BCYF & Bethany have merged! Our two like-minded not-for-profit organisations are now Meli. Learn more

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Learn, play and thrive at a Meli Kindergarten near you

About our kindergartens

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We know that the first years of a child’s life are an important time, which is why we're committed to high quality three and four-year-old kindergarten programs. With 30 kindergartens throughout Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and Colac, we’re one of the biggest and most experienced providers in the region.

Community Support Services

Everyone faces challenges and we’re here to lend compassionate help, and to take a preventative and early response approach, no matter how big or small the problem. Find out how we can help you across all stages of life.

Early Childhood (NDIS)

Lifelong support for our community begins in the early years – because at Meli we know that the first years of a child’s life are an important time. We provide family-focused services for children aged zero to eight years across the Barwon region, including the Early Childhood Approach (NDIS).

Wimmera South West

Meli offers a range of support and education services to people living in the Wimmera South West region of Victoria including Warrnambool and Horsham.

Here to offer support at every stage of life, Meli’s services span from childhood through to adolescence and adulthood. Everyone faces challenges, and Meli is here to lend a compassionate hand when you need it. We provide a range of vital community support services for people in the Wimmera South West region.

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Poa Banyul Community Hub

Poa Banyul is a state-of-the-art facility managed by Meli offering a range of services including kindergarten, maternal and child health services, family support consulting rooms and full equipped versatile community spaces for hire.

As one of the first integrated facilities of its kind, the hub provides babies and young children with the very best start in life, while offering parents and carers an accessible and welcoming community space.

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Careers at Meli

With our culture at the heart of our organisation, Meli combines the strengths of BCYF and Bethany to make an even greater place to work. Find out about the incredible career opportunities across a range of roles at Meli.

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