Meerilinga closes for the holidays

Please note that all Meerilinga locations will be closed for the holiday season: COB Friday 22 December 2018 – reopening Monday 8 January 2018. We wish you all a safe and happy break with your loved ones and look forward to seeing you all again in 2018. If you need support during this time please […]

Men in childcare…. Thoughts?

  Men childcare, why not? Men in Childcare. Yes or no. What are your thoughts on blokes in early Childcare and early learning programs? At Meerilinga Training College​ we have been lucky enough to have trained hundreds of passionate early educators but only a handful have been men, all of whom we can say passed […]

Connecting Families in Bullsbrook changes venue!

Dear families, Just a quick reminder that during Term 1 in 2018, Connecting Families in Bullsbrook will be relocating to the Ethel Warren Community Centre due to the refurbishment of Lowery Park Hall. We hope this doesn’t inconvenience any of our families. The service hopes to be operating out of Lowery Park Hall once again in […]

Technology and Children.

PROFESSOR DONNA CROSS – CHILDREN’S WEEK PRESENTATION What is your opinion on young children  flat screen technology? How does technology affect the way children develop and learn? It’s a big question the topic of our seminar for Early Childhood Professionals during Children’s Week WA attempted to answer. The event – hosted by Professor Donna Cross […]

END OF YEAR DATES TO REMEMBER

Who moved my year? Who indeed! ELP CLASS FINISH DATE MEERILINGA Well Christmas is upon us, from the carols in the supermarket to the lights on the trees the silly season has begun.  Before your calendars start to fill up we thought we would jump in with some important dates to remember for ELP!  Firstly […]

MEERILINGA BALLAJURA LAUNCHES NEW ELP

Meerilinga Ballajura opens a new new learning program for Pre-Kindy children in 2018. The State’s much loved champion for the rights of Children Meerilinga is set to make a splash in Ballajura in 2018 and beyond. The original advocate for children in WA has reinvigorated the local Children and Family Centre opposite the Aquatic Centre […]

Have you taught “car skills” to your toddler?

If you’ve ever had to quite literally ‘restrain’ your toddler while trying to get them into the car seat read on. We are not saying the following tips will always work but they should give you a little more in the parenting armoury when trying to get your child to buckle up or even just […]

Meerilinga – A BRIEF HISTORY OF WHO WE ARE

Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity that promotes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; working with children, their families, early childhood professionals, planners and the community to raise the status of children in Western Australia. Meerilinga’s association with children dates back to 1911, to the pioneers […]

Heart Beat First Aid heads to Meerilinga Beechboro

On Tuesday 28 March, the Royal Life Saving Society WA gave a free Heat Beat First Aid course to interested community members at Meerilinga Beechboro.   The three hour course covered all manors of injury. From burns, poisoning and choking, to drowning and CPR. Learning essential life-saving skills to offer first-aid to a baby, child, […]

Meerilinga Parenting Service Update

Due to changes to the Parenting Services funded through the State Government Department for Local Government and Communities, Meerilinga will close its Parenting Support Home Visiting Service to agencies and families as of the 15 February 2017. No new referrals will be accepted from 6 February 2017. Children and family centre based parenting activities and […]

Want to win a $100 gift card?

High Wycombe and Cockburn Early Learning Program Enrolment Competition There’s never been a better time to enrol your child in the Early Learning Program at either the Meerilinga High Wycombe or Cockburn Children and Family Centres. At the end of Term 1, 10 lucky families from each of the centres will win a $100 gift voucher. How do you enter the […]

FREE Trial Day at Meerilinga Cockburn

When we are looking to find an Early Learning Centre for our children, it’s important to remember that their happiness is the most important factor to consider. At Meerilinga, while we know that you will be impressed by our nature play based activities and energetic teachers that are leading the way in early learning education […]

FREE Trial day at Meerilinga High Wycombe

One of the most important things many of us forget when we are looking to find an Early Learning Centre for our children is that their happiness is the most important factor to consider. At Meerilinga, while we know that you will be impressed by our nature play based activities and energetic teachers that are […]

Creating a Community Hub in High Wycombe

As any of us who have done a renovation could attest it takes a lot of time and quite often money. Imagine if you had an army of volunteers knock on your door and ask if they could help with your project. Believe us it can happen and the inspirational new nature playground at our […]

Meerilinga Christmas Closure

Please note that all Meerilinga locations will be closed for the festive season: Thursday 22 December 2016 – Wednesday 4 January 2017. We wish everyone a happy holidays and look forward to seeing you in 2017. If you need support during this time please contact one of the following support lines dedicated to helping adults […]

Play Based Learning Using Loose Parts

Providing children with access to loose parts materials enables them to use their imaginations in an endless variety of ways. Loose parts are materials that can be played with in an open-ended way. They include man-made and natural resources and can be large or small scale, such as stones, sticks, cones, shells, logs, planks, crates, […]