Childcare, Vacation Care, Out of School Hours Care
All children must bring a refillable water bottle, healthy morning tea and lunch each day along with a warm coat and sunsmart hat as the weather can be unpredictable. Please make sure all belongings are clearly named.
We currently have a child that attends our centre who is subject to ANAPHYLAXIS.
We encourage that all children not to bring in PEANUTS whilst the child is enrolled in our service.
Their pictures are displayed throughout the centre. Staff would like to make all parents and children mindful of our procedures with hand washing and bringing items into our centre to eat in Before/After School Care & Vacation Care, to ensure the safety of all children.
We do encourage all children not to eat any Peanut items whilst the child enrolled in our centre. We ask all children if they need to get any items from their bag to inform staff If you require any information regarding ANAPHYLAXIS please see staff.
Sorry for any inconvenience. Please see the Childcare Educators if you require further information.
Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre, Inc. Children's Services aims to provide quality care, with consideration of the needs of children, families and the community, actively supporting growth and development.
We employ professionally trained, experienced staff dedicated to sharing experiences and learning opportunities with your children.
Our programs are gender and ability inclusive as well as developmentally and culturally appropriate. We approach children through encouragement and positive reinforcement.
Merinda Park Learning & Community Centre, Inc offers the following Children's Services:
Before & After School Care
For primary school children, breakfast is provided before 8:00AM. Afternoon snacks are provided. Children are taken door to door, to and from local schools in the Community Centre bus.
Vacation Care and Curriculum Days
Christmas Holidays Vacation Care will commence on 14 January, 2013 and continue until the children return to school.
First term break Vacation Care will commence on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 until Friday, 12 April 2013.
Bookings are essential for these sessions due to limited spaces and are taken generally two weeks before the holiday period.
Bookings are essential for all sessions.
For under school age children 0 - 5 years - casual and regular bookings are available.
Payment of fees is due on the day of the session and an absent fee applies if your child is away.
Commences Wednesday, 6 February 2013.
Playgroup in 2013 will look new and different. We will have an Activities Leader who will focus on age appropriate activities, sing song time, story time & outdoor play - focusing on physical activity, nature and environment. At every session our new Counsellor will be attending to support families with information, strategies and referrals
Two sessions are available on a Wednesday during school term:
Proudly supported by City of Casey.
Due to staff ratios and limited places available in our Children's Services Programs, we need to ensure programs are booked and attended to their fullest capacity.
Bookings must be made for all programs.
Permanent bookings will be given preference over casual bookings. A fee applies for holding a booking.
For further information, contact the Children's Services Centre. The Children's Services Educators will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this service.
Downloads - 2013
Out of School Hours Care