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Gwydir Day Care and Preschool

Day Care & Preschool

Gwydir Day Care and Preschool has four rooms with the children divided into groups based on their age/stage/development.

Gumnut Room

Children in the Gumnut room are aged 8 weeks to 24 months. The room is divided into two smaller groups to allow for more individualised care. The groups are made up of non-walkers (children under 12 months) and confident walkers (mostly children over 12 months up to 24 months). There are four early childhood trained educators in the room with a maximum of 16 children.

Sundew Room

The Sundew room caters for children aged 24 months to 36 months. Children move up to the next group when they are considered ready. Three early childhood educators care for a maximum 15 children each day.

Wattle Room

The first of the preschool age groups is known as the Wattle room. Children aged over 36 months and who are toilet trained are able to start in this room. There are a maximum of 20 children each day with two early childhood educators.

Preschool Room

The Preschool Room caters primarily for children preparing for school in the next year. The room runs a school readiness /preschool program within the long day care hours. Following the Centre’s play based learning philosophy; children participate in activities based on their skills and interests that prepare them for ‘big school’.

Our Educators

Katrina Maas is the Director/Nominated Supervisor. She has a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) and has over 18 years’ experience in early childhood including 14 years at Gwydir Day Care & Preschool. Katrina works in the office and in the rooms when required.

Alison Robinson is the teacher in the Preschool Room. She has a Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) and over 20 years’ experience working at Gwydir Day Care & Preschool.

Ami Lea Foote is the Preschool Room assistant educator. She has a Certificate III in Children’s Services. Ami Lea has worked at Gwydir Day Care & Preschool for over ten years.

Renee Rowe is the Wattle room assistant educator. Renee has completed her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Renee has also completed a Bachelor of General Education Studies.

Elle May McClymont is one of the assistant educators in the Sundew room. She has a Certificate III in Children’s Services and is currently studying her Diploma in ECEC. Elle May has previous experience working in in-home care before coming to Gwydir Day Care and Preschool in 2016.

Tiarna Crevola is another assistant educator in the Sundew room. Tiarna has a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Barbara du Boulay is a Group Leaders in the Gumnut Room. Barb has worked at Gwydir Day Care & Preschool for over 30 years. She is currently working three days a week and job shares with Belinda. Barb has a Diploma in Children’s Services and is also a First Aid trainer.

Belinda Cubis is a Group Leader in the Gumnut Room. She works Thursday and Friday. Belinda has a Diploma in Children’s Services.

Robyn Lysaght is one of the assistant educators in the Gumnut Room. Robyn has a Diploma in Children’s Services and has worked at the Centre for over 20 years.

Ivy Clements is an assistant educator in the Gumnut Room. She has completed her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care as part of a traineeship at the Centre before moving into a permanent position. 

Letisha McDonald is an assistant educator working in the Gumnut Room. Letisha has a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Lynne Collier is an assistant educator who works Monday and Friday covering educators on leave. Lynne has a Certificate III in Children’s Services and is currently studying her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Brianna McCumstie is a trainee childcare educator. Brianna is studying her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Brianna covers educator whilst they are out of the rooms on breaks and for programming time.

Brittany O’Neill is a trainee childcare educator. Brittany is studying her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care as part of her traineeship. Brittany floats throughout the Centre covering staff whilst they are on breaks and assisting in rooms during busiest times.

Kellie Cant is a trainee childcare educator. Kellie is studying her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care as part of her traineeship. Kellie relieves staff when they are out of the room.

All educators at Gwydir Day Care and Preschool are required to have a current first aid certificate which includes training in Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management.

Gwydir Day Care and Preschool

Gwydir Day Care and Preschool is owned and managed by Moree Plains Shire Council. The centre was established in 1985 and was originally located in Adelaide Street under the name Gayngil. It was relocated to the current premises in July 1998. We cater primarily for working parents but also accept children from non-working families when there are vacancies. Children with additional needs are also catered for.

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CONTACT:
Gwydir Day Care & Preschool
8 Orana Ave
MOREE NSW 2400
Phone Moree Plains Shire Council (02) 6757 3399 
 Fax Moree Plains Shire Council (02)  6751 1101

 

 

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