Busy Bees at Yokine offers specialised care for children 8 weeks to 5 years of age. Our Service caters for 41 children daily and operates between 6.30am-6.00pm Monday to Friday, 52 weeks of the year (with the exception of Public Holidays.)
Tara Henry is our friendly Service Manager, and has an Honors Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education with over 8 years’ experience in the Early Childhood industry. Tara is supported by a team of 12 staff including experienced Early Childhood Teachers, a qualified chef and even an Italian Teacher!
Busy Bees at Yokine offers a range of unique and stimulating educational activities for children, including Italian lessons, Yoga, Martial Arts and our exciting Jelly Tots music and dance program. Our children enjoy weekly excursions to the Mustard Seed Community Garden where they learn about the environment and where our food comes from.
Our trained Montessori Teacher guides and mentors our staff in the various Montessori methods. Busy Bees at Yokine focuses on developing independence and self-help skills from an early age right through to our Junior Kindy Program. In addition to this, our child led play and curriculum based on children’s current interests, mean that each child has an active involvement and is inspired to lead their own learning. Our Educators are dedicated to providing the highest quality Early Learning to each child in our care. Our love of children and our profession is evident from the moment you step inside our door.
Busy Bees at Yokine 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.
We promise our dedicated learning program is jam-packed with unique and stimulating activities you won’t find anywhere else!
At Busy Bees at Yokine your child will benefit from:
We would love to have you join our Busy Bees family at Yokine.
Contact our team to book a tour today!
My name is Tara Henry and I am the Service Manager at Busy Bees at Yokine.
I received my Honors Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education from Ireland before moving to Australia, and along with this have over 8 years’ experience working in the Early Childhood Industry. As the Service Manager, I believe all the children and Families who attend our Service should feel a sense of belonging and that their voices, values and beliefs are respected and supported whilst in our care.
We place a huge importance in building amazing relationships with each child and their Family from the beginning of care right through their full journey with us at Busy Bees at Yokine. In addition to this, I strive to mentor my team in creating an environment rich in learning experiences where the program stems from current interests and abilities, a place to feel safe and secure, and a place to grow, develop and flourish.
Nurturing responsive relationships are our primary focus for our nursery children.
Your toddler will be encouraged to explore to build resilience, vital social skills and independence in our purpose built environments.
Teaching Practitioners develop a stimulating approach to learning by supporting the children with an educational program that is challenging, insightful, consultative, giving them a head start as they prepare for school.