Clean hands and big hearts: How First Grammar is handling COVID-19As we continue to navigate ‘the new normal’, the health and safety of First Grammar families and team members remain our highest priority.
We understand that information, kindness and support are currently essential in keeping all children, families and teams feeling reassured. Below, you’ll find a number of resources to help at this time.
Enrolling across centresWe are welcoming bookings at our centres to cater to your full requirements and establish our close connections with families.
We do understand that the COVID-19 situation has resulted in a challenging economic climate for our country, and we know some families may require assistance regarding understanding the options available to them.
Our ultimate purpose is to ensure all our families have all the tools and information at their disposal to feel confident in their children’s continued journey in early childhood education. Click here to read our guide to the Child Care Subsidy and feel free to contact us to discuss your options.
Families also are encouraged to contact their Centre Manager with help regarding the Additional Child Care Subsidy, our Flexible Hours program and more.
How will my child be protected in their centre?
All First Grammar centres are using Zoono Hand Sanitiser and Zoono Microbe Shield to provide the highest level of protection for children while also protecting their skin.
Dermatologically tested and ultra-gentle, with no harmful chemicals, Zoono products last all day on skin and up to 28 days on surfaces while fighting bacteria and fungi. Zoono Hand Sanitiser also keeps killing 99.9% of germs for up to 24 hours, even after normal activity and hand washing.
Many other initiatives have also been introduced, including Visitor Entry Guidelines, daily updates to our support teams, suspension of face-to-face training, more vigorous cleaning routines and separating cohorts of children where possible, to name a few. Click here to see our full COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan.
An important reminder for families: If a child is unwell, or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that they do not attend their centre. To maintain the safety and wellbeing of all children and team members, we will ask parents to collect any child that begins to show symptoms throughout their day in centre.
These symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or a runny nose. We will also ask parents to collect children experiencing headaches, muscle soreness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
We appreciate your consideration and understanding at this time.
Where to find more information and updates
G8 Education, who operates our centres, liaises regularly with health and education authorities for the most up-to-date advice and recommendations.
Click here to find more updates related to centres, along with further details on how to protect your family from illness and additional information for support at this time.
If you have specific questions relating to individual situations, please contact the relevant state or territory public health agency:
- ACT call 02 5124 9213
- NSW call 1300 066 055
- QLD call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
- SA call 1300 232 272
- VIC call 1300 651 160
- WA visit healthywa.wa.gov.au or call your local public health unit
If you have a child currently enrolled at a First Grammar centre, your Centre Manager is your best contact for up-to-date information and answers to any centre-specific questions.
We are proud of our reviews
"Really love this place. As soon as my son sees the centre he gets very excited! The centre is very clean, the staff are super attentive and caring. They really make the children feel safe and welcomed and create a very warm environment.."
First Grammar Bankstown
"I highly recommend First Grammar Belmore for other parents. The educators are incredibly caring and attentive. They always communicate and highlight things that I need to be aware of. The premise is clean, and there are always different activities every day which stimulate the whole child’s developmental aspects."
First Grammar Belmore
"We could not be happier with the love and care given at First Grammar Castle Hill. They have welcomed our son with open arms and his social skills and speech has progressed enormously since he started in September. Highly recommend the centre!"
First Grammar Castle Hill
"First Grammar Fairfield is the best! My son has been attending the childcare since he was fifteen months, He has been in both of the baby and toddlers room. The staff are so caring, so attentive and always happy. Even though on the weekend, he wants to go to childcare than at home, he loves his teachers and his friends. Feels like home. "
First Grammar Fairfield
"The staff are all very experienced and really lovely. My daughter absolutely loves attending and is so happy to see the educators and her friends. She has dietary requirements which was a stress for me but has always been well managed here. I love the daily updates through an app so I can see what she's been up to, know what she's had for lunch etc. Highly recommend the centre!"
First Grammar Epping
"I sent my 2 little ones to First Grammar Green Point because we rented around the corner. We’ve since moved a few suburbs away and although it is now in a different direction, I continue to send my little ones there because the staff are genuine."
First Grammar Greenpoint