Gumnut Kindergarten is a caring Christian kindergarten in Narrabeen on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We believe that all children are loved by God and equal in His eyes.
Our Philosophy and Vision
We aim to provide a nurturing Christian atmosphere with a stimulating learning environment, where sharing and co-operation with other children is encouraged. We believe that children learn and absorb information more readily if they initiate the learning experience. Therefore we provide a program based on the children’s interests and needs. We strive to build trusting and secure relationships between children, parents and staff. We endeavour to cater for the individual needs of each child, and promote their total development.
We believe that every child has been wonderfully made by God, and are precious and special to Him. For this reason we want every child to have the opportunity to discover God’s love for them, and to know their Creator in a personal way. Our teachers regularly read Bible stories, sing Christian songs, and teach Christian values modelled after Jesus.
By valuing each child’s heritage and cultural background we will lead them to a greater understanding of God’s love for them. Through this love children will feel valued and respected for who they are in relation to their families, communities and the world and thus love and respect others around them.
High Teacher to Child Ratio
Because Gumnut is not just day care but a pre-school, we want to see every child begin their schooling years with great confidence, and a solid foundation to enable them to reach their potential.
Essential for this to happen is a high teacher to child ratio. Where most day care centres have a one teacher for every ten children, we have one teacher for every seven. This means we are able to give more personalised care to each child and each family.