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Busy Bees Aoraki




20 Hours ECE

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details-poi 3 Stafford Street, Parkside, Timaru, 7910

details-phone 03 684 8215


details-clock 7:30am - 5:30pm, Monday to Friday

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Welcome to Busy Bees Aoraki

At Busy Bees Aoraki Early Education Centre in Timaru, we value every child and see them as unique and a special taonga. We understand that your child’s education and care is a priority and that choosing the right early education centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. You’re welcome to call or visit anytime.

Busy Bees Aoraki Early Education Centre Childcare Timaru

Our Philosophy

Busy Bees Aoraki in Timaru embraces a Reggio-inspired philosophy that sparks curiosity and chatter from the children as they share their discoveries and ask thought-provoking questions to extend their "wonderings." Through our inquiry-based approach, we encourage children to explore their interests and delve into topics that ignite their curiosity. Our age and interest-based group times allow children to engage in activities that are meaningful and relevant to their developmental stage. We believe that the environment plays a crucial role in a child's learning journey, which is why we provide a rich array of natural resources and materials that invite exploration, creativity, and problem-solving.

Passionate Teachers

Our high-quality staff are dedicated professionals who consistently prioritise the needs of the children above all else. When you walk through our doors, you can feel the energy, passion, and enthusiasm of the teaching team, who continuously engages in dialogue aimed at moving our early education centre forward and striving for best practices. Our passionate teachers embrace ongoing professional development, staying up to date with the latest research and educational strategies to provide the best learning experiences possible.

Strong Relationships

Strong relationships are at the heart of everything we do here at Busy Bees Aoraki. Our friendly team create a warm and inviting atmosphere, ensuring that everyone who walks through our doors feels welcomed and valued. We believe in open communication, aroha (love), kindness, and empathy, and we foster a collaborative environment where parents, caregivers, and kaiako (teachers) work together to support each child's unique development. You’ll often hear teachers and children sharing laughs, and creating moments of joy. It’s these strong relationships that lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and success.

Our Curriculum

Our programme reflects the principles, goals and learning outcomes of Te Whāriki the New Zealand bi-cultural Early Childhood Curriculum. This curriculum covers the education and care of children from birth to school age and clearly reflects the concept of learning as a lifelong process that begins at the very start of life. Our teachers follow this to work alongside your child to plan and extend on their learning. This celebrates the uniqueness of each child and the value we hold in the contribution of family/whānau in their child’s learning. 

Intentional Teaching

At Busy Bees Aoraki, intentional teaching lies at the core of our educational approach. Our teachers carefully design well-thought-out provocations that actively engage children, ignite their curiosity and spark their desire to learn. Through a balance of child-led and teacher-led experiences, we provide opportunities for children to explore new ideas, engage in meaningful activities, and develop important skills. Our passionate teachers are skilled at questioning, encouraging, and praising children to extend their learning and deepen their understanding.

Busy Bees Aoraki Early Education Centre Childcare Timaru
Busy Bees Aoraki Early Education Centre Childcare Timaru
Busy Bees Aoraki Early Education Centre Childcare Timaru
Busy Bees Aoraki Early Education Centre Childcare Timaru
Busy Bees Aoraki Early Education Centre Childcare Timaru
Busy Bees Aoraki Early Education Centre Childcare Timaru


They are a great team, very friendly and great with the kids. I feel happy sending my son there knowing he is in safe hands and learning lots.

Parent Feedback

The centre is amazing!! They provide such great care to my little guy and he loves all the teachers there. He has grown so much and he learns so many new things and I get to see this at home.

Parent Feedback

The teachers are lovely and always very approachable. The centre has a great environment for the tamariki to play in, and there is always something new for them to do each day.

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