Welcome to Meruka
Meruka Child Care Co-operative is a small community based childcare centre, run by a Parent Committee of Management and supported by the Nillumbik Shire Council. It is located at the top of the hill in Meruka Park in Eltham.
Child Safe Statement of Commitment
Meruka Childcare Co-operative is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.
Meruka Childcare Co-operative has zero tolerance for child abuse.
Meruka Childcare Co-operative is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.
Every person involved in Meruka Childcare Co-operative has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
The spirit of a co-operative
A co-operative is made up of families with common childcare needs and goals. Through the service provided within the centre and mutual parent support and co-operation these goals can be achieved. Parents are co-owners, and therefore they have a real say in what happens in the centre.
In becoming a member of the co-operative, the centre families become part of a caring community. They are committing their own interests, energy and resources to the co-operative on the understanding that the group is also undertaking to help and support them.
This centre was established in April 1994 with the assistance of Nillumbik Shire Council members and dedicated parents in the community.
To make an enquiry or to check current vacancies, fill out the form on the Contact Us page.
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