Childcare in Merrylands
Merrylands childcare offers parents the choice of family day care, centre based and school affiliated. Centres such as Holroyd Children Centre and Goodstart offer more than one centre, with a range of private and community centres also providing care options.
Merrylands is distinguished by a series of art deco buildings built in the mid 1900’s and has many churches, as well as delightful parks and cycleways. It is home to numerous famous residents.
The suburb is serviced by trainlines and transport links which make commuting convenient for all residents and is situated west of Sydney near Parramatta. It has its own bowling club and library and provides a link between the coast and the inland national park region of the Blue Mountains.
Food and activities
Children enjoy the outdoor spaces provided by Merrylands child care centres, with a range of imaginative zones, wheeled toy paths, sandpits and more. Indoor rooms are appropriately designed and each centre offers a unique take on reading nooks and engaging activities, suitable for babies, toddlers or kindy age children. Out of school care is also available and provides a valuable time for children to wind down or do their homework well supported by qualified educators.
Centres may include nappies, formula, linen and sunscreen and some facilitate visits from allied health professionals according to need. Meals provided consist of lunch, morning and afternoon tea, adhering to strict nutrition guidelines and ensuring all children have access to a well balanced food intake. Water is provided as the most healthy drink for all children.
The Early Years Learning Framework forms the basis for Merrylands childcare educational programmes, which allows a responsive approach to children’s interests and development levels.
Qualified, trained educators are able to assist children to engage in events that enhance their learning as well as providing specialist learning in extra-curricular activities such as music, art and languages.
Parents are kept informed of their children’s progress through a variety of methods, according to the preference of the centre, helping to transition each child from home to school without interruption.