Busy Bees at Carrum Downs

Busy Bees at Carrum Downs

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Centre Details
6:30am – 6:30pm | 
Monday – Friday

Busy Bees at Carrum Downs welcomes you with thoughtfully-designed learning spaces, a dedicated sensory/yoga room, and an engaging outdoor playground — with sandpits, swings, climbing frame, mud kitchens, a slide, a cubby house and a vegetable and herb garden — where children are encouraged to ignite their sense of curiosity and discovery.

At Busy Bees at Carrum Downs, your child will benefit from:

  • Enriching program with STEM learning, yoga, sports, gardening, outdoor education, First Nations education, excursions and incursions
  • Government Approved Kindergarten program, led by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher
  • Nutritionally balanced meals made in our on-site kitchen by our Qualified Chef
  • Dedicated sensory/yoga room for mindful and relax activities
  • Community library to support your child’s learning at home
  • Our pet fish teach children about care and empathy
  • Our extended hours give you the freedom to drop off and pick up when it works for you
Get a free week of childcare!* T&Cs apply
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Our Carrum Downs childcare follow a play-based learning approach where children are given uninterrupted time for play, plenty of freedom, a calm and relaxed environment, cooperative relationships, and our full attention. Our environments reflect our belief that children are curious, confident and capable learners, by providing enquiry-rich spaces with opportunities for risky and challenging play supported by Educators. We aim to inspire and nurture children’s natural love of learning and to support their needs, interests and learning capabilities.

Our Carrum Downs childcare is a welcoming community with a family-oriented approach. We are an inclusive day care that values diversity of cultures, values, beliefs, abilities, interests and learning styles. We love to celebrate the special cultural events of our children to create a strong sense of belonging and identity. Our team of multicultural and bilingual Educators — Dari, Sinhala, Telugu, Bosnian, Croatian, German, Hindi, Gujarat, Punjabi, Tamil and Kanada — love to share their languages and cultures with the children.

Our Carrum Downs 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 Carrum Downs. Book your tour online today!

*To receive the one week of FREE childcare, bookings must commence before 22 December 2023. Selected Services only. View the full
Terms and Conditions.

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Dianne Atkinson

Service Manager

Barbara Ioannou, 2IC Busy Bees at Carrum Downs

Barbara Ioannou

Assistant Service Manager

Buzz Bee dressed as a Busy Bees Educator

Dianne Atkinson

Service Manager

Hello, my name is Di and I am the Service Manager at Busy Bees at Carrum Downs. I began my career in early childhood education at bit later in life after having my own children. I have held various roles including Lead Educator, Service Administrator and Service Manager.

As an Educator, I believe that children are capable learners and should be given every opportunity to develop their independence and self-help skills, setting them up for future success in life.

As a Service Manager, I am committed to working with the community, families, and Educators to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children.

Outside of the Service, I am a proud mother of two teenage boys and an 8 year old girl. I am a creative person and enjoy anything crafty, including 3D printing, laser cutting and vinyl cutting which give me a lot of opportunities to make so many different items and gifts.

I look forward to meeting you and welcoming your family to Busy Bees at Carrum Downs.

Barbara Ioannou, 2IC Busy Bees at Carrum Downs

Barbara Ioannou

Assistant Service Manager

Hi, my name is Barbara and I am the Assistant Service Manager of Busy Bees at Carrum Downs.

I have worked as a Room Leader and Educational Leader before stepping into the role of Assistant Service Manager.

As an educator, I believe that children learn through play and should be given every opportunity to learn in a loving and caring environment.

As an Assistant Service Manager, I am committed to helping families and educators to bring out the best in their children and to support them in their daily needs.

In my spare time, I like to make craft items and spend time with my husband and two dogs.

What's Included






Meals Provided


Outdoor Education


Qualified Educators






Vegetable and Herb Garden


Our Fees

0-1 Years
$153.5 per day
1-2 Years
$153.5 per day
2-3 Years
$152.5 per day
3-4 Years
$151.5 per day
4+ Years
$151.5 per day
  • The above fees are based on a full day session at the Centre.
  • Please note that different combinations of days or sessions may result in an increase or decrease to the daily rate.
  • Please contact our Family Support Team on 1300 851 331 for personalised fee information for your child.
  • We can also help you calculate your Childcare Subsidy using our super friendly Childcare Subsidy Calculator.


Samantha Couper
I love the centre and my son loves it here. It's close to home and the staff are friendly, attentive, and professional. The centre has a great atmosphere and facilities.
Renee Lylak
It's a great centre with friendly staff and a great variety of food served to the kids. I'm very happy.
Great educators who are very happy and welcoming.

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Busy Bees at Carrum Downs

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