Big Child Care

Big Childcare are our Out of Hours provider for Mernda Primary School. They are a leader in the Out of School Hours Industry; the team is professional, experienced, nurturing and committed to providing a supportive and transparent environment for families, where their feedback and support is highly valued.

They provide exceptional quality, out of school hours care, for school aged children which meets the health, safety and wellbeing needs of the children and families in the community.

The program is engaging, diverse, physically active and fun, where children’s learning can be scaffolded, so they can reach their full potential.  Through these experiences children will develop a range of lifelong skills including building on their social and emotional capacity.

Children are valued and respected as individuals and central to the program. The programs offered are developed in conjunction with educators, schools, the community, children and families.

 BIG Childcare are subject to  evaluation in order to ensure they are providing positive experiences that are age appropriate and extend every child.

Please click on the image and refer to the website for further information:

Before School Care:

At Big Childcare once you sign your children into our morning care, we will provide with a nutritious breakfast (providing they arrive before 8am). They will then be able to engage in range of different activities to keep their young minds stimulated.  We will treat all children with great warmth and respect to ensure a smooth transition into the busy school day.

Operating Hours: 6:45am- 8:45am

Fees: $14 (plus $5 casual fee)

After School Care:

Once the children are collected from school and their attendance confirmed the fun will begin! The children are offered a nutritious afternoon tea and drinks. The program offers a range of activities and experiences that are sure to entice all types of  interests. We offer sport games, cooking activities, craft activities, drama, digital devices and singing activities as well as a range of other activities. The program is engaging for all students and well-resourced with all the latest toys and gadgets which the children enjoy. The program can offer homework assistance where possible, which frees up your evenings to have some fun with your children. We observe, evaluate and consciously scaffold the children’s activities to offer learning opportunities throughout the afternoon.

Operating Hours: 3:15pm – 6:30pm

Fee: $18 (plus $5 casual fee)

Vocational Care (Holiday Program):

Holiday program is provided for the duration of all  the school holiday term breaks including, Easter, and Christmas holiday periods. We offer excursions to the movies, the beach, trampoline centres, bowling, exclusive shows Luna Park and much more. Our incursions provide students with various themed days such as Kidz Bop, Movie Maker and Mad Science days – where they can have fun, whilst developing their skills through different experiences. There is never a dull moment over the holidays. Should you wish to use our progra, please contact us to make a booking.

Operating Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Please refer to the link for online enrolment and costings:

BIG Child Care Staff / Contact Details:

Ted Hatzakorrtzian (CEO BIG Childcare): 8682 9400

Melissa Sell (Program Manager, BIG Childcare): 0402 761 465