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Contact us today to enrol your children at our child care centre in Epping

When it comes to great child care and developing your young child’s skills and abilities, Gum Tree Cottage Pre-School provides a home from home environment. Our highly trained teachers have experience in understanding how children learn, and how to make the most of play, discussion and group activities, along with creating invaluable opportunities.

Call our Pre-school today for more information, or to arrange a visit to or child care centre, or to enrol your child in our stimulating educational programs.

Gum Tree Cottage Pre-School

gtcp@optusnet.com.au
227 Ray Road, Epping NSW 2121

Servicing Epping
Monday to Friday 8am-4pm

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Daily summer timetable

Koalas - 4 to 5 years old group

8am-9.30am
Arrivals - Outdoor experiences - Physical active play, ball skills, games, sand and water play

9.30am-10am
Music time
- Singing songs, poems, finger plays

10am-10.15am
Bathroom routine - Morning tea - small groups

10.15am-11.15am
"Show and Tell" , news - Communication skills, sharing ideas, expressing personal opinion and questioning techniques (separate groups) and Indoor play - Programmed activities and children’s choice (manipulative, thinking games, art & craft, blocks, home and book corner)

11.15am-11.30am Pack away time

11.30am-12noon
Group time - language experiences, stories, maths, science, drama and problem solving (separate groups)

12noon-12.45pm
Lunch

12.45pm-1pm
Story time - bathroom routine

1pm-2pm
Relaxation time - Quiet activities for non-sleepers

2pm-2.30pm
Quiet activities - Children’s choice

2.30pm-2.50pm
Bathroom routine, Afternoon tea

2.50pm-3.10pm
Music and Movement / Game

3.10pm-3.45pm
Free outdoor play

3.45pm-4pm Pack away

1pm-2pm
School Readiness Program

September to December

School Readiness Program

September to December 
from 1pm to 2pm daily

Wombats - 3 to 4 years old group

8am-9.30am
Arrivals - Outdoor experiences - Physical active play, ball skills, games,  sand and water play

9.30am-9.50am
"Show and Tell" , news - Communication skills, sharing ideas, expressing personal opinion and questioning techniques (8-10 children group) and Story Time group (8-10 children)

9.50am-10am
Bathroom routine

10am-10.15am
Morning tea - small groups

10.15am-11.30am
Indoor play
- Programmed activities and children’s choice (manipulative, thinking games, art & craft, blocks, home and book corner)

11.30am-11.45am
Music time
- Singing songs, poems, finger plays

11.45am-12noon
Group time - language experiences, stories, maths, science, drama and problem solving (separate groups)

12noon-12.45pm
Lunch

12.45pm-1pm
Bathroom routine

1pm-2pm
Relaxation time
- Quiet activities for non-sleepers

2pm-2.30pm
Quiet activities
- Children’s choice

2.30pm-2.50pm
Music and Movement 

2.50pm-3pm
Bathroom routine

3pm-3.15pm
Afternoon tea

3.15pm-3.45pm
Free outdoor play

3.45pm-4pm Pack away

seasonal changes information board

Seasonal changes will be made to the Daily Timetable. Experiences of the day and weekly programs are always displayed on the Information Boards.

Show an interest in your child’s day at Gum Tree Cottage Pre-School by looking at our noticeboards, daily power point presentations and portfolios, and by taking home their craft and giving pride of place in your home. They will enjoy discussing their time in our Pre-school with you, as much as they have enjoyed participating in the pre-school day!

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