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FAQs

Can I have extra days if needed?
This is dependant on availability in your child's room.  Please speak to the director.
Can I visit my child whenever I like?
At Gumnuts we have an "open door policy" where we encourage parents to participate in their childs program
Do you have a Kindergarten program?
Yes we have a Queensland Government Approved Kindy Program delivered by an Early Childhood Teacher Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm during school terms.  Long day care is provided before and after these hours.
Do you toilet train children?
Yes, we work together with the parents when they feel their child is ready.
How much notice do I need to cease care?
We require two weeks written notice.
Is there a minimum weekly booking?
No, however most children benefit and settle easier if they have a minimum of two days.  In order to qualify for our Kindergarten Program children must attend 15 hours a week, therefore they need to attend a minimum of two days.
What are the daily fees?
Please contact our centre for more information.

You will also need to contact Centrelink (13 61 50) to check your eligibility and to register for CCB and CCR payments. This will determine your weekly gap fee. Fees are to be paid one (1) week in advance.
What do I need to bring?
Please ensure items you bring to our centre are clearly labelled with your child’s name:

At least two sets of spare clothes, including underwear and socks
Bed sheets for rest time (not including nursery)
Nappies for children over one at least five nappies per day
Water Bottle
Back pack that your child can manage
Any comforter your child may need at rest time
Baby bottles with correct amount of water and formula in measured containers
What happens on public holidays?
Normal fees will apply, however a makeup day will be given to use throughout the calendar year.
What happens when my child’s educator is away?
Staff on annual leave are noted in our newsletters and the children are informed prior to their leave so they know which educators will be in the room.  Our casuals are assigned to rooms for the year and we have a full-time float who all the children know so if an educator is unable to attend work the children are familiar with everyone who works at the centre.
What if I am late picking up my child?
If your child is not collected by 6:30pm late fees apply at $5.00 per minute.
What if my child is absent or on holidays?
Please notify the centre by 8am if your child is not attending.  Normal fees apply for sick days and general absences.  If you are going on holidays, please complete a holiday form at least two weeks prior to receive the holiday discount rate.
What if my child is sick?
The best place for a sick child is home, receiving one-on-one care and we ask that you keep your child home if they are unwell.  This helps reduce the spread of infection to other children and educators.  If your child becomes ill during the day, we will contact you to collect your child.  Normal fees are applied for sick days with no make up days available.
What is the orientation procedure?
For a lot of children Gumnuts will be their first time away from home.  Every child begins their learning journey differently.  We ask that parents bring their child to Gumnuts for at least two orientation mornings on the days they will be attending to enable them to become familiar with their educators and the children who will be in their room.
When do children move to other rooms?
All children develop at different rates.  The director will discuss with families when she feels it is time to begin transitioning their child and continue to work closely with parents/carers.
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Choosing a child care centre for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make.  Gumnuts is built around trust, safety, love and a stimulating environment that encourages all children to learn.

Gumnuts offers the highest quality child care in Buderim.  We invite you to contact us and discuss how we can help with your child's early development.

Gumnuts offers services for families in Buderim and surrounding areas.

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