Welcome to MercyCare's Early Learning Centre in Bennett Springs!
Here's a little about us...
We are conveniently situated as part of Springs Shopping Centre, close to local parks and public transport.
We are a 90 place centre, and offer care to children aged between six weeks and six years old. We are open from 7:00am -6.00pm, Monday to Friday.
We believe in allowing children the time to explore and research their surroundings at their own pace. By supporting them and giving them the opportunities to grow and learn within the centre, we are providing them with a foundation for their growth and development that they will be able to confidently take with them into their community.
Availability Babies Toddlers Kindergarten Program Real Time Communication with Families Daily Menu Excursions and Special Events Children's Kitchen Garden
Parents at our centre love the peace of mind that comes with the app we use to communicate with them throughout the day. Xplor provides real time updates with photos about what your child is enjoying and discovering with their friends and educators.
Our Kindy room has a School Readiness Program for children aged 3+ which provides a gentle introduction to what a typical day at school will be like. The program gives children the opportunity to build their confidence and independence to take the next step in their learning journey.
As a multicultural service, we strongly support children in developing their sense of belonging to their community and encourage children to participate in the day care’s weekly activities as well as incursions. We have an adventurous teddy bear who spends time with a different family each week to learn about how each family spends their weekends. Recapping journal entries from the visit encourages children to learn about different cultures and lifestyles in a comfortable, fun way.
Jacenta holds a Diploma of Children’s Services and has worked in the early learning sector since 1998.
Jacenta leads a multicultural team of educators and fosters strong connections between her staff, the children and families. She believes that an environment based on flexibility, equality, good communication and encouraging diversity and creativity helps children to learn and thrive.
Jacenta enjoys researching and creating new learning opportunities for the children within the curriculum and sharing ideas and experiences among her team of educators.
When she’s not at the centre Jacenta loves to exercise, spend time with her family and support her three children in their sporting activities.