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The ‘Children First’ approach to curriculum

The curriculum at Children First has been designed to put children first, highlighting teaching practices with evident links to research, policy, procedures and legislation.

The teaching practice within Children First is supported by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and My Time Our Place (MTOP). Our passionate educators deliver quality educational and care practice and programs that incorporate play-based learning and innovative curriculum to ensure that all children are active and capable learners.

The practices embedded in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and My Time Our Place (MTOP) guide all educators, irrespective of their qualifications, to implement experiential learning and intentional teaching strategies to support children’s developmental learning.

Through research and training, educators understand and embrace children’s and families’ cultural background to ensure that each child gains a sense of identity and belonging within our environments. Educators have a strong belief that families are the child’s first and foremost educator and we attempt to incorporate all families using a collaborative approaches such as visual and verbal communication.

Children First has developed policies in accordance with regulations and legisation such as inclusion of children with additional needs, child environments, interactions with children, parental involvement and toys and equipment these support, guide and reinforce the foundation of quality education and care environments.

Growing Relationships Growing Responsibilities Growing Learners Growing Technology Growing Explorers

Our curriculum illustrated through our five teaching practices

The Children First approach to curriculum is a unique approach based on our long-standing commitment to community with centre specific initiatives that bespoke to our cluster of services and families.

Our not-for-profit organisation is responsive to parent and families where we provide opportunities for all levels of involvement in the care and education of their children.

Our educators are recruited based on their cultural sensitivity; value-added qualities and their diverse levels of education and backgrounds. We value and encourage each of our educators to be autonomous in their teaching and we acknowledge that our educators bring a variety of skills, knowledge and life history to the environments that they belong to. We support our Aboriginal communities with a vast array of services that wrap to provide a holistic approach to education.

We are fortunate enough to develop fluid budgets that enable all educators to upskill via training that is specific to the sector and through the professional relationships developed with peak industry bodies, organisation and companies.

Our childcare services and centres

Children First offers a range of early education child care services: Preschools, Long Day Care, Occasional Care, and Outside School Hours services.

Preschools

Visit us today and let us show you around.

Children First –
Alpha Street Preschool

3-5 Year Olds | 8am – 4pm | Blacktown | Child Care Subsidy

A small, nurturing 20-place preschool helping children form close bonds as they prepare for primary school.

Children First Alpha Street Preschool Blacktown

Limited spaces available – get in quick!

Children First – Balmoral Street Preschool and Occasional Care

Preschool 3-5 year olds | Occasional Care 0-5 year olds | 8am – 4pm

Providing a stimulating environment where every child is encouraged to learn and have fun.

Children First Balmoral Street Preschool Blacktown

Long Day Care Centres

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Children First – Blacktown Road Children’s Centre

0-5 year olds | 7am – 6:30pm | Child Care Subsidy

Open extended hours and conveniently located between Blacktown’s CBD and the M4 with state of the art facilitates.

Children First Blacktown Road Children's Centre long day care

ENROLLING NOW – Let us put your children first today

Children First –
Plumpton Long Day Care

0-5 year olds | 7am – 6pm | Preschool Program | Child Care Subsidy

Our large outdoor adventure playground allows children to explore and indoor playrooms inspire creativity.

Children First Plumpton Long Day Care

Outside School Hours

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Children First –
Hassall Grove Outside School Hours

Before and After School Care | Vacation Care | Child Care Subsidy

Enjoy a variety of activities as well as breakfast and afternoon tea at Before and After School Care. Join us for action-packed Vacation Care in the school holidays and make new friends with others from different schools in the community.

Hassall Grove OOSH Vacation Care

ENROLLING NOW – Come and join the fun!

Children First –
Shelley Outside School Hours

Before and After School Care | Vacation Care | Child Care Subsidy

Enjoy a variety of activities as well as breakfast and afternoon tea at Before and After School Care. Join us for action-packed Vacation Care in the school holidays and make new friends with others from different schools in the community.

Shelley OOSH Blacktown Vacation Care

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