The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Reviewed

The Gap Childcare Centre

A world of learning, exploring and wonder awaits your child at The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre. Located in the grounds of The Gap Uniting Church, their centre has a bright, welcoming setting with leafy outdoor spaces where your child can play as they learn about the world around them.

They value the relationships they build with their families and are proud to provide a fully inclusive childcare service that is conveniently located and competitively priced.

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The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Fact Sheet

Education type: Long daycare 

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7am-5.30pm (closed public holidays and 1 week over Christmas)

Ages of care: 6 months – 5 years

Staff ratio: Industry standard

Food provided: Yes (Nut-free centre) 

Nappies provided: Yes

National Quality Standards (NQS) Rating: Meeting

Size: 4 rooms

Point of difference: The Gap Child Care Centre is located within the grounds of The Gap Uniting Church. They have a natural play environment which allows the children to explore and learn with natural resources along with their imagination.

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Centre Philosophy 

At The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre, they know children are unique, competent and capable learners. They want every child to receive a positive and memorable early learning experience. They believe: Children are unique individuals with rights, thoughts and feelings that are meaningful to them Every child will experience a sense of belonging at their centre Children learn best through the medium of play Learning is a socially and culturally constructed process.

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Kindergarten Program

Delivered by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher, their play-based, Approved Kindergarten Program gives children diverse opportunities to express their creativity and interests. As they make friends and negotiate social interactions, they will learn new skills and will become familiar with routines to help them adjust to life in school. Underpinned by the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines, their program encourages children to be leaders in their learning.

Long Day Care

Their experienced educators create a safe and caring environment where children can flourish. With a program based on the Early Years Learning Framework and supported by The National Quality Framework, they provide children with opportunities to explore, investigate and learn about the world they live in. They offer an open-ended environment in which children’s voices are heard and follow a holistic approach, supporting your child to develop emotionally, socially, physically and academically. They provide a safe, nurturing, responsive environment for children and educators to explore and learn about the world together. They listen to children’s theories and provide opportunities for children to extend on their interests, strengths and needs through ‘play’.

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What parents say

I love that we are greeted every morning with smiles and friendly faces.  My kids just basically run in and start playing, they are very comfortable here.

The carers are very compassionate.  If we have separation anxiety they take my child and do some one on one caring with them, so I can go to work during the day and know that my child is being cared for and loved. They are an extension of myself while I am away.

The meal service is a huge plus.  Kym is a wonderful cook. It always smells great when you come in to drop your kids off. You want to stay and eat yourself.  The kids eat well here.

At the end of the day if my kids are happy, I’m happy.

Sara – parent of child at The Gap Child Care Centre.

The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre is located at 1050 Waterworks Road, The Gap.

To arrange a tour of the Gap Child Care Centre visit their website

 

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