First Grammar Gumnut Drive

About Us

Welcome to First Grammar Gumnut Drive!

FG_GumnutDrive-02We provide long day care and readiness programs for children between the ages of 6 weeks and school age. The centre is open Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

We believe that the role of an Early Childhood Educator is to provide child-oriented programs that meet the needs of all children as individuals.

Through ongoing observation, developmental knowledge and family input, our programs extend and challenge the children to build skills they will require for life.

Our environment is both welcoming and stimulating. Children can make choices in regards to activities, resources and equipment. Since children learn through play, we provide hands on experiences that motivate learning and encourage exploration.

All children are treated equally regardless of gender, race, ability, religion, economic status or family structure.We promote similarities between people rather than differences. Each of the carers guide and model respect and empathy for everyone.

Good nutrition is important for everybody, particularly for growing children. A good diet helps build healthy bodies and provides an important base for good habits as children grow older. Our full time cook creates nutritious meals that not only contain the recommended dietary needs, but are also delicious! The weekly menu is designed according to the relevant age group, and takes into account the different seasons throughout the year.

As parents, we understand you want the very best for your children. At First Grammar Gumnut Drive, we believe in providing children with a safe and happy environment to discover and learn.

Come and visit our beautiful centre and meet our passionate team.

Centre Manager profile

Catherine D’Amico

What is your name?

Catherine D’Amico.

How long have you been working in early education?

10 years.

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

Having the opportunity to meet the local families, and to help make a difference to every single child’s learning and development. I really value my team and the drive and enthusiasm they display each day toward their roles, inspires me as their centre manager.

What qualifications do you hold?

Diploma in Children’s Services.

What are you most proud of at your centre?

I am most proud of my team and families that attended. We have some long standing team members that have been here for nearly 10 years. We have passionate educators that aim high to offer the best possible care for all our children. Our families are the most caring and supportive families I have ever met. They intrust us with their children every single day, and for this we are most grateful.

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“It Shouldn’t Matter How Slowly A Child Learns As Long As We Are Encouraging Them Not To Stop” – Robert John Meehan

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was little, I was the first born and the oldest child in the family. My cousins were much younger than me, I would always baby sit my cousins and always have sleep overs at my Auntie’s and Uncles house. As I neared the end of school I thought what am I going to do with the rest of my life, I chose hospitality, despite my entire family telling me to be a teacher.

It took a few years but I found myself wanting to teach children. I studied my Diploma while working in child care, I worked in all the rooms, Babies up to Kinder. My favourite being Pre kinder. I have never looked back, I love my job, I love making a difference in the lives of children. I love teaching them new and exciting things about life, I love that no matter what, children will accept you for who you are and they always put a smile on my face, you can never have a bad day, when children are around.

What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?

You are more than welcome to drop in to the centre at a time that is most convenient to you.

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Facilities

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Pipi’s Starfish
6 weeks – 20 months 20 months – 3 years
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3 years – 4 years 4 years – 5 years

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other meals – late snack/fruit available
  • On-site parking
  • Music program
  • Sports program
  • Bush Kinder
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology – computers
  • In-house cook
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten program
  • Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
  • KindyNow – an app related to your child’s bookings within our centre

Testimonials

Reviews and Testimonials

“My son has been attending since he was 5 months old and is now nearly three. The educators have always been nurturing, knowledgeable and the centre support staff and management are also amazing and accommodating; nothing is too much trouble. I highly recommend this centre!”

– Maureen 

 

“Had my first son in care at this centre and he had a lot of health issues. The team were very accommodating for him and now my youngest in enjoying his second week there. Fantastic centre, minimal staff changes and the kids are always wanting to go.” 

– Brooke

 

“This long daycare/kinder is absolutely amazing. From the meals to the staff to the facilities and equipment. Both my children have attended here. My eldest is 10 and youngest 3 so we’ve been here a while. I highly recommend to anyone needing long daycare. As a working mum I use to worry about leaving my children from such a young age but I have to say I wouldn’t have had it any other way. The care the children receive and the individual attention is brilliant. Staff always have a smile on their face and so much love and care for the children in their care. This place also goes above and beyond when it comes to ensuring the kids are not only well cared for but also entertained and stimulated throughout the long day. I can’t tell you how often I’ve struggled to get my children out of the place even when they have been there for 8 hours. I am also continually surprised by how much my daughter has learnt through all the incidental play that goes on but above all she is the most socially happy child and I really attribute a lot of that to Gumnut Drive. I give this daycare 100/10. To top it all off we have just come home from the annual Christmas party. Santa, pony rides, face painting, food and family. What more can you ask for. Thanks first grammar.”

– Tracey 

 

“Lovely group of people, a place where my daughter loves to attend.”

– Jason

 

“Five Star childcare!”

– Angie

Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our First Grammar Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at First Grammar Gumnut Drive, please fill out the childcare enrolment form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.