Gowrie Early Education Centre Dubbo has celebrated NSW Grandparents Day with an innovative COVID-safe approach.
With the occasion falling on Sunday this year, the Spears Drive facility marked the event two days early on Friday.
Centre manager Jessica Dawson said because they could not host visitors in the grounds yet because of COVID, they invited all the children's grandparents to a drive-by celebration.
"We wanted to show our love and support to our family community in some small way whilst we still manage COVID restrictions in our service," Ms Dawson said.
"All Gowrie children attending the centre were ready and waiting to wave 'I love you' to all our grandparents at the fence line on Spears Drive on Friday morning.
"The Gowrie fence lines were decorated with children's artworks as created by all children for our Children's Week celebration.
"The children's grandparents drove past, honked their horn, and waved to their grandchildren to mark the event.
The children's grandparents drove past, honked their horn, and waved to their grandchildren to mark the event.Centre manager Jessica Dawson
"Gowrie Early Education Centre Dubbo would like to thank all our grandparents for being there for us and loving us unconditionally."
Grandparents Day is presented by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.
"Grandparents, grand-friends, kin" and those who take on the role of a grandparent in their family or community are recognised for their contributions.
Sending grandparents a drawing or card and reading a book over a video call are among the activities the department suggests to celebrate the occasion.