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Mackinnon Parade Children's Centre

148 Mackinnon Parade, North Adelaide SA 5006

Mackinnon Parade Children's Centre Incorporated (MPCC) is located in North Adelaide with beautiful views of the surrounding parklands. On clear days we can see the Giraffes wandering around the Zoo and we can hear the monkeys and lions talking to one another.

We are a boutique centre operating for 63 children daily from 7am until 6pm Monday to Fridays (excluding public holidays). Here at MPCC we have a firm commitment to the provision of high quality education and care services for children and their families. We pride ourselves on professionalism, ability to scaffold children's learning through play, our strong working knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework for delivery of high quality relevant programs and our strong relationships with our children and families.

Our learning environment inspires children's curiosity and encourages their natural desire to discover and learn. Apart from the children themselves our Educators guide the emergent curriculum. Our Team at MPCC consists of experienced and knowledgeable Educators who implement a range of teaching strategies and theoretical practices, implementing intentional teachings and underpinning our philosophy.

MPCC provides 5 warm and friendly educational groups:

  • Crawling Caterpillars - babies
  • Bouncing Bunnies - toddlers
  • Groovy Giraffes - 2-3 year old children
  • Cheeky Monkeys - 3-4 year old children
  • Happy Hippos - Pre-schoolers

Mackinnon Parade Children's Centre Inc. has a long history of community involvement. Initially, it was established in the early 1970's by the University of Adelaide as a facility used by staff and students of the university and then extending to staff of the Women's and Children's Hospital. In 1986, the focus changed from one of priority to the University to one of equal opportunity throughout the community for access to the centre. In 1986, the building was purchased by the Organisation with funds provided by the Department for Community Services and Health and the Health Commission.

To this day, Mackinnon Parade Children's Centre functions as a non for profit community children's centre under the Associations Incorporations Act and Educational and Care Services Nationality Quality Framework.

We are managed by a highly professional Board, which integrates parents of the children that attend our service with our Centre's Director and Educators. They bring together their knowledge and skills to ensure that our Centre runs smoothly as well as constantly achieving the best outcomes for our community, our families and children.

What's Included?

  • CCB and CCR Approved
    CCB and CCR Approved
  • Educational/Development Programs
    Educational/Development Programs
  • Food/Meals Included
    Food/Meals Included
  • Linen Included
    Linen Included
  • Milk Included
    Milk Included
  • Nappies Included
    Nappies Included
  • Outdoor Play Equipment
    Outdoor Play Equipment
  • Sandpit
    Sandpit
  • Sunhats Supplied
    Sunhats Supplied
  • Sunscreen Supplied
    Sunscreen Supplied
  • Sunshades in Outdoor Areas
    Sunshades in Outdoor Areas
Mackinnon Parade Children's Centre

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5 star rating
12 May 2016

Wonderful centre

My eldest child started at MPCC in January 2012 (she was 7 months old), my youngest in August 2013 (also 7 months old). Over that time, the service has been exceptional. From the early days when I was the one crying at drop off, to the stages of separation anxiety for my kids, to days where they forget about me as soon as we enter the room; the team at MPCC have been completely welcoming and supportive of my family. My girls love their educators dearly and while the drop off can be a bit iffy somedays, they're always smiling and playing with their friends at pick up and it can take 15 min to tear them away from their friends. Through MPCC I have had the added joy of watching my girls and their friends grow into caring little people under the guidance of the team, I believe that consistency in peers is as important as consistency in care for these little people and the excellence in service at MPCC ensures that families stay until their kids are ready to start school.

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5 star rating
12 May 2016
Katie

Wonderful centre

My eldest child started at MPCC in January 2012 (she was 7 months old), my youngest in August 2013 (also 7 months old). Over that time, the service has been exceptional. From the early days when I was the one crying at drop off, to the stages of separation anxiety for my kids, to days where they forget about me as soon as we enter the room; the team at MPCC have been completely welcoming and supportive of my family. My girls love their educators dearly and while the drop off can be a bit iffy somedays, they're always smiling and playing with their friends at pick up and it can take 15 min to tear them away from their friends. Through MPCC I have had the added joy of watching my girls and their friends grow into caring little people under the guidance of the team, I believe that consistency in peers is as important as consistency in care for these little people and the excellence in service at MPCC ensures that families stay until their kids are ready to start school.
5 star rating
01 Mar 2016
Anonymous

Convenient location with excellent staff

I have had children at MPCC for the past 5.5 years, 3-4 long days per week and have found the staff to be warm, caring and supportive of every child's needs. The facilities are good, with current plans for a building upgrade and impressive new nature playground in the works. The location is very handy with easy parking and being able to access the sporting ovals is a huge bonus. My children have loved MPCC, met some amazing friends and teachers and been given an excellent basis to begin their formal educational lives. I will be very sad when we have to say farewell to MPCC at the end of 2016 when my youngest child 'graduates'!
5 star rating
01 Mar 2016
Anonymous

Wonderful caring community based centre

We have been with Mackinnon Parade CC for about five years now, with two children, and have watched it blossom into an excellent community based caring centre. With AMAZING home cooked meals, with a menu that will have the parents wanting to stay for lunch, you know your child will be well fed. The Kindy Room is also great, and has a fully qualified teacher preparing a quality experience for your 4-5 year olds.The educators are well prepared, and demonstrate the love, care and consideration you would expect as a parent for those people looking after your children. Highly recommended!

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