MARAGON EARLY LEARNING CENTRE
Hi, my name is Jay Barr, I am the Centre Director at Maragon Early Learning Centre Balcatta. Our Centre provides exceptional care for children aged 8 weeks – 5 years. A favourite with the children, our Centre has a pet bunny, teaching them about care and, empathy and responsibility. One of the core focuses of our Centre is on school readiness, closely aligning to neighbouring West Balcatta Primary School to enable a smooth school transition. Maragon Balcatta also aligns to Montessori learning approaches. The physical learning area is structured according to subject area, where children are free to move around the room. Children are encouraged to develop independence and the environment has been designed to facilitate this. The benefits of this learning method are; focusses key developmental stages, inspires creativity and encourages cooperative play through a system that is highly individualized to each child and is curriculum focused hands-on learning. Our nurturing educators, understand the pivotal role they play when a family transitions the child into care. Our unique team have various backgrounds that include art, education and organizational development.
Meet the Balcatta team
The Balcatta team is led by Centre Director Jay Barr and Educationa Leader Jilna Dutt. The majority of the Centre team have been in their role long term which demonstrates their love and commitment to the children, the families and their career. The team have an excellent relationship with neighbouring primary school West Balcatta, keeping across developments in Kindy and Pre-Primary education as part of their school readiness program.
What People Say
My daughter just loves it and so do we. A very professional business but very friendly and personal. The management and day to day staff are caring and passionate about looking after children. The updates via Storypark are fantastic (they must take a lot of time). Always extremely clean, healthy menus and a big variety of activities for the children (including cooking and cleaning!). Highly recommend the Kindy program.
My little boy loves Maragon Balcatta. His language has developed so much since attending. We always feel welcomed and that our little babe is in safe caring hands.
I’m so grateful that I found such a perfect day care for my son. He’s been attending since October 2017 and was one of the first in the cocoon room (age 1-2) He has come on leaps and bounds in all aspects of his development and is so attached to his educator Charlotte it’s heart-warming. It’s not the closest day care to us but am more than happy to travel there.
My daughter has been attending since she was 10 months old. The educators and management have always been so caring and supportive of the children’s development. Highly recommend.