First Grammar Mentone

About Us

First Grammar Mentone Early Learning Child Care Centre is positioned in a quiet Mentone street while having easy access from Nepean Hwy and Swanston Street in the city of Kingston.

We provide the highest standard of quality child care for children from birth to 6 years. Our dedicated team will ensure that you and your child feel right at home and have an enjoyable and rewarding time with us.

First Grammar Mentone Child & Day Care Centre Near MeOur centre’s operating long day care hours are from 6:30am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays.

At First Grammar Mentone Early Learning Child Care Centre we are focused on promoting positive experiences and interactions through play-based learning. We work in partnership with our families to foster all aspects of a child’s development and pride ourselves on providing a home-like environment.

Our team strongly believe in incorporating sustainable practices within our long day care service and have introduced a vegetable garden where the children can harvest fresh produce and include them in our nutritious meals. We also have a worm farm and recycling bins within all rooms and use recycled materials for open ended activities. All lights are also turned off between 12.00pm – 2.00pm to reduce our carbon footprint.

We are committed to building positive relationships with the wider community by encouraging the children to participate in regular excursions.

The interest and welfare of the children is of paramount importance to us. In our centre children feel comfortable, secure and most importantly it is a safe environment where the children are able to explore new learning experiences.

We respect that every child is an individual and therefore devise programs that foster growth and development for the individual child.



First Grammar Mentone Early Learning Child Care Centre provides a Government approved Kindergarten program, which is aimed at preparing your child for school and beyond.

  • Children in our Kindergarten program go on regular excursions to the local park and nursing home.
  • Fantastic incursions are provided for children in the Kindergarten room including regular yoga sessions.
  • Classroom technology is incorporated into our Kindergarten program to provide interactive and engaging learning experiences for your child.

Our team of passionate educators are committed to ensuring your child has a smooth transition from Kindergarten to School.


Our childcare 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.

Meet the Centre Manager

Bridget Vriend

Welcome to First Grammar Mentone.

I have been very privileged to be working in Early Childhood Education for over 30 years.

My journey started when my 2 children were young and I joined Family Day Care, I spent the next 20 years caring and nurturing our future generations.

I hold a Diploma in Children’s Services, Diploma in Leadership and Management and Certificate 3 in Training and Assessment.

My passion is providing children with a program developed around play based and intentional teaching moments that is in line with the Early Years Learning Framework. Offering a play based curriculum that encourages and challenges children to develop their skills, in a nurturing environment.

Our team of educators value that every child is unique and is an individual. We always acknowledge and respect that each family has different beliefs and values. We work as a team to continuously reflect and improve our service.

Our centre has a warm, welcoming environment giving children and families a feeling of belonging. We have an open door policy as we believe parent input and open communication is a very important factor in the development of your children.

We invite you to come and see for yourself and meet our friendly team so we can begin to make some everlasting memories of your child’s future journey.

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Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Tiny Tots Kinder
6 weeks – 3 years 3 years – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • We operate from 6:30am to 6:30pm!
  • Nappies included
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Other meals – late snack
  • Pet rabbit
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • Music program
  • Active8 Sports Program
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • In-house cook: with all food preferences catered for
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Door code security
  • Only a 5 minute walk to our local train station
  • Undercover Outdoor play space
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten program
  • Incursions and Excursions
  • Kindyhub parent communication app


Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

“I like the care of educators towards my child. The educators have good relationships with the children. Food is good and healthy. Everyday my child is excited to come into care. The centre has appropriate environments according to children’s needs.”

– Nimita


“We love the community feel. Our daughter knows all the carers by name and runs up to them for cuddles. Everyone cares for her like she is their own and that is very comforting as a parent that needs to leave her each day. Also picking her up she is always happy and busy playing so I know she has had a great day.”

– Sher


“The educators at First Grammar Mentone provide an excellent service. Our daughter is happily learning new skills and is exposed to a variety of difference activities to assist in her social and emotional development.”

– Megan


“We love that Brody has a great time in a caring environment, we love seeing what he has been doing during the day via the Kinyhub app and love how he has a bond with the carers. The smaller size of the centre means he gets plenty of attention and enjoys the company of other children.”

– Joanne


“I cannot speak more highly of this center – the girls in the Tiny Tots room do an amazing job and its so nice knowing my daughter is so well looked after – she loves going there. The staff are always so accommodating, helpful and caring – its obvious that all the children are so happy.” 

– Gretchen


“Both of my children Eva (5) and Hudson (3), have been attending First Grammar Mentone for 2 years. I can attest that this centre provides care second to none. We have followed two of the educators from another centre and travel 30 minutes to come here. Soula is a fantastic and personable manager, who always makes time for parents and the kids. Gen, Lily, Bela, Seon and the whole First Grammar team are so warm and friendly. Just seeing how the kids are happy and thriving here makes us so happy and going to work knowing they are getting the best care gives us great peace of mind. Could not recommend highly enough”

– Amanda


“I would happily recommend First Grammar Mentone to any prospective parents. My four year old son and two year old daughter literally run into the centre when they are dropped off in the morning. They are loved, cared for and nurtured by each and every member of the team. We in fact moved suburbs last year and despite being closer to some other centres have decided to leave our children at First Grammar Mentone due to the happiness and well being of our children who love Soula, Bella and all their teachers! It is a wonderful centre and now part of our family!”

– Brooke


Enquire Now

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 Mentone, please fill out the 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.