At Busy Bees Whakatau Street, we welcome tamariki aged 0-6 years of age, providing a welcoming and inclusive environment, with a range of activities and programmes designed to support tamariki to learn, develop, and grow. Our passionate kaiako work together with both the tamariki and whānau to create a respectful, warm and engaging space where children can explore and learn.
At Busy Bees Whakatau Street, we believe that as an early learning provider, we have an important part to play in our community and a very special opportunity to positively impact young children’s lives in their early stages of development. We celebrate whanaungatanga, connecting with our community through multicultural celebrations and creating a sense of belonging, where everyone has a place, no matter what culture they identify with.
Located in the heart of Rotorua, on Whakatau Street, we are easy to find and within a short travelling distance to Rotorua CBD. Parents love the rich sense of community at Busy Bees, and our curriculum reflects our philosophy for strong relationships. We absolutely love coming together with our tamariki, whānau and community to strengthen our relationships with one another.
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 fueled 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 proudly operate our own Busy Bees centre van, allowing us to help support both new and existing families 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, which are always a fantastic learning opportunities!
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.