Is school open when a typhoon or rainstorm warning is hoisted?
Busy Bees Pre-School will remain open during Typhoon Signal 3 or red rain warnings unless otherwise notified.
Classes will be cancelled during Typhoon Signal 8 or higher and black rain warnings.
Please check the website and recorded message on our office line in inclement weather on 5991-2899. We are alerted to voicemail messages even out of office hours, so please leave a message or email us for any urgent matters.
How does the application process work?
First, complete an online Busy Bees Pre-School application form.
Once we have received your form we will acknowledge receipt via email, if you have not received a receipt of application email within 7 working days, please email us to confirm receipt.
Is there an application fee?
No. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer your child a place in our school and think that it is unfair to charge for applications at this time.
What are the class sizes?
Miss Erin founded Busy Bees Pre-School because she did not like the growing class sizes in Pre-Schools around Hong Kong. Our student to teacher ratio is approximately 5:1 and will always remain low.
Wee Bees = 1 Lead teacher and 1 assistant.
Honey Bees = 1 Lead Native English Kindergarten Teacher, 1 Male Sports Teacher and 1 Native Mandarin Teacher
Mandarin Bees = 1 Native Mandarin Teacher
What is the benefit of having a Pre-School in a club?
Many of you will have seen schools in Hong Kong and know that they have limited facilities.
At Busy Bees Pre-School we have access to wonderful areas of the clubs we occupy including:
– Outdoor play areas
– Indoor play areas
– A library
– Sporting facilities and other areas of the club.
Do I have to be a member of one of the clubs for my child to attend?
No, non-members are welcome, however Club members will receive priority places.
As a non-member, club privileges only extend to the Busy Bees student during classtime and under supervision of the teacher.
What are the school fees?
Wee Bees classes are $300 per session (8:30-10:00AM)
Honey Bees ’starter’ classes are $400 per session (2 hours – when a child is first joining the class and settling in)
Honey Bees ’regular’ classes are $430 per session (3 hours) 10:00AM-1:00PM
Mandarin Bees classes are $310 per 1 hour session (Mondays + Fridays 1 hour between 3:00PM and 5:00PM)
Mandarin Bees classes are $390 per 2 hour session (Mondays + Fridays) 3:00-5:00PM
Class fees are per session and you only pay for enrolled days not public holidays or school holidays. Once you are offered a place we will ask that you submit an Enrolment Contract with a refundable deposit to secure your place:
Wee Bees: 3000 deposit, fully refundable upon one month’s written notice of your intent to withdraw from classes.
Honey Bees: 6000 deposit, fully refundable upon two months’ written notice of your intent to withdraw from classes.
Mandarin Bees: 2000 deposit, fully refundable upon one month’s written notice of your intent to withdraw from classes.
School fees are billed monthly in arrears for members, upfront payment is required by non-members for classes.
You only pay for the days that you enrol for and there is a minimum required attendance for enrolment:
Wee Bees – minimum 2 days per week
Honey Bees – minimum of 3 days per week
Mandarin Bees – minimum of 2 hours per week (either 1 hour twice per week or 2 hours once per week)
Refunds/make up days cannot be made for in cases of non-attendance.
When do classes run? (Class Schedule)
At the Hong Kong Football Club Campus our classes run as follows (please note there are extensive wait lists to join all our classes, so please fill out an application form if you are interested in joining our classes):
Wee Bees (14 months to 2.4 years)
Monday (8.30 – 10.00) Mandarin
Tuesday (8.30 – 10.00) English
Wednesday (8.30 – 10.00) English
Thursday (8.30 – 10.00) English
Friday (8.30 – 10.00) Mandarin
Honey Bees (2.4 years to Primary School Age)
Monday (10.00 – 1.00) Dual language
Tuesday (10.00 – 1.00) Dual language
Wednesday (10.00 – 1.00) Dual language
Thursday (10.00 – 1.00) Dual language
Friday (10.00 – 1.00) Dual language
Mandarin Bees (3 years to 7 years)
Monday (3.00-4.00) (4.00-5.00) or (3.00-5.00)
Friday (3.00-4.00) (4.00-5.00) or (3.00-5.00)
* Please enquire regarding other Busy Bees Campus classes to our direct email firstname.lastname@example.org