Childcare in Mernda

Child Care and Preschool for families in Mernda

Early Learning Centre Mernda Childcare and Kindergarten Logo

5 Bent St Mernda VIC 3754
Phone: 03 9715 2199
Email: mernda@shel.edu.au
Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm

Quality early childhood education and child care provides the foundation for learning for life.
Let your child’s learning story begin with us

Nutritious Healthy Meals

Mernda Childcare and Kindergarten provides all children with fresh, nutritionally balanced meals, prepared on-site by our very own chef.

Quality Educational Programs

Our dynamic, vibrant and inspiring programs are designed by our experienced early childhood educators.

Sunsmart Centre

Mernda Childcare and Kindergarten provides shaded play areas and SPF30+ broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Tailored Learning and Curriculum for each age group

We believe that the value of play is of utmost importance to children as it is their way of learning about their world.  While children play they are able to experiement with new ideas, test theories and their understanding of concepts, express their creative ability, release their emotions and share their feelings.  While engaging in play children are developing across all domains and creating the building blocks for their future.

Baby nursery at ELC Mernda


We partner with you to provide a safe, quality, family-centred learning environment where every child is respected and nurtured. We continually develop our skills and explore new ways to enrich your child’s early learning experience.

Toddler at ELC Mernda child care

Tiny Tots

The Tiny Tots Room is an active place where children engage in new experiences, based on their age, stage of development and interests, as they further develop their motor, sensory and social skills.

Toddlers at Mernda child care centre


Indoor and outdoor play based experiences are an integral part of our program. Educators plan a diverse range of experiences to create opportunities for your child in both structured and spontaneous play.

Pre kinder activities at ELC Mernda

Pre Kinder

Our programs are inspired by the wisdom and teachings of early childhood theorists and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), and aim to develop children’s emotional, social and cognitive intelligence.

Having fun at ELC Mernda Kindergarten


The Kindergarten curriculum continues to emphasise play based learning, however offers additional intentional learning times where the focus is on literacy and numeracy, socialisation, self-regulation and independence.

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Where to Find Us

Mernda Early Learning Childcare and Kindergarten provides quality care for children within  the Mernda and Whittlesea community.  Conveniently located on the corner of Bent Street and Everton Drive, Mernda Early Learning is opposite Mernda Primary School and easy walking distance to Saint Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. 

Early Learning Centre Mernda Childcare and Kindergarten Logo

5 Bent St Mernda VIC 3754   03 9715 2199  |   mernda@shel.edu.au
Open  Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm

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