Open Day at Gumnut at Forum Early Learning Centre

 

For many parents, opportunities to take a tour around a child care centre are scarce but much needed. It provides great help for parents with choosing a suitable centre for their preschool children, and after enrolment, gain further understanding of the learning environment.

Indoor and outdoor facilities in Gumnut at Forum Early Learning Centre operating under CASS

 

Operating under CASS and located in St Leonards, Gumnut at Forum Early Learning Centre responded to parents’ needs by holding an Open Day on the 1st of December.

Visiting parent playing with her kid during Open Day

 

Our colleagues arrived early to the centre to prepare morning tea and greet visitors.

Morning tea prepared by colleagues

Our friendly colleagues showed parents around the outdoor space and the classrooms (classified according to different age groups), while explaining children’s daily play activities and curriculum design.

Centre’s set-up for children’s daily learning and play activities

 

 

During the visit, parents learnt that educators’ work has already begun way before children arrived at the centre. They set up teaching tools including stationery, toys, equipment, table and chairs, etc. according to the curriculum. This way, the centre is ready for children to engage in free play, as well as learning relevant knowledge and skills under the educators’ guidance.

Parents and children were having a look around in different areas on Open Day

 

 

The newly purchased interactive board has drawn attention from both the children and parents. The curious parents tapped on it with their children together.

The pair of parent and child were having fun using the interactive board

 

 

Apart from these daily activities, the centre is working on various educational programs, for example, the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) program developed by the Federal Government, the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program and Intergenerational Program. Such information cannot really be obtained through an Open Day, but parents do show great interest to these details.

Educators were introducing the ELSA program to a parent

 

 

What’s more, parents and children got to spend time with each other through craft activities organised by our colleagues.

Visiting parents and children were making handicrafts

 

Lastly, we would like to thank parents who participated in the Open Day!

 

Gumnut at Forum Early Learning Centre is located in St Leonards and opens on Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm.

Address: Mezzanine Level, Forum West, 205 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065

Tel: (02) 9439 3300   Email: gumnut@cass.org.au

For more information, please visit our website www.casschildcare.org.au

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