Pachamama Early Education and Childcare offers quality early education and care in the beautiful Perth Hills. Our home-away-from-home is steeped in nature, creativity and diversity.
Why choose Pachamama?
a child-centred approach
Long Day Care
(for pre-school children)
Out of School Hours Care
(for school-aged children)
Welcome to Pachamama
Pachamama welcomes you to our two early education and childcare services in Western Australia. Located in the beautiful Perth Hills, our unique learning environments focus on nature, creativity and sustainability.
And, at Pachamama, diversity is more than a matter of compliance – it is a way of life. Our team of highly experienced Educators are almost as diverse as the United Nations! We incorporate cross-cultural learning experiences into our every day activities.
Our fundamental aim is to be a home-away-from-home. A place for children to learn life skills and form trusting relationships with both their friends and our Educators. A place for them to connect with nature, each other and themselves. A place for all children to grow and expand their horizons and interests.
‘Pachamama’ is a ancient Incan goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. In Incan mythology, she signifies fertility and abundance – a creative power to sustain life on this earth.
Pachamama is perceived as being benevolent and giving – of being nature herself. The figure of the Virgin Mary became united with that of Pachamama for many of the indigenous people following the regions conquest by Spain in the 16th century forcing conversion to Roman Catholicism.
Pachamama is synonymous with Mother Earth, although a more literal translation is ‘World Mother.’ Although there is no equal diction in modern Spanish or English, it was translated by the first Spaniard Colonists as ‘mama’ (mother) and ‘pacha’ (world or land) and later widened in a modern meaning as the cosmos or the universe.
The concept of Pachamama is often used to represent the warmth and love shared between a mother and a child. It is this concept we aim to achieve in our daily interactions with our Pachamama children. We encourage all families to visit and experience our relaxing atmosphere and engage with our Educators.
We aim to support you and work with you in your most important challenge of raising your children.
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Pachamama – Making a real difference in children’s lives.
Vance’s Story … See how creating a nature-based interactive environment helps children to build confidence.
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Pachamama Activity Centre – As seen on the Garden Gurus!
Research is showing that the first four to five years have the biggest impact in shaping your child’s life. Pachamama Activity Centre takes a growing up experience in nature to a whole new level, where children are given the opportunity to connect with nature.
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