Gunn Street

Gunn Street Early Learning Centre is located in Bridgewater. A new building is currently under construction in Hurst Street, with a planned opening in early 2020.

Gunn Street Early Learning Centre has strong connections with the local community and provides opportunities for children to grow and learn in an environment that supports their sense of belonging. Our service is involved in many community programs, supporting our families to access services available to them and encouraging connection to support networks.

Gunn Street Outside School Hours Care, including Before School, After School and Vacation Care, also operates from the service. Delivery and collection arrangements are available from primary schools in the local area.

P: 6263 7809

E: gunnstreet@discoveryelc.com.au

85, Gunn Street, Bridgewater, 7030, Tasmania, Australia

Meals

Gunn Street is a lunch box service and provides nutritional breakfast, morning tea and afternoon tea. Our menu is designed to take into account children’s likes and dislikes, special dietary requirements and the Australian Dietary and Infant Feeding Guidelines.

Gunn Street Early Learning Centre is a Move Well Eat Well accredited service.

Transport

Gunn Street Early Learning Centre and Outside School Hours Care has a dedicated bus that enables a daily home and school pick up and drop off service. The service is also available for children from all local primary schools in area. If you require assistance with transport, please speak with the Director.

Discovery Early Learning Centres is accredited with the Tasmanian Department of Transportation as a public passenger vehicle service.

Additional Programs

RECONCILIATION

Discovery is committed to reconciliation and inclusion. Gunn Street work with Tagari Lia (Bridgewater) Child and Family Centre to support a community rich in culture, history and diversity. Our service regularly attends their Little Mob playgroup to experience cultural connections and help build our knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and history. Creating a culturally safe environment supports children to develop a strong sense of self identity.

MOVEMENT TO MUSIC

Our service participates in the Bridgewater Library Rock & Rhyme sessions. These sessions help children develop fine motor skills through action songs and instrument playing, gross motor coordination through dance, and development of rhythm.

GYMNASTICS

Our service visits the Hobart Gymnastics Academy every month, providing children with further opportunities for physical activity, building confidence and self-esteem, strength, flexibility and coordination.

INCLUSION SUPPORT

At Gunn Street, we have developed a nationally recognised inclusion support program for children with additional needs. Our educators are trained in the delivery of specific programs assisting children with their development of social skills, resilience and a creating a sense of belonging in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Excursions

The Discovery bus enables regular opportunities to go on excursions and strengthen links with the local community. These excursions expose children to a range of different experiences and enable them to further connect with their community. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy regular walking excursions to a variety of locations.

During Vacation Care, school age children participate in a range of excursions within the community and Hobart area.

Hours

Full day session

6:30am
6:30pm

Long Day 1

6:30am
4:30pm

Long Day 2

7:30am
5:30pm

Long Day 3

8:30am
6:30pm

Short Day

8:00am
2:00pm

Morning session

6:30am
12:30pm

Afternoon session

12:30pm
6:30pm

Before School care

6:30am
Start of school day

After School care

End of school day
6:30pm

Vacation care

10:44am
10:44am

Leadership

  • Director
    Kellie Bruce

    Kellie began her career in Early Education and Care at the age of 16, she has had many roles and positions during this time. Kellie is a born and breed local to the Brighton Community and has currently been the Director since 2016. Kellie finds working with children, their families and the community very rewarding. Kellie has three beautiful children, being a mother is one of her favourite life accomplishments. Kellie is an enthusiastic camper often spending time exploring our beautiful state.

  • Assistant Director
    Katrina McIntosh

Programs

Early Learning

clock 0 to 5 years

Our Early Learning Centres offer play based learning in a safe, nurturing environment.

Preschool

clock 3 to 5 years

Our preschool program focuses on the importance of developing life skills in preparation for entering primary school.

Outside School Hours Care

clock 4 to 12 years

Including Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care.

Lenah Valley Bush Camp

clock 3 to 12 years

At Bush Camp children participate in unstructured activities and explore the natural environment.