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Two more Early Learning Centres

MercyCare’s presence in Perth’s northern corridor has been bolstered by the addition of two more early learning centres.

The organisation now has a centre operating in Merriwa and another is set to open in Banksia Grove in November. 

What was formerly Seagrove Boulevard Early Learning and Kinder became MercyCare Merriwa Early Learning Centre in June and is already going from strength to strength thanks to new leadership and additional offerings.

Merriwa Centre Manager Ailish O’Dwyer said parents had welcomed the addition of a before and after school care service, an early childhood teacher and a bus.

“Having a bus for the centre means children will be able to go on excursions to explore the world beyond our play and learning spaces and we’ve hired an early childhood teacher to provide age-appropriate play and learning experiences for our kindergarten aged children,” she said.

MercyCare is already an established member of the Merriwa community, having managed the Merriwa Community Hub with the City of Wanneroo since 2016.

The connection with the Hub means one of the first excursions the ELC has planned is a visit to the Hub’s Community Garden. 

Our purpose-built Banksia Grove Early Learning Centre welcomed members of the local community during an Open Day on October 19.

Parents and children alike were impressed with the natural outdoor play space of logs, sand, forts, fragrant plants, grassy areas and mud and water play areas.

The play area also features paths for bike riding and balance beams and climbing elements to encourage children to challenge themselves and explore their limits.

The new Centres bring the number of MercyCare early learning centres to 13