Thank you for taking the time to consider First Grammar Westleigh Early Education Centre. We cater for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 6 years and operate between the hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Our beautiful centre in the leafy suburb of Westleigh is situated in Eucalyptus Drive, it is located behind the shopping village at Westleigh and has convenient drive in/out access as well as onsite parking.
First Grammar Westleigh provides the convenience of a long day care service whilst also including a specialised School Readiness program. The School Readiness program 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.
We have incorporated an interactive smart-board within the Preschool room into our daily routines which have enhanced our already comprehensive school readiness program. Our centre has integrated mandarin program with our ECT who can speak Mandarin and we also have an international pen pal program.
Our facilities include:
- Large and well-appointed activity rooms
- A peaceful outdoor environment with a unique outlook
- Full range of new resources, updated regularly
- Cook onsite
- School readiness, numeracy and literacy programs
- Fun and fitness program to promote healthy, active children
- We have a sustainability program, large back yard with natural sandpit and grass area
- Engaging in incursions and excursions
We invite you to come in and see how we can cater to your child, please call us on 9980 2535 or drop in at any time.
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 childcare?
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
Interacting and engaging in meaningful play with the children and forming strong relationships with them and their families.
What qualifications do you hold?
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Turn the fear of the unknown into the excitement of discovery.
What is your philosophy about educating children?
I believe that all children, no matter what age, should have the chance to learn about the world around them, discover who they are and share how they feel without having limitations placed on them. It is my responsibility as an educator and role model to provide, guide and encourage this as they grow. We need to stop viewing children as children but instead as capable and confident little humans who want to learn and grow. We need to provide meaningful opportunities for them to learn, grow and discover who they are while keeping them safe from harm while exposing them to the big wide world.
As an educator, it is my role to ensure all young humans have a fair and equal opportunity to learn, develop and grow through guidance, encouragement and the teachings I have learnt. More importantly, it is a privilege to be a part of this they are on in their early years as humans.
What makes your team/centre special?
We have a large open outdoor space for children and educators to actively engage in play. Our educators are warm and form strong relationships with the children and families that are a part of our centre. We provide nutritious meals throughout the day that fall in line with the Munch and Move guidelines for healthy eating and our cook loves involving the children.
Our centre has come a long way over the past 5 years. As a centre we have created a warm and welcoming culture that you know your child would love and be loved. We understand that each child is different and unique in their own special way and it is part of our role to help that surface. We let children be children and learn through play while we help guide them. We encourage all children to go an adventure of discovery about the world around them who they are. Most importantly we ensure that all the children and families in our care feel a part of the centre.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|6 weeks – 3 years
||3 years – 5 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Nappies included
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- Other meals
- Pin code security
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Sports program
- Computer program
- SMART Interactive Whiteboard
- In-house cook
- Halal meal options
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water Play
- Early Childhood Teacher
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“My 2 girls both not only hit all their milestones, but in many cases exceed my expectations, and I know that it is due to the work that is done with them at First Grammar in conjunction with my own efforts. The Carers are always willing to work with me on any issues that come up for my girls and together we have overcome many of my worries. Whether in person or on the phone, all the carers at the centre always have time to discuss my kids with me and I never feel cut off… I shall be sad to say goodbye when my younger daughter finally goes off to big school.”
“My daughter has been attending First Grammar Westleigh for approximately 10 months. We love this centre for the amazing outdoor area, where most of our daughters time is spent (weather permitting) and the staff, who are incredibly engaging and fun. From a centre management and parent engagement perspective, Miss Ally has made significant improvements since taking over the centre. I couldn’t be happier.”
“First Grammar have incredible space and facilities that my son loves and enjoys. Since enroling him about 7 months ago I’ve watched him grow and learn in a happy and accepting learning environment. When ever I have raised an issue with the centre it has been dealt with immediately and with discretion. Miss Amy (2IC) has been a shinning light for my son, she is loving, caring & firm but fair. This approach has allowed him to grow up into a confident and happy little boy. Thank you!”
“Our son has been going to First Grammar since he was 2 years old full time. We are so happy with the service and education and recommend First Grammar Westleigh to anyone who is looking for a tight knit community focused of giving children a great learning environment. The staff are excellent with the kids and they are always open to suggestions about the menu, learning programs and cultural diversity. We will be very sad to leave First Grammar as our son moves to Kindergarten and thank the team for all their love and support over the years x.”
– Farha Millington-Hussain
“It’s a great Center. Caring staff and lots of extra activities including some interesting incursions that kids love. Both my kids are in the center. They loved it there.”
– Xuan Lou
“Wonderful staff and great outdoor play area. Our little one is very happy there!”
– Ellie Foot
“Wonderful staff and a lovely grounds for our 3 year old to grow and be nurtured. Can’t recommend highly enough.”
– Will Sessions
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 Westleigh, 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.