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The practices of Gumnuts Early Learning Centre are based on this philosophy which was developed in consultation with parents and staff.

“Gumnuts ELC, where every child is an active participant in their individual learning experience.”



The Gunaikurnai people as the Traditional Custodians of our land.

Borun the Pelican

Tuk the Musk Duck


Day Care

Operates Monday to Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm


Holiday Care

Operates During School Holidays from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday


School Care

Operates During School Term 7:00am to 9:00am and 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Nature Kinder

Outside Play

We believe that interaction, sensitivity and attachment are fundamental elements in providing opportunities for children to realise their potential and develop a sense of one-self.



At Gumnuts ELC our quality educators embrace and encourage each individual Childs’ learning and development, they support each child to be active participants in their individual learning experiences. Our educators are highly skilled and provide a range of creative experiences making each day a positive one. They demonstrate sound knowledge in the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standards and children’s development. Our educators are patient, inclusive, apply a variety of learning styles and intentional teaching practises and have respect for diversity. They are friendly, approachable and are effective communicators. Our educators encompass partnerships with families and the wider community and develop respectful relationships where each family can feel supported in their parenting role.


The Gumnuts team consists of:

6 x Bachelor ECT’s

37 x Diploma Qualified Educators

7 x Certificate 3 Educators

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