Child care Parramatta

Preschool and Day Care Centres in Parramatta

With 8 well-resourced child care centres in Parramatta, each day is a brand new adventure where children explore, learn and grow.  

Community Kids and its sister brands across the G8 network have long day care and preschool centres that are ideally located for busy working families in Parramatta and surrounding suburbs, including Westmead, Holroyd, Merrylands, Fairfield, Guildford, Harris Park, Granville, Oatlands, Rosehill, Wentworthville, Toongabbie, Seven Hills, Northmead, North Rocks and Oatlands.

Equipped with quality learning resources and spacious natural outdoor areas that engage all the senses, our centres are designed to develop your child’s critical skills that set them up for life. Our team of passionate and experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals.  

Our childcare centres in Parramatta offer high-quality, government-approved preschool programs delivered by qualified early childhood teachers, with access to flexible hours, Child Care Subsidy benefits, meals and more. 

At our Parramatta childcare centres, seasonal, delicious and nutritious meals are freshly made daily. You will also receive daily photos and updates of your child's learning and development through our family communication app. 

Community Kids Merrylands

Community Kids Merrylands is ideally located for families living or commuting through Merrylands, Merryland West, Woodpark, Guildford West, and Holroyd. The centre is open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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Community Kids Yennora

Community Kids Yennora is ideally located for families in Old Guilford, Fairfield East, Villawood, and Chester Hill. The centre is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. 

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St Marina Early Learning Centre

St Marina Early Learning Centre is ideally located for families living or commuting through Parramatta, North Parramatta, Carlingford and Rydalmere. The centre is open from 7:00am to 6:30pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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First Grammar Baulkham Hills

First Grammar Baulkham Hills is ideally located for families living or commuting through nearby suburbs Castle Hill, Bella Vista, Winston Hills and West Pennant Hills. The centre is open from 7:30am to 6:30pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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First Grammar Merrylands

First Grammar Merrylands is ideally located for for families living or commuting through nearby suburbs Merrylands West, Woodpark and South Wenworthville. The centre is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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First Grammar Seven Hills

First Grammar Seven Hills is ideally for families living or commuting through nearby suburbs Seven Hills, Winston Hills, Lalor Park, Blacktown, Toongabbie and Kings Langley. The centre is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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Creative Garden Holroyd

Creative Garden Holroyd is ideally located for families living in or commuting through Holroyd, Merrylands, Granville and Harris Park. The centre is open from 7:00am to 6:00am for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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Headstart Early Learning Centre Oatlands

Headstart Early Learning Centre Oatlands is conveniently located for families in Oatlands, Telopea, Dundas and North Parramatta. The centre is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm today for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. 

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Frequently asked questions

What is G8 Education?

G8 Education is one of Australia’s largest providers of quality early childhood education and care. With more than 440 early learning centres across 21 quality early learning brands, we play an important role in the lives of families across Australia. Regardless of the brand or locality, we’re working hard to become families’ first choice in early childhood education and care.

Guided by the principles, practice and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), our qualified educators design programs that enrich learning through an inclusive environment that offers children diversified play-based experiences.

Is there any difference between the brands?

G8 Education owns 21 well-respected and recognised early learning brands across Australia. Together, we are one team of 9,500 dedicated, passionate and supportive team members, committed to empower children and helping them grow.

Our approach to early childhood education, high-quality programs and services, as well as our strict policies and procedures are consistent across all G8 brands. Each child we care for in our centres is a special individual, nurtured and supported through their learning journey. Our families can trust that the support our families receive will be the same across all 440+ centres.

How do I book a tour to see the centre of my choice?

A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. We are now also offering the virtual tour option in all states, so you can select either an in-person tour or a virtual tour.

With G8’s early learning centres, you have 4 options to book a centre tour for your desired centre.

  1. Book a self-scheduled tour directly online at anytime from the centre webpage using our 24/7 self-scheduled online booking tool, where you can book anytime, from anywhere. All available centre tour time slots are conveniently displayed for you to choose and lock a time in.
  2. Use a Web Chat to speak with our Family Support team and get them to book the tour in for you.
  3. Call our Family Support team on 1800 411 604 and get them to book the tour in for you.
  4. Walk-in and visit the centre of your choice and the friendly team will schedule a tour time for you.

To learn more about what’s involved in a centre tour, click here.

What is a virtual tour?

A virtual tour gives you a guided virtual tour walk-through on your chosen device (desktop, mobile or tablet) of your desired centre directly by the Centre team. This gives you the opportunity to tour the centre if you are out of area or when your busy schedule time doesn’t allow you to attend in person. You can then always follow-up by doing an in-person tour.

What is on offer at G8’s early learning centres?

Most of our early educations offers the following:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook
  • Regular updates and photos on our family communication app
  • Quality learning resources
  • Engaging specialised programs designed by qualified early childhood educators
  • Kindergarten/preschool programs
  • Beautiful outdoor spaces and play equipment
  • Regular festivities for annual events, cultural celebrations, and special occasions.
  • Excursions and special guest visits

Some of our early learning centres provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them. It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.

For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toy or blanket, sun hat, three spare outfits, spare socks, a jumper and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks, a jumper and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, comforter or medication.

How do waitlists work?

All early learning centres across the G8 network accept applications for future enrolments, and we offer enrolment placements as they become available. Our Family Support team will add your child’s name on our waitlist if a centre is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as places become available.

We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. When spots do become vacant, we will give you a call to let you know.

If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call. Our Family Support team can also help you find more early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.

What are the rules regarding sickness and absences?

If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at their centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, we’re committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.

Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 52 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.

Absences should only be claimed when care would have been provided if the child was not absent, and the family has been charged a fee for the session of care. CCS is only payable for absences submitted before a child has started at a service, or after a child’s final day of actual attendance at a service, under limited circumstances.

Please click here for more information about absences.

How does Child Care Subsidy work?

The Child Care Subsidy is a government subsidy designed to reduce child care fees for parents. Families must meet certain eligibility criteria to get Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

The amount of CCS a family can get depends on their circumstances. Use our Child Care Subsidy calculator to find out how much your family is entitled to.