How To Teach Kids About Saving Water

Millions of children around the world wake up each morning without access to safe water to drink or brush their teeth with. In fact, did you know there are 2.2 billion (!) people on our planet who don’t have access to this basic need? For these children and their families, water can mean health, hygiene, […]

5 Tips For Working With CALD Families As An Educator

  Harmony Week is coming up in the week beginning 21st March 2021! Here at Meerilinga, we are using this special week as a great opportunity to focus on the kinds of inclusive practices we already weave into the Early Learning Programs, Bindi Kindi kindergarten program and Playgroup sessions at our Child and Family Centres. […]

COVID-19 Update 5 February 2021

Dear Meerilinga Community   We thank you for your patience and support during this week’s spontaneous lockdown period. We are delighted to announce that as of Monday 8 February, all Meerilinga service locations will resume their regular opening hours. As the Premier announced yesterday evening, pending no further CVID-19 cases directly impacting on community, from […]

COVID-19 Update effective Monday 1 February 2021

Good afternoon families As a pre-cautionary measure to protect our staff, families and communities I advise that Meerilinga will be closed Monday 1 February due to the State Government announcement received today of Covid Lockdown for Perth and Peel areas effective from 6pm tonight. We understand that this is short notice, however information and further […]

5 signs you should be working in early childhood education

The start of a new year is always a great time to reassess your career goals and values. New year, new you… Right? According to Ceridian’s 2019 “The Australia Pay Experience Report”, approximately 38% of Australians are unsatisfied with their current job and 44% of people are actively looking for a new position. With the […]

Meerilinga Holiday Closures 2020

Please note that all Meerilinga locations will be closed for the holiday season. From COB Friday 18 December 2020 – reopening Monday 11 January 2021. The Early Learning Program will recommence on Monday, 11 January. We wish you all a safe and happy break with your loved ones and look forward to seeing you all […]

Meerilinga Celebrates International Volunteers Day

Volunteers make the world go round. Or according to Meerilinga’s High Wycombe volunteer Joanna, “volunteers stop the world from collapsing” all together. Joanna has been volunteering for over 60 years, giving up her spare time to help not-for-profits such as Meerilinga, without asking for anything in return. “It would be an unrecognizable world without volunteers,” […]

5 Tips for the Terrific Twos!

Toddler development from 2-3 years is truly tremendous. In what feels like the blink of an eye, our children begin stringing small sentences together and telling you what they’re thinking. They are trying and mastering new skills as they experience big, complicated feelings and learn how to manage them. What can you do to help […]

What Should You Look For When Picking a Pre-Kindy?

Looking for a Pre-Kindy but don’t know where to start? There are SO MANY options out there, but not all of them will be right for your child. Choosing a program that is welcoming, inclusive, and engaging is a great way to support your child as they kickstart their learning journey. The best advice? Listen to your […]

Meerilinga Volunteer, Grace, Turns 100!

Meerilinga is thrilled to wish Grace Alexander, a former Kindergarten Teacher and Meerilinga Volunteer, a very happy 100th birthday! “In a century that’s witnessed two World Wars, the landing of the man on the moon, and a myriad of world-shaping events, Grace Alexander has lived a full life which has seen her live in a […]

COVID-19 Update 15 May 2020

Dear Families Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to positive hygiene practices during this time. Following government advice from Sunday 10 May, Meerilinga will commence the reopening of services systematically. This means we will phase in services at 14 – 21 day intervals to enable our teams to manage the additional cleaning schedules, […]

Grand Ideas for the Great Indoors

As the weather starts to cool down and the winter months lay ahead, we thought we’d share our favourite all weather activities – perfect for those early mornings and late afternoons spent indoors. 1. Imaginative Play Balloon tennis, the floor is lava or perhaps a game of hot potato? Play not only has wonderful developmental benefits […]

Changes to Payment of Early Learning Program Fees

Dear Families Changes to Payment of Fees The new Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package effective 6 April 2020 will replace the Child Care Subsidy and the Additional Child Care Subsidy. This is effective until the week ending 28 June 2020. No fees will be charged to families during this time. The $50 Admin […]

Important message for Meerilinga Playgroup Families, 24 March 2020

Good afternoon, Meerilinga continues to remain responsive as the situation surrounding COVID-19 develops, and we are closely monitoring the Commonwealth and State Governments’ announcements and health advice relating to the coronavirus. Consistent with advice to avoid non-essential gatherings of people and increasing social distancing directives, we are suspending all Meerilinga Playgroups for the remainder of […]