Snow Gum
Early Childhood Learning Centre
Welcome to Snow Gum
Ages Birth - 5 yrs
Our Mission Statement
Open Door Policy
We have a open door policy, please feel free to drop in.

​"We'd love to show you around"
Snow Gum Early Childhood Learning Centre

"Caring for our children's future"
Program
We follow the Early Years Learning Framework as per our programming policy. This is Australia’s first national Early Years Learning Framework for early childhood educators. The aim of this document is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to Five years and through the transition to school.
We are committed to providing a developmental and educational program which caters for each child’s individual needs, abilities and interests. Our program will continue to develop as we use the relationships children have with their families and communities, working in partnership with parents, to ensure each child’s knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities and interests are the foundation of our programs.
Early Years Learning Framework
Fundamental to the Framework is a view of children’s lives as characterised by belonging, being and becoming. From before birth children are connected to family, community, culture and place. Their earliest development and learning takes place through these relationships, particularly within families, who are children’s first and most influential educators. As children participate in everyday life, they develop interests and construct their own identities and understandings of the world.
EYLF Document
E – Portfolios (Story Park)
Every child will have a personal, confidential portfolio comprising of;
 Child’s Profile
 Goals from families and Educators
 Observations
 Objectives for further development
 Work samples
 Checklists
.

The individual child’s portfolio is maintained and used as a direct tool for evaluation and future planning within the Service’s program. This makes the program reflect the value of individuality and is not be used as a means of comparison between peers or stereotypes.

The E-portfolio will always available for you to review at your convenience.

Learning through play
Storypark info for Families
Throughout the service the children explore both the indoor and outdoor environments. There are open ended experiences set out for the children explore and extend on their own learning.
Testimonials from Families
No-one looks after your children like you do…. but in saying that for the past six years we have entrusted Snow Gum Early Childhood Learning Centre at Nicholls with our 3 children and have never regretted it. Snow Gum has become part of our extended family who we have trusted in helping us raise our children. Our children have learnt things that we haven’t taught them, they have learnt how to interact with their peers, how to treat people like them would like to be treated and they have been given opportunities we would not have been able to give them whilst both of us are working…no-one is perfect but Snow Gum Early Childhood Learning Centre have prepared our children for starting primary school and for that we can not thank the staff enough.

- Kellie Gale -

Snow Gum Early Childhood Centre centre is more than I expected!! My daughter, Isla, now 2 yrs old started at the centre in July last year. She absolutely loves it. From day one she has enjoyed attending on Wednesdays and Fridays and loves playing with the other kids and adores her carers. The staff are absolutely lovely and successfully cater to the needs of each and every child. Isla has drastically improved in her vocabulary as well as motor skills. She learns something new everyday and is always happy to be there. I am greatly appreciative of the care Isla receives as well as the feedback I get on how her day has been. I love the fact that the centre is aware that every child is different from another. I would recommend Snow Gum to anyone that is hesitant on leaving their child/children with just "anyone"!!My daughter has been attending Snow Gum 3.5 years. During this time we have received nothing but the upmost respect from all staff members, and directors. Everyone has been professional, caring, kind, friendly, attentive and attuned to our personal needs. My daughter has excelled personally and academically and I have nothing but praise and commendation for the team at Snow Gum.

- Tracey Gill -

​My daughter has been attending Snow Gum 3.5 years. During this time we have received nothing but the upmost respect from all staff members, and directors. Everyone has been professional, caring, kind, friendly, attentive and attuned to our personal needs. My daughter has excelled personally and academically and I have nothing but praise and commendation for the team at Snow Gum.

​- Jayde Geary - 
​My experience with Snow Gum over the last four years has been wonderful. My children love going to 'school' and Brayden always talks about what activities they got up to during the day. The centre is very flexible and the staff are very supportive, especially when we find out about Charlotte's food allergy. The staff are always happy to help/advise with things like toilet training, sleep transitions and development goals and I love the fact that we get daily updates and pictures about what the kids have been up to that day.

- Stephanie Jiang - 
Since 2008
Snow Gum Early Childhood Learning Centre opened in 2008.

It is owned and operated by a small family that are fully qualified in early childhood education, they treat each and every member of the Snow Gum community with respect and will help everyone where they can. You will see the owners on a regular basis which you won't see in many other privately owned services. 

The owners have owned their own centres for over 20 years and ensure the best quality care is given to all the children that attend the service.


READ MORE
Educators For Your Children
All of the educators that are employed at Snow Gum Early Childhood Learning Centre all have a passion to empower the future generation.

The educators support children as they begin to empathise with others, to appreciate their connections and interdependence as learners and to value collaboration and teamwork. We believe relationships are crucial to a sence of Being, Belonging, and Becoming.