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
Culture Our team shows respect and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and embrace its unique place in Australia. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Gum
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
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
"As first time parents that had just recently moved to a new town, walking into Gumnut was a delight. The staff welcomed our little girl Lucy like family and have made it feel like her home away from home. There is great communication between teachers and families, and we have a sense of relief knowing that the team at Gumnut will look after Lucy like we would when we can't"
“I have two children attending Gumnut and my experience has been one of a caring, nurturing and fun environment. I not only know that my children will be well looked after, I know that they will receive guidance, skills and important learning experiences. The staff really make you feel that your child is an individual and the environment and facilities are excellent. The staff provide wonderful updates about how the day was and really know the children’s personalities. I would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful centre and the highly skilled staff”
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