Busy Bees at Diggers Rest

Busy Bees at Diggers Rest

Sandpit and spacious outdoor area at Diggers Rest daycare
Centre Details
6.30am – 6.30pm | 
Monday – Friday

Busy Bees at Diggers Rest welcomes you with nurturing learning environments, an interactive children’s kitchen and dining room, an art studio and engaging outdoor spaces — with sandpits, bike tracks, a teepee, a worm farm, and vegetable and herb garden — where children are encouraged to ignite their sense of curiosity and discovery.

At Busy Bees at Diggers Rest, your child will benefit from:

  • Enriching program with STEAM learning, cooking experiences, gardening, outdoor education, First Nations education, excursions and incursions
  • Transition to school program, led by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher
  • Nutritionally balanced meals made in our on-site kitchen by our Qualified Chef
  • Atelier art workshop where your child will be encouraged to unleash their creativity and express themselves artistically
  • An interactive kitchen supervised by our Chef to provide children a fun and safe environment to learn about nutrition and food safety
  • Our extended hours give you the freedom to drop off and pick up when it works for you

At our Diggers Rest day care, our philosophy focuses on the Reggio Emilia Approach, which values children as strong, capable, and resilient learners with an abundance of wonder. Our play-based and child-led learning program offers children uninterrupted time for play, plenty of freedom, a calm and relaxed environment, cooperative relationships, and our full attention. We believe the learning environments act as the ‘third teacher’ encouraging children to investigate and use their imagination and creativity through play.

Our Diggers Rest childcare is proud to be inclusive of all cultures and diverse backgrounds, to create a strong sense of belonging. Our team of multicultural and bilingual Educators — Greek, Macedonian, and Indian — love to share their languages and cultures with the children. The children are given the opportunity to extend their learning through our community library, and our pen pal program with other local Diggers Rest day care centres and kindergartens.

Our Diggers Rest Kindergarten 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 would love to have you join our Busy Bees family at Diggers Rest. We look forward to meeting your family! Book your tour today.

Buzz Bee dressed as a Busy Bees Educator

Kate Chahine

Service Manager

Buzz Bee dressed as a Busy Bees Educator

Kate Chahine

Service Manager

Hello, my name is Kate and I am the Service Manager for Busy Bees at Diggers Rest.

I have worked in the sector for the past 13 years. Over this time, I have enjoyed several roles including Educator, Mentor, Educational Leader, Assistant Manager and Centre Manager being my role over the last few years.

My passion is creating a warm and rich environment, as well as mentoring and empowering my team to deliver the best outcomes for our centre, families, our local community and most importantly our children.

I believe all children are unique and have the right to belong, learn, grow and develop into young children who feel safe and happy within their environment. I believe that children all learn at their own pace and that we offer experiences and activities that are inviting, engaging and allow space and opportunities for children to navigate, problem solve and build strong social and emotional connections.

I truly believe that being a part of children’s early learning years is a privilege and each day brings new adventures.

I have three sons: 23, 21 and 16. We are an active family with my boys all involved in our local football, golf, and basketball clubs. In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, sports, reading and the beach.

I look forward to meeting your family and welcoming you to our Busy Bees family at Diggers Rest.

What's Included







Meals Provided


Outdoor Education

Parent Lounge


Pram Storage

Qualified Educators





Vegetable and Herb Garden

Our Fees

0-1 Years
$146 per day
1-2 Years
$146 per day
2-3 Years
$145 per day
3-4 Years
$144 per day
4+ Years
$144 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.


Deep Kaur
Busy Bees has got absolutely incredible staff... my 5 months old has started going to this centre and I can say very confidently that he is in very safe and secure hands.
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Timothy Midgley
Busy Bees at Diggers Rest provides a caring learning environment for our son when we can’t. We always know that our son is safe and is empowered to socialise, develop and grow.
Lovely team and management. My son loves to go to day care, thanks to the lovely educators. It's a very warm and welcoming environment. Kudos to the team.
Kristy-lee Sager
Highly recommend! The staff are highly qualified and my son is very well looked after like he's one of their own.

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Busy Bees at Diggers Rest

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