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Busy Bees at Balcatta provides exceptional care for children aged 8 weeks to 5 years. A favourite with the children, our Service has a pet bunny called Gus, teaching them about care, empathy and responsibility. One of the core focuses of our Service is school readiness, and we’re closely aligned with our neighbouring West Balcatta Primary School to offer programs that enable a smooth school transition for all children in our care.

We believe children are infinitely competent, active and come equipped to guide their own development and learning, striving to integrate their physical, cognitive, social, emotional, moral and spiritual aspects of being.

Our team of passionate and experienced Educators have been involved with the Service for many years, which demonstrates their love and commitment to the children, our Families and the Balcatta community. The team have an excellent relationship with the neighbouring West Balcatta Primary School, keeping across developments in Kindy and Pre-Primary Education as part of our school readiness program.

Busy Bees at Balcatta encompasses an innovative approach which is based on the discovery and exploration of respectful relationships with children.  We follow this philosophy and offer children uninterrupted time for play, plenty of freedom, a calm and relaxed environment, cooperative relationships, and our full attention.

Our learning program is inspired by Montessori teachings and philosophies, and our curriculum draws upon the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) whilst maintaining an awareness of the Australian Curriculum. Children are given opportunities to test their ideas, themselves, their relationships and materials. We believe that play fosters imagination and flexibility of mind, promoting children’s ability to be open and independent learners now and in the future. We promise our dedicated learning program is jam-packed with unique and stimulating activities you won’t find anywhere else!

Quality Early Learning does more than just prepare children to become eager school students – it builds resilience, vital social skills and independence. 

At Busy Bees at Balcatta your child will benefit from:

  • Quality Early Learning for children aged 8 weeks to 5 years
  • Focus on school readiness and fostering independence
  • Montessori-inspired learning programs
  • Highly experienced and trained Educators
  • Interesting play and learning spaces that ignite children’s curiosity and sense of discovery

We would love to have you join our Busy Bees family at Balcatta.

Contact our team to book a tour today!

Service Manager

Emma Alsop

My name is Emma Alsop and I'm the Service Manager here at Busy Bees at Balcatta.

I have over 13 years' experience working in the Early Childhood Industry, and hold a Diploma in Children’s Care and Education. I am originally from the UK and made the move to Perth in 2018. 

As the Service Manager, I'm here to support Families and children with the transition to Early Childhood Education and Care. I build relationships with all Families and children who attend Busy Bees at Balcatta, ensuring everyone feels welcome, included and valued.

I believe that education and care should focus on the learning and development of the whole child. I ensure that we provide a nurturing environment that supports and inspires each individual child to have fun, grow and learn at their own pace.  

The team I lead at Busy Bees at Balcatta are highly dedicated and passionate Educators. Together, we provide a Montessori-inspired learning program and approach which set our children up with everyday life skills and learning.  



Learning Spaces

Explorers (8 weeks - 2 years)

Nurturing responsive relationships are our primary focus for our nursery children.

Adventurers (2 - 3 years)

Your toddler will be encouraged to explore to build resilience, vital social skills and independence in our purpose built environments.

Collaborators (3 - 5 years)

Teaching Practitioners develop a stimulating approach to learning by supporting the children with an educational program that is challenging, insightful, consultative, giving them a head start as they prepare for school.



Phone 1300 851 331
Email enrolments@busybees.edu.au
Address 219 Cedric Street, Balcatta WA 6021

Monday: 7.00am - 6.00pm

Tuesday: 7.00am - 6.00pm

Wednesday: 7.00am - 6.00pm

Thursday: 7.00am - 6.00pm

Friday: 7.00am - 6.00pm