Premium creative learning program for 3 – 6 yr olds

Location: 8 Frederick St, Charlestown
Staff ratio: 1 :8
Parents: Drop off & return for pickup
Program length: Ongoing – Join Anytime
Enrolment Requirements (see details)

Cost: From $45 (see details)


How much simpler would life be for you as a parent if all your child’s activities could be in one place, scheduled in one block of time? And even more importantly, that this is the place where your child thrives and grows – socially, emotionally, creatively, musically and intellectually.  Welcome to Bee-School! Hive’s premium creative learning program for 3 – 6 yr olds.

Hive’s innovative Bee-School program is unique and designed to help give your child the best quality creative arts education in an easy-access format. During Bee-School your child will enjoy playful, interactive classes in music, drama, art, dance, school readiness and Spanish where they’ll learn alongside expert teachers, musicians, actors and artists, and grow in skill and confidence.

Bee-School Packages: 

Performing Bees

Performing Bees

Dance | Designers | Musical Theatre

3 hours | $45

“Vibrant” perfectly describes the child who just loves to move, sing, dance, and explore creativity and it perfectly describes this thriving program filled with creative movement, song, dance, drama and colourful hands-on play based art.  Boys enjoy this program just as much as girls, and especially enjoy the playful dance and movement classes.

Session format: 

  • Dance (Jazz & Ballet) 60 min
  • Snack break 15 min
  • Art: Costume Designers 45 min (different art to all other programs)
  • Musical Theatre 45 min
  • Storytime & pickup 15 min


Expressive Bees | 3-5yrs

Expressive Bees | 3-5yrs

Drama | Art | Kindermusik

3 hours | $45

Combining the three core elements of creative expression, Expressive Bees is designed to progressively develop authentic skill in Music, Art and Acting.  Developing these skills at an early age gives your child confidence in interacting with the arts as well as creating the neural pathways necessary to develop creative talent.  

Session format: 

  • Music 45 min
  • Snack break 15 min
  • Fine Art 60 min (Expressive & Eloquent Bees share same art program)
  • Drama 45 min
  • Storytime & pickup (or lunch break if staying for afternoon session) 15 min


Eloquent Bees | 3-5yrs

Eloquent Bees | 3-5yrs

Spanish | Art | Kindermusik

3 hours | $45

Communication, empathy and confidence are key strengths for any child to develop. In our Eloquent Bees program, your child has the opportunity to not only learn to communicate in another language, but also to broaden their minds to other cultures. 

Children who learn a second language in their early years develop advanced communication skills because they learn to look for a wide range of communication cues like facial expression and body language rather than solely relying on words.

Your little Bee will laugh, play, move and sing their way through learning Spanish, they’ll get their hands busy making beautiful art works, and they’ll find their singing voice as they  move, sing and play in our music class.

Session format: 

  • Spanish 45 min
  • Snack break 15 min
  • Music Movers 45 min
  • Fine Art 60 min (Expressive & Eloquent Bees share same art program)
  • Storytime & pickup 15 min


Clever Bees  | 4-5yrs

Clever Bees | 4-5yrs

Brain Buzz | Art: Designer Bees | Music Masters

3 hours | $45

When you think of getting your child “school ready” most people immediately think: alphabet, workbooks and flashcards!

The Brain Buzz class develops muscle strength, and brain-body coordination in key areas through fun games and movement activities.  The Music Masters class increases a child’s capacity to listen and remember and to recognize patterns – through joyful hands-on tuned musical instrument play using recorders, violins, piano, ukulele and xylophone.  In our Designer Bees class, kids enjoy working on a project each term where they design and make a full playset out of colourful clay to take home and play with, all whilst strengthening their fine motor control.

Need an earlier pickup time? Chat with us, we can help!

Session format: 

  • Music Masters 45 min
  • Snack break 15 min
  • Brain Buzz 45 min
  • Art Project Session 60 min (Different art to all other programs)
  • Storytime & pickup 15 min


Bee-School Art Gallery

Ready to Get Started? Here’s How:

Step 1: Choose your session/s

Step 2: Choose your day

Step 3: Check that your child is Bee-School Ready

Step 4: Enrol | Schedule a Trial

Satisfaction Guarantee:

If for any reason you wish to cancel your enrolment within your first month of classes, we will refund your member joining fee and any remaining tuition fees.*

*Applies to member enrolments only. 



Melissa Box

Melissa Box

Spanish | Music | Drama | School Readiness

Natasha Gibbs

Natasha Gibbs

Music | Drama | Dance | Musical Theatre

Lee Seaman

Lee Seaman


Sophie Carmody

Sophie Carmody

Dance | Drama | Musical Theatre

Luke Barker

Luke Barker

Drama | Dance | Musical Theatre

Get to know Hive

Our 2 Week Trial Pass is the perfect way to find the right class fit for your child at Hive.

Attend 2 of any classes within 2 weeks for just $35. 

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Is your child Bee-School Ready?

Bee-School is a series of learning classes with a set start time and finish time. We are not a childcare facility, and accordingly, we do need children to be “Bee-School Ready” in order to commence enrolment. 

Toilet Training

Children need to be fully toilet trained and able to use the toilet independently without assistance. During a Bee-School session children will be invited to use the bathroom every hour between sessions. Children can also use the bathroom at any stage during a class.

There are various stages of toilet training, and children having the odd accident is fine.  Children who are still in the process of training - for example, needing to be lifted onto a toilet, having assistance to undress and dress, needing to go to the toilet every 20-30 minutes, are not yet ready to attend Bee-School. 

Arriving on time: 

Bee-School is a series of learning classes with a set start time and finish time. To avoid disruption to classes, we do ask parents to ensure they arrive on time for each session.


Food - in a packed lunch box

  • Please adhere to the guidelines below for foods to pack and to avoid:
  • - Crackers and fruit or vegie sticks for morning tea.
  • - Sandwich or crackers, cheese for lunch.
  • - No spillable food (eg yoghurt, spaghetti).
  • - No food that requires teacher assistance. Must be quick and easy for your child to eat.
  • - No lollies, chocolate or sugary foods.


Drink – one water bottle, clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Small bag/backpack - containing a change of clothes and underwear, plastic bags in the event of soiled clothing. All clothing items labelled with your child’s name.

Hive Member Enrolments:

If for any reason you wish to cancel your enrolment within your first month of classes, we will refund your remaining tuition fees and cancel your enrolment.

Please note:

1st month period applies for 30 days starting on the date of your first class

Satisfaction guarantee applies to:

  • Members who are NEW to Hive
  • NEW enrolments in Bee-School (for new and existing Hive clients)

Alternatively: you can CHANGE your enrolment to any other Hive class / program if you are unsatisfied, with no notice period.

1 Half Day Session $45

1 Full Day Session $90

Initial Registration/Uniform Fee $55

  • - Includes your child's Bee-School uniform: T-Shirt & skirt / pants


Hive fees are billed on the 1st of each month for the number of classes scheduled in that month. ie) a 4 week month of half day sessions will cost $180. Fees are NOT charged for weeks when Hive is closed for school holidays. Fee invoices are sent out on the morning of the 1st before fees are debited on the evening of the 1st.

Pro-Rated Fees:

Join anytime! ALL fees are pro-rated and charged from your START DATE

COVID-19 Plan: In case of lockdown / further restrictions

All Bee-School enrolments & fees will be paused until we reopen. Fees paid for that month that haven't been used, will be credited forward to when we reopen. Your enrolment will be automatically reinstated when we reopen. During the lockdown period, optional online learning programs will be offered in Dance, Musical Theatre, Spanish, Drama/Storytelling and Music for a fee of $21 per week for unlimited access to all programs.