Bumblebee Early Education Centre is a private purpose built Long Day Care Centre established in November 2005 and is locally owned and operated by an experienced and highly trained team. The Centre has been designed with functionality, safety and versatility in mind. We are centrally located in the Rainbow Region with distances approximately 9km to Lismore city centre, 24km to Ballina, 11km to Alstonville, 8km to Wollongbar, 11 km to Wyrallah and 15km to Eltham. We are situated away from busy roads with the playground backing on to a picturesque nature reserve.
We provide a safe, exciting and stimulating natural outside environment where children can play, explore and develop co-operative skills. The three large rooms are used to divide children into developmental and age appropriate groups; Baby &Toddler Room (6wks-3 years), PreSchool Room (3-4 years) and Prep Room (4-6 years).
The hours of operation are from 6.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m. Monday to Friday, except gazetted public holidays. This is to allow for working parents who need to start early to bring their child in order to start work on time. Breakfast is provided before 7.30am. Also if your work commitments require you to have later care, a late afternoon snack is provided as well as all other meals. These extras are included in the price. The centre operates 52 weeks a year.
We have a qualified chef who prepares meals daily using fresh local ingredients and vegetables and herbs from the garden the children grow.Our nutrition policy ensures a balanced and interesting variety of food to allow for proper growth and development and to provide the energy needed for playing and learning.
We operate the centre within the regulations and guidelines set down by Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate working within the National Quality Standard.