About the centre
Uniting Church Child Care Centre Gympie is owned and operated by The Uniting Church in Australia, Property Trust (Q) (Approved Provider) operating as Uniting Education Early Learning. Providing a high- quality service for children in the Gympie Community for 41 years. Uniting Education embodies the Christian principles of love, forgiveness, respecting and serving others, as well as the values of equity, inclusiveness and care for the environment utilising a play-based learning program.
Our staff are mostly long term and highly experienced and utilise these skills to train up and coming staff to ensure that our high-quality care continues. Our team is built with diverse role models (genders, cultures, age, family roles, religions and abilities).
Like in any family, we actively promote principles of diversity, fairness and equity by creating a feeling of acceptance for all children and families.
We are a multi-cultural place with staff from a variety of cultures. We run above the required child/staff ratios to ensure that the children are in a safe learning environment.
All monies made at the centre benefit the children in our care through the purchase of toys, educational equipment for inside and outside and staff continual training. We are fully air conditioned and 95% shaded.
The children in our care enjoy the family orientated environment with provides a warm, safe, nurturing, educational and FUN child care experience. Each rooms educational program and our Kindergarten program are based on the National Early Years Learning Framework of Being, Belonging and Becoming, which is all play based and FUN.
They are safe to be themselves and the educators continually plan for and encourage each child to discover, develop and learn throughout the whole day, building a love of learning building a love of learning and life-long learning skills.
All children are active participants in the planning of the day which ensures that their interests and needs are met: making happy and thriving children.
We provide the Queensland Government Kindergarten Approved Program that is delivered by a qualified teacher. The program follows the government guidelines and provides play-based earning and a strong foundation for our pre-prep children in preparation for school.
We care for children aged from six weeks to pre-prep (5 years).
Our hours are 6.15am-6.15pm
It is important to create a link between home and the centre and to work as a team to develop each child as a whole. We have an open door policy where families can visit the centre at any time.