will liaise with your child’s new class teacher, share information and help build a picture of your little one to ensure he or she has the best start to their school years.


Safeguarding Statement

Buttercup's Kindergarten is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and  expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. This includes our Child Protection Policy, which can be found in the front entrance of the nursery. 

Sometimes we may need to share information and work together with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns are discussed with parents first, unless we have reason to believe that doing so would be contrary to the child's welfare. 

We actively support the Government's Prevent Policy and promote British Values.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Polly Garrett

Our Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Sophie Morton.


Special Educational Needs

Buttercup's Kindergarten is commited to providing an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs (SEN), are supported to reach their full potential.

In assessing whether a child requires SEN support, we adopt a graduated response. This response is made up of four stages of action: assess, plan, do, review. This graduated response is a continuous cycle. 

We have a Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Policy, which can be found in the front entrance of the nursery.

Our SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) is Jacquie Davies.

More information can be found at the Wiltshire Council Local Offer site: