By law we are required to maintain the following staff to children ratios:
|Nursery||One staff member for every four babies|
|Toddlers||One staff member for every five toddlers|
|Preschool||One staff member for every 10 pre-schoolers|
We provide more staff, and more highly qualified staff, than required by law.
We are licensed to care for 46 children and are required to have 2 university trained early childhood teachers on staff on a full-time basis. We exceed this requirement and currently employ five Early Childhood Teachers (including our director).
I completed my teacher training at the Institute of Early Childhood, Waverley in 1989. I have 23 years experience in the Early Childhood field, 14 of them as a Director and 10 of those owning my own Early Learning Centre in Mosman. I have spent time in …read more
Administration and Accounts Manager
I’m Jennifer and I’m in charge of accounts and administration. My background is mostly in IT sales working for manufacturers in establishing and managing distribution channels for their products in Australia. For several years I was living in Pakistan …read more
Delegates of the Approved Provider
I grew up in Sydney’s inner south. I wanted to be a teacher. . . . . .the problem was it was the 1980s and, being good at school, it was made clear to me that I should be a doctor or lawyer. So a lawyer I dutifully became. I practised in relative bor …read more
Unlike many other Gumnut Gardens folk, I am a Sydney girl, though my mother grew up on a wheat farm in Western Australia and my father was from Glasgow. In Sydney my parents fell in love with each other and with Sydney’s harbour and surrounding bushla …read more
Our Early Childhood Teachers
Our Early Learning Educators
Sandra Carvallho da Fonseca Reis
I’ve been the cook at Gumnut Gardens since the beginning of 2014. I plan seasonal menus that meet national nutritional guidelines. I prepare all the food myself – even the bread. When I first came to Australia I worked cleaning and cooking pastries for …read more