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.

Providing Quality

Childcare

Gumnuts ELC provides care for children from 0 – 6 years as well as a Before and After School Care Program (OSHC) and a Vacation Care Program during school holidays, which caters for children who are enrolled in a Primary School.

The Gumnuts building in Sale is owned by the Wellington Shire Council and is manager by a Committee of Management and incorporated body, who delegate the day to day operation of the Centre to the Director. Gumnuts is a non-profit organisation that was established in January 1998. 

The Centre is accredited through the National Quality Standard and is registered with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development as a 96 place Long Day Care Centre. The Centre is located at 305 Raglan Street in Sale, East Gippsland. 

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Quality

Educators

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

Centre Operation

Times

Monday to Friday:

7:00am- 6:00pm

Session Times:

Full day: 7:00am - 6:00pm

After School Care:

3:00pm - 6:00pm (during school terms)

Before School Care:

7:00am - 9:00am (during school terms)

Vacation Care:

8:00am - 6:00pm (during school holidays)

Monday to Friday:

Session Times:

After School Care:

Before School Care:

Vacation Care:

7:00am - 6:00pm

Full day: 7:00am - 6:00pm

3:00pm - 6:00pm (during school terms)

7:00am - 9:00am (during school terms)

8:00am - 6:00pm (during school holidays)

Centre Closure Dates:

The Centre closes for approximately 2 weeks between the Christmas and New Year period, no fees are charged to Parents during this time.

The Centre will be Closed all Public Holidays

Note: Fees will be charged for all public holidays unless indicated. In fairness to all families public holidays and normal care arrangements will not be ‘swapped’ for other days free of charge. If casual days are needed for a child the parent will be charged accordingly. See the Program Fees page for more information.

Long

Day Care

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

School

Holiday Care

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

Before/After

School Care

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

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