Our Framework

The 3 and 4 year old programs we teach at Gum Nut Gully are based on sound principles of child development and education, following the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.  

As well as this, kindergartens are assessed against 7 areas in the National Quality Framework, and our current overall rating at Gum Nut Gully is "Exceeding".

The essential components of the programs are to provide rewarding and enjoyable experiences where your children play, explore, discover, rehearse, practice, build positive relationships and revise concepts as they consolidate and adjust their understandings. In addition, we aim to involve families and children in a partnership where knowledge, interests and needs are shared.

Our Go for your Life program includes the following ideals and activities:

  • Tap into water

  • Grow (and use) fresh fruit and vegetables in snack boxes

  • Limit occasional foods

  • Move and play

  • Be active and healthy

The Early Years Learning Framework

Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.

Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time when the children need time to be children, to play, try new things and have fun.

Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity and shape the type of adult they will become.

58-60 Larnoo Drive, Doncaster East VIC 3109


Telephone: (03) 9841 9556    Email: gumnut.gully.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

ABN: 26 532 343 930


Awarded Overall EXCEEDING National Quality Standard by Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority in 2018.

Our commitment to a Child Safe environment

Gum Nut Gully Pre-school is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting children and families since 1987. Gum Nut Gully Pre-school is committed to maintaining a child-safe environment at all times and implements and adheres to current Child Safe Standards. We promote the rights of the child to participate, have a purpose and be protected from harm. Gum Nut Gully Pre-school has a proud reputation for providing high quality services that help each child reach their full potential.