Early Learning Program 2.9-5yrs

ENROL NOWWelcome to Meerilinga’s Early Learning Program (ELP) where your child’s early education and care is our first priority. We’re looking forward to working with you to enrich your child’s future.

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Meerilinga offers an educational Bindi Kindi Program for children aged 2-3 years. Contact us today for more information.

About our Early Learning Programs

At Meerilinga we believe in a balanced approach to teaching and learning.  Our play based ethos encourages our children to wonder, ask questions and to explore the world around them.

Established as a charity and not-for-profit over 100 years ago, Meerilinga has long strived to promote the rights of children in WA. Today, we continue to flow this ethos into the early learning framework that guides each of our six Perth based early learning centres.

At the heart of all our early learning centres is the knowledge that children who learn through play are happier and more confident. By engaging and empowering children, we provide a holistic early childhood education in rich and vibrant learning environment. Our educators utilize intentional teaching to give children a solid foundation in their education life, imploring various strategies to encourage effective communication and creativity. As a result our children are able to develop problem solving and thoughtful risk taking skills, enabling them to become independent and confident learners .

Our educational focus is extended to literacy, numeracy and science. As a result of shared thinking and active listening, we are able to discover the world around us. Furthermore, we  are passionate about practicing sustainability in engaging, nature-based garden spaces. Offering a fluid transition between indoor and outdoor educational areas to support the best start to imaginative play scenarios.

Celebrating culture is extremely important to us, and our staff and families come from many different backgrounds. A strong sense of belonging has a positive impact on our children and provides a sanctuary for learning – we actively encourage our families to share their cultural heritage!

In our ELP we maintain clear and consistent communication with our parents and families through our Early Works app. Not only does this ensure parents peace of mind but also provides the opportunity to follow their child’s learning journey as it happens. Using Early Works, Educators are able to keep parents up to date with important centre and medical information and – equally importantly – the fun their children are in engaged in throughout the day as they learn through play!

Our program is founded on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS)  Please see our Family Handbook for more information.

Looking for an alternative to child care near you?
Our Early Learning Programs are now available for children aged 3 – 5 years at:
  • Ballajura: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm
  • Beechboro: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm
  • Coolbellup: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm
  • High Wycombe: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm
  • Hilton: Tuesday to Friday 8.30am – 2.30pm
  • Kingsley: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm
  • Woodvale: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm

We are closed between December 13th 2024 – January 7th 2025, and you will not be charged for this period of time.

Please note, to enrol your child you must provide the following documents:

  • Enrolment Application Form
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunisation Record Statement

For more information, please see our Family Handbook.

Early Learning Program Enquiry Form

Early Learning Program Enquiry Form

Send us your details and we'll contact you about the Early Learning Program. Enrolments are now open and places are filling fast!

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