We understand how important the early years are for providing learning opportunities for your child’s development. Our goal is to nurture, encourage and support each child’s journey.Read More
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Can't recommend highly enough! Our two kiddies (4.5yr and 1.5yr) attend three days per week and are always eager to get there and never want to leave their friends and come home at the end of the day! Staff are like our extended family and so attentive to each child's individual needs. Such peace of mind dropping my kids off each morning before work knowing they are being loved and cared for whilst growing and learning in a nurturing environment. WE love Blue Gum Cottage
I've been lucky enough to have both my daughters attend Blue Gum Cottage (one has now moved onto school and one is still attending full time).
Our association with Blue Gum has been a flawless several years and I cannot speak more highly of the care and education given. I actually see the 'carers' as my friends as well as professionally qualified child care workers. And I know for a fact that my daughters think that too.
A testament to that is every birthday they have had they have always insisted on the staff attending their birthday parties! They really do have a great connection with them and the other children who attend. The facilities are always in good order and the varying outings, tasks, and activities keep them well entertained daily. My wife and I have seen my daughters grow in confidence and developed extremely great communication skills with the care from Blue Gum. I would highly recommend Blue Gum Cottage to anyone who is considering care for their children.
We have been part of the Blue Gum family for 3 years now, my eldest son loves going there and my youngest son is due to start in January next year. I like the fact that it’s a smaller centre with good teacher to children ratios. The staff are very warm and friendly and great with the kids, and the centre is conveniently located with long operating hours. I would highly recommend it! *****
Blue Gum Cottage is our second family. Their care and attention to our children is second to none. The staff have been there forever, and are committed 110%. Our children love it there and have been in the nursery and the big room. Long hours are ideal for work commitments, and its very well located for public transport to the city
My kids absolutely love Blue Gum Cottage! My daughter (4) is in the pre-school room and my son (2) is in the babies room. At least once a week they can be found waiting by the door, shoes in hand, desperate to get to school. And no matter what time I pick them up, they’re always happily playing in the garden or chatting to their friends. My daughter is even learning Mandarin!
My daughter attends Blue Gum Cottage & loves it. The staff are nurturing & caring. There’s lots of variety & extra activities for the kids along with strong links to the local community through various programs including one with the elderly. Would definitely recommend Blue Gum as a safe & caring place where you child will be well looked after.
Blue Gum Cottage has two age appropriate rooms and three outdoor areas, including an in ground sandpit and Veggie garden. The babies room is for children aged 6 weeks to 2 years old.
Blue Gum Cottage provides everything your child needs: Nappies, cream, wipes and sun screen. A hot cooked lunch is provided by a professional catering company. Morning and afternoon tea is also provided with a selection of fresh fruit. A menu is displayed in this room for your perusal.Read more
Within the preschoolwe provide a wide variety of learning experiences. The program is based on the children’s interests and we follow the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The children have many opportunities to direct their learning, being able to use their initiative and building their confidence. In the preschool room the older children have the opportunity to be apart of the Early Languages Learning Australia (ELLA)program, an Australian government initiative for young children to be able to learn another language. The Jolly Phonic program also takes place where the children enjoy learning the letter sounds phonetically, participating with a little song and actions all children can begin to recognise the letter names and corresponding sounds. In the preschool room we also have some amazing intentional teaching experiences and a preschool program, preparing the children for when they are leaving for school.Read more