Nestled on the outskirts of the Auckland region and positioned at the beginning of the Waikato region, our purpose-built, modern centre is conveniently located just a 15-minute drive from Pokeno. Situated at the town's entrance, we are near all local amenities.
At Busy Bees Te Kauwhata, we value every child and see them as unique and a special taonga. Our Teachers are passionate about encouraging children's creativity, supporting their emerging social interactions, and celebrating their individual successes.
Our team is made up of passionate and experienced teachers who are warm, welcoming and naturally caring people. We see all children as individuals, valuing each unique stage of life, show them respect for who they are and providing equal opportunities to ensure the best possible start in life.
Our centre offers wonderful, safe and fun outdoor spaces where children are provided with a range of diverse resources, including natural gardens and environment visuals, whilst enjoying the fresh air.
Intentional activities and provocations are set up daily throughout the centre, providing calming and inviting spaces, where you'll often hear children, whānau and kaiako engaging in meaningful conversations.
We are proud to be a lunchbox centre. This promotes independence as well as encourages self-help skills in preparation for school.
Our centre caters to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Our diverse range of resources and age-appropriate materials are always utilised to encourage teachable moments and happy, learning-focused experiences.
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 specialised program tailored to four-year-olds, aiming to seamlessly prepare them for the transition to school. This initiative focuses on nurturing essential learning skills and behaviours, ensuring that each child is well-equipped for their transition to school