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.