Gumnuts Early Learning Centre adopts an 'OPEN DOORS' policy, our families are welcome to visit the Centre any time and meet our friendly team.
In the Possum's room we aim to provide a program and routine that supports children in making decisions and having self expression.
We strongly believe that a child needs to grow and explore on their individual level and we will provide a program and environment to reflect this.
Our program provides activities such as art, music, cooking, free play, dramatic play and a whole range of other experiences.
Our flexible, fun program supports the building of relationships with peers and the educators; it encourages experimentation and exploration of a wide range of materials and creates opportunities for self expression through language, music and movement, art and dramatic play activities.
In the Wombats' room we believe in providing for each child on an individual basis for their needs. We strive to work with parents so that their child has a 'Home Like' routine as much as possible. We love cuddles and one on one opportunities.
We aim to offer a safe and secure environment with inviting activities that are of interest to the children to foster their development.
We like to build strong partnerships with families, including and accepting diversity, cultures and uniqueness of all our families.
In the Wallabies' room we believe in treating each child with respect and providing a warm nurturing environment. Children have the opportunity to grow and develop at their own pace and express themselves as an individual.
We provide children with enriched activities which meet their interests and developmental needs.
Activities range from dramatic play, cooking, language art and craft and lots more.
Our aim in the Koalas' room is for each child to learn and grow in a fun, happy and secure environment, as we believe children learn through play.
Our program is very flexible as we provide the opportunity for the children to play both indoor and outdoor throughout the day.
Our program not only stimulates but enhances your child's development and fosters their individual interest and needs to create opportunities for social interaction.
Our room in organised to engage children's interest and also challenge their abilities.
Activities and equipment are arranged so children have access to them and are free to use them at any time, we value choice and encourage independence in their play.
We Provide a Kindergarten program for 4-5 year olds incorporated into a long day care environment while parents still receive Child Care benefits.
Gumnut's is involved with the 'Best Start Program' along with other kindergartens and primary schools in the community.
The children attend many excursions throughout the year, learning about the people in their community, we also have special visitors each year such as The Melbourne Museum, Responsible Pet Ownership, Library Sessions, Gymnastics, Wellington Entertainment Centre and more.
We aim to provide the children with all the essential skills before school. It's an enjoyable educational program which instils a positive approach to learning by making it fun.