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Merriwa Early Learning Centre is a home away from home where children are encouraged to explore and discover.
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Unique little people
We understand that each child is an individual, with their own unique way of doing things, which is why we work closely with each family to better understand their specific needs.
Our centre has an open-door policy, and we will support our families in every way that we can.
Space to learn and grow
Our modern centre hosts inspired environments, with natural open outdoor spaces with plenty of room to challenge and extend your child’s development.
Our passionate and professional team of educators go above-and-beyond to provide a stimulating educational curriculum designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of the children in our care.
Children delight in the many opportunities to learn and discover at our centre.
We have pet stick insects, a frog enclosure and a snail sanctuary that the children love to keep an eye on, as well as our pet fish which is a beloved part of the centre.
Children are encouraged to explore and be involved in our library room and vegetable garden. We have a strong focus on sustainability, from what we do as a centre and as individuals.
Part of the community
Our own bus allows us to run weekly community excursions where children are able to get out-and-about and learn about the wider world.
We also provide a School Readiness Program for older children to help prepare children for the next step in their learning journey.
In our kindy room we have an adventurous teddy bear who spends a week with a different family to learn how each family spends their weekends.
Children love the responsibility of taking care of the teddy and sharing their experiences.
Through our partnership with MercyCare’s Joondalup Residential Aged Care facility children take part in intergenerational experiences.
Creating this opportunity means children are exposed to the traditions and wisdoms of previous generations while developing respect and empathy for older members of the community.
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.
We offer flexible care arrangements, including casual bookings, half days and the option for a 10-hour session which means you can make the most out of your childcare subsidy across the week.
We offer vacation care and before and after school care is offered with drop off and pick up at Quinns Beach Primary School, Alkimos Baptist College and Merriwa Primary School.
Our centre is conveniently situated just off Marmion Avenue, in a residential area.
Babies room and separate outdoor play space Toddlers room and separate outdoor play space Kindergarten Program Before-and-After School Care Real Time Communication with Families Fresh Daily Menu Excursions and Special Events
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 family.
• 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.
Meet our managerCatherine
I love children and enjoy watching them grow and learn every day.
Helping them to become confident little people and learners is one of the main reasons I chose this career.
Working in the early years sector allows me to get to know our future generations and help them learn and achieve their goals.
As Centre Manager and an educator, I am passionate about creating a holistic environment for children and giving them the tools and opportunities to reach their potential while having fun.
I achieved my diploma in early childhood education and care in Ireland and have worked in the sector for about 12 years in Ireland and Australia.
When I first started at MercyCare Merriwa Early Learning Centre I was openly welcomed. It instantly felt like home; the children, families and staff were so welcoming.
It’s a close-knit centre that has amazing relationships with the families that attend.
I love the way we open our doors to the local community through activities like our brand new Bubs Playgroup.
"Highly trained and experienced staff. The rooms are all outstanding and the children are engaged in activities."
"Beautiful centre, frienldy, supportive and consistent staff in the rooms. They are genuine and listen to every detail about my child and what he needs and thong is ever too hard. Thank you ladies at MercyCare Merriwa."
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