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Ballajura Early Learning Centre

Childcare near you

MercyCare’s Ballajura Early Learning Centre is a home-away-from-home for a diverse mix of families who each contribute to our fun, friendly environment.

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Welcoming

We pride ourselves on providing a safe and secure setting for children, where families feel valued for their uniqueness and are respected and involved.

Our experienced, long-term staff are a close-knit team and well-known in the local community thanks to having cared for so many local families.

We believe all children can reach their potential in a stimulating environment, with challenging learning experiences and supportive educators to guide them on their journey.

Ages and stages

At our Centre babies are in the Explorers room, toddlers are in the Adventurers room and kindy kids are in the Investigators room.

Our centre boasts spacious outdoor play areas that give children the room to run, play and explore.

While the older children have a separate outdoor space, the different age groups also often play together, with such interactions fostering confidence and friendships between ages.

Hands-on

Children of all ages have the opportunity to care for our centre's pet chickens, crazy crabs and guinea pigs and to contribute to our veggie and herb gardens.

These experiences teach children about how to care for living things, how plants and animals grow and develop, and how to respect and care for our environment.

Getting involved

Another of our activities is MiniChef Mondays where children of all ages work together to follow a different recipe each week, using ingredients from our very own veggie garden to create tasty food.

As an optional extra, Happy Feet, which is an interactive dance and movement program, is offered to children.

Young and old

Children at our Centre take part in intergenerational experiences on our regular visits to a local aged care facility.

Creating this opportunity exposes children to the traditions and wisdoms of previous generations while developing respect and empathy for older members of the community.

Stay Connected

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.

Flexibility

We offer public holiday replacement days and also the option for a 10-hour session which means you can make the most out of your childcare subsidy across the week.

Before and after school care is also offered for kindergarten children attending Ballajura Primary School.

Location

Our centre is just off Marangaroo Drive in Ballajura, halfway between Hepburn Avenue and Alexander Heights.

  • 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

What matters to you, matters to us

  • We believe that every child is a unique little person.

  • We want to form meaningful relationships with every familiy.

  • We believe that our staff share our values of respect, integrity, courage, excellence, compassion and justice. They are committed to providing an amazing experience for each child and family that becomes a part of our community.

  • We are committed to making sure your children are safe in a nurturing environment. We are on an external accreditation process with the Australian Childhood Foundation.

Amanda

Manager

It’s such a joy to be part of this centre.

I grew up in Ballajura, still live in the area, and have been the centre manager here since I came on board in 2010.

I believe the bonds children build in the early years, with both other children and their educators, help to shape who they become as a person.

It is so rewarding working together with my team to create an inviting and welcoming space for the children to grow and learn.

I have a Diploma of Children’s Services and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and have worked in the early education industry since 2000.

Our contact details

Ballajura Early Learning Centre is open 7.00am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Address:
118 Illawara Crescent, Ballajura, WA, 6066

Testimonials

"Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you to all the girls in the baby room, you have made the daunting feeling of leaving your child such a pleasant experience.
The loving updates throughout the day with her big smile gives me so much happiness to know I can get all my uni work done and not have the Mum guilt because I know she’s in the best hands. I love the bond she has created with each-and-every one of you."
 - Sade

"I’d just like to say a big thank you to the centre. You know when a child is happy at his daycare when he asks on holidays if he can go back to daycare soon!
Preston also tells me he would like to invite all his teachers to his birthday party, you ladies are like family to him.
Thank you for all your hard work, I know it’s not easy some days, but you all put in so much effort and keep smiling no matter what."
 - Patricia Wood

"The baby room educators are always so welcoming, making the effort to put children at ease as soon as they arrive. They take on any update I provide regarding my child and incorporate it straight away into the work they do – which makes things much easier for his transition between daycare and home. Nothing is ever too much, they are all so willing to help." - Sandra Wybrant

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