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Hi families,

The Gumnut room is a care and learning space for ages 2-3. The Gumnut room is where we all come together at the start of the day and end of the day for family grouping. It’s a great way for families to get to know educators from other rooms, siblings can support one another and easier drop off for families.

In our room we have five qualified Educators. We will support, care and teach your child to become active participants in their learning. This room is all about independance and taking safe risks to become confident in their bodies and the environment in which they play and learn.

Our vision is to provide children an environment with educational programs that open up opportunities for growth, development using the motto ‘learning through play’. We place great importance in engaging with nature in the outdoors. We have a large luscious green outdoor environment that allows us to do some gardening, climbing our cubby house and looking out. We continue our learning in our community by going on excursions on Mondays or Thursdays to the library and join in with activities. We go for walks in our community to the park, library, museums, art galleries and the Fire Museum.

Another important focus we have is PATHS.

P.A.Th.S is a Curriculum that we is embedded across our whole centre. We have a set up areas dedicated to children’s self regulation and recognition of our emotions. We talk about feelings and how to identify them, from being sad, angry, happy etc. We support children to understand and the emotions of others. We understand that for children to learn  their social emotional development is crucial. We plan daily activities to support the foundation of emotional literacy in our conversations and model appropriate behavior at all times.

Gumnut room is also about having FUN in our diverse community.

There are many different cultures and our centre celebrates Harmony day, Lunar New year/Moon Festival, Bastille Day and many more. We celebrate many events like Easter, Footy day, Christmas etc. Upon enrolment we ask families which cultural event they would like us to acknowledge and celebrate. We welcome families to be a part of this by singing songs in their language, share stories or artefact, etc.