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Kelly Van Meekeren

Centre Manager - Great Beginnings Applecross

“I am passionate about my work. I love coming to our centre every day, seeing all our children grow and learn in their own unique way.”

I began my career in early childhood education and care in 2012. I hold a Certificate 3 and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and am also trained in Child Protection and First Aid.

Supporting our children in their learning and development, and watching them grow is incredibly rewarding. I believe children are individuals in their learning and development. As educators it is our role to build a positive relationship with each child so that we can discover who they are and how they learn best.

We support a play-based approach to early education, empowering children’s voices and ideas which ignites their passion for learning. We are dedicated in educating not only our children but also ourselves in order to provide innovative educational experiences every day. Our educators are committed to lifelong learning. We encourage all children to develop their own dispositions for learning through our emergent curriculum.

Our team are all long standing educators and we have become more like a family. Our experience enables us to use each other’s strengths and talents. Our educators dedicate themselves in building strong and positive relationships with all our families and children, so you are always welcomed by a friendly and familiar face when you walk through the door.

We are a home away from home, where children are cared for and nurtured with compassion and respect. I value the importance of nurturing a team that works towards a common goal of achieving exceeding high-quality care and fulfilling experiences for children.

Being a small centre gives us more possibilities for individualised learning. As our children are the centre of everything, we ensure our relationships with them are strong, and our environment is nurturing and supportive. We are devoted to providing our families with effective transparent communication.

Whether in person, via email, a phone call, or a post on our family communication app, we are constantly sharing your child’s journey with you every step of the way. We are looking forward to welcoming your family to our centre.

Call to enquire 1800 517 086