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There’s always something new and exciting happening in our Children First community!

Families are kept up to date with what’s happening at their child’s centre with Floorbooks displayed at each centre as well as receiving monthly e-newsletters with helpful tips and advice and to learn what’s coming up in their centre.

Read the articles below to find out the latest BIG NEWS happening across our centres and learn a little more about our wonderful community.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updates and information

Children First would like to acknowledge the significant impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on our children, families, employees, communities and individuals. Our thoughts go out to those who have been directly impacted by this crisis. At Children First, the health and safety of our clients, families and employees are our most important priority. We…

Long Day Care Preschool Programs Help Your Child Get School-Ready

We offer dedicated preschool programs for children aged 4 to 5 years which are based in our long day care environment, helping children get school-ready.
We build and maintain strong working relationships with our local schools to help make your child’s transition from preschool to primary school positive and smooth.

Children First meets the Tradie Ladies!

Children First – Blacktown Road Children’s Centre recently received an exciting backyard revamp by the ‘Tradie Ladies Construction & Design’ to help improve the outdoor learning environment. Outdoor play is an important part of children’s development and our curriculum at Children First, which allows them to explore their environment, develop muscle strength and coordination, and…

Children First End-of-Year Celebrations!

After a big year, our Children First centres love to throw an end-of-year celebration for the families of their centres. It’s a time of fun and games, yummy food and a chance to spread that community spirit Children First are renowned for. There were jumping castles and petting zoos, face painters and discos, sausage sizzles…

Children First celebrate NAIDOC week!

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’ This year’s theme celebrates the essential role that women have played – and continue to play – as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and…

Have you seen our new signage?

Children First Blacktown Road Children’s Centre and Plumpton Long Day Care are sporting brand new banners! To show off the fabulous outdoor areas, happy faces and exciting activities that go on behind the walls, we’ve put up new banners to give you a glimpse into the everyday fun that children enjoy at our child care…

Alpha Street finalists in Local Business Awards!

Children First – Alpha Street Preschool have been announced as finalists for the Blacktown Local Business Awards after being nominated by the families of their centre. The Local Business Awards are the most comprehensive business awards program covering a wide variety of industries, paying tribute to and rewarding the local community’s best businesses. It also aims…

Blacktown Road Children’s Centre Harmony Day Art Exhibition

Children First held an exclusive Harmony Day Art Exhibition at our Blacktown Road Children’s Centre on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone and supports our ‘Belonging, Being & Becoming’ framework. Blacktown is a city of diverse cultures and we proudly celebrated the multiculturalism of our centre…

Shelley Outside School Hours opens in style

It’s been a long time coming, so when we got to officially open the new building to accommodate the Shelley Outside School Hours (SOSH) service, we did it in style. The bespoke new building on school grounds welcomes 45 children each day and they were on hand to help ‘cut the ribbon’ (a very long…

Does Plumpton Long Day Care & Preschool hire Sunrise Sam Mac?

Our Children First Plumpton Long Day Care & Preschool welcomed the Sunrise Weather team and Sam Mac into our home, taking on the role as an Early Childhood Educator for the morning. The visit was part of a Sydney-wide job search, where Sam Mac assumed the role of a variety of different occupations, hoping to…

NSW Minister visits Ngallu Wal

The Hon. Brad Hazzard, Minister for Family and Community Services, visited the Ngallu Wal Aboriginal Child and Family Centre in Doonside in Western Sydney on Thursday 17th December. The Minister mingled with members of the local community and its elders. He also met members of the Ngallu Wal Advisory Board and Centre staff. Ngallu Wal…

TIP & ADVICE

Looking for some advice to help with your little one? Browse our articles below:

Hygiene Fun

Maintaining hygiene and cleanliness can often be difficult and time consuming especially while working and caring for your family. To help you out Children First have put together a few suggestions on ways to make keeping clean fun for all the family and a permanent change for the healthier at home and at childcare. A…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updates and information

Children First would like to acknowledge the significant impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on our children, families, employees, communities and individuals. Our thoughts go out to those who have been directly impacted by this crisis. At Children First, the health and safety of our clients, families and employees are our most important priority. We…

Long Day Care Preschool Programs Help Your Child Get School-Ready

We offer dedicated preschool programs for children aged 4 to 5 years which are based in our long day care environment, helping children get school-ready.
We build and maintain strong working relationships with our local schools to help make your child’s transition from preschool to primary school positive and smooth.

Supporting Positive Mental Health in Children

Many factors can contribute to someone feeling low. It isn’t always easy to know whether someone is OK, particularly if they haven’t talked about it or children have yet to recognise the importance of changes in behaviour. Good mental health helps children form positive relationships with others, handle ups and downs and generally enjoy life.…

Engaging Your Child Through Play

Play-based learning is described in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) as ‘a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they actively engage with people, objects and representations’. But what is play? Play is hard to define as there are a number of theories and types of…

Top tips to help your child share and take turns

Sharing doesn’t come easily to kids, and can be very challenging for younger children. Here we share our top tips to help your child learn how to share and take turns. Why is sharing so hard? For children, sharing can be difficult because they have to: Understand how their friend feels Understand why their friend…

EMPLOYMENT

If you’re enthusiastic about working in an innovative organisation that’s committed to children, families and communities, check out our current vacancies.

We offer rewarding experiences, training, development and opportunities to grow.

Children First is a Service of Growing Potential

With a variety of other services in the community, Growing Potential may have other jobs that could be of interest to you.

Children First acknowledges the traditional custodians and their continued connections to Country and culture throughout Australia.
We pay our respect to these diverse communities and to Elders both past and present.

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