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Overview

Busy Bees at Rivergums offers specialised care for children from birth to 5 years of age, supported by 4 qualified Early Childhood Teachers and 14 Educators. The Service focuses on Reggio Emilia and Montessori practices and has an outstanding relationship with the adjacent Rivergums Primary School, keeping up to date with developments in Kindy and Pre-Primary education as part of our school readiness program.

A core focus of our curriculum is “learning through play”. All our Educators work to inspire a lifelong love of learning and guide the children on their path of exploration, investigation and discovery. We believe that it takes a village to raise a child, and we are proud of the strong connections we have built with our surrounding community. It’s by working with you and staying closely in touch that we ensure that our Service can be a place where every child can thrive.

Busy Bees at Rivergums 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 Rivergums 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 Rivergums.

Contact our team to book a tour today!

Service Manager

Catehrine Jones

Hello! My name is Catherine; the children and staff know and call me Mrs Jones. I have been in the Early Learning industry for 25 years; spending 12 years as a Director, managing a 182 place centre, with a team of 70 staff and 400+ families. During this time I won both - WA Childcare Service of the Year in 2014 & Director of the Year for WA in 2017.


I have 4 handsome sons, a loving husband of 27 years, a dog called Odin, and 2 adorable grandchildren, who call me ‘bubu’ (Nana in PNG). I am passionate about children. I would like to further enhance my team’s skills, assisting them to provide a safe, secure and nurturing learning environment for children. An environment that values, respects and treats children equitably, and is responsive to all children’s abilities and interests. I aim to develop a stimulating educational play-based curriculum that is inviting, challenging, inclusive and engaging for children.


As a Service Manager, my goal is to create positive relationships with Families and Educators, and to also involve the wider community in our Service. I encourage our enthusiastic Educators to work holistically as a team to provide exceptional care and service to all of our Families.

Offerings

Learning Spaces

Explorers and Discoverers (6 weeks - 2 years)

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

Investigators and 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 and Researchers

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.

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Contact

Phone (08) 9529 0427
Email manager@rivergums.busybees.edu.au
Address 2 Avoca Chase, Baldivis WA 6171
Hours

Monday: 6.30am - 6.00pm

Tuesday: 6.30am - 6.00pm

Wednesday: 6.30am - 6.00pm

Thursday: 6.30am - 6.00pm

Friday: 6.30am - 6.00pm