Welcome to First Grammar Bankstown!
We are a beautiful 39 place centre that strives to provide the best quality education and care. The children at First Grammar Bankstown are cared and educated by qualified educators who aim to always guide, nurture and encourage children to be involved and confident learners. We are conveniently open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday and cater for children from the age of six weeks to six years. We are also centrally located on Edgar Street, just off Marion Street.
Our centre provides:
- Nutritious and well balanced meals
- Nappies and wipes
- School readiness program, providing children with the foundation skills for kindergarten
- Breakfast bar providing a quick breakfast option for the working family on the go or the family member that never gets a chance to have breakfast for themselves
- Incursions and excursions
- Extra-curricular activities including martial arts, music and movement programs
- Kindyhub – A program that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning while at First Grammar Bankstown
- Kindy Now – An app related to your child’s bookings with our centre
- Age appropriate educational resources
- A warm, safe and secure environment
- Caring, experienced and qualified staff
- A commitment to listening and responding to family feedback
- A large outdoor play area
We are dedicated to educating our children about our environment and the importance of respecting our environment. We have a in depth sustainable program and plan which we continuously work on to ensure we are embedding this in our service. Our children are involved in simple sustainable practices such as re-using rain water to garden our plants and using recycled materials for arts and craft. We also have a vegetable patch which is looked after by the educators and children on a daily basis. The children enjoy watching this grow and collecting the item’s from our garden.
We understand that each child is different and each family is different so we make this our strength and a core point in providing an inclusive and welcoming environment. We welcome you to contact us or drop in at any time to learn more about our great centre.
Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.
My name is Sara Hijazi and I am the Centre Manager here at First Grammar Bankstown. I have been working in Early Childhood for almost 10 years now. I first started off as a trainee. Working at the age of 16, I instantly knew that it is what I wanted to do! I completed my certificate 3 and moved on to my Diploma.
I have worked as an assistant educator, lead educator, educational leader, certified supervisor, Assistant Manager/2ic and moved along to Centre Manager. I have extensive knowledge and experience in the Early Childhood industry and am so excited to be able to utilise this here at First Grammar Bankstown. I also am lucky enough to be a mother to a beautiful boy. This is rewarding as the knowledge and experience I have is very different when it comes to my own therefore he is teaching me something new every day which I am able to apply in the workplace.
I believe that the early years of a child’s life are busy, and learning is happening all the time and is interwoven through all developmental domains. Therefore my goal is ensure that all children are welcomed, included and a part of our family at Bankstown. The educators and I pride ourselves and building collaborative relationships with our families and the community and want to make the experience here with us a wonderful memory before the children move along to the next journey of their lives.
Our centre caters to the needs of the following age groups:
|0 – 2 years
||2 – 3 years
||3 – 6 years
Our centre offers the following facilities:
- Nappies Included
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- Sustainability Program
- Veggie Garden
- On-Site Parking
- Dance Program
- Music Program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom Technology including computers
- In-House Cook
- Halal meal options
- Fully Air-Conditioned
- Large, Natural Play Areas and Environments
- Water Play Area
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Incursions and Excursions
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“First Grammar Bankstown have been absolutely prefect for both my 2 children Michael 3 and Eli 2 who have been attending now for almost 10 months. I was recommended to the preschool by a good friend who is one of the educators Christina Toauk. The staff are ALWAYS so friendly and accommodating to any of my concerns. My son Michael has a speech delay and needs special help with understanding his needs and trying to help him move forward. He also is a very fussy eater and the staff specially the Director Suli have been extremely accommodating and persistent to help Michael, that extra care in making him special food that he likes. The centre has a outstanding learning program and the latest smart broad that has been wonderful for the children to learn. I like that the centre is very new and clean and the outdoor area is very open with new equipment. My boys love all the staff and I see in the time I drop off and pick up that all the staff love them back just as much. Thankyou to all the wonderful staff at First Grammar Bankstown!”
“I am one of the first parents to have my children enrolled… For the past three years the centre has been open I can honestly that my kids have learnt so much. The staff and especially the director are more like family to me and my kids ! I recommend everyone there . I know I can drop my kids off at anytime and know I have absolutely nothing to worry about at all . Every teacher in every class room is amazing in there own ways . Thank you very much First Grammar staff. Thank you Suli for keeping the centre together and growing. The best and most honest director I have come across .”
“From the moment I dropped my daughter off for her first day I felt at ease. I knew she was in good hands. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and were always happy to answer any questions I had and fill me in on anything that happened during the day. A year and a half later and it is still the same. We are always greeted with warm smiles when we arrive in the morning from all of the staff members and when we leave for the day. The centre itself is very tidy and is a wonderful learning environment for my daughter. She especially loves the outdoor play area. Thank you First Grammar Bankstown!”
“I was absolutely blown away by First Grammar Bankstown! From the first moment I rang them, the lovely Director and the team helped us like we were a family rather than a customer. My son was only 6-months when I had to go back to work and having a peace of mind helped us to transition. Each staff is extremely professional AND genuinely care for each of the kids, not just going through the motion of looking after them like a chore. My son absolutely loves “going to the school” here. Due to full time work, I’ve tried a couple of other centres and none of them even compare to First Grammar’s team…. A genuinely caring environment with dedicated professionals who treat your babies/children with utmost respect, care and love. I really appreciate all the regular communications, emails, newsletters and the annual report book full of all the crafts and pictures for the year. Highly recommended.”
“First Grammar Bankstown is absolutely fantastic. The staff are all welcoming and very approachable. The centre itself is kept clean and tidy – I have never walked into a dirty room. The educators are enthusiastic and you feel that they genuinely care for your children. Since starting at First Grammar at the beginning of this year my son has ‘come out of his shell!’ He has learnt all his colours and most of his shapes and his language has developed a lot as well. All up a very warm and comfortable centre, where I am happy to leave my son to play and learn.”
We’d love to welcome you to one of our First Grammar Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at First Grammar Bankstown, please fill out the childcare enrolment form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.
Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.