Your child’s first steps to learning begin at First Grammar Bathurst. Our long day care and early education centre provides child care in Bathurst that is perfect for families living or commuting through nearby suburbs Mitchell and South Bathurst.
We have a combined outdoor environment for all the rooms, which allows children to know all the educators at the centre and be able to transition seamlessly through the environment. In our Pre-school room we have a dedicated art space where children are able to explore their creative side and there is a worm farm in our sustainability garden that we look after.
From the moment you walk through the doors of our Bathurst early education centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to learn and explore. Our adventure-filled playgrounds feature sandpits, natural gardens, vegetable gardens, climbing forts, bike track, and play equipment to engage all the senses.
Children are provided the time and space for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoors to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence. Being outside supports children’s overall health and wellbeing.
Our indoor spaces invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children wonder, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our team of experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists, and designers.
We have everything covered here at our Bathurst early education centre, so you won’t need to worry about preparing lunch or snacks. Nutritious meals are made daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators strengthen relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices.
Every day presents a new opportunity for learning experiences at our Bathurst early education centre.
Educators and children venture out into the local Bathurst community on excursions to nearby parks, shops, and schools. We welcome special guests and community members to the centre based on the children's interests. Our Pre-schoolers have their eyes tested every year through the STEPs eye testing program, we participated in the online Book Week celebration at the Bathurst Library this year and we hold a Preschool Information Night for the parents to attend.
Our centre also celebrates regular cultural events reflecting the diversity in our local community. We celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with morning or afternoon tea’s, we hold Book Week dress up days and celebrate Easter and Christmas with activities leading up to the day.
Neighbourhood connections support a sense of community and belonging for children and provide opportunities to develop social and observational skills with different people, places, and environments.
As members of our First Grammar community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.
Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 517 040 to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.