Keiki Early Learning – Quality Education and Child Care
Keiki Early Learning is a small group of family owned and operated child care centres in Perth’s northern suburbs which have been operation since 2003. We provide quality early learning education and child care services based on the Early Years Learning Framework that encourages dynamic learning and development through play. Our Early Years schools are located in Mindarie, Mindarie Primary, Clarkson, Hamersley, Glendale Hamersley, Edgewater and Trinity, Alkimos. We also run five Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) and Vacation Care programs based at Burns Beach Primary School, Mindarie Primary School, Tapping Primary School, and Northshore Christian Grammar School and Shorehaven Primary School in Alkimos.
Our Approach to Early Childhood Education
We pride ourselves in providing the ideal environment for children to learn, develop and grow. The physical environment is part of the curriculum, rather than just a background. We offer children a range of spaces to learn and discover through play, from beautiful gardens to dynamic climbing structures to quiet areas for calm reflection. Our nurturing and safe environment is led by experienced and fully qualified staff, dedicated to providing children with the best quality care and early education.
Our early learning practices, beliefs and daily rituals draw inspiration from a number of philosophies and cultures from around the world, including the Reggio Emilia learning approach from Italy, Indigenous Australian (Noongar) practices and customs from Western Australia and community values from Hawaii. Built upon the foundation of the ohana, the family, Hawaiian culture ensures the health of the community as a whole. The Hawaiian ohana encompasses not only immediate family related by blood, but all who share a common sense of aloha (love and compassion). We adapt this same approach to the communities we operate within, helping to provide and build a support network for our children and families. In the Hawaiian language, the word Keiki (pronounced ‘Kee-kee’), means child or children.
In horticulture, a keiki is the name for the new shoot of orchid that propogates on the stem. We embed sustainability and nature within each of our services, and encourage children to observe and respect the world we live in throughout the process.
Keiki is also used in the Japanese language, translating to ‘opportunity’ or ‘chance’. We are dedicated to creating opportunities to grow and develop, whether it be encouraging children to make new discoveries every day, sharing information and knowledge with our families or providing regular professional development for our staff.