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Gumnut Cottage

Gumnut Cottage

Child Care & Day Care

Since 1989, Gumnut Cottage is serving the community. Coffs Harbour City Council owns the building and operates our service. The Management Committee maintains financial and management responsibility while reflecting the diversity of our community.

Gumnut Cottage opens from 7:15am to 6:15pm Monday through Friday. All NSW public holidays are closed, as well as the three-week period over Christmas/New Year. Gumnut Cottage can accommodate 52 children per day between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years.

Possum Room – 12 children aged 6 weeks to 2 years. Adult:child ratio is 1:4.
The Wombat room can accommodate 15 children (aged 2 to 3 years). Adults:children ratio is 1:5.
Wallaby Room: 25 children (3 – 6 years old) Ratio of adult to child 1:10
Each age group at Gumnut Cottage has its own indoor learning environment. The Wombats and Wallabys share a large outdoor space, while the Possums each have their own space that caters to their learning and development needs.

Our talented in-house chef prepares a delicious and nutritious lunch every day in accordance with Munch and Move. When necessary, we can also accommodate the dietary needs of children to help support our families.

We are constantly working to improve our service to the community at Gumnut Cottage. We have completed several projects recently, including the renovation of our outdoor play area, planting a Bush Tucker Garden, and creating a beautiful mural by an Indigenous artist. Next, we will renovate our kitchen.

Call our friendly staff to schedule a visit. We will provide you with our Parent Information Handbook, and show you around our centre.

Gumnut Cottage
(02) 6651 3077
65 Perry Drive, Coffs Harbour