We’ve been putting children first since 1948 with our caring childcare services.
Children First is a long established community-based, not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of preschool and child care services throughout the Blacktown local government area.
We’re committed to giving children the best start in life so that they can create a better future for themselves and their community. We welcome children from diverse backgrounds and cater for children of all abilities.
Our six centres provide a nurturing and stimulating environment where every child is encouraged to learn and have fun. Our experienced and qualified educators engage children in fun, play-based activities so children are naturally motivated to learn and develop new skills.
We pride ourselves on a strong curriculum, supported by the Australian Government’s ‘Early Years Learning Framework’, and ‘My Time Our Place’ framework, giving your child a great start to their education.
There’s such great support from educators at Children First Blacktown Road Children’s Centre. There are always friendly faces and all questions are welcome! The centre is clean with a great outdoor space and a big variety of resources.
My daughters have both attended Balmoral Street Preschool. The first time I entered Childrens First I was blown away by the set-up, the resources available and the natural, play-based learning areas. The staff appeared so professional and helpful. 3 and 1/2 years later and I am still impressed and blown-away!
My children are very different, and the educators are able to meet and predict their wants and needs. My children have learnt how to write their own names, how to sow seeds, how to hang upside down, how to make friends and resolve disputes, how to make an Easter Hat, solve puzzles, use scissors and jump like little bunnies. I know every time I send my children to pre-school that they will be safe and well looked after, (especially my asthmatic daughter).
I can’t thank you all enough, for the hard work and loving care that is evident throughout the school!
Our family have had the pleasure of using the Hassall Grove Outside School Hours since it’s conception. My daughter who’s now fifteen still likes to visit when picking up my son who is in year 6. Isaac asks to attend both Before and After school care as it has variety of activities happening on daily basis. The staff are always welcoming and friendly. The centre also runs a fun filled Vacation Care program during school holidays.
I've been with Children First since my daughter was 10 months old and continued to remain with them for Shelley Outside School Hours and Vacation Care throughout primary school. My daughter has always been happy to go to Children First and has always enjoyed her time learning and playing. There are always different activities keeping each day fun and exciting.
Our entire time with Children First has always been pleasant and each Educator we have been involved with has always been caring. The Educators are always easy to approach and will always make time to acknowledge you and your child and show genuine interest in your conversations.
I love how the educators at Children First Balmoral Street Preschool & Occasional Care interact with us. It’s good. Their learning is 10 out of 10! We’ve been here just over a year. I’m always informed about what they’re up to and my son loves coming here which it makes it easy. They’re helping him socially and getting him ready for school next year.
We love Children First Alpha Street Preschool. The staff a friendly and my child has grown in confidence, developed socially, learnt great manners as well as listening and sharing skills.
We’ve been using Alpha Street Preschool for 3 years, and chose it because it’s a safe, secure facility close to home and the CBD – which is such a high demand area.
I have been using Children First Shelley Outside School Hours for after school care for 4 years. Both my daughters have enjoyed many hours there and made lots of new friends. My children are always busy with structured activities, free play indoor and outdoor areas. The resources are clean and well maintained.
My girls have gained a lot of independence by being encouraged to participate in breakfast and afternoon tea making and serving activities. I have always felt comfortable leaving my children there knowing they are being supervised by qualified staff.
All the staff are approachable, wonderful and caring towards adults and children and willing to help.
We love everything about Children First Balmoral Street Preschool & Occasional Care! They’re friendly, considerate and accommodating of everything our child needs. I love and appreciate all the staff. We’ve been at Balmoral Street Preschool for 2.5 years and it’s helped my daughter interact with other children, with her separation anxiety and allowed me to return to work.
Children First Alpha Street Preschool is nice and small, so children can interact with each other like they were in school. The staff are absolutely amazing – very friendly and approachable. Amanda, Katherine and Donna have been great – they make our children absolutely love preschool! They remember family member names and are always greeting everyone with a smile on their face. Our daughters have been coming here for 3 years and we’ll be sending my third as well!
My daughter Rosalee started in 2015 when she was 18 weeks old when I went back to work. We chose Children First Plumpton Long Day Care due to the closeness to my work and of the reputation that came with it.
The staff are easy to talk to and very friendly. They take the time to get to know my daughter and our family well and Rosalee feels very comfortable and at home at Children First.