Gumnut Cottage at a Glance
Gumnut Cottage Child Care Centre is a community based not-for-profit organisation, serving families within the Coffs Harbour region. We opened our doors in 1989 with the aim of providing a welcoming, friendly and family orientated environment. These core values have been firmly embedded and extended in our current philosophy with a strong emphasis on sustainability, diversity of learning through play and activity based approaches and promotion of healthy eating and lifestyle.
Gumnut Cottage has been serving the community since 1989. The building is owned by Coffs Harbour City Council and our service is operated by a Management Committee, who maintains financial and manager
At Gumnut Cottage We Believe... … The Gumbaynggirr people are the traditional owners of the land where we grow, learn and play. We pay our respects to the elders past, existing an
Fees & Enrolments
Gumnut Cottage Child Care Centre is an approved Child Care Service. The Australian Government provides financial assistance in the form of Child Care Subsidy to most families that assists with th
Our Nutritious Kitchen
Gumnut Cottage provides healthy meals in line with NSW Health Department Munch and Move Program guidelines. In 2016 we received a Certificate of Achievement from NSW Health stating that our menu adher
The Possum Room
6 week olds to 2 year olds. The Possum Room nurtures children from 6 weeks – two years of age in a safe and caring environment. Age appropriate meals are provided and new food textures and flavours a...Read More
The Wombat Room
2 year olds to 3 year olds. The Wombat Room caters for children aged between 2 - 3 years of age. The room boasts one Early Childhood Teacher, two Diploma, three Certificate 3 trained educators who wo...Read More
The Wallaby Room
3 years to school age. The Wallaby Room caters for children aged between 3. and school age with a class size of 25 children per day. Educators encourage and challenge children to develop their sense ...Read More
"My child has a wonderful time at Gumnut. All of the educators are extremely friendly, offering the best quality care. My child experiences separation anxiety and drop offs had been very emotional. With the help of the team especially Steph, we now have no tears. We feel lucky to be part of the Gumnut family".
"I feel blessed to have found Gumnut! I moved to the area 2 years ago and having no family and friends in the area I was so relieved to find this amazing childcare centre. A truly magical and special place to be able to send your child to. The staff are phenomenal and go above and beyond to welcome you and your child and take time to get to know them and attend their day to day needs. Such a safe and wonderful environment with such great learning and development experiences. The high level of communication through their app as well as the personal one to one updates at drop off and pick up time is so personable and so much appreciated. I don't know what I would do without you Gumnut!! Thank you Thank you Thank you for all your hard work."
Gumnut is more than a day-care, it’s a community of friends and family. Nahla gets greeted everyday with warmth and love from all her educators and friends. She thoroughly enjoys her time there and I’m comforted in the knowledge she is getting the best care not to mention the healthy meals she gets daily. Thanks guys keep up the good work!
" Gumnut offers extensive learning opportunities through play, supportive, friendly staff and nutritious food. We value all the aspects the well-rounded and balanced early learning program that Gumnut Cottage provides"
“Gumnut Cottage is my daughter’s home away from home. Our daughter has blossomed since starting here. She has grown in confidence and we couldn’t be happier with her development. She has made beautiful friendships with children and staff that will last a lifetime”
- 02 6651 3077
- 65 Perry Drive, Coffs Harbour