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Busy Bees Papamoa Beach


20 Hours ECE




Meals provided

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details-poi 105 Wairakei Ave, Papamoa Beach, 3118

details-phone 07 562 3672


details-clock Mon – Fri 7.30am-5.30pm

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Haere Mai and Welcome

Our centre is located just moments away from Papamoa Beach – sometimes we can even hear the waves crashing as they roll into the shore! We're committed to creating a stimulating, safe and nurturing environment for your children to learn and grow during their early years.

Childcare in Papamoa Beach

At Busy Bees Papamoa Beach, our kaiako place a strong emphasis on building a sense of community among our tamariki and centre whānau. Every Friday, we have a special tradition where we come together in the ‘Hive’ as a centre to have some fun and celebrate recent events. We believe it's vital for our tamariki and kaiako to feel connected and supported by their peers.

Our Rooms 

The Nest 0-2 years | In our Nest space when a child first joins our room, they are given the opportunity to choose the teacher they feel most comfortable with to settle them in. We ensure that all teachers support the child in their settling-in process and mirror each other's approaches to avoid any confusion for the child when their main teacher may not be in centre. We maintain an open partnership with parents and focus our approach with a ‘daycare’ lens of providing opportunities for messy, gloopy fun. We believe in providing our youngest tamariki with opportunities to explore their natural interests through messy play and art activities, as it’s important that our youngest tamariki have access to similar materials as our older children to prepare them for their progression into our older space.

The Hive 2-4 years | At our centre, we focus on cause-and-effect activities that help children develop their social and emotional skills, teaching them how to work together effectively. Our curriculum is designed to be child-led, and we set individual development plans based on their current interests and fostering curiosity. We prepare activities that are tailored to their needs and abilities.

The Bumblebees 4-5 years | In our Bumblebees room we provide tamariki with a space where they can have autonomy over their activities, allowing them to choose what they want to participate in and when they want to do it. We also organise excursions that help support their pre-literacy skills for school, allowing them to pursue activities that interest them. We focus on teaching self-help skills and accountability for belongings, creating a mini primary school experience that is not forced but rather promotes independence and responsibility all whilst having fun!

Nutrition is so important for young children as it is directly linked to all aspects of their growth and development. Our kitchen is the heart of our daycare centre in Papamoa Beach, where our talented chef creates healthy, well-balanced and nutritious meals. Food is minimally processed, avoiding recipes that are high in added sugar, instead using fresh, real and wholesome ingredients.

On a specified day, we have a centre-wide Lunch Box Day. The children thoroughly enjoy this, and it promotes independence and encourage self-help skills in preparation for school.

We are committed to follow the aspirations of the New Zealand National ECE Curiculum, 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. 

Painting fun at Busy Bees Papamoa Beach
Messy Play at Busy Bees Papamoa Beach
Messy water play at Busy Bees Papamoa Beach
Preschool fun at Busy Bees Papamoa Beach
Painting at Busy Bees Papamoa Beach
Slide in outdoor playground at Busy Bees Papamoa Beach


I loved the space, light, clean, modern. Lots of outdoor areas. I liked that even the babies did activities. The staff were so friendly and evolved from the beginning. Other centre's didn't make an effort with my child when we visited. He is our first born and we were so worried about how he would cope as he is very attached. The staff have been amazing, they really helped to settle him and give him hugs etc when he needs it.

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Great teachers fantastic communication and updates we feel blessed to have found this daycare.

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The staff are amazing, always friendly, from the start of the day through to the end of the day when I go to collect my little boy. My boy always seems okay to go back the following day, and I believe he has such a good time and I feel he is developing relatively quick.

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I love that you use natural materials for learning and let kids learn at their pace, no pressure. Have always been friendly and made me feel comfortable all the time. Keep up the good work!

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Its an amazing place they make you feel very welcome

Parent Feedback

Staff go above and beyond, amazing daycare my son absolutely loves attending

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