"Learning outcomes are most likely to be achieved when educators work in partnership with families and communities”

Childhood is a time to be, to seek and make meaning of the world.

We are proud to have second generation Gumleaf Cottage children attend our service.

Welcome to Gumleaf Cottage

Our History

Gumleaf Cottage, established in 1985, was the first private child care centre in the Hawkesbury. We have survived the ups and downs of the child care industry by always providing a high quality service for the families of the Hawkesbury and its surrounding areas. The original owners still proudly manage the service on a daily basis.

Today, our Early Years Learning service continues to provide high quality education and care to children from two to five years of age.

The service has experienced many changes in regards to regulations, curriculums, child development and trends over the years but it is testament to the team’s professional ability to adapt to change that we have progressed to become the service we are today.


We are proud to have
second generation Gumleaf Cottage children
attend our service



Gumleaf Cottage is an award winning service and these special recognitions can be viewed on our ‘Community and Awards’ page.

Although we proudly accept these awards, we always maintain that it is not the awards our families will remember us for but for the care and education we provided for their children. However, it is still exciting to win awards because it is acknowledgement that the families, educators and community believe in our service.



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