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Gilles Plains


Busy Bees at Gilles Plains is the ideal setting for your child to begin their learning journey. Our knowledgeable and dedicated Educators deliver a stimulating child-centred educational curriculum that will engage your child’s natural sense of curiosity and wonder. With beautifully designed learning spaces and natural outdoor environments, your child will have plenty of opportunities to explore, discover, challenge themselves and, most importantly, have fun!

Mardi Matthew is our highly experienced Service Manager with over 27 years of dedication to the early childhood sector. Mardi is supported by a team of qualified Educators who are dedicated to building trusting and supportive relationships with you and your child.

At Busy Bees at Gilles Plains, your child will benefit from:

  • Quality early learning for children aged birth to five years
  • Fully-funded Preschool program, led by a Bachelor-qualified Early Childhood Teacher
  • Nutritionally balanced meals prepared by our on-site chef
  • Holistic curriculum designed to support school readiness, while nurturing thoughtful, understanding and tolerant young citizens
  • Open door policy – we’re here to support families any way we can
  • High standards for safety, care and well-being
  • Purpose-built facilities to support children’s development


At Busy Bees at Gilles Plains, 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 funded Preschool 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, and 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 Gilles Plains. Book your tour online today!

Service Manager

Mardi Matthew

Hello, my name is Mardi and I am the Service Manager at Busy Bees at Gilles Plains. I have been working in early childhood and care for 27 years.

I am very passionate about children’s learning and wellbeing and strive to provide enriching environment for all. I believe all children are individuals and their learning journey should always reflect this. It is very important to me to build positive relationships with all families, children and educators that are built on care, trust and respect. Building relationships with this focus will create a successful and happy environment for everyone.

I am excited to welcome you and your family to our Service at Gilles Plains!


Learning Spaces



Phone 08 8261 1322
Address 46 Wandana Avenue, Gilles Plains SA 5086

Monday: 6:30am - 6:30pm

Tuesday: 6:30am - 6:30pm

Wednesday: 6:30am - 6:30pm

Thursday: 6:30am - 6:30pm

Friday: 6:30am - 6:30pm