Maples Mernda

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.

Visit maplesearlylearning.com.au

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 more

    Hayley George

    Maples early learning deliver the best quality care and education I’ve experienced. Both of my children attend this service and... read more

    A Google User

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  • Naomi Tappe

    Very happy with the care at this centre. I toured a couple of centres initially and even based on the... read more

    Ella 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 more

  • Myzay

    It was a big move for me but I'm very happy and at peace knowing that my kids are in... read more

    A 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

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  • Lisa Whyte

    My son is currently in his first week at Maples and I can’t say enough good things about this centre.... read more

    Nellie Hebaiter

    If you are looking for a centre that is following hygiene procedures amist all this craziness Maples is it.
    The staff...
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    Domenica 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 more

    Andriana S

    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...
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  • A Google User

    This centre is amazing.

    I moved my almost 2 year old here due to her really not enjoying a different...
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    Kayla 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 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 more

    Paula Alcalá

    Love it! Very friendly and caring staff. Kinder educators are amazing, my daughter learns new things everyday.
    Very impressed with...
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    Lashaye 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 more

    Jodi Harris

    Transition into this childcare has been great. Smooth and effortless. All of the staff have been amazing and take the... read more

    A Google User

    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

    Wendy Mills

    Amazing setting for children. It has always been so welcoming. So nice to have a centre that is family run too

    Kath Lonie

    A fabulous environment, extending with the Reggio philosophy!
    A warm and inviting atmosphere ☺️

  • Catherine Ostler

    amazing facilities and such dedication to everything that a parent needs to feel at ease

    Gaby Navas

    Maples is amazing. My daughter loves going, everyone is always friendly and helpful

    Sheryll Licup

    First day orientation- staff are very informative ❤️💛❤️💛

Reggio Emilia inspired early learning

Chef prepared tasty & nutritious meals

Art, Gardening, Music, French & Speech Therapy

Connections with nature & sustainability

Beautiful indoor & outdoor environments

Nurturing & passionate educators

A sense of wellbeing & belonging

Care & kinder from six weeks to school age