Maples Mernda

Explorers have partnered with a local family to create Maples Early Learning. Maples offers a holistic, Reggio Emilia inspired early learning for children aged 6 weeks – school age.

Explorers assists Maples with Enrolments and general family support.

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Maples Mernda

2 Wellington St, Mernda VIC 3754

Centre Hours

Monday to Friday
7:00am - 6:30pm

Centre Highlights

Our purpose-built Centre comprises of six classrooms catering for 108 children per day. The classrooms are connected via a central Piazza and dining room inspired by the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach to early learning. Maples is proud to be rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard (NQS).

Welcome to Our Centre

Detailed attention has been placed on planning each indoor and outdoor space at our centre, with a focus on nature and sustainability.  Our Centre is designed to stimulate children’s creativity, exploration and sense of belonging.

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Our curriculum and environments are rooted in the Reggio Emilia approach, while also aligning with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Our educational programs are tailored to meet the unique needs, interests, strengths, and developmental levels of each child. Additionally, we offer a government-funded Kindergarten program for three- and four-year-old children, taught by bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teachers.

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