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 proud to offer additional complimentary educational programs taught by specialist teachers that all children enrolled at the centre have the opportunity to participate in.
These programs include Gardening & Sustainability, Music & Movement, French and Speech Therapy.
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 moreHayley George
Maples early learning deliver the best quality care and education I’ve experienced. Both of my children attend this service and... read moreA Google User
Maples early learning deliver the best quality care and education I’ve experienced. Both of my children attend this service and... read more
- Naomi 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 moreJaveria Samad
Can’t recommend highly enough. It wasn’t an easy experience with my kiddo in the beginning (his first time and full... read more
It was a big move for me but I'm very happy and at peace knowing that my kids are in... read moreJake Davis
Both of my daughters go to maples early learning and I am extremely impressed with the centre and a whole.... 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
- Lisa 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 moreDomenica Peacock
Maples has been a fresh of breath air. My kids are stimulated and interacting in ways that I haven’t seen... read more
- A Google User
I can't express any words as to how amazing Maples Early Learning really is. The team at Maples are warm... 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 moreJessica Shin
This centre is amazing.
I moved my almost 2 year old here due to her really not enjoying a different... read more
- A 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 moreJenny Rahim
My son started at maples in Mernda about 2 months ago, he has settled in so beautifully! When you walk... read more
- Reshma 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 moreLashaye Moran
An absolutely gorgeous service, rooms and outdoor area are set up so beautifully- such an inviting learning environment! Educators and... read more
- Iqra Ishtiaque
I am so happy to have my most lovable baby in this day care.... I am so confident about all... read moreA Google User
Transition into this childcare has been great. Smooth and effortless. All of the staff have been amazing and take the... 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
- Melinda Soliman
Such an amazing childcare , so clean and the staff are so caring , friendly and welcoming . Highly recommended... read more