Your child’s first steps to learning begin at First Grammar Bendigo. Our long day care and early education centre provides child care in Bendigo that is perfect for families living or commuting through Flora Hill or nearby suburbs Spring Gully, Kennington, and Quarry Hill. We are open from 7:00am to 6:00pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.
First Grammar Bendigo
Spacious areas designed to inspire
From the moment you walk through the doors of our Bendigo child care centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to learn and explore. Spacious outdoor play areas featuring a large yard and play equipment for children to learn through play. 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.
Healthy meals freshly prepared in-house
We have food covered here at our Bendigo child care 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.
High-quality early learning programs
Every day presents a new opportunity for learning experiences at our Bendigo early education centre. We offer an active and exciting kindergarten program with qualified Early Childhood Teachers, the convenience of meals and extended hours to fit in with your busy days. Our kindergarten program is the perfect way to support your child’s school readiness in an engaging way. For an additional fee, your child can have access to engaging specialised programs, including a sport and music and movement program.
Educators and children venture out into the local Bendigo 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 centre also celebrates regular cultural events reflecting the diversity in our local community.
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.
Why you’ll love First Grammar Bendigo
These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.
Take a walk in your child’s footsteps
Every day is a different adventure with children, but there are some key elements that make your child’s time so enjoyable at our First Grammar child care centres. Scroll through the below to see what a typical day might look like.
Convenient opening hours to support your busy family life!
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|Tuesday||7:00am to 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||7:00am to 6:00pm|
|Thursday||7:00am to 6:00pm|
|Friday||7:00am to 6:00pm|
Even more reasons why families love our Bendigo child care centre:
- We offer an interest-based program guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a preschool program taught by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early education journey.
- You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our all in one family app that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates. Our app also allows you to manage your bookings, organise payments, and more.
- Convenient on-site parking is available for easy pick-ups and drop-offs.
- Children learn how to care for the environment through our sustainability philosophy and program which is embedded in everything we do at our centre.
Call our Family Support Team today on 1800 517 040 to chat through your child care needs!
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We’re always here to support you on your child’s learning journey. Read more about what to expect on your first day, and how you can prepare.
The learning programs your child will experience at our centre reflect modern educational research and practices as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which our program is built from.
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Note: Fees effective from 10 July 2023.
Your family’s daily out of pocket cost will depend on your Childcare Subsidy (CCS) entitlements.
We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy.
If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy, learn more about how to apply for the subsidy. Our team of experts are always on hand to guide you through the process. Call 1800 517 040.
Read our Google reviews
“A brilliant experience for our children, and us as parents, during our years at First Grammar Bendigo. Staff and management were always warm, welcoming and accommodating, as well as demonstrating a wealth of knowledge in early childhood education. We loved the 'one big family' feel of the centre, and the shared outdoor play environment was a huge asset. Highly recommend!”
“We arrived in Bendigo in early September and were so fortunate to chance upon First Grammar. . Their attention to detail and outstanding staff are hard to find these days. All of their care and passion was amply demonstrated in the Kindergarten Graduation last week. An unforgettable experience and our deepest thanks to all for Kim's fantastic time with you.”
“Outstanding centre with brilliant staff. I've had both my children attend over several years. They loved it and I felt completely at ease having the staff take care of the kids. They genuinely care about the children and are so incredibly supportive. I cannot rate these guys high enough!”