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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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Early Childhood Educator – Certificate III (Maternity Relief)

We are currently recruiting for a full time Early Childhood Educator – Certificate III to join the team at Plumpton Long Day Care Centre. This position will be on a Maternity Leave Contract until May 2023. Commencing ASAP. This role is full time, 40 hours per week with 1 x Monthly RDO. Mandatory Criteria: Must…

NEW Educator Training website!

Children First Training has grown in recent years and have now launched their brand new website dedicated to Early Childhood and OOSH Educator training. From little things, big things grow! As part of the Growing Potential network, Children First Training was founded to provide Training to educators and staff of our Children First services. Once we opened up to other Early…

Early Childhood Educator – Diploma

Children First is a not for profit organisation that provides preschool, long day care, before and after school care, and vacation care services in the Blacktown area. It operates out of six sites and approximately 700 children attend these services in any week. In addition to providing child care services from its own centres, Children…

Blacktown Road Covid-19 Updates

Updated 25 August 2021 Blacktown Road Children’s Centre will be temporarily closed due to COVID-19. We have just been advised a person has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) who attended Blacktown Children’s Centre last week. Children First is still awaiting formal advice from NSW Health, and further updates will follow shortly. For the safety of…

HGOSH Covid-19 Updates

Updated 19 August 2021 We wish to advise a person has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) who attended Children First Hassall Grove Outside School Hours site on Friday, 13 August and Monday, 16 August 2021. Children First is still awaiting formal advice from NSW Health, and further updates will follow shortly. There has been no…

Introducing Online Educator Training

Our online Educator training allows Early Childhood Educators and OOSH providers to upgrade their skills and attend training from anywhere in Australia! When COVID-19 threw us all into lockdowns and social distancing in 2020, Children First Training had to make fast changes to keep supporting our essential workers in the Early Education and Care sector. We sprung into action and began offering…

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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