Our Kindergarten is made up of a dynamic Early Childhood Team who collaborate to enrich the kinder experience for our children. Jacinta, Helen and Zachary (Bachelor of Early Childhood Education) are our 4 -5 years kindergarten teachers, they have passion for children to have fun and explore their natural surroundings. They use natural materials and child focused approaches in the programming to stimulate and extend children's learning.
The Magpie team is: Hannah (Masters of Education) Michelle ( Advanced Diploma of Children's Services) and Victor (Cert 111 in Children Services).
This dynamic group are highly responsive to children's needs and developmental interests, creating an adventurous journey over the 3 year old year.
The Koala team is: Anne-Marie, Rasika, Niaz, Zaide (Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care) and Courtney studying (Diploma of Early Childhood Education) Together they provide an exciting and stimulating program, encouraging great learning and independence for our dynamic Koalas.
The Wombat team is: Rose, Hannah (Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care), Katie, Stacey and Stephanie (Studying Diploma of E.C.E.C) together they provide a great learning and caring environment for the Wombats toddlers.
The Possum team are: Lamia (Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care), Jess, Katie (Studying Diploma of E.C.E.C , Stephanie, Veronica currently on maternity leave and Zaide (Diploma in Early Childhood Education)they are the gentle and dynamic team who together provide a responsive and stimulating program for our babies.
The Centre Coordinator and nominated supervisor is Maxine (Advanced Diploma of Children's Services) with Tiffany fulfilling the role of second in charge, Tiffany has her (Advanced Diploma of Children's Services).
Our Preschool teachers work collaboratively as our Program & Planning Coordinator's.
The centre provides all meals, prepared by our wonderful cook Darrin. Meals are varied, nutritional, interesting and yummy!!! We tempt children's taste buds with a variety of foods. We also individually tailor meals to suit any special dietary or medical needs. Our Menus and the food used, are displayed in each room. We are always happy to receive any ideas from our friends & families. As a centre we endeavour NOT use food & or cleaning products that contain palm oil, until it can be guaranteed to be sustainably sourced.
All staff currently hold a Level 2 First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Training & a current Working with Children check or VIT.
All staff aid in maintaining a healthy, happy, loving, caring and trusting family feeling in the centre, where each child has a strong sense of independence and self worth.
Do not hesitate to seek advice, make suggestions, and inform our staff of your routine at home or to simply inquire as to your child's day-to-day activities at Gum Nut.
You are encouraged to communicate with our co-ordinator and or senior educators, regarding any problem you may have with the day-to-day workings of Gum Nut.