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 […]

SDERA Smart Steps – road safety tips for children

Since 2008, SDERA has been WA’s leading organisation for road safety. By using Smart Steps, SDERA aims to actively encourage children across WA to make safer choices by educating on pedestrian safety, passenger safety and rider safety. Rather than parents having to continually say ‘don’t do that’ to children, Izzy the Iguana is on hand […]

CHILDREN’S WEEK GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Monday, 17 September 2018 – Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation have today announced the recipients of the 2018 Children’s Week grants. A total of 55 grants have been awarded, amounting to a total of over $50,000. The grants enable Western Australian communities to host events for children and families to play and connect as part of […]

Book Week 2018 – Find Your Treasure

The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s annual book week ran from 18 – 24 August this year. The theme was ‘Find your Treasure’. Currently in its 73rd year, Book Week aims to bring together children and books to celebrate Australian Children’s literature. This year children in Meerilinga’s Early Learning Programs were invited to dress up […]

Sing your way to Road Safety – with SDERA’s Smart Steps

The age old problem of getting your children (and yourself – you are your child’s role model) to wear helmets when riding could be a distant memory once you introduce these catchy tunes into the mix! Children LOVE to sing and whether we like it or not, everyone agrees that a catchy tune will get […]

RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN

Saying Yes to Reconciliation Saying yes to reconciliation and understanding has been a big focus of our team at Meerilinga in 2017/18 and as a team we made a public commitment to Aboriginal reconciliation by creating a Reconciliation Plan (RAP). We have been working towards ensuring our community is inclusive and has a real understanding […]

Meerilinga Training College expands to Ballajura

After an overwhelmingly positive expression of interest to move our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to Ballajura, the decision has been made. Locals who want to study childcare in Ballajura will now have the opportunity to become qualified to work with children after they study childcare from the convenience of their own […]

Harmony Week 2018 – what’s it all about?

Harmony Week Celebrations March 2018   In 2003 Western Australia became the first state in our nation to celebrate Harmony Week. The week long program of events is held each year to recognise our state’s rich cultural diversity and evolved from the United Nation’s Harmony Day or anti racial discrimination Day. The event came about  […]

Is your five-year-old still bedwetting?

Your five-year-old still bedwetting? At the start of each school year the National Continence Helpline is inundated with calls from concerned parents whose five-year-olds still wet their bed. With holidays now over, now may be a good time to re-visit the issue. If your child still wets the bed occasionally at age five, it’s a […]

Is your child getting the early education they need?

Results of the government commissioned “Lifting Our Game” report (2017) have just been released, clearly highlighting that ‘early childhood education is an investment’ – a knowledge that has guided Meerilinga for over 100 years. The report found that ALL 3 year olds should optimally be involved in quality early education 15 hours per week, with statistics showing […]