Welcome to Gumnuts

Long Day Care and Outside School Hours Care

The Centre aims to provide high quality care and learning in a safe, caring and stimulating environment. We believe the care of children should be an extension of the home. We believe in having caring, friendly, consistent and knowledgable educators who provide a programme that develops children as individuals. We believe by valuing what a child has to offer encourages them to believe in themselves.

Learn | Play | Grow

Our Centres


Penguin ELC

Centre Philosophy

Dodges Ferry Centre

Curriculum / Programme


Our family has been a part of Gumnuts for three and a half years now. We have received individual care and attention to our children’s routines, and nothing is ever too much trouble.

The staff always make my children feel special, with small groups in each room, the carers are like second mothers to my children. They go over and above when you ask for advice or request feedback, and my children always enjoy their daily experiences, building, collage, gardening, picking vegetables, playing in the home corner and much, much more.

Thank you Gumnuts.



Sophie absolutely loves OSHC with Alison! She loves the interaction with new friends she has made in OSHC of all ages, the games and the craft activities especially.

OSHC gives us a little more work time after school hours, we only use it one afternoon each week but Sophie would go every afternoon if it was her choice!

Richard and Anita Faulkner