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Busy Bees Feilding




Meals provided


20 Hours ECE

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details-poi 9 Gladstone Street, Feilding, 4702

details-phone 06 929 5423


details-clock 7:00am - 5:30pm, Monday to Friday

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Welcome to Busy Bees Feilding

Busy Bees Feilding Early Education Centre is central to Feilding town and offers an easy location for your child's early education for residents or people commuting between Feilding and Palmerston North. 

We value every child and see them as a unique and 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. 

We look forward to partnering with you to ensure the best care and education for your young child at Busy Bees Feilding. 

Busy Bees Feilding Early Education Centre Childcare

Our tamariki and whānau feel a sense of belonging at Busy Bees Feilding, and we welcome new families in, to feel right at home too in our early education centre.  We offer nutritious, home-cooked meals and a backyard play area for our tamariki.  Our teachers live locally in Feilding and the surrounding suburbs, which supports our strong sense of community and comfortable and welcoming environment. Our centre provides nurturing and stimulating environments for young children with its separate nursery and preschool rooms, as well as areas where tamariki can come together to share tuakana-teina (older-younger child) interactions where wonderful teaching moments are shared. We aim to promote the development and learning of each child, through positive partnership with parents and open communication at all times for family, tangata whenua, whānau, and community. 

Our Rooms

Busy Bees Feilding Early Education Centre has three classrooms that cater to differing age and developmental stages of young children.

Koru is our infant room, focused on teachers and infants building strong relationships with each other within a primary care partnership.  Teachers support children to feel loved, safe, and secure by giving them individualised care and support. Teachers also aim to establish close relationships with parents and caregivers to better understand your infants routines and rhythms, and take pride in mimicking these in centre. The infant and toddler outside environment is shared so that when your child transitions to Mangopare - Toddlers, they are familiar with the teachers and children already, supporting a smooth transition to the next step in their learning journey. 

Mangopare, our toddler environment, caters to children that are ready for the next challenge! This classroom grows children's self-help skills such as learning to grow independence in washing hands, serving their own water, learning to put their hats on, and challenging their minds and bodies with sensory and tactile experiences for growing bodies. Teachers build primary care relationships to understand how best to support your child and work with you to plan education goals for them. 

Roimata Kuru is our Preschool that allows growing preschoolers to immerse themselves in curriculum areas that support their innate urges. All children are born with a style of learning that suits them best. Roimata Kuru teachers use sensitive observation to understand how your child's learning is best supported. Roimata Kuru offers a Forest School Trip for children to learn about being kaitiaki's of the natural world. When your child turns four, they will attend a daily Fun @ Four session to build the learning dispositions that are needed for lifelong learning, and to prepare their bodies and minds for their transition to school. When your child is closer to heading off to school, they will be provided an opportunity to visit a local school to understand what a classroom environment might be like, strengthening their learner identity before starting school. 

Heart Foundation Awarded

We are extremely proud that we have received a Whānau Tohu Manawa Ora | Healthy Heart Award from the Heart Foundation for the amazing things we do here at Busy Bees Feilding to promote healthy food and physical activity. We are helping our tamariki to have healthy habits and healthy hearts for life.

We prioritise the health and wellbeing of your little ones by offering nutritious meals crafted with care. Our menus are designed by an experienced dietitian, ensuring they meet the specific nutritional needs of growing children whilst also bursting with flavour. Our centre cook takes pride in preparing all meals onsite, adhering to the Ministry of Health Healthy Eating for Babies, Toddlers and Children to guarantee optimal safety and quality. From wholesome ingredients to balanced portions, every meal is thoughtfully crafted to support healthy development and foster good eating habits from an early age. With us, you can trust that your child is receiving the nourishment they need to thrive each day.

Preschool Lunchbox Day

Once a month, on sandwhich day, our preschool children have a lunchbox day. Whereby the children are each supplied with a lunchbox that we provide the food for. They practice eating from them, learning to ration their food instead of eating everything at once. This helps them develop important skills for their transition to school, where they will need to manage their own lunches.


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. 

We are committed to follow the aspirations of the New Zealand National ECE Curiculum, Te Whāriki. Te Whāriki envisages kaiako in early learning settings working in partnership with parents, whānau and community to realise this vision. The expectation is that, in their early years, children will experience a curriculum that empowers them as lifelong learners, right from their early exploration of the world around them, through to preparation for school.

Busy Bees Feilding Early Education Centre Childcare
Busy Bees Feilding Early Education Centre Childcare
Busy Bees Feilding Early Education Centre Childcare
Busy Bees Feilding Early Education Centre Childcare
Busy Bees Feilding Early Education Centre Childcare
Busy Bees Feilding Early Education Centre Childcare


"Best daycare. Full of love and support and my son enjoys his time. We feel welcome and supported and he has improved so much while being in daycare."

Parent Feedback January 2024

"My daughter is so well taken care of. She is always happy and absolutely loves all her teachers. They put it as much effort as I do with helping her reach new milestones. We absolutely love the centre and her teachers."

Parent Feedback January 2024

"Staff are so welcoming and give positive updates on my child. Storypark is used regularly and I love how they take on parent feedback regarding goals and work on it in with the child."

Parent Feedback April 2024


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