Find answers to your COVID-19 questions for children

With COVID-19 in our community, it’s important we’re prepared and able to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Understandably, parents have a lot of questions about vaccination, so the WA Government have worked with local paediatric experts to answer them. This series of videos called ‘You’ve got questions’, features Dr Chris Blyth, Paediatric Infectious Diseases […]

Higher Child Care Subsidy is coming soon!

From 7 March 2022, families with more than one child aged 5 or under in care will get a higher subsidy for their second child and younger children. Families may be eligible if they: earn less than $354,305 have more than one child aged 5 or under in child care This means you can save […]

DijiRed visit to Meerilinga Training College

Our Meerilinga Training College students met with Iva Fraser from DijiRed last week and received five refurbished laptops to assist with their studies! DijiRed is a not for profit organisation that recycles donated digital devices and passes them on to students in need. DijiRed started in early 2020 as Western Australia went into lockdown due […]

5 Actions To Take For Reconciliation Week 2021 

It’s Reconciliation Week 2021! National Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June every year. So, what does Reconciliation Week mean? National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. […]

Cyber Safety Tips for Parents: Screentime + More

Navigating screentime, cyber safety and device use is akin to a constantly-shifting obstacle course for modern parents. So, how do we make sure our kids stay safe and happy in the face of this digital world? Read on for 7 cyber safety tips for parents:   1. How much time online is ok? This is […]

Trauma informed practice in early education

As an early childhood educator, at one time or another you have probably encountered a child who was exhibiting ‘difficult’ behaviours. However, we are learning more and more about how important it is to consider how a child’s experiences outside our care, particularly instances of trauma, that may be shaping these behaviours. This understanding can […]

5 signs you should work in early childhood education

Ever dreamt about spending your weekdays finger painting… and getting paid for it?! A career as an early childhood educator is one of the most fulfilling around – plus, it’s a highly in-demand industry, with childcare centres and early learning programs across Perth actively recruiting for caring, qualified staff. According to Ceridian’s 2019 “The Australia […]

New Ballajura Kindergarten Program!

We are excited to share that our beautiful Ballajura centre will now be running a Bindi Kindi program! Our Bindi Kindi is a toddler program for 2-3-year olds, and is a wonderful way to introduce your little one to the joys of early learning in a fun, nurturing environment. Children in the Toddler Program will […]

What Is Parenting By Connection?

Raising tiny humans is the most precious of roles – not to mention, one of the most challenging things you’ll likely ever do! And sometimes, a little support is worth your weight in Tim Tams. Have you heard of Parenting by Connection? This is a really supportive, helpful skill-building workshop that many parents find super […]

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 […]

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,” […]