First Grammar Wantirna South

Your child’s first steps to learning begin at First Grammar Wantirna South. Our long day care and early education centre provides child care that is perfect for families living or commuting through nearby suburbs Wantirna South, Wantirna, Knoxfield, Ferntree Gully and Glen Waverly.

From the moment you step foot into our child care centre, you’ll be engaged in a world where children are encouraged to learn and explore. Our spacious outdoor environments feature sandpits, vegetable garden, and other exciting 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.

Healthy, freshly made meals and snacks are created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements so you don’t need to pack lunches saving you time. Shared mealtimes between children and educators strengthen relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices. Let us treat you to coffee and a snack as part of your morning routine.

No two days are alike at our Wantirna South early education centre. Your child will have access to a rotating schedule of specialised programs, including a sports program, yoga, music and movement and Bush Kinder. These fun and engaging programs enhance the daily program.

Our Bachelor Qualified Teacher supports the curriculum across the centre and several incursions and excursions are organised to further stimulate the childrens learning and development.  

Educators and children venture out into the local community on excursions to locations. We also welcome special guests and community members based on the children's interests. 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.

We offer an engaging sustainability program teaching the children a sense of responsibility and connection to their world. Children learn about sustainability practices through our vegetable garden while harvesting food, weeding, watering, and nurturing the environment.

Our childcare 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.

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.
1305 High Street Road, Wantirna South VIC 3152 (03) 9887 1907 wantirnasouth@firstgrammar.com.au

Why you’ll love Wantirna South

These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.

Meet your Centre Manager
Cheryl Cope
“Play is the highest form of research.” ~ Albert Einstein

A sneak peek inside our centre

Child care child playing outdoors at Wantirna South First Grammar
Child playing with paint at Wantirna childcare
Wantirna South day care building entrance
Early education room
Early learning room
Kindergarten educator teaching math to child
Kindergarten room at Wantirna South
Preschool educator reading to a toddler
Preschool outdoor area at Wantirna South

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.

Useful information

Opening hours

Convenient opening hours to support your busy family life!

Monday 7:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am to 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm
More about your centre

Even more reasons why families love our Wantirna South 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!  

For your first day
 What we provide  What you'll need to bring 
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Sunscreen
  • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Morning
    and Afternoon Tea, Late Snack
  • Regular Excursions
  • Community visits
  • Bag
  • Hat
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Bottle, milk or formula if required

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.
Your team
Our team of educators provide an unparalleled early childhood education and care experience for your child. They are trained, qualified and passionate about the importance of the first five years of learning, along with the positive impact this will have on your child’s future. 

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. 
Fees
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery
Toddler $134.50
Kindergarten $134.50

Note: Fees effective from 1 February 2021.

The above prices are before the Child Care Subsidy has been applied. To calculate your estimated subsidy, view our subsidy calculator. 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.
Start your journey with us
Contact our Family Support Team on 1800 517 040 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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