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Kids get green ideas

MercyCare’s Early Learning Centre in Thornlie recently partnered with the team at Bunnings for a special busy bee for the children’s outdoor learning environment.

Staff from Bunnings helped create a worm farm to add to the centre’s existing veggie patch for the children to learn about sustainability and recycling food waste.

Outdoor activities like this are a key element of the Early Learning Centre’s environmental learning programs, with children being encouraged to grow and tend their own vegetables and herbs in their growing garden.

Early Learning Centre Manager Desiree Winn said the Bunnings busy bee project was something that even parents enjoy the benefit of.

“The children love being outside and helping with the garden. With so many families working fulltime, parents like that we offer these types of hands on experiences for the children,” Desiree said.

“We are really grateful to the Bunnings team for taking the time to work with us to create a nurturing, exciting and interesting space for our children to learn in.”

MercyCare has Early Learning Centres located in Bedford, Heathridge, Seville Grove, Thornlie and Wembley. For more information about vacancies or to arrange a visit, please call  9442 3410.