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. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey.
By maintaining the authentic and traditional characteristics of this iconic mansion, and converting it into a unique, homely Early Learning Village, 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.
Our centre 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 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 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 doregular bakingwith 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.
From a foundation of love and attachment our philosophy creates and empowering environment for children to grow, create and prosper.
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.
We are so happy with how she has settled in and the girls seem to really care about her and her development.
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.
The teachers in the preschool are awesome. All very friendly and approachable. Great communication.
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.