At Busy Bees, 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 would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. You’re welcome to call or visit anytime.
Our tamariki and whānau feel a sense of belonging at Busy Bees Lake Terrace, and we welcome new families in, to feel right at home too. Our teachers live locally, which supports our strong sense of community and comfortable and welcoming environment.
In addition to our regular curriculum, we offer our Kaitiaki Kids programme, a weekly excursion, run termly, allowing the children to venture out into our community visiting local parks, red zones, wetlands etc. We also offer a before school programme, and liaise with local primary schools; coming together and host transition to school evening with the involvement of primary school teachers and principals.
Our spacious centre environment offers separate indoor and outdoor areas tailored to each age and stage of learning and development, as well as areas where tamariki can come together to share tuakana-teina (older-younger child) interactions where wonderful teaching moments are shared.
We are committed to follow the aspirations of the New Zealand National ECE Curriculum, 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.
Staff are very involved with my daughter, I see them dancing, laughing and giving cuddles. Very supportive during transitions of rooms and toilet learning. There has never had a day she didn't want to attend - she looks forward to going every day, definitely part of our extended family. Soon to have another of my children with you guys, with a sibling discount! Beautiful and exciting environment, with new things to explore and learn about.
Ever since my son started attending, he has become more confident in his own abilities. He adores all his teachers and we hear endless stories of all the good things they teach him on a daily basis.
I have been really happy with the teaching and care my son has received in both the Preschool and Kindy rooms. My daughter is currently transitioning into the Nursery, and the teachers in there have been super friendly and caring towards her too. I feel sure that both of my children are safe and well cared for.
The teachers are amazing and they are really caring and thoughtful. My son feels comfortable with them and they have made hand offs easy.