The Owners – Sam and Angela’s Story
In 2003, sisters Sam and Angela opened Mindarie Keys Early Learning Centre (changing the name to Mindarie Keys Early Learning School in 2016). They have taken pride in providing high quality education and care to children and families in the community. Sam and Angela were thrilled to be recognised for their commitment to quality education and care and awarded rated as ‘Exceeding National Quality Standards’ by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.
Both Sam and Angela have a genuine love for children and their development. Their vision was to open a centre which focussed on education in a secure, loving home-away-from home environment. Using various child care theorists and approaches to provide the best possible care for your child.
Angela’s background qualification is teaching. She has a Master’s Degree in Education, a Degree in Social Science (Children and Family Studies) and was also a State Registered Nurse. She has three grown up children.
Sam has a Diploma in Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care), a background in business and is the mother of two children. When looking for care for Sam’s two children the sisters realised that other centres did not meet their expectations. They decided to open a centre that could provide high quality learning in a loving environment. Since then, they have become part of the community, well respected and highly recommended by past and present families.
The Team at Mindarie Keys Early Learning School
Mindarie Keys are very selective on choosing fantastic Educators who can create a secure and nurturing environment, whilst striving to ensure each child reaches ‘their’ full potential. The team are continuously improving their skills and working to best practise. They collaborate and share the same ethos and philosophy. Educators fulfil many roles in your child’s play. They support learning by scaffolding play through intentional teaching, modelling or planning the curriculum and learning environments. Most of all, they want your child to have fun!
Our core educators hold a minimum Certificate III qualification, with most having completed a Diploma or higher qualification. Our Educational Leader and fully qualified Early Childhood Teacher work together to provide the educators with the tools to ensure children of all ages enjoy a meaningful, play-based educational program. This ensures that your child receives a strong foundation for their schooling journey.
We are lucky enough to have a highly qualified and passionate Cook who has developed our menu with the children’s dietary requirements and tastes in mind.
We base a lot of our child care and early learning on the environment in which we teach. The physical environment is part of the curriculum, rather than just a background. We offer children a range of spaces to learn in through play, from beautiful gardens to dynamic climbing structures to quiet areas for calm reflection.
We understand the challenges as parents looking for a quality child care or daycare centres nearby that can provide a reliable, safe, home away from home environment for your child. We welcome enrolments from Mindarie, Clarkson, Quinns Rocks, Merriwa, Ridgewood, Burns Beach, Jindalee, Kinross, Joondalup, Neerabup and nearby suburbs.
Safety is Our Priority
We believe children learn more in an environment where they feel safe and secure. Our centre is secure with a pin coded door that requires a proximity card to gain access. There are no other entry points to the centre although we do have emergency evacuation gates. Emergency evacuation drills are practised every two to three months to ensure that staff and children are prepared in the event of an emergency.
All educators are first aid qualified and have participated in health and safety training including food safety, anaphylaxis and asthma emergency response training. We consistently run above ratio, by employing additional ‘float’ educators to ensure that children can always have the support and care they need.
We really look forward to welcoming you into the Mindarie Keys Family
Sam and Angela