Busy Bees Creche & Montessori

BUSY BEES is a long established, highly reputable provider of quality Childcare in Kilkenny.

The ethos at Busy Bees is one of “Children First” and the belief that every child is a unique child, one who is constantly learning and evolving into a resilient, capable, confident individual. This ethos is achieved through the development of a Positive Partnership with parents and the provision of a child centred environment for the children at busy bees, which is sensitive and responsive to the Child’s need , feelings and interests.

We constantly strive to maintain the high standards we set, and the goals we achieve. Busy Bees follows the Early Years Quality Framework, a care programme for each stage of development which is put in place to encourage a hands on experience for children as they are guided through each day by their carer. The success of each programme depends greatly on flexibility, understanding and a balanced approach to learning through fun, games and structures schedule. Busy Bees has been recognised for its “Excellence in Training and Development” in this area.

Awards & Certifications

  • Voted Best Childcare Centre in County Kilkenny – EU Business Award with Enterprise Ireland 2021
  • Winner of the Business Award in Training and Development from Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce
  • Centre of Excellence in Childcare from EYN
  • Recipient of Year long Mentorship from Better Start in the initial roll out of the National Quality and Curriculum Framework.
  • Recipient of “Healthy Eating Ireland” Award.
  • Certification form “BUNTUS Start”, run in conjunction with Kilkenny Leadership in supporting children in Physical Activity.
  • “Access and Inclusion” Certified Practioners
  • Lámh (Irish Sign Language) Certified Practitioner
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Our Staff

Staff at Busy Bees are a highly qualified and important asset when it comes to Caring for your Children. We operate a Key carer system in Busy Bees which means that the same member of staff is responsible for the same group of children on a daily basis. This promotes trust and continuity of care as child  and family come to know and trust their carer. We value this relationship very highly where children feel safe, secure and loved. Parents are encouraged to communicate openly and regularly with their key carer as this is the most important person for them in the Centre.

Busy Bees take students from College on work experience This allows us to help mentor and drive the high standard expected of future staff within the Childcare Industry. Communication is key within Busy Bees, our CCTV system, allows for training and security for Staff at our Centre.

Manager, Supervisors and ancillary staff have all been vetted and are dedicated staff members whose experience in the childcare field sets the standards by which we operate.

A Little History

Busy Bees was set up by Aine Russell in 1997 as a Montessori school ,catering to children in the 3-4 year age category in Kilkenny. After constant demand from parents to expand the service to include full day care, Busy Bees Creche and Montessori was set up in Richview, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny in 2001.

Having won the tender with IDA Ireland,  to build and operate a facility in their Business and Technology park on the Ring Road in Kilkenny. This state of the art Childcare Centre opened its doors on the 27th September 2004.

Busy Bees Childcare is the recipient of many awards for their achievements since inception. The passion and understanding of providing a Benchmark Service for children is evident in the evolution and of Busy Bees Childcare and the re investment back into its infra structure and Curriculum has it receiving its latest Award from Irish Enterprise Business as Best Childcare Provider in County Kilkenny.

Aine Russell is a regular contributor on KCLR,  and is an expert in her capacity as Early Years Childcare Provider.