Welcome to First Grammar Toongabbie Early Education Centre
We are conveniently located at 3 Reynolds St Toongabbie and are just 250 metres from Toongabbie Public School.
Our Toongabbie centre caters for 47 children from 6 weeks to school age. The centre offers a specialised School Readiness program which embraces the Emergent Curriculum, focusing on the interests of the children, coupled with other leading philosophies such as Reggio Emilia and the new Early Years Learning Framework.
Our childcare centre positions children not only according to age but also to the child’s stage of development, to cater to each child’s unique needs. We have different playrooms enabling us to tailor the programs effectively to the children’s different stages of development including a dedicated school readiness room. We also have a large outdoor play area which provides the children with a peaceful setting for their outdoor recreational activities and programs.
Our facilities include:
• Three large and well-appointed activity rooms
• Peaceful, shaded and secure outdoor environment
• Fully landscaped outdoor playground and play equipment
• Security system with intercom access to Centre
• Full range of new resources, updated regularly
• Qualified chef providing hot meals daily
• Unique aesthetics in a warm homelike environment
• Monitors showing children’s daily activities in the reception area
• School readiness, numeracy and literacy programs
• Fun and fitness program to promote healthy, active children
• I.T. learning centre and interactive whiteboards
We welcome you to contact us or drop in at any time to learn more. We would love to have you as part of the First Grammar Toongabbie family.
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.
How long have you been working in early education?
I have been in the early childhood industry for 6 years.
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
Being part of Children’s learning and growth, watching children explore and experiment the environment as capable learners.
What qualifications do you hold?
I began my career in early childhood education six years ago where I studied my Diploma and continued on with completing my bachelor’s degree in Early childhood and Primary education.
What are you most passionate about?
Embedding a warm and nurturing environment where parents feel comfortable leaving their children each day. Where children are able to be themselves and learn to the best of their abilities. I believe children are central to everything we do. I believe that we are creating the future and potentially the next generation of leaders to leader our world. I believe I am part of something spectacular that only us as educators truly understand the world of little minds.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
“Play: Play is not frivolous. It is not luxury. It is not something to fit in after completing all the important stuff. Play is the important stuff. Play is a drive, a need, a brain-building must – do”
What values are most important to you in your team members?
Teamwork! If we are all in a boat together, we need to be rowing in the same direction. We can’t row a boat, if we all don’t row together.
What makes your team/centre special?
Our team is special because of everyone’s individual qualities that they each bring to the team. Without the amazing people in this team it wouldn’t make the centre as homely and welcoming when everyone comes into it. The centre is special as we’re all a big family, which is continuously growing every day.
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Teacher, who was just like Miss Honey from Matilda.
What is one of your hobbies?
Reading and Painting.
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
I would like to tell parents that they aren’t just walking into a childcare centre that they are in fact walking into a family. Every child and family member that comes through our door is welcomed into a big family. We strive to be warm and nurturing where all children are encouraged to grow and explore whilst we are able to work collaboratively together with families to enrich every child’s learning Journey.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|6 weeks – 2.5 years
||2.5 – 3.5 years
||3.5 – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Nappies included
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Late snacks
- Sustainability program
- On-site parking
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- Classroom technology (computers)
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water play area
- Early Childhood Teacher
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“I love my experience with First Grammar Toongabbie. A highly dedicated team who are committed to not only caring for your child but also giving them an excellent start in education. My kids have gone to the centre ever since it opened and I have always been very happy with the service. Would be my first recommendation to any friend. I love the fact that the centre staff are multicultural and varying in age & maturity.”
“Both my children attend here after leaving another day care in the area last year. In comparison I find it hard to express how much this centre has to offer. There are so many learning opportunities and activities that are age appropriate for the kids. The staff are well trained and communicate extremely well with the parents and children. The food is healthy – and my kids eat it!!! It is definitely not pasta and frozen veggies that some centres serve. I highly recommend First Grammar Toongabbie!”
“My daughter has been with First Grammar Early Education Centre Toongabbie for almost two years now. The staff is qualified and friendly and she is learning new and exiting things every week. The center is spacious and children have plenty of room to play. I would recommend for anyone who looking for good childcare in the area”
“A great centre with staff that are alway warm, friendly and really care about your child. I would highly recommend this centre.”
“The center is very clean, very comfortable arrangement. My kids make friends here, also have good learning experience.”
“A fantastic pre-school with very caring staff. My 2 year old loves it so much, he doesn’t want to leave at the end of the day!”
“My Daughter has been attending First Grammar for 12 months and I am amazed with all the new things that she has learnt. I could not be happier with the staff. I can leave my daughter knowing that she is in the best possible care in a creative learning environment.”
“Just wanted to say thank you for the smooth transition we have had. We as a family are very positive about the change and Alannah actually woke up crying this morning as I said no school today!!”
“My son started at First Grammar when they first opened in 2012 and I found it great the staff are very friendly and the school readiness program is great.My daughter is now attending the centre and is loving it.”
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 Toongabbie, 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.