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The Centre

Take a tour of our early education centre.

The Team 

Meet our team of qualified educators.

Ages & Rooms

Explore our rooms for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

For Parents

Everything you need to know to enrol your child with MEEC.

Welcome to

Murwillumbah Early
Education Centre

We offer families a safe, reliable, and nurturing environment for their children, with dedicated staff and a wonderful environment to play and learn – right in the heart of Murwillumbah.

Learning Through Play

MEEC’s playground is all about discovery, wonder and learning through play! Natural play spaces, bike track, veggie patch, slide, mud play area and a magical pathway.

Catering To All Ages

Four homely rooms to cater for all ages, from 6-week-old babies all the way through to preschool age children.

School Transition

Our Step Up transition to school program operates in two specialty preschool rooms with maximum 16 and 20 children respectively.

After School Care

MEEC also offers after hours school care and holiday care programs for school age children.

Nutritious Meals

Nutritious (and delicious!) meals are prepared by our inhouse chef each day.

Fun Ways to Learn

There is always something fun and new at MEEC. From language lessons to music and yoga, we love learning and trying new things!

We are a private, family-owned centre, open Monday to Friday, 52 weeks a year (except gazetted public holidays) from 6.30am to 6.30pm.

Book a Tour of Murwillumbah Early Education Centre

New families are always welcome to come and see MEEC for themselves. Contact us to arrange a Centre tour and meet our staff and educators.

Ages + Rooms

Murwillumbah Early Education Centre offers child care and education programs for babies through to pre-school. Discover our age based rooms below.

Sensoryland

Babies: 6 weeks to 2 years

Little Explorers

Toddlers: 2 to 3 years

Junior Preschool

Juniors: 3 to 4 years

Senior Preschool

Pre-school: 4 to 5 years

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Latest MEEC News

Keep up to date with the lasted news and child care information on the Murwillumbah Early Education Centre blog.

Our Philosophy

At MEEC, our mission is to protect, educate, and nurture children in a safe, stimulating, and positive environment so they are prepared for school and for life.

Our vision is to have the community recognise the value of our education program and care. We will be an active voice within the community and invite the community into our centre.

Nurturing children’s development and wellbeing. We understand the importance of listening, observing and engaging with our children and families and everything we do centres around our children’s development and wellbeing. Again, this is built around trust.

Respecting family values. We form meaningful relationships with our families and talk to them to ascertain what is important to them and what they need from us as carers and educators of their children. They trust us to respect their wishes and to uphold values similar to their own.

Being ‘ready’ for school. Our play-based learning environment focuses on the whole person being ready for school. This extends beyond cognitive abilities and into what we consider to be the most important skills at this stage of children’s development: looking after themselves, looking after their belongings and being ready to learn.

Providing a safe space. We encourage children to experience the world and all of its adventures, using their imagination and trusting their instincts while still staying safe.

Caring for our environment. We engage our children in sustainable practices like planting and harvesting vegetables, recycling in all forms, water conservation, worm farming and composting. We teach our children to be caretakers of their environment through our programming and practice.

Fostering our community’s cultures. We belong to a community of diverse cultures and recognise the need for children to feel a sense of belonging. We strive to accommodate our families’ cultural beliefs and values and incorporate these into our programming and practice though stories, discussions, dance, food, art and visitors.

MEEC is committed to the Federal Government’s Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and play-based learning. Our aim is to guide your child to become an effective learner and to assist their development in all areas.