Using Buttercup Learning as a home educator

Are you a home educator with a passion for utilising nature and the outdoor environment?

Our physical and digital resources support children aged 4-8 to engage with the natural world, learning through play in a self directed way.

Child-led learning with sustainability at its heart

As a home educator, you know that the best learning happens when it’s led by the learner. That’s why we’ve created resources that are flexible enough to give your child the freedom to choose what they engage with, following their own interests. 

The online resources encourage exploration of sustainability topics while also encouraging kids to take their learning away from the screen and into the real world. It’s a blended approach that allows learning to take place through curiosity and play.

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How to use Buttercup’s resources in your home ed classroom

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Art Prints for your educational wall displays

Our high quality nature prints take visual displays to a whole new level with augmented reality technology that opens up an online world of learning.

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Subscription boxes with seasonal activities

Your quarterly box will include one of our AR prints as well as printables and activities, plus unique online resources designed for the season in our private community space. 

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Online learning to support your curriculum [to come]

Our online learning platform brings together quizzes, word puzzles, videos, web augmented reality and more to allow your child to direct their own sustainability learning.

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FAQs for home educators

What age range are your products aimed at? children aged 4-8 years old.

Nature-based resources tailored to fit your curriculum

We don’t believe budget should be a barrier to learning.

That’s why we’ve worked as hard on our free resources as we have on our paid ones.

  • Resources in our Shop

    Influenced by Montessori and forest school ethos, Buttercup’s eco and sustainable resources can be tailored to the UK national curriculum, early years foundation stage, key stages 1 and 2, as well as to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 2020 National Outdoor Learning Curriculum.

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  • Curious About Nature Podcast

    Buttercup founder Rachel Mills hosts the Curious About Nature podcast, featuring guests from teachers to beekeepers to tent sharers, discussing topics like outdoor learning, mindfulness in nature, and the circular economy.

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  • The Buttercup

    Discover tips for sustainable living, ways to boost children’s mental health, instructions for scavenger hunts and nature play, interviews with eco heroes and all sorts of other activities, advice and inspiration

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