At Busy Bees Napier Road, 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. You’re welcome to call or visit anytime.
We cater for tamariki up to six and we are open from 7.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Cherish and conserve the environment that surrounds us.
Busy Bees Napier Road believes that the environment is a child’s third teacher and strives to provide a nature rich environment with vast indoor and outdoor spaces. Our cosy Kōwhai Room and adventurous Redwood Room have their own large outdoor space filled with real grass and beautiful trees. Our natural environment allows tamariki to connect with Papatūānuku (the natural world) and gives them the freedom to explore and have fun.
Our Kōwhai Room environment is based on building loving and trusting relationships between pēpi, kaiako and whānau. Kaiako structure the day according to individual pēpi needs. Kaiako work closely with whānau to understand our pēpi cues and develop a routine that supports their natural rhythms. Kaiako utilise sensory play, outdoor exploration, music and movement to create a fun, interactive atmosphere whilst maintaining a focus on the love, care and affection that pēpi need to thrive.
Redwood Room (2-5 years)
Our Redwood Room provides a rich learning environment focused on the tuākana (older children) of our centre ensuring they have the opportunity to develop confidence, independence and self-management all of which align with Te Whāriki (Early Childhood Curriculum) and the pathways to kura (school). Tamariki are encouraged to care for others, the environment and their own property and are supported to understand their growing sense of responsibility for themselves and the world around them. While reading and writing materials are available to explore, the curriculum is emergent and discovery-based, with kaiako observing and conversing with tamariki to develop projects based on their interests.
We proudly operate our own Busy Bees Napier Road centre van, allowing us to help support both new and existing whānau who require assistance with transport to and from the centre. We also utilise this awesome resource for excursions out and about in our local community!
Whānau love the rich sense of community at Busy Bees Napier Road, and our curriculum reflects our philosophy for strong relationships. We believe that we have an important part to play in our local community and a very special opportunity to positively impact the lives of our young tamariki in their early stages of development. We love to explore our local community as we believe it helps to enhance tamariki’s knowledge about people, places, things and events.
Our local curriculum incorporates learning dispositions, the principles and goals of our ECE curriculum Te Whāriki, and competencies derived from Tataiako. Our innovative learning environments are abundantly resourced with stimulating educational resources which complements the delivery of our local curriculum and educational programme. Our teachers are passionate about encouraging children's creativity, supporting their emerging social interactions, and celebrating their individual successes.
We have a talented group of kaiako who have been selected based on their experience and passion within the Early Learning field, their professional knowledge of teaching and nurturing tamariki as well as their philosophy of education and knowledge of child development. Kaiako build meaningful, respectful relationships with tamariki and their whānau and work in partnership regarding all aspects of tamariki learning, interests, goals and holistic development.
The teachers are all warm and friendly, they make time to chat to the parents and the children at pick-up and drop-off. They understand what it's like to be a parent and the concerns we have. They have the same values, goals and aspirations for my child that I do.
All the teachers are warm and caring and incredible at what they do. I found it very hard when looking for somewhere for my twins to go to daycare. Having other people responsible for my babies was a huge step for me, but I feel so comfortable leaving my girls in such amazing hands.
My daughter has been there since three months old. The teachers are amazing! Very supportive and i love that they treat her like their own.