Busy Bees at Bentleigh East welcomes you with modern environments and thoughtfully designed learning spaces — with a huge fort, slides, sandpits and vegetable gardens — where children are encouraged to ignite their sense of curiosity and discovery.
At Busy Bees at Bentleigh East, your child will benefit from:
Our Bentleigh East childcare is influenced by the Reggio Emilia learning approach, which views children as capable, active participants in their learning, who acquire knowledge and refine understandings through inquiry-based learning. We deliver a balance between child-led and intentional teaching experiences to provide nurturing and caring interactions, as well as build secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships. Our Bentleigh East kindergarten believes that each child’s voice should be heard and incorporated into their learning journey and that each child develops their own knowledge, beliefs, culture, values and learning style at their own pace.
We are proud to be a multicultural and inclusive day care where diversity is valued and the cultural practices of families are embedded into our programs. Our multicultural and bilingual Educators — Korean, Greek, Mandarin, and Hindi — love to share their languages and cultures with the children. We focus on teaching sustainability and respect for the environment through our vegetable and herb gardens, compost and recycling program within each room.
Our Bentleigh East Kindergarten program is led by a Bachelor-qualified Early Childhood Teacher who is committed to getting your child set for their next big steps in school. We work in partnership with you to make their transition to school successful. Our quality learning programs are designed to build resilience, vital social skills and independence, while preparing children with all the essentials they need to take their next big steps in school and life.
We’d love for you to join our Busy Bees family at Bentleigh East. We look forward to meeting your family! Book your tour today.
Hello, my name is Kelly and I am the Service Manager for Busy Bees at Bentleigh East.
I have a passion for Early Years Education and Care with over 15 years of experience in the sector. I have worked in many areas within this field and have spent many years in leadership, gaining the skills and attributes that I believe are important in striving to be the best leader I can be. I work hard to achieve this goal by having a caring and positive attitude in everything I do.
I believe one of the most important aspects of my role is building meaningful, respectful, and trusting relationships with the children, families, and my fellow team members/colleagues. I am extremely passionate about providing a welcoming and supportive environment, which is crucial to having a happy and healthy workplace.
Providing an environment that is nurturing, inclusive and educational is a strong focus for me and something I feel very passionate about. The early years of a child’s life are integral and help build the foundations for their future development and learning. I believe that all children have the right to feel safe and secure, and by providing quality care and experiences we are engaging them to be confident and involved learners.
Overall, I am a loving, fun, and caring person who is always up for a challenge and love the work I do!
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and our pet dog Zoe, watching my son play soccer and a spot of shopping from time to time. I also love a good movie and socialising with loved ones.
I look forward to welcoming your family into our beautiful Centre.
The most important factor for us is really around potty training, as we’ve started the process of potty training our toddler at home, so we’re looking for a place that will continue to support him through that process. The centre has both child size toilets (that are easily accessible), potties (in three colours) and child size sinks that are easily accessible — sounds like a simple criteria but you’d be surprised. Most of all, the carers are friendly and supportive of the children’s development. The kids in the room are curious, chatty and happy — it is a reflection of the amazing effort that the team has put into introducing a routine, challenging and interesting activities to keep them engaged, and feeding them well! Keep up the good work.
She is ensuring all children are provided with a safe and nurturing environment in which educators stimulate enquiry, invite discussions, engage the senses and offer choices for children to learn, discover and grow.
Everyone is so nice, caring and friendly. Great atmosphere, always warm and clean, they provide healthy and nutritious food. They have great outdoor spaces, an art room, yoga fun, a lot of activities and excursions (e.g. park visits, and lunch at the local café). They care about the children and that makes it easier for us parents. Can highly recommend to everybody.
My daughter constantly brags on about some activity they did. The place is clean and when we come to pick her up at the end of the day, the carers always know what she ate, how she slept, how she participated and who she played with.
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