Welcome to MercyCare's Early Learning Centre in Wembley
Here's a little about us...
Our heritage listed building has over 200 years of history working with children and families in Perth. We are situated on MercyCare's main site on Barrett Street in Wembley, tucked away from busy streets but still easily accessible from in and around the CBD.
We have 138 places on offer to children between the ages of six weeks to five years old and with 10 rooms spread over beautifully landscaped grounds, regardless of their age, your child will be able to enjoy their own outdoor play areas and naturally lit spaces.
We aim to be an extension of home and work closely with families to support children to become active, healthy members of their community. We believe when a child feels loved, safe and secure, they then feel comfortable to explore and grow their environment.
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.
We are a diverse, multicultural service and 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.
Through our partnership with MercyCare’s Residential Aged Care facility in Wembley, we are delighted to promote intergenerational experiences. Spending time with older Australians forms valuable bonds that many children do not have the opportunity to experience. It has also been suggested that children in intergenerational daycare programs are more patient, express more empathy, exhibit more self-control and have better manners than children in traditional programs. Creating this intergenerational opportunity means children are exposed to the traditions and wisdoms of previous generations while developing respect and empathy the for older members of the community. By creating art, listening to stories and playing games, children have a new social circle at the Early Learning Centre to share ideas and learn new skills with.
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.
To support families and give working parents more flexibility when it comes to their work/life balance, we also offer BubDesk. This is a work space for parents, located on the same site as their child’s day care. The office gives parents a quiet working environment with access to Wifi, printers and parking.
"My bubba started in the Joey's room at Mercy Care when he was still breastfeeding. Mercy Care's support of BubDesk meant that I could gently transition back into full time work and continue breastfeeding until we were ready to move on. Assunta, Prema, Anita, Ru, Claudia, Jennifer and the staff were very quick to understand my little one's needs. They were quick to pick up on the little things that he likes and make him feel happy. I can't speak highly enough of my experience at Mercy Care."
"You all do an amazing job nurturing our children everyday and creating fantastic experiences!! The children are happy and as a parent that means the most to us."
Sharon joined MercyCare in 2016 and has been working with children in an early education setting since 2004. Sharon has a Diploma in Children’s Services and a Cert IV in Training and Assessing.
She loves helping children learn new things in their own way and also hearing their unique thoughts.