Explorers have partnered with a local family to create Maples Early Learning. Maples Early Learning offers a holistic, Reggio Emilia inspired early learning environment in the Mernda area. Our purpose built, architecturally designed centre provides care for children aged 6 weeks – school age. Explorers will be assisting in the enrolment process for Maples.
Our Centre is now open!
Detailed attention has been placed on planning each indoor and outdoor space at our centre, with a focus on nature and sustainability. Our centre will be designed to stimulate children’s creativity, exploration and sense of belonging.
Our children are given the opportunity to play outdoors in large yards designated to each age group. We will have community gardens, pet enclosures, worm farms, compost, sand pits, mud play areas and much more
We are pleased to announce to our Explorers families an improved extracurricular program for your Little Explorer called, the Enrichment Program. The Enrichment Program has been created to enhance your child’s experience and provide opportunities for learning in specialised areas, taught by qualified Educators. All children are welcome to participate in this program at no additional cost to our families.
These programs include:
- Prep for Prep
- One World, One Planet
- Little Impressionists
- Little Linguists
- Active Explorer
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Our child initiated, play based program stimulates children’s learning, exploration and social connections.
Our Kindergarten program (for 3 and 4 year olds) uses a play based approach that emphasises learning through exploration and investigation. The program encourages children to be creative in all areas, whether it is problem solving or the expressive arts. It also encourages lateral thinking and positive social interactions.
Our program will run within long day care hours.
We have a car park for easy access to our centre. You are welcome to use this area for pick up and drop off.
- Tess Cowdery
My daughter has been attending since she was about 7 months old, almost a year later she still loves going... read moreNatalia Giglietta
If you're looking for a childcare in Mernda, then look no further!! From the moment we walked into the centre... read moreHayley George
Maples early learning deliver the best quality care and education I’ve experienced. Both of my children attend this service and... read more
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Maples early learning deliver the best quality care and education I’ve experienced. Both of my children attend this service and... read moreNaomi Tappe
Very happy with the care at this centre. I toured a couple of centres initially and even based on the... read moreElla Renwick
I could not have imagined how happy I would be after moving my daughter to this centre. She is a... read more
- Javeria Samad
Can’t recommend highly enough. It wasn’t an easy experience with my kiddo in the beginning (his first time and full... read moreMyzay
It was a big move for me but I'm very happy and at peace knowing that my kids are in... read moreA Google User
Both of my daughters go to maples early learning and I am extremely impressed with the centre and a whole.... read more
- Jake Davis
Both of my daughters go to maples early learning and I am extremely impressed with the centre and a whole.... read moreLisa Whyte
My son is currently in his first week at Maples and I can’t say enough good things about this centre.... read moreNellie Hebaiter
If you are looking for a centre that is following hygiene procedures amist all this craziness Maples is it.
The staff... read more
- Domenica Peacock
Maples has been a fresh of breath air. My kids are stimulated and interacting in ways that I haven’t seen... read moreAndriana S
I can't express any words as to how amazing Maples Early Learning really is. The team at Maples are warm... read moreA Google User
I can't express any words as to how amazing Maples Early Learning really is. The team at Maples are warm... read more
- Jessica Shin
This centre is amazing.
I moved my almost 2 year old here due to her really not enjoying a different... read moreA Google User
This centre is amazing.
I moved my almost 2 year old here due to her really not enjoying a different... read moreKayla Eliopoulos
My 2 and a half year old loves Mernda Maples! She's always so excited to go and always so happy... read more
- Jenny Rahim
My son started at maples in Mernda about 2 months ago, he has settled in so beautifully! When you walk... read moreReshma Hasanali
Love the centre. The staff are absolutely amazing. It was a big move for us but I'm very happy and... read morePaula Alcalá
Love it! Very friendly and caring staff. Kinder educators are amazing, my daughter learns new things everyday.
Very impressed with... read more
- Lashaye Moran
An absolutely gorgeous service, rooms and outdoor area are set up so beautifully- such an inviting learning environment! Educators and... read moreIqra Ishtiaque
I am so happy to have my most lovable baby in this day care.... I am so confident about all... read moreJodi Harris
Transition into this childcare has been great. Smooth and effortless. All of the staff have been amazing and take the... read more
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Transition into this childcare has been great. Smooth and effortless. All of the staff have been amazing and take the... read moreMelinda Soliman
Such an amazing childcare , so clean and the staff are so caring , friendly and welcoming . Highly recommended... read more