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, […]

Mental Health in the Early Years Seminar

As part of Children’s Week 2017 Meerilinga partnered with ten other agencies in the Thinker in Residence Program, an initiative of the Commissioner for Children and Young People WA. The program brings world leading researchers and practitioners to Perth to raise awareness about important issues that impact the wellbeing of our youngest citizens. This year’s […]

Important Notice – Meerilinga Parenting Service

Dear parents and caregivers Due to changes to the Parenting Services provided and funded through the State Government, Meerilinga will need to temporarily close its Parenting Service Facilities to new families. This is not something we do lightly however we feel it would be unfair to take on new referrals at this time without being […]

Autism Association Branches out into Joondalup

The Autism Association of Western Australia have expanded their Coffee and Catch Up Parent Groups in 2017 to Joondalup in addition to their catch ups in Midland, East Fremantle, Inglewood, Floreat and Australind. The groups are for parents of children with any disability under 16 years. Join them for a chat, a cup of tea […]

Modern Families at Meerilinga

Our CEO Lesley Moreschi spoke to The West Australian about the increasing role of grandparents in children’s lives and her changing role as a grandmother. Read more:  http://health.thewest.com.au/news/3245/lesley-adores-being-a-nanny http://health.thewest.com.au/news/3243/modern-families-need-really-grandparents  

Play Away from Screens for Children’s Week

Our CEO Lesley Moreschi spoke with The Sunday Times/Perth Now during Children’s Week in October to discuss the impact of too much time in front of TV, computer and tablet screens on children’s development. Read the article and find out what Lesley had to say here.

Learning about Dental Health

Our Early Learning Program and Kadadijiny Playgroup enjoyed a visit from Altone Dental last week. They gave a demonstration on the importance of brushing your teeth along with the correct techniques to keep them sparkling clean. The children had a fantastic time using the model to have a go at brushing the fake teeth. Every one also received […]

Getting to know our chickens in Meerilinga Cockburn

The chickens in our Cockburn Early Learning Program have settled into their new home and are growing each time we see them. We can’t believe how much they have grown in a few short months. After a lot of discussion and many, many suggestions the children have named the chickens: Anya, Jemima and Barry! To […]

Learning Life Cycles with a Herb Garden in High Wycombe

Over the last few weeks our High Wycombe Early Learning Program have been very busy creating their own vertical herb garden after the children expressed interest in growing their own plants. As a part of our sustainability program we have used recycled milk bottles for the pots, collected by the children and plant cuttings from […]

Happy Early Childhood Educators Day

Today is Early Childhood Educators day and as an employer of Early Childhood Educators in five Meerilinga Children and Family Centres and as a trusted Registered Training Organisation (6000) training future Educators we would like to wish all Early Childhood Educators in Australia a Happy Early Childhood Educators Day today.

Do you have any unwanted toys?

Meerilinga will once again be donating children’s unwanted toys to Santa’s Workshop. If your child has any unwanted toys they no longer play with at home visit a Meerilinga Children and Family Centre near you to donate toys for disadvantaged children at Christmas.

Cancer Council Nutrition Workshop

A big thank you to the Cancel Council for holding a FREE nutrition workshop at Meerilinga Ballajura for our local families. We have a lot of workshops and school holiday activities coming up at all of our Children and Family Centres, visit the Meerilinga Event Calendar to find one or more near you: www.meerilinga.org.au/events

Father of the Year 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Father of the Year, Hamish McCracken from Australind. We have been proud to again be part of the Coordinating Committee for these awards. Learn more about Hamish and WA Father of the Year on their website at : www.wafatheroftheyear.org.au

Food Sensations Workshops

Our Parenting Food Sensations workshops series is currently running at Meerilinga Cockburn with families learning how to read food labels, budgeting and meal planning, lunchboxes, snacks and food safety. Participants cook up and share a healthy meal at the end of each session with the food being amazingly quick, easy, healthy and tasty too! Find […]