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Preston East


Busy Bees at Preston East is a well-known establishment within our community with more than 15 years’ experience in providing high quality care education to local families. Our modern and inviting indoor learning spaces and natural outdoor environment offer children plenty of opportunities to explore, discover, challenge themselves and ignite their curiosities. Our stimulating educational curriculum is based around the diverse needs and interests of children and their families, with a strong focus on sustainability and inclusive practices. Our learning programs are designed to inspire your child’s natural sense of curiosity and wonder, encouraging them to become curious and confident learners.

Carmel Zappia is the appointed Service Manager and brings over 14 years’ experience and dedication to the early learning sector. Carmel is supported by a team of qualified Educators who strive to build mutually caring and trusting relationships with families to support children throughout their early learning journey.

At Busy Bees at Preston East, your child will benefit from:

  • Quality early learning for children aged birth to five years
  • Fully-funded Kindergarten 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 Preston East, 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 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, 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 Preston East. Book your tour online today!

Service Manager

Carmel Zappia

Hello, my name is Carmel and I am the Service Manager at Busy Bees at Preston East. I have been a childcare educator for 14 years, studying for my qualifications on the job.

Throughout my working career in the early childhood industry I have worked my way up from a centre bus driver, to a room assistant, and then to a Diploma-qualified room leader and 2IC.

As a Service Manager, I am passionate about ensuring that we offer exceptional care in a warm and secure environment.


Learning Spaces



Phone 03 9484 2333
Address 54 Victoria Street, Preston VIC 3072

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