Tip-top management at MercyCare facility

Community Services Minister Tony Simpson recently named MercyCare Heathridge Early Learning Centre as one of WA�s best managed childcare centres.

Children created their own greenhouses to learn about food production by planting seeds, helping vegetables grow, eating fresh produce and recycling food scraps with the help of a worm farm.

Manager Fiona Cousins said the centre�s environmental programs were one aspect of what made it a nurturing and educational environment for children.

�While our environmental programs are teaching children important lessons about caring for and growing their own food, much of our success as an early learning centre comes down to our staff�s commitment and passion to promoting early learning opportunities,� she said.