Early Learning Program 2.9-5yrs

Enrol NOW for 2021Enrol NOW for 2020Welcome 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.


Is your child turning two in 2021?

Meerilinga is now taking expressions of interest for a 2021 Bindi Kindi Program. Find out more or contact us today if you’d like more information.


Family Evenings in November

The team at our Meerilinga Centres invite you to join us for our 2021 Family Evenings! These nights are a wonderful opportunity for local families to meet our team, find out more about the services offered at our Children and Family Centres and learn more about our Early Learning Programs (ELPs).

Have a look around the facilities and find out how your child can learn through play and the benefits of a Pre-Kindy Program. There will also be a special presentation providing practical tools and strategies on school readiness. This is a presentation for parents, however, please contact your local Place Administrator if you cannot make alternative arrangements for your child on the night. We’d love to see you there!

Family Evening Dates and Locations

Meerilinga Beechboro: Monday 9 November from 6:30-7:30pm.
Email beechboro@meerilinga.org.au for more information.
Meerilinga Ballajura: Wednesday 11 November from 6:30-7:30pm.
Email ballajura@meerilinga.org.au for more information.
Meerilinga Cockburn: Wednesday 18 November from 6:30-7:30pm.
Email cockburn@meerilinga.org.au for more information.
Meerilinga High Wycombe: Tuesday 10 November from 6:30-7:30pm.
Email highwycombe@meerilinga.org.au for more information.
Meerilinga Kingsley: Tuesday November 17 from 6:30-7:30pm.
Email kingsley@meerilinga.org.au for more information.
Meerilinga Woodvale: Monday 16 November from 6:30-7:30pm
Email woodvale@meerilinga.org.au for more information.
Quick enquiry form

Quick enquiry form

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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 at Ballajura, Beechboro, Coolbellup, High Wycombe, Kingsley and Woodvale. The program runs from 8:30am – 3:30pm, five days a week for children aged 2.9 – 5 years.
Please note, to enrol your child you must provide the following documents:
  • Enrolment Application Form
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunisation Record Statement
  • Medical Management Plan
  • Completed Easy Pay – Direct Debit 

For more information, please see our Family Handbook.