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Bumblebee Early Child Care Centre is supporting the MS Readathon this August!

At Bumblebee Early Child Care Centre this month we are supporting the MS Readathon with all the educators and children reading books everyday. The MS Readathon kicks off on the 1st August and wraps u...
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Bumblebee Shares Early Education Activities You Can Do At Home With Your Child

At Bumblebee we find it very important to provide the children with a variety of early education fun, interactive and engaging activities where they learn through play. Sometimes parents can find them...

Early Child Care Centre Bumblebee Discusses Brain Development in Children

Interactions between genes and the environment shape children’s developing brains. An important topic our early child care centre is looking at. Families have an extremely important ongoing influenc...
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Getting your child moving with family child care Bumblebee in Lismore

Bumblebee family child care centre supports the Munch ‘n’ Move program. Toddlers and Preschools aged 1 – 5 years should be having at least 3 hours of physical activity each day. Fami...

Stop the spread of colds and flu

Reminder: Keep your family healthier this winter 28 June 2019 Did you know the flu shot is free for children from 6 months to under 5 years old? Colder days and chilly nights have set in and flu sea...

Face lift for Bumblebee

We will have Ray Towers Lismore here all weekend laying new flooring and carpets in all of our classrooms. We can’t wait to show you on Monday! ...

Reconciliation Week- Didgeridoo Performance

Rory Close came to Bumblebee on Friday to preform playing the didgeridoo for the children. The children were so engaged and excited to hear Rory play he sounded amazing. We cant wait to have Rory back...

Children need to play outside

https://theconversation.com/let-them-play-kids-need-freedom-from-play-restrictions-to-develop-117586 Playing outside is encouraged in our beautiful natural playground ...

Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June 2019

THINGS TO DO: Go to the Lismore Quad: A spectacular, multi-sensory experience of Bundjalung language, history and story will occupy all of Lismore’s cultural precinct for four nights next week (Thur...

Easter Bonnet Parade

We will be holding our Easter Bonnet parade on Thursday 24th April. The children will wear their creations which they make in the weeks leading up to the event. They will then search through the playg...

Free Online Child Anxiety Program for Parents

The BRAVE Program for Parents and Caregivers of Young Children provides parents with education about anxiety and teaches parents a variety of strategies to manage anxiety-provoking situations that t...

Save the Date to Vaccinate !

New app to help parents ‘save the date to vaccinate’ On-time vaccination is your child’s best protection against serious diseases. If children are not up to date with their vaccinations, it can...

End of Year Family Picnic

We would like to invite all of our current families to come and take part in our annual Family Picnic. Families bring along a picnic blanket and dinner for their families and find a nice shady spot on...

Happy Birthday Bumblebee

On Thursday the 29th November Bumblebee turns thirteen! Come dressed in your party clothes and help us celebrate. We will have a picnic and games with the children. ...

Boosting Physical Activities for children

The largest global study to examine physical activity in children aged between two and five years old has found 66 per cent of children are not getting the nationally recommended three hours (180 minu...

Free Healthy Lifestyle Program for Kids

Go4Fun program in Goonellabah in Term 1, 2018. Go4Fun® is a free NSW Health initiative designed to support children aged 6.5-13 years and their families to achieve healthier lifestyles. If you know o...

Bumblebee Turns 12!

On Wednesday the 29th November we are having a dress up day with a picnic and fun games to play to celebrate Bumblebee’s 12th birthday. Come dressed in your favourite party clothes. ...

The New Child Care Package

Dear Families As we approach the end of the year, you might now be considering your child care requirements for 2018. An important consideration for you will be the Government’s New Child Care Packa...

Updated Child Education and Care National Regulations

There has been an update in the NSW Education and Care Services National Regulations, please click on the link below for more information: NSW Legislation – current version 1.10.17 ...

Drinking Water Is So Important

For tips to increase your child’s water intake head to http://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/home/fact-sheets/choose-water-as-a-drink.aspx ...

Acknowledgement to Country

Our Acknowledgement of Country… We at Bumblebee, would like to say thank you. To the original custodians of this land. Thank you to The Widjabul people of the Bunjalung Nation for letting us share y...

School Photos

The centre will have school photos on Wednesday the 11th and Friday the 13th of October. If your child does not normally attend on this day you may bring them in from 9.30 am. Please return the envelo...

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY AUSTRALIA 7TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Learning outdoors creates lasting memories, helps build a greater awareness of the environment, provides more opportunities to think independently, and gets children feeling challenged and excited by ...

Free Community Event: “Cardboard City”

Bumblebee will be taking part in the Community Event: “Cardboard City” as part of our commitment to supporting the Multitask Human Resource Foundation This year’s theme is “Protecting ...

Lismore Race Day – 1/2 Day

The centre will close from 12noon on 21st September for the Lismore Race Day ...

Book Week and MS Readathon

  As part of our commitment to embedding a love of literacy we will be taking part in Book Week for the last week of July (24th – 28th) 2017. We will learn about and look at different books, ha...

5 Ways to Boost Children’s Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a popular term nowadays but what does it mean and how can we ensure our children have it? Our physical, mental, emotional and social health are all equally important and all contribute ...

Upcoming Grandparents Day

Grandparent’s Day We will be holding our Annual Grandparent’s Day on Friday the 28th of April. If your child does not have a Grandparent who can attend they may have want to invite another special...

Five ways kids can benefit from being outside this summer break

School Holidays have begun and I’m sure parents are starting to already think of what they can do next to entertain their children without going too far from home and without expense which usually m...

Bumblebee Christmas Party

Bumblebee had their annual Family Christmas Party on the 6th of December. We had face painting, jumping castle, popcorn and a visit from Santa himself. We would like to say thank you to all of our fam...

StEPS Eye Screening

This program will be run at the centre on Thursday the 25th of August, 2016 for 4-5 year olds. If your child does not attend Bumblebee on the 25th of August, 2016 you are welcome to bring your child i...

Lismore Lantern Parade

Lantern Parade ! On the 25th of June 2016 Bumblebee participated in the Lismore Community Lantern Parade. We had over 80 participants from Bumblebee joining in the march through the streets of Lismore...

Northen Rivers Family Market

Bumblebee will be having a stall set up at the Northern Rivers Family Market this Sunday the 10th of April. We would like to send an open invitation to all families looking for care at a childcare cen...

Grandparent’s Day at Bumblebee

  We would like to invite all our of children’s Grandparents (or a special friend) to Bumblebee for a morning tea celebration with the children on Wednesday the 20th of April. We will be servi...

Rainbow Eagle

Rainbow Eagle came to visit Bumblebee Tuesday the 16th of February. Rainbow Eagle is an Aboriginal story teller who teaches the children and educators about the importance of being caretakers for the ...

Bumblebee’s 10th Birthday Party

  Bumblebee is Turning 10! To celebrate our 10th Anniversary we are having a Birthday/Christmas party for all of our families. We’d love to see you. Date: 1.12.15 Time: 5.30pm-7pm Place: Bumble...

Bumblebee’s Garden

Yesterday the tip truck with all the soil for our garden arrived and the children really enjoyed being able to help dig the soil into the garden and plant the plants we have collected filling our gard...

Bumblebee Children’s Christmas Party

Last night we had the Bumblebee Children’s Christmas party. We had a new event this year with pony rides.  We were lucky to have Santa  visit and he sang some Christmas carols with the childre...

Bumblebee Turns 9

Today we celebrated Bumblebee Early Education Centre turning 9. The children and staff dressed up in their bright colours and participated in party games and festivities. We would like to take this op...

Children of working mums do better at school

A study has found maternal employment has a positive effect on children’s academic performance. It’s a trade-off that troubles even the most hard-headed working parent: time at work versus...

Social skills ‘key to good start at school’

By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter Role play can be educational as well as fun Childcare workers are calling for more play in the early years after a survey suggested social rather than ...

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