Busy C's Preschool & philosophy:

Busy Cís is a small preschool situated in the heart of the port town of Lyttelton, approximately 14 minutes from the centre of Christchurch. It is a vibrant, homely centre, which reflects the close-knit community it serves.

We are an enviro-preschool based on respectful relationships with people, places and things. We value a safe nurturing whānau/family environment where we learn from, and teach, each other (ako). We believe that parents/whānau are the first teachers of their tamariki/children, and aim to develop rich relationships through our preschool primary-kaiako/teacher philosophy to work in partnership, giving the tamariki the best early childhood education they can have.

We are a committed team of qualified Early Childhood Education kaiako. Our programme is based on the principles of Te Whāriki (the NZ Early Childhood Curriculum), with a strong bi-cultural focus - while supporting the range of cultures represented in our community. We believe in the importance of tamariki-led, open-ended play that allows for interests to emerge and develop while fully engaging all the senses in the social and cognitive processes. Our programme is flexible to support these interests and to offer meaningful experiences to extend them. We aim to foster the joy of an enquiring mind, and to offer appropriate learning strategies to support the tamariki to sense themselves as capable, confident people and competent learners.

How to find us

Busy C's Frontage<-- click on the image to open a map.


Xmas Holiday Dates: Close at 12:30 on 24th December reopen on Monday 10th January 2022

16 Winchester St, Lyttelton, NZ Tel: 03 3288211