Busy Bees at Mirrabooka welcomes you with bright and spacious learning areas, as well as large and natural outdoor play areas where children can play, explore, discover and have fun. The Service provides specialised care for children 8 weeks to 5 years of age, with 114 licensed places.
Kirsti Bradshaw is the appointed Service Manager and has over 30 years’ experience in Early Childhood Education. Kirsti holds a Degree in Child Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services and is passionate about supporting children to learn and grow through their crucial early years and beyond. Kirsti is supported by a team of 20 qualified Educators and a qualified Early Childhood Teacher, who together have over 50 years’ experience.
Busy Bees at Mirrabooka encompasses an innovative approach which is based on the discovery and 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 learning program incorporates Montessori teachings and practices, such as a flowing open-door program, child led learning, yoga, Italian lessons and a wellbeing program designed for children. Our team of nurturing Educators build relationships with each of the children, taking the time to get to know them and their Families. The Service runs an inspiring child-focused learning program, in collaboration with the children and their Families.
Quality Early Learning does more than just prepare children to become eager school students – it builds resilience, vital social skills and independence.
At Busy Bees at Mirrabooka your child will benefit from:
We would love to have you join our Busy Bees family at Mirrabooka.
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My name is Kirsti Bradshaw and I’m the Service Manager at Busy Bees at Mirrabooka. I have worked in Early Childhood Education for 30 years, starting my career as a volunteer during school holidays in my teenage years. I hold a Degree in Child Psychology, a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services, a Diploma in Business and a Diploma in HR. I am in awe of the innocence of children and their fascination with life, and the excitement they feel over the smallest things. I think children are great teachers and that as adults, we can learn a lot about celebrating the small achievements and taking time out to look at life through the eyes of children.
I believe that the early childhood years are crucial to the development of a child and to their understanding, attitudes and concepts about themselves, other people and their environment. Current research has shown that the quality of a young child’s interactions with adults, peers and their environment in the early years of development is vital to the child’s long-term outcomes in all developmental areas.
At Mirrabooka, we provide a warm and nurturing environment for all our children and their Families. We understand that every Family is unique, and at all times we strive to create an atmosphere of acceptance and open communication. I support the Australian Early Childhood Association Code of Ethics and will always strive to implement best current practices in pursuit of excellence in the early childhood profession.