MARAGON EARLY LEARNING CENTRE
Hi, I’m the Centre Director for Maragon Yokine – Tara Henry. I received my Early Childhood Education Degree from Ireland, and have over 8 years’ experience working with children. The Maragon Yokine pet rabbit ‘Nibbles’ is an integral part of our Centre. Children learn to develop care and empathy while looking after him and he visits our families at the weekend. Caring for children from 8 weeks – 5 years, Maragon Yokine has three Early Childhood Teachers who work directly with the various age groups, providing knowledge and experience and guiding our curriculum and practices. Our trained Montessori Teacher guides and mentors our staff in the various Montessori methods. Maragon Yokine focuses on developing independence and self-help skills from an early age right through to our Junior Kindy. Our team consists of permanent full-time educators to enable each child to quickly form a strong bond and nurturing relationship with all the staff in our Centre. Our child led play and curriculum based on children’s current interests, mean that each child has an active involvement and is inspired to lead their own learning. Our educators are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to each child in our care. Our love of children and our profession is evident from the moment you step inside our door.
Meet the Yokine Team
Tara Henry is Maragon Yokine’s Centre Director. Tara’s team includes an Educational Leader Emma Alsop, along with a team of dedicated qualified educators and assistant educators. The team focuses on Montessori practices incorporating a blend of Reggio Emilia. The team at Maragon Yokine have an outstanding relationship with neighbouring Primary Schools Yokine and Dianella, keeping in touch with developments in Kindy and Pre-Primary education as part of their school readiness program.
What People Say
My Son has been going to Maragon Yokine since he was 7mo and from day one I’ve been totally confident in all the staff’s ability & care giving. The Nursery room team are so wonderful & respectful. They genuinely care for the children as if their own. Now he has moved up to the Toddler room and they are all like a second family to him. I would recommend Maragon Yokine in a heartbeat! Keep up the good work guys!
We love Maragon! Our son has been attending since he was 11 months old and has worked his way through all three rooms. Every educator he has had in all of the rooms has been so kind and caring and always encouraged him to bring out the best in him. I feel really comfortable leaving him there as I know he will be well cared for, plus fed really well! I love that Maragon continues to upgrade their facilities and put in place new learning experiences for the kids. We’ll be sad when we have to leave Maragon.
My son started at Maragon a few weeks back and has had a difficult time settling. The girls (especially Fiona) have been so understanding with myself and my son to help that settling in stage that little bit easier. They care so much for the children and respect your wishes. I feel so comfortable leaving my child in the hands of the girls. Thankyou.
Our son started Maragon when he was 1yr old and will be finishing up to start pre-primary next year. Our family will never be able to thank the girls enough for the time and effort they’ve put into Oisin and he adores every single of them. They always go above and beyond and we are so grateful he got such an amazing start to his life.
So delighted I enrolled my two sons at Maragon!
The educators (Lauren especially) are all wonderful, enthusiastic and loving! Then there’s the ladies in the baby room amazing!! They have settled my youngest in with such love and care.