Kelly Van Meekeren
Centre Manager - Great Beginnings Applecross
“I am extremely passionate in my work and 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 2012, I have enjoyed working directly with children. My passion for early education flourished, supporting our children in their learning and development, and watching them grow is incredibly rewarding. I hold a Certificate 3 and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and am also trained in Child Protection and First Aid.
I believe children are individuals in their learning and development, each and everyone with their own unique personality and way of doing things. I believe 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 and encourage all of our 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 many years of 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 centre 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. We have a dedicated team of qualified educators who go above and beyond to ensure all our children grow and learn in a safe environment where they feel secure and supported.
Our team understands just how important your children are to you and we ensure we take our responsibilities seriously. Greenwood Early Education Centres has extensive policy and procedures in place to assist our team in protecting children in our care. You can read more about our commitment to safety here.
Being a boutique centre, enables more possibilities for individualised learning, as our children are the centre of everything, we do we ensure our relationships with them are built strong, and our environment nurturing and supportive. With our children feeling safe and secure, their learning and development is free to flourish.
We are devoted to providing our families with effective transparent communication. Whether in person, via email, a phone call, or a post on our amazing interactive app ‘Xplor Home’ 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.