At Busy Bees, 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 centre can be a big decision.
Your little one will love the fresh ocean breezes, unhurried routines and individual attention. Our diverse range of natural resources and age-appropriate materials are always utilised to encourage teachable moments and happy, learning-focused experiences with space to explore.
We are very fortunate that our centre is conveniently located just a 2 minute stroll from our local beach, which has naturally become an extension of our own backyard. This shared outdoor space is a bonus for all tamariki to engage in all sorts of enriched learning experiences. Our teachers at Little Coasties are passionate about visiting the beach for regular excursions with the children. You will often see us down there carefully investigating rock pools, caring for our environment by picking up rubbish or collecting natural resources for our centre.
Our inhouse cook provides freshly made meals for children each day using our Nourish menus and recipes, based on the New Zealand Heart Foundation Tohu Manawa Ora | Healthy Heart Award for Early Learning Centres. We believe that through nourishing food, children are fueled to thrive physically and mentally, whilst enjoying the benefits of coming together and connecting as a group at mealtimes.
Teachers also do regular baking with the children, which provides them opportunities to engage and learn a range of food preparations skills and fine motor movements such as pouring, sifting, spooning. It is a great hands on sensory experience for children to develop independence through self-help skills, practice simple maths as they measure and count quantities.
Children are reflective thinkers and explorers. It enables them to be confident decision-makers. By selecting their learning and play-based experiences, your child’s capabilities grow. Parents love the rich sense of community found in our little slice ofparadise. The curriculum at Little Coasties reflects our philosophy for strong relationships. It values input from parents, teachers, whānau, children, and our wonderful community.
Our Babies room kaiako believe in supporting and empowering unique individuals, laying foundations for capable and confident learners, working as co-researchers, providing a safe environment, promoting well-being and belonging, and following a primary care system for secure attachments and meeting needs within the Little Coasties community.
In our Toddler space our kaiako, strive to create a fun, safe, and nurturing learning environment where tamariki can make choices, take risks, engage in various play activities, and develop independence and self-help skills. Our focus is on fostering each child's well-being and supporting their individual interests in a supportive and encouraging setting.
For our preschoolers, we provide an environment where respectful and reciprocal relationships are the foundation of our Preschool community. We work alongside and collaborate with whānau to strengthen our connections, and celebrate children’s achievements and uniqueness. Learning opportunities through play, support children’s holistic development and readiness for school.