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House of Wonder Christchurch
by Busy Bees


Meals provided


20 Hours ECE



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details-poi 2 Bangor Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, 8011

details-phone 03 595 2369


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

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At House of Wonder Christchurch by 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 early education centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. 

House of Wonder Christchurch by Busy Bees Early Education Centre Childcare

House of Wonder Christchurch has maintained the authentic and traditional characteristics of this iconic mansion, converting it into a unique, homely Early Learning Village, which serves as a wonderful hub of love and creative passion for tamariki.

House of Wonder’s unique, innovative holistic approach to early childhood education has gained national and international recognition. Fusing together the latest research in neuroscience and learning philosophy our centres provide a truly remarkable experience for our children and families.

House of Wonder Early Learning Village in Christchurch is unique, with 5 distinct rooms. 2 Infant rooms for walkers and non-walkers, our Toddlers room, and 2 rooms for our Preschoolers, including a Prepschool.

Infants | 0-2 years

We are committed to the wellbeing of your baby and foster a sense of home at our early education centre. Communicating with you every step of the way, we take special care to ensure your baby has a safe, secure and encouraging environment for their growth and development.

Toddlers | 2-3 years

Big changes happen during this time, like increased independence and more curious questions. Our educators welcome each toddler with open arms and patience. With your input, we give toddlers an environment to explore and learn at their own pace.

Young Children | 3-6 years

The preschool years are critical in preparing your child for school and life. Children are given abundant learning opportunities involving nature, literacy, numeracy, emotional development, confidence-building, social engagement and more.

Food and Nutrition

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

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. 


Engaging children in activities like gardening, composting, and understanding the lifecycle of plants not only promotes environmental awareness but also inspires important life skills and values. Children place fruit and vegetable scraps in the compost bin provided by the Christchurch City Council which gets collected once a week.


From a foundation of love and attachment our philosophy creates and empowering environment for children to grow, create and prosper.

Learning Model

Based on the importance of listening to the ideas and theories of children, our learning model provides spaces for children to construct their own learning.

House of Wonder Christchurch by Busy Bees Early Education Centre Childcare
House of Wonder Christchurch by Busy Bees Early Education Centre Childcare
House of Wonder Christchurch by Busy Bees Early Education Centre Childcare
House of Wonder Christchurch by Busy Bees Early Education Centre Childcare
House of Wonder Christchurch by Busy Bees Early Education Centre Childcare
House of Wonder Christchurch by Busy Bees Early Education Centre Childcare


We are so happy with how she has settled in and the girls seem to really care about her and her development.

Parent Feedback

I have had brilliant support from the ECE teachers in the nursery and they have made the transition for my son starting preschool as seamless as possible. They come across genuinely invested in my child and they are very kind and engaging with myself and my fiancé. I have total trust in them and have not one complaint to make.

Parent Feedback

The teachers in the preschool are awesome. All very friendly and approachable. Great communication.

Parent Feedback

I have seen lot of improvement in my son , as he is slow in speaking . The teachers are great support for him to teach him how to socialise and improve his speaking skills.. I’m happy with the teachers at toddlers room specially Sarah, Tracey, Brooke .. who are great help for my son .. I’m glad I choose this center for him.

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