The Honey Tree Preschool is a state of the art purposely built centre situated in the heart of Bellbird, adjacent to Bellbird Primary School. The Centre operates from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday, 50 weeks a year.
The Honey Tree Preschool Bellbird is proud to have experienced and trained teachers, new resources and innovative learning programs incorporating:
- The National Quality Framework (NQF)
- The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
- NSW Literacy and Numeracy Initiatives
Catering for children aged 3-5 years, the centre provides high quality individual programs that promote all areas of early childhood development and school readiness skills, focusing on children strengths, interests and areas for development.
The Honey Tree has continued to provide a high quality early childhood learning environment for the Cessnock LGA and meet the demands for childcare places and extended hours of care for working families.
The Preschool was officially opened in April 2012 by our local member of Parliament Joel Fitzgibbon and Mabel King, the Director’s Grandmother who was proudly a 4th generation Bellbird – Mount View resident.
Owner/Director Kristie Boyd was nominated for a NEITA ‘National Inspirational Teaching Award’ in 2009 by her local community and was also presented with an ‘Australia Day Achievement Award’ for raising twenty two thousand dollars for the Children’s Starlight Foundation by organising a starlight ball. In 2018 Kristie was also successfully published in the ‘Every Child’ magazine- (A national publication held in worldwide universities) promoting and advocating Environmental Education practises in Early Childhood settings.
The Preschool was the first service in the local area to achieve an EXCEEDING RATING for their innovative learning programs focusing on numeracy and literacy and were the proud winners of a state ‘ Young Legends Environment Award 2019’ hosted by Keep Australia Beautiful- Tidy Towns and sponsored by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority.
Currently a state finalist in the Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards, The Honey Tree Preschool is excited to celebrate nine successful years of operation by creating a welcoming, relaxed, fun and friendly learning environment where children feel safe and nurtured while instilling “a love for learning within the children”.
Priding themselves on structured routines and school readiness programs to enable children the best start for Kindergarten, the Honey Tree Preschool would especially like to thank the fantastic staff and families for their support and look forward to another wonderful year of fun and learning.
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