At Busy Bees at Port Melbourne, 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 Port Melbourne, your child will benefit from:
At Busy Bees at Port Melbourne, our philosophy focuses 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 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 Port Melbourne. Book your tour online today!
Hi, my name is Carmel Zappia and I am the Service Manager of Busy Bees at Port Melbourne.
I have been a childcare professional for over 20 years and have loved and cherished every moment along the way in this wonderful journey. I am dedicated and very enthusiastic when it comes to children, their safety and well-being, and of course their learning. I am very committed to fostering a warm, safe, nurturing and encouraging environment for the children in my care, while working closely with their families to ensure all their needs are met.
I look forward to giving you a tour of Busy Bees at Port Melbourne!
The daily photos are the highlight to my day and the app is very insightful.
My new born daughter will be joining her older sister in the next few months subject to availability.
My daughter wishes she could attend Busy Bees at Port Melbourne 7 days a week.
I have seen a few changes in management during the last 5 years, the latest change has been brilliant. The centre is running so efficiently, my son's learning has excelled, the centre is clean, my son is happy, the hours are brilliant, very safe and excellent communication.
It’s the little things that make such a huge difference from greeting them by name each morning to knowing exactly what they need if the morning drop off is a little overwhelming. Overall it’s been a very positive experience with our child at Busy Bees and we couldn’t be happier with the service.
They want to know your child’s needs and listen to any concerns you may have in their development (my son is a fussy eater). They are culturally inclusive and diverse, which matters to me in a family of mixed cultural heritages. The centre is always clean and has such wonderful facilities both inside and out (3 levels). The spaces are large and light filled, for a centre that's
near the heart of a busy city it’s a haven for the the children to explore and express themselves. My son absolutely loves
coming here — he runs into the centre! So pleased we found Busy Bees at Port Melbourne!
The spaces are modern and clean over 3 levels with amazing outdoor areas for the children to play and a rooftop garden! It is also great to see the centre come together as a community and be involved in their children's early learning education.
The food cooked smells amazing. The children are supported to learn through exploration. We receive a story with photos from the educator on how he is going each day. Very happy with the service.
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