Bedford Early Learning Centre
Housed in the old St Peter’s School building on Salisbury Street, our Bedford child care centre provides programs for 120 children aged between six weeks and six years. Children can attend half-days or full-days offering flexibility for parents. Big, bright rooms offer children plenty of space to play and learn in a range of multi-purpose areas. There are reading corners, relaxing spaces and many different zones to play in. Outside there are grassy areas, covered sandboxes, and huge undercover climbing frame with its very own slide next to the veggie garden.
Our Services Offer
- Kindergarten Program
- Before-and-After School Care
- Vacation Care
- Real Time Communication with Families
- Daily Menu
- Excursions and Special Events
- Children's Kitchen Garden
Partnership with Autism Foundation WA (ASELCC)
Through our partnership with the Autism Foundation WA (ASELCC), we offer an integration program in which children over two years of age can engage in supervised integrated play, offering an opportunity to experience play with others with diverse needs. This helps foster high empathy, patience and respect for others. This partnership also enables us to offer dedicated support to children in daycare with special needs.
Before and After School Care
Our child care in Bedford extends to before and after school care programs which are available to families with primary aged school children enrolled at St Peter’s Primary School.
Our ‘Helping Hands’ program encourages older children to assist younger ones, fostering confidence and friendships between ages. While children can choose to complete any homework or other outside-of-school tasks, this is a time and space where your child can relax from their busy day and even enjoy some afternoon tea.
An exciting vacation care program is also on offer to cater to your child’s interests and hobbies. We aim for your children to have a great time, participating in activities, incursions and excursions that are fun and entertaining – all of which are planned through feedback and suggestions from you and your child. The service includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and the cost of all activities.
Tegan joined the MercyCare team in 2011 and has been working with children in the early education setting since 2001. She holds a Diploma in Early Education and Care with a Cert III in Educational Support.
Her passion for working with children stems from a desire to see all young people given the opportunity to thrive and be the best they can be in a safe and nurturing environment.
Tegan has many pets and volunteers at a wildlife park. Her favourite activity is sharing her passion for animals and the environment with children at the centre.