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Mascot 1

Mascot Central Meriton

25 Etherden Walk, Mascot

Car Park entrance via Church Ave

Open from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm

Director : Tara Duffin

1300 147 683

The Grove Academy – Mascot 1 childcare is a new, state of the art childcare service, located within the centre of Mascot and walking distance to Mascot train station (Etherden Walk).

The childcare centre is separated into 3 large play rooms, with plenty of space for your child to play and enjoy the brand new facilities available. Each room has been specifically designed to cater for the individual needs of each age group.



Mascot Central Meriton

(Opposite Woolworths)

25 Etherden Walk, Mascot

Car Park entrance via Church Ave

Perfectly located within the Meriton Complex ‘Mascot Central’ and opposite Woolworths allows easy access with plenty of available car spaces.


Care for ages from 6 weeks to 6 years

Nutritious meals cooked onsite by our own qualified chef

Air Conditioned Centre

Age appropriate toys, equipment + facilities

Large Open Area

Central Location

Brand New Service

Qualified, dedicated and professional staff

Nappies, meals and linen provided

Follows the Grove Develop Program which targets all aspects of a child’s developmental needs

Enhanced School Readiness Program which is developed in line with the NSW Best Start Program

The provision of programs tailored to your child’s individual developmental needs

We follow and support quality principles and ideas and have a diversity of cultures, practices and beliefs at our centre

Hi, I’m Tara Duffin

Area Manager & Centre Director at Mascot 1

I have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and have worked in the industry for over 13 years, more than 4 of those as a Centre Director at the Grove. During this time I have learnt a lot about how important the role of an educator is and how rewarding the career can be by helping children learn and develop to their full potential. I, therefore place a high importance on guiding and mentoring my staff to ensure they are highly motivated in their roles as educators and are positive role models.

I believe the best way to teach a child is to guide the child in a positive manner. Each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially.

I also recognise the importance of the relationship between myself, my staff and parents/carers. I believe parents and carers need to work closely and develop partnerships with the educators to meet each child’s developmental needs.



Amazing staff, phenomenal management, pristine modern centre, top notch chef who preps amazing food,first class preschool and education programs. My daughter absolutely loves it at the Masot centre. Now they have baby chicks and bunnies too. Highly recommend these centres especially the Mascot ones.”

– Masha Idis –


Amazing state of the art centres with amazing teams of educators; who adore the children and plan great experiences for them each day!”

– Tamika Langi –