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. You’re welcome to call or visit anytime.
Our tamariki and whānau feel a sense of belonging at Busy Bees Pioneer Highway, and we welcome new families in to feel right at home too. We offer nutritious, homecooked meals, and a huge backyard play area for our tamariki. Our teachers live locally, which supports our strong sense of community and welcoming environment. We aim to promote the development and learning of each child, through positive partnership with parents and open communication at all times for family, tangata whenua, whānau, and community.
Our spacious centre environment provides nurturing and stimulating areas for young children with its separate nursery and preschool rooms, also offering 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.
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 fuelled to thrive physically and mentally, whilst enjoying the benefits of coming together and connecting as a group at mealtimes.
Teachers also do regular baking with 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.
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.
We love this centre. Our key teacher is amazing and cares for the kids the same way we do at home. As a family we love her she is the shining star for us at this centre. Thank you.
My daughter has been very happy here, she has bonded really well with the teachers. The staff are very creative with different activities. The meals that are provided for the children appear nutritious and enjoyed by my daughter for the most part. Staff are supportive and kind to the children.
My daughter loves going to preschool and has made some special friends there. The teachers are great and she forms a good bond with them. Clearly is a great environment where she feels safe without her parents there.
We'd been looking for a quality childcare centre in Palmerston North for a while and we're absolutely delighted to have found this one. Their focus on natural resources, dietitian-designed food and menu and separation of rooms for Preschool and Nursery are all things that make this centre so great for our child's well-being and development.