Busy Bees at Castlemaine

Busy Bees at Castlemaine

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At Busy Bees at Castlemaine, you’ll find a warm and nurturing learning environment and inspiring learning opportunities for children aged birth to 5 years. Our purpose-built facilities are filled with educational play space and Educators who are dedicated to encouraging your children to grow.

At Busy Bees at Castlemaine, your child will benefit from:

  • High quality educational programs based on each child’s interests, abilities, culture and strengths
  • Government Approved Kindergarten program
  • Architecturally designed indoor and outdoor spaces which ignite children’s sense of curiosity and discovery.
  • Playground with timber fort, slide, sandpit, bike path, vegetable gardens and a worm farm
  • Delicious wholefoods menu developed exclusively for us by Nourished Beginnings
  • All meals are prepared in our on-site kitchen by our qualified Chef
  • Program filled with music, STEM, languages, excursions, sports, yoga, cooking experiences and outdoor education
  • Our bilingual educators love sharing their languages — Indian, Indonesian, Filipino — and culture with the children
  • Online Auslan sign language program for our kindergarten children
  • Community library to support children’s learning at home
  • Our pet bearded dragon, Spike, teaches children about care, empathy and responsibility
  • High standards for safety, care and well-being

At Busy Bees at Castlemaine, our philosophy focuses on the discovery an 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 child-led learning programs provide exciting opportunities and challenges for children to play and develop and we nurture individuality, helping each child to move at their own pace, in their own way.

Our funded Kindergarten program is led by a Bachelor-qualified Early Childhood Teacher who is committed to getting your child ready for their next big steps in school. We work in partnership with you to make their transition to school successful. Our child-led curriculum is designed to build confident and active learners, using a holistic approach to education that combines school readiness with learning experiences that foster your child’s social and emotional development.

We’d love for you to join our Busy Bees family at Castlemaine. Book your tour online today!

Buzz Bee dressed as a Busy Bees Educator

Samantha West

Service Manager

Buzz Bee dressed as a Busy Bees Educator

Samantha West

Service Manager

Hello, my name is Sam West and I am the Service Manager for Busy Bees at Castlemaine.

I have enjoyed working at Busy Bees at Castlemaine for the last 13 years. I started as a Diploma Trainee, and worked my way up to a Group Leader, to then become Service Manager in 2014.

I have an absolute passion for setting our children up to be the best people they can be. I strive to provide a day care centre where all children feel loved and safe. My personal teaching philosophy is based around the Reggio Emilia approach and that it takes a village to raise a child.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two beautiful boys, Julian and Lewis. We are a sport based family; we race historic cars, I play basketball and women’s footy.

What's Included


Bush Kinder






Meals Provided



Outdoor Education


Pram Storage

Qualified Educators






Vegetable and Herb Garden


Our Fees

0-1 Years
$142 per day
1-2 Years
$142 per day
2-3 Years
$142 per day
3-4 Years
$142 per day
4+ Years
$142 per day
  • The above Fees are based on the Centre’s average daily 10-hour session.
  • 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.


Seb Borys
I enjoyed the centre tour. The Manager was great.
Mrs D
Highly recommend! Great staff who are on the ball and have helped me through the process of separating from my daughter while she is at the service. The staff made us feel very comfortable and my daughter loves it.
Robin Jennings
Fantastic child care centre. They look after the kids well, have a wonderful playground, and provide healthy food. I can't fault the place in any way.

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