What to look for in an Early Learning Program

How to choose an early learning program to suit your family Deciding on the right early learning program for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent. There are many different types of programs available and as such choosing which best fits your needs can be difficult. To help, we’ve […]

2019 Children’s Week Grants now OPEN!

Tuesday, 9 July 2019 (West Leederville, Western Australia) – Applications for the 2019 Children’s Week Community Grants are now open. The grants of up to $1,000 are available to not-for-profit community groups and local governments to host events in remote, regional and metropolitan Western Australia. The aim of the grants is to provide West Australian’s […]

National Volunteer Week 2019 – Making a World of Difference

National Volunteer Week runs from 20 – 26 May this year. The week acknowledges the huge commitment and contribution that volunteers make to organisations – organisations that include Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation. Meerilinga has more than 40 volunteers who contribute their time over the course of the year. From volunteering in our Early Learning Programs, […]

STEM for Girls at Meerilinga Cockburn

Looking to get your girls interested in STEM? Then look no further! After a successful school holiday program Meerilinga Cockburn will now host a seven week STEM for Girls program. The course will run in conjunction with Engineering for Kids Australia and the Yangebup Family Centre, and will commence the week of 13 May. The […]

Meerilinga Training College launches NEW class in Ballajura

Looking for a career change? Study childcare in Ballajura this May! Listening to the requests of our students for closer to home study options, Meerilinga Training College will now offer a childcare course out of Meerilinga Ballajura. Quality childcare workers are in high demand! You can now study a recognised childcare course from a convenient […]

Playgroups – what are the benefits?

Do you have a new bub? Have you moved to a new community? Are you looking to make new friends for your children and yourself? Then a playgroup may be the perfect answer. There are a range of benefits to joining a playgroup in your local community. Playgroups give you a safe and happy environment […]

The AEDC results are in – we need to address early childhood vulnerability in WA

The results of the Australian Early Childhood Development Census (AEDC) are in. The data shows us that some of our most vulnerable groups – children from low socioeconomic status areas, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) and First Nations children – have experienced some encouraging improvements. However, West Australian children are still experiencing […]

Harmony Week 2019

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Harmony Day in Australia, which in 2019 has been renamed ‘Harmony Week’. The renaming of Harmony Week means every event held during the week will be included in the celebration. The week runs from 17 – 23 March and includes the United Nations Day for the Elimination of […]

Meerilinga Training College closure dates

Please note that Meerilinga Training College closes from Friday 21st December 2018 to 14th January 2019. Please send all email correspondence to If you have any queries please telephone us on 9489 4022. Best wishes for a happy holiday and a peaceful 2019 from all staff at MTC.

Holiday Closure period for 2018

Please note that all Meerilinga locations will be closed for the holiday season: COB Friday 21 December 2018 – reopening Monday 7 January 2019. We wish you all a safe and happy break with your loved ones and look forward to seeing you all again in 2019. If you need support during this time please […]

Road Safety for Parents with SDERA

SDERA safety tips for parents of young children If you’re a new parent or have young children, a big concern is making sure your child understands road safety. From choosing the right car seat, to making sure your child understands how be safe around traffic there’s a lot to take in. That’s why SDERA is […]

Have you finalised your study plans for 2019?

The end of 2018 is rapidly approaching, with school holidays and the silly season just around the corner! Now is the time to make your study plans for next year, BEFORE the craziness begins. There’s no better time to turn your CARE into a CAREER. Start your CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and […]

Is your family Sun Smart? Tips on being sun safe.

With the warmer months just around the corner there is no better time than now to revisit the sun safety message with your children. Being Sun Smart is an important message all year round as the UV index in Australia can be so varied. There are a number of things you can do to make […]

Children’s Week in Meerilinga’s Early Learning Programs

As Meerilinga prepares to celebrate Children’s Week, it’s the perfect opportunity to share the ways our Early Learning Programs embed this years Article 12. We recognise children’s potential to contribute to decision-making processes, communicate perspectives, and participate as citizens and change agents. Children’s views are respected and acknowledged, and as such they are consulted when […]

School Holiday Activities – ideas to keep the children entertained!

With the school holidays upon us it’s time to start planning what you’ll do to keep the little ones occupied for two weeks! Meerilinga’s community centres located in Ballajura, Beechboro, Cockburn, and High Wycombe  will have a number of school holiday activities running. We’ve pulled together a quick guide to activities happening in each of […]