Choosing a child care centre is an important decision. At Gumtree Cottage, we greatly appreciate the trust you place in us to provide your child with high quality care and education.
When you choose Gumtree Cottage, your child will be welcomed into a safe, stimulating and fun environment to enhance learning in their early years.
Play Makes Learning Fun
Learning starts long before school. The first five years of your child's life is crucial to laying the foundations for an ability to learn throughout later years. Our centre also offers an Early Experiences Program to deliver fun and engaging real-life learning experiences for your child.
As a toddler, your child is opening up to new challenges as their communication skills expand and they learn to concentrate, experiment and play. Our qualified educators specialise in Early Childhood Education and support this magical phase through a program of play-based learning activities to help your child explore their own interests and strengths. We also use the Abecedarian approach to help toddlers develop valuable language and literacy skills.
Australia's Early Years Learning Framework "Belonging, Being and Becoming", is at the heart of our approach to Early Years Education. The framework's emphasis is on play-based learning. This includes things like singing to help your child learn about language, drawing with crayons to help them express their feelings and encourage writing; playing with shapes and patterns to develop their problem-solving skills; and group activities to build their social skills.
Flexible Care Options & Session Times
In addition to making time at our centre a fun and valuable experience for your child, we also strive to offer flexible care options that suit your needs.
We will always do our best to accommodate your requirements with education and care service options that include full day and 10 hour set sessions. Please also chat with us about vacation care options, and how flexible sessions can meet your needs, so that you can make the most of the Child Care Subsidy available to you.
Is your toddler ready to join us?
We would love to show you around our Toddler rooms! Book a tour at our centre, or call 1800 CHILD CARE for more information.