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Busy Bees at Balcatta

Busy Bees at Balcatta

219 Cedric Street
Monday - Friday
7.00am - 6.00pm

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!

Emma Alsop

Service Manager

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.

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 very passionate about supporting Families and children with the transition to Early Childhood Education and Care. I thoroughly enjoy building relationships with all Families and children who attend Busy Bees at Balcatta, ensuring everyone feels welcome, included and valued. I am very privileged to work alongside the amazing team I lead at Busy Bees at Balcatta, who 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.

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.


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Our Fees

0-1 Years
$147.50 per day
1-2 Years
$147.50 per day
2-3 Years
$138.50 per day
3-4 Years
$134.50 per day
4+ Years
$134.50 per day

Our Fees

Please find all the information you need on our fees, inclusions at the centre, and the assistance our Family Support Team can provide in ensuring your child can access high-quality early learning and care.

The above fees are based on the Service’s average operating fees. Please note that selecting a different combination of days or sessions may result in an increase or decrease to the daily rate. For personalised fee information for your child, please contact the Busy Bees Enrolments Team on 1300 850127. Finding care for your children is hard enough, however calculating your childcare subsidy shouldn’t be. Let’s help navigate this with you with our Child Care Subsidy Calculator.

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