Honeybees Central Auckland

ECE Service Category: Childcare & Kindergarten Centres

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Ownership: This service is a privately operated business e.g. it is owned by a sole trader, partnership, company or private trust
Street or Road: Level 5 127 Hobson Street
Location: Auckland
Phone: 09 309 9303
Ages of children: Licensed to care for children from 2 years of age
Qualified teaching staff: 80% to 100% of teaching staff are qualified teachers (according to funding claimed from the Ministry of Education, last updated beginning of 2020).
Has male and female teaching staff: In 2019 the teaching team was, known to have been usually or all of the time, women only. (Note that it is best to have gender balance with children being taught and cared for by both men and women. In Home-based ECE this criterion relates to visiting teachers only)
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Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 46310
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This centre received an excellence award in 2019. Read the news story: "The Amazing Honeybees - All the buzz in early childhood education"

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Summary:
4.9 based on 12 reviews
Pricing
4.8/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
An absolutely wonderful centre
 (5.0/5)

On 13 Jun 2018, Emma Jønsson wrote:

I feel that Honeybees is one of the best early childhood centres out there. Our older son attended shortly after they opened, and we absolutely loved it. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, and I feel that they really know our kids well as individuals. I’m pretty picky when it comes to early childhood education, having been an ECE teacher myself, and I believe Honeybees is top quality. Even though it is always busy with lots going on, the wonderful team maintain a sense of calm rather than chaos. I also appreciate the great quality food.
I have to admit that when our second child was old enough for childcare I tried to look for something a little closer to home, as that would have been easier for us. However there was simply nothing that came anywhere close the the quality offered at Honeybees.
I would highly recommend this centre to anyone.
Emma Jønsson likes: Food, environment, staff, welcome
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Couldnt Fault It !!
 (5.0/5)

On 31 May 2018, Louise Cory wrote:

I can not say a bad thing about this preschool, I am so lucky that my son has had the opportunity to become a Honeybee and if I have another I will sign them up with no hesitation. The teachers are just wonderful, friendly and caring, the food is amazing (I wish I was there for lunch every day) hats off to the chef :) Extremely happy to be part of the honeybees family, and recommend this preschool 100 times over.
Louise Cory likes: Everything is spot on for us
Louise Cory dislikes: I honestly couldnt fault anything
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
A wonderful environment for our little girl. Couldn't wish for more!
 (5.0/5)

On 31 May 2018, James Rangihika wrote:

Marissa, Alana and the team at Honey Bees are simply the best! We couldn't wish for any more. Our children have been to a number of daycares over the years and Honey Bees is by far the best. Heres why:
- A safe and stimulating environment for pre-school children - from the moment you walk in at the start of the day, the place feels 'alive' and humming with activities and fun.
- Intuitive, caring and attentive staff - the drop off isn't always the easiest experience and while we’ve found other daycares don't actively manage the handover, the staff at Honey Bees are always aware of this tricky time and use techniques to get your child ‘into the day’ and not worried about us leaving.
- The food - sounds like a small thing, but the food Honey Bees prepare is simply delicious. I love that my little one is having nutritious food, but also interesting and diverse flavours.
- In other daycare centres we’ve been to, it feels sometimes that your child is just a number. At Honey Bees, your child’s individuality is celebrated and nurtured.
- Throughout the day there are so many individual and team activities that are always happening. There’s so much choice. There’s also a very good balance between quiet time and busy time.
- We love the projects that the children work on, the regular ‘magic moments’ and updates that are emailed to us.
James Rangihika likes: That my child is treated like an individual and has a customised development plan. The staff are amazing!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
The best preschool in Auckland CBD
 (5.0/5)

On 30 May 2018, Leena Shinmar wrote:

When I first walked into Honeybees I instantly fell in love with the atmosphere. The kids and teachers were all so happy and the cleanliness of the Centre was outstanding. Instantly I wanted my little one to attend Honeybees. The teachers are amazing with the children, always smiling and going the extra mile to make the children feel comfortable and at ease. My little one is nearly three now and she doesn't stop talking about Honeybees. Thank you Honeybees for been the best!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5
Best Preschool Ever!!!!
 (5.0/5)

On 24 May 2018, Emma Kenny wrote:

Couldn't recommend this preschool enough I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else everything is amazing, Teachers, food, center, what they learn is all amazing!!! Both my kids love going here every day! We love it!
Emma Kenny likes: Everything!
Emma Kenny dislikes: NOTHING!
Pricing
5.0/5
Support
5.0/5
Staffing
5.0/5
Environment
5.0/5