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Lane Cove


Why consider enrolling at Busy Bees at Lane Cove?

At Busy Bees at Lane Cove, your child will benefit from:

  • Quality education and care for children aged birth to 5 years
  • Beautiful Heritage-listed building with a home-like feel
  • Daily activities including yoga, science experiments, cooking and sports that further develop children’s Gross Motor Skills
  • Incursions and Excursions where children have opportunities to engage in unique experiences
  • Dedicated school readiness program with qualified Early Childhood Teacher, focussed on building independence and preparing children for school
  • Small class size approach to ensure that every child receives the optimum level of interaction and development

 Busy Bees at Lane Cove welcomes you with expertly designed learning spaces, bright and spacious open plan rooms and magical play areas situated in a beautiful property right in the heart of Lane Cove.

You’ll find Busy Bees at Lane Cove conveniently located on Burns Bay Road, right in the middle of the suburb. Our beautiful Service is close to restaurants and playgrounds and just minutes away from the many shops on Longueville Road.

Virginie Commins is our passionate and experienced Service Manager, with over 12 years’ experience in the Early Childhood industry. Virginie is supported by a team of 29 experienced Educators and Teaching Practitioners who are dedicated to helping your children grow.

This property was famously known as Mandalay and has housed some of Sydney’s most beautiful events. It has now been converted into the most spectacular Early Learning Service right in the heart of Lane Cove. With seven learning spaces and a small number of children in each, it’s the ideal setting for children to play, learn, grow and discover new things. This heritage site has high ceilings and a beautiful home-like feel to help your child settle in and feel comfortable in our care. Children have access to two large magical outdoor playgrounds with an abundance of trees and a design that preserves the natural heritage of the site.

Busy Bees at Lane Cove is a wonderful place for children to learn and have fun. Each learning space is equipped with various toys and educational resources easily within their reach, and is designed to be a safe and soothing place for young children.

We would love for you to join our Busy Bees family at Lane Cove. Book your tour today, or contact our team to find out more. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Service Manager

Virginie Commins

Hi My name is Virginie and I am the Service Manager at Busy Bees at Lane Cove. I have had a variety of experience in the teaching sector. I started my career as a primary school teacher 20 years ago and then transitioned into the Early Childhood sector after I had my daughter 12 years ago.

Since then, I have been a dynamic Centre Manager and pride myself on providing an exceeding quality learning environment for my children, families and Educators. I hold a Bachelor of Teaching and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and I specialise in coordinating, supervising and managing a Service including its operations in accordance with the current requirements of the National Quality Framework, Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations at an Exceeding level. I have led teams of Educators to achieve the Exceeding levels of the NQS in 2017 and 2020; the latter being in all the seven quality areas of the NQS.

I am now looking forward to continuing sharing my knowledge, experience and expertise with you all at Busy Bees.

My philosophy is versed in the socio-cultural theory that sees development as an interactive process where all participants have an important place. I strive to provide to the children, the families and the educators an environment and relationships that promote a community of learners that would contribute to a successful society.

I am looking forward to meeting you all and please do not hesitate to come and say hello!


Learning Spaces

Explorers, Discoverers and Adventurers (0-2 Years)

Nurturing responsive relationships are our primary focus for our nursery children.

Investigators (2-3 Years)

Your toddler’s keen sense of discovery is supported through the creation of fun environments that ignite their curiosities.

Collaborators, Researchers and Foundations (3-5 Years)

Teachers support children’s keen approach to learning by offering an educational program that is challenging, insightful, consultative and reflects each individual in the classroom.



Phone 1300 851 331
Email enrolments@busybees.edu.au
Address 72 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066

Monday: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Tuesday: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Friday: 7:00am – 6:00pm