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Kelly Van Meekeren

Centre Manager - Great Beginnings Canning Vale

“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.

During my 10 years of experience in the sector, I have worked across all age groups in varying roles. I joined the sector as a trainee, where the foundation of my passion for early learning began.  I have challenged myself to grow professionally throughout my career and have gained experience managing a high performing Early Learning Centre. I am excited for this new journey as the Centre Manager for Great Beginnings Canning Vale, bringing along my passion, dedication and years of experience to support myself and my team to create a safe, nurturing home away from home for your littles ones to grow and flourish. 

Each and every day I am inspired by the little people who wonder through our doors. Our children are the leaders of the future, and I have a passion for providing a high-quality care and education with endless opportunities for learning through play and discovery. I believe in a hands-on play-based learning approach, an Early Learning journey tailored to each child needs, ensuring an all-inclusive diverse environment for our littles ones to succeed. 

Your child’s learning journey will thrive at our dedicated early childhood service, with a devoted and qualified team, your child will be enriched with endless opportunities for growth, for learning, and for building lasting friendships. Our service is a home away from home, an extended family, and a safe and secure environment for your child to reach their full potential. 

We believe it is essential to build strong and reciprocal relationships with our families, at Great Beginnings Canning Vale you can expect transparency and strong communication from our team. We encourage your voices and input into your child’s learning journey at the center. We are dedicated in building connections with our families, our world and our wider community to support a diverse and all-inclusive learning environment.