Welcome to First Steps!

Finding a childcare centre for your child can be a daunting task!

At First Steps our aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where your child can develop their intellectual, social, emotional, physical and aesthetic skills to become competent and confident individuals. And for you as the parent or guardian, to feel safe in the knowledge that your child is receiving the best possible care.

We believe the best way to work with you and your child is by building a partnership of care. To do this we want you to feel:

Welcomed, recognised, acknowledged and respected by all staff.

That your child is really known by, and really knows, the people who care for them.

You are given lots of information about what is occuring and are asked for your views.

You are involved in making decisions about your child's experiences.

You and your child are received and greeted upon arrival.

Your child is happy, secure and engaged.

Your child is not just looked after but really cared for.  

Children with child care worker

Our Centre

First Steps Early Learning Centre is a beautiful privately owned Long Day Care Centre located in the CBD area of Lismore.

First Steps offers:

  • Care for ages 6 weeks to 6years.
  • Large outside play areas with lots of shade and a large playground.
  • Experienced, qualified and friendly staff.
  • Beautiful environments for playbased learning.
  • Latest modern educational resources.

First Steps is a new standard in childcare, with programs structured by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Within the environment of care we strive to promote the development of fine and gross motor skills, exercise, good nutrition, sleep and rest periods. We ensure each child feels love, security and a sense of belonging. First Steps provides cognitive stimulation and education through a variety of experiences, stimulation of senses and promotes the importance of play.

Age Groups

First Steps carters for ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Our Centre has five beautiful rooms which promote a spacious, warm and inviting environment for all our children at the Centre.

  • Junior Nursery
  • Senior Nursery
  • Toddlers
  • Junior Preschool
  • Senior Preschool

Flexible and affordable Care

First Steps is open 5 days a week Monday to Friday 6.30am- 6.30pm.

Our fees are very reasonable, please contact our Centre Director Sarah Ruttley on: (02) 6622 8999 for more information on fees, vacancies, room structures and routines.