Welcome to MercyCare's Early Learning Centre in Heathridge!
Here's a little about us...
Located on a quiet corner opposite Lakspur Park in Heathridge, we offer a cosy little service with 43 places for children aged between six weeks to five years old.
Our home away from home allows us to develop close, long lasting relationships with our families.
What’s our Philosophy of Care? We understand and recognise that children are active learners and learn best through play-based experiences. Our experienced educators generate reflective and responsive plans to create the potential for both intentional and spontaneous learning opportunities for children to become successful, competent and capable learners with clear understanding and connection to their sense of self, the community and the world around them.
Availability Babies Toddlers Kindergarten Program Before-and-After School Care Vacation Care 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.
Children of all ages also have the opportunity to contribute to our veggie and herb gardens. Not only do we teach children about where their food comes from, but they learn about how to care for things and how things grow and develop. We even have resident chickens that the children watched hatch from their eggs!
Fiona joined MercyCare in 2008 and has been working with children in the early education setting since 1995. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services.
Fiona loves working at Heathridge because it gives her a real opportunity to get to know each family and help make a real difference in their children’s lives. Her passion and energy brings individuality and innovation to our educational programs that support each child’s sense of belonging and growth.