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Busy Bees Katikati


Meals provided


20 Hours ECE



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details-poi 113-115 Main Road, Katikati 3129

details-phone 07 549 2293


details-clock Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:30pm

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Welcome to Busy Bees Katikati

At Busy Bees Katikati, our approach is guided by the uniqueness of each tamaiti. We recognise that every tamaiti is different, and we strive to meet their individual needs by creating a safe, nurturing, and challenging environment. Our philosophy, "Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti, arahia ō tātou mahi," embodies our belief in this approach.

Child and teacher at play - large outdoor area at Busy Bees Katikati

We are a centre that values community involvement and cultural diversity. We endeavour to get tamariki out into the community as much as possible and take regular trips to the local park and library, where we participate in community events such as Matariki. We also teach the importance of taking care of our environment by picking up rubbish in our community.


We have a large backyard providing endless opportunities to explore the natural environment! We are proud of our multi-cultural environment and celebrate the uniqueness of our centre and everyone within it. We are confident that our centre will provide a warm, welcoming, and stimulating environment for your tamaiti to grow and learn. Please don't hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit and see what we have to offer. 

Our School Readiness Programme is designed to prepare our 4-year-old tamariki for their next big adventure - primary school. The relaxed two-hour daily session from 10 am to 12 pm, focuses on early literacy and numeracy skills, developing social and emotional well-being, independence, listening, following instructions, and self-confidence.

Dietitian Designed Early Childhood Menus

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

With the inviting smell of home cooked meals and baking, you won’t have to search very far to find our fabulous and passionate childcare centre cook who freshly prepares all meals in the heart of our centre.

Across morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, our Nourish menu provides foods that are minimally processed, avoiding recipes that are high in added sugar, instead using fresh, real and wholesome ingredients. Children are provided with well-balanced meals from the four main food groups (breads and cereals, milk and milk products, fruit and vegetables, lean meat and meat alternatives).

Our Rooms

In our Ponga Pepi Ruma for tamariki up to 2 ½ years old we understand the importance of nurturing and providing a safe environment for your little ones. Our caring and experienced kaiako create a nurturing environment to support your tamaiti with social, emotional and physical development.

Piwakawaka Tamariki is our preschool Ruma for tamariki aged 2 ½ to 6 years old. Our programme is designed to encourage and support tamariki with curiosity, creativity, and love of learning. Our team of experienced kaiako facilitate play-based learning, where your tamaiti can explore and discover at their own pace.

Baby playing in Sandpit - at Busy Bees Katikati
Preschool boys at Busy Bees Katikati
Art and crafts at Busy Bees Katikati
Preschool boys on Bike Track at Busy Bees Katikati
Preschool boys playing with Dinosaurs at Busy Bees Katikati
Infant climbing at Busy Bees Katikati


Busy Bees has been so accommodating for us. They have been amazing with our girl. She is settled, happy, and content. They always help out if we need our hours changed. Overall they are a full-package deal. Extremely happy with them

Parent Feedback

It’s a great centre and my daughter enjoys the space of the outdoor area and the teachers.

Parent Feedback

We love the Busy Bees centre in Katikati. The whole team is so welcoming and has made us feel a part of their whānau. My son enjoys going to daycare every day and loves it. He takes a long time to warm up to people however here it didn't take him long at all. I highly recommend this centre. I even referred my sister and her baby.

Parent Feedback

10/10 At Busy Bees all kaiako and everyone involved are very welcoming and supportive. My child loves it here, she has grown good relationships with kaiako and she feels at home.

Parent Feedback

The centre manager and staff are friendly and make it easier for drop off in the morning. The chef makes delicious kai for the tamariki and they love coming to school to see their friends an kaiako.

Parent Feedback

I find the people caring and loving and the space provided big and open for the children to explore. Also the setups for the children over the last couple of months have really improved and are more inviting and different allowing the children to experience different types of play.

Parent Feedback

The Busy Bees team are great and welcoming. They always have some great activities going on for the children to keep them engaged which they regularly change throughout the day. The teachers show the children respect and I know my son is well taken care of when I’m not there.

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Very welcoming , loving and friendly environment. Greeted evertime we step in , love the entire team of beauties.

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Love this kindy! Makes my daughter happy, Which makes me happy!

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My boys love attending the centre, it's a safe, clean and fun environment with excellent and friendly staff. Would highly recommend.

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