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Busy C’s is an Enviro-preschool where we encourage a connection to and respect of the environment through sustainable practices. Our philosophy is based on whanaungatanga-positive and collaborative relationships between tamariki (children), whānau (families), kaiako (teachers), and the wider community.


We value manaakitanga by providing a welcoming, caring, nurturing environment that treats everyone with respect and dignity. We respect tikanga and are committed to the future of te reo Māori as a living language of Aotearoa NZ. We encourage enquiring minds through child led, play based learning, extended and supported by 100% qualified kaiako. We acknowledge all tamariki are capable, confident and competent learners.



Our kaiako in the Under Two area are experienced and qualified to care for and support tamariki from 3 months to two years of age. This smaller space provides a nurturing and safe environment for your little ones to explore and grow.


With a higher kaiako/tamaiti (teacher/child) ratio we can meet the specific needs of your tamaiti and accommodate individual sleeping and eating requirements.

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(Free govt funded hours available for 3 & 4 year olds)

Our Over Two area provides the next step in ngā tamariki learning journey. This area accommodates tamariki from age 2 through to 6. Again our kaiako are all qualified and experienced to support and inspire learning and development through a child-led, play-based philosophy, based on the Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whāriki .


The larger spaces allow your child the freedom to grow and develop, while achieving the learning outcomes that will set them up for life.

As parents of three boys Busy C's has been a lifeline for our family. Knowing the boys are in a small and caring environment where the teachers really know their individual needs is very reassuring. We are welcomed as a family into this community and feel supported by the teachers in our role as parents - we'd be lost without Busy C's. - Sarah Pauli

Ka mihi ki a Ranginui, ki a Papatūānuku, ka mihi ki te ngao o te wheiao.


Enviroschools is a nationwide programme supported by Toimata Foundation, founding partner Te Mauri Tau, and a large network of regional partners. Early childhood centres and schools commit to a long-term sustainability journey, where tamariki/students connect with and explore the environment, then plan, design and take action in their local places in collaboration with their communities.

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16 Winchester St, Lyttelton  

03 3288211 | 

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