Busy Bees at The Park in Canberra features beautifully designed open plan rooms, dedicated art studio, dining hall and spacious outdoor settings tailored for each age group. You will find roadways, sandpits and beautifully planted areas where children are encouraged to ignite their curiosities and sense of discovery.
At Busy Bees at The Park your child will benefit from:
Claire Northfield has been appointed as Service Manager and brings with her over 9 years of experience and commitment in Early Learning. Claire is supported by 42 Educators and Teaching Practitioners, with the Service offering 174 spaces for children. Conveniently located in the heart of Brindabella Business Park, our Service has been an integral contributor to the Business Park community for many years. Jam-packed with challenges for children to play and grow in an innovative and stimulating environment, Busy Bees at The Park is a safe place where your child’s individuality can be nurtured as they play, learn and grow.
Busy Bees at The Park 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.
We would love to have you join our Busy Bees family at The Park. Contact our team to Book Your Tour today.
Assistant Service Manager
Hi, my name is Claire and I am the Service Manager at Busy Bees at The Park. I began working in the Education and Care Sector in 2012 and have held several leadership positions within the Early Childhood and Out of School Hours Care sectors since as a Centre Director, Educational Leader and Early Childhood Teacher. I began my role at Busy Bees at The Park in June 2021.
I have studied a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) and am currently studying a Masters in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing and Human Resources. I am passionate about leadership in the early childhood sector, providing coaching and mentoring to the team to create a positive workplace culture which focuses on quality improvement.
In the past year I have enjoyed engaging in a role as board member for Early Childhood Australia ACT Branch. During this time, I have networked with others in the local community to commit to improving the quality and access of early childhood education. I have also been working on an Action Research project with other professionals through the ‘From the Ground Up’ Leadership Course.
In my spare time I love spending time with my own family, exploring our beautiful country. I enjoy outdoor activities such as 4WDing in the Brindabellas, mountain biking and hiking.
I am focused on building a strong community at Busy Bees at The Park. My aim is to create an inclusive learning community for children, educators, and families. Our team is diverse, and I look forward to learning about, and incorporating, a variety of cultural perspectives into our programs. I am particularly committed to Reconciliation and embedding practices within Busy Bees at The Park that honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, cultures, and perspectives.
I hope you choose to join our wonderful community at Busy Bees at The Park, and I look forward to meeting you and your family!
Assistant Service Manager
Hello, my name is Marie and I am the Assistant Service Manager at Busy Bees at The Park. I began working at Busy Bees at The Park as a Team Leader with the children in Preschool shortly after completing a Diploma of Early Childhood and Care in 2017.
I am passionate about Early Childhood Education, believing children must be provided opportunities to learn and grow into themselves. I deeply value early childhood developmental principles contained within the Early Years Learning Framework pedagogy. As such I encourage and support our dedicated team of Educators to practice these principles to the maximum standard to ensure our children, families, and communities receive the best possible opportunities to grow and develop.
Before working at Busy Bees at The Park, I spent six years working with some of Australia’s most vulnerable children. As program manager and founding member of Softacare, I was responsible for creating and delivering high quality, creative arts events (Xpress Programs) for children and young people in the foster and kinship care.
I actively encourage self-expression and look for opportunities to build this concept into the children’s learning experiences. I have been spotted dressed up and in character more than once!
I understand the importance of ongoing professional development in best practice and actively engage in continuing education myself, at the same time ensuring our education team are involved in professional development activities.
I am committed to helping build a community of people that are respectful and care for each other. I want our families to know and feel confident that they are supported, understood and valued as partners in their children’s learning and development.
When I stepped into the role of Service Administrator and Management at the beginning of this year, I made it my mission to ensure we went above and beyond to provide high quality education to all the children and families we serve. With the support of the Busy Bees Service Manager and all our team, I am confident we will exceed our families expectations for quality in all areas of service.
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