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Busy Bees Hobsonville


Meals provided


20 Hours ECE



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details-poi 2 Workspace Drive, Hobsonville, Auckland, 0618

details-phone 09 281 4202


details-clock 7:00am - 6:00pm, Monday to Friday

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Welcome to Busy Bees Hobsonville

Our Early Education Centre is grounded in the Reggio Emilia philosophy, fostering children’s innate curiosity, ensuring vibrant and enriching learning experiences. Embracing this philosophy we value collaboration, communication, and respect, fostering a sense of community and empowering children to be active participants in their learning.

Hobsonville Natural Resources

Our early education centre features six classrooms specifically designed for different age groups, fostering Tuakana/teina relationships and engaged tamariki. Our focus at Busy Bees Hobsonville lies in empowering tamariki to direct their own learning while ensuring they feel supported and safe. We offer a diverse range of open-ended and natural resources to encourage teachable moments and create happy, learning-focused experiences.

Our kaiako create beautiful provocations where materials are carefully selected to provoke curiosity, promote critical thinking, and encourage tamariki to express themselves through various art forms. At Busy Bees Hobsonville we believe that every moment is an opportunity for learning, and our kaiako utilise these teachable moments to enrich our children’s understanding of the world around them.

We are proud to have many different cultures attending and working in our centre. We offer an inclusive environment where culture plays a part in our daily provocations and learning. We also enjoy taking part in celebrating different cultural events from around the world. We work hard at building strong foundations with our whanau underpinned by whanaungatanga. We support tamariki to realise their full potential and work in partnerships with whānau, acknowledging their expectations and aspirations for their tamariki.


Dietitian Designed Menus

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.

Our dedicated cook and centre team is currently striving towards the New Zealand Heart Foundation Tohu Manawa Ora | Healthy Heart Award.

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. 

Our Rooms 

Our infant’s rooms are based on building loving and trusting bonds, our kaiako work closely with families to understand infant cues and develop a routine that supports children’s natural rhythms. When tamariki are ready to progress, they will head into the Nikau room, and utilise sensory play, outdoor exploration, music, and movement to create a fun, interactive atmosphere whilst maintaining a focus on the love and care that infants need to thrive.

The toddler rooms are designed to help our tamariki balance the desire to be independent with the need to be nurtured and cared for. Our early education centre kaiako support the unfolding autonomy of the older tamariki to encourage the child’s emergent personality to blossom.



Our preschool room supports the tamariki with social and emotional competence at a time when they are ready to engage in meaningful play with others. When tamariki start to become more aware of their upcoming transition to school, our resources are reflective of the medium’s children will be using at school. Kaiako observe and converse with children to develop projects based on their interests.


School readiness programme

Busy Bees Hobsonville preschool offers a reading and writing programme for our over 3-year-old children. Along with the support of our families, we encourage children to enjoy learning about literacy alongside their peers. We also work closely with the primary schools in the area to ensure a smooth transition for tamariki.

Busy Bees Early Education Centre Hobsonville
Busy Bees Early Education Centre Hobsonville
Busy Bees Early Education Centre Hobsonville
Busy Bees Early Education Centre Hobsonville
Busy Bees Early Education Centre Hobsonville
Busy Bees Early Education Centre Hobsonville


Teachers are so kind and helpful. Our son is happy and thriving in the centre and is growing in confidence.

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Staff are amazing & friendly. Always updating us on Skylar's developement. So many sensory activities to keep her entertained and learning. Skylar is so happy and just loves everyone there. Couldn't ask for a better environment for her.

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Our son is very happy and settled where he is, and the teachers are all lovely and attentive. He enjoys the activities and routine

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