Child Care Centre in Lismore & Goonellabah

An Exceptional Child Care Centre Since 2005

Bumblebee Early Education Centre is a private purpose-built Child Care Centre established in November 2005. It is locally owned and operated by an experienced and highly trained team. The Child Care Centre has been designed with functionality, safety, and versatility in mind.

We are centrally located in the Rainbow Region at Goonellabah. We are 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 in a great position being situated away from busy roads. In addition, the playground backs on to a picturesque nature reserve.

We are a Long Day Care Centre and a Preschool combined

We provide a safe, exciting and stimulating natural outside environment where children can play, explore and develop co-operative skills. We have three large rooms that are used to divide children into developmental and age appropriate groups. Baby & Toddler Room (6wks-3 years), Pre-School Room (3-4 years) and Prep Room (4-6 years).

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We are available when you need us most

Our Child Care Centre hours of operation are from 6.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m. Monday to Friday, except gazetted public holidays. The centre operates 52 weeks a year.

We operate the child care centre within the regulations and guidelines set down by Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate working within the National Quality Standard.

Please contact us if you need any more information.

Our Educators & Staff

We have an exceedingly dedicated and highly experienced team at Bumblebee. We are committed to the development of children and believe in a gentle, loving and nurturing environment. The team is dedicated to lifelong learning and believe in constant self-improvement through team development and further study.

We promote open communication and believe that you as the parent know your child best. We take our cues from you and from the beginning of enrolment strive to develop a communication system that is tailored to suit your needs. The team at Bumblebee is a friendly, down to earth group of devoted and enthusiastic people. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Child Care Centre Lismore & Goonellabah

Our Philosophy

As a team our aim is to provide high quality child care and Preschool education


Our educators are committed to ensuring that all children are respected for their individuality regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin or status.

Educators have an understanding of all developmental levels which enables them to meet individual and group needs through a variety of means.


All families are unique and respected regardless of background. Families are welcomed through open communication and are offered opportunities for involvement at whatever level they choose. We aim to uphold confidentiality and the privacy of all families.



Our aim is to provide a program that challenges, stimulates and interests children at their own level of involvement. This is done through regular observations and evaluations that allow the team to focus on appropriate educational experiences for all children.


All educators co-exist in an environment that encourages their personal and professional development. Our team respects individual levels of knowledge and experience as well as encouraging active participation in open communication. Reflective practices are encouraged and used by all.


We aim to provide an environment that reflects the home and is safe and stimulating for children whilst being conducive to learning, encouraging exploration and experimentation. The centre encourages the use of ecologically sustainable practices such as recycling, composting and gardening, and discourages the unnecessary waste of resources. We maintain a high level of hygiene to ensure a healthy learning environment for all children.


To involve children in learning experiences that reflects the cultural diversity of the community. We aim to use community resources to aid the centre in reflecting community needs and values.

Age Groups

We cater for Babies, Toddlers, Pre School and Prep

We offer a long day care service with Early Education in mind. We provide a stimulating and safe, stunning, natural environment where children are encouraged to develop at their own rate.

The centre program reflects the five learning outcomes outlined in the Early Years Learning Framework – Belonging, Being and Becoming. Through the Framework’s five learning outcomes educators will assist children develop:

  • a strong sense of their identity
  • connections with their world
  • a strong sense of wellbeing
  • confidence and involvement in their learning; and
  • effective communication skills.