Learning Philosophy

Gumera Learning Haven

A holistic approach to early childhood education, rooted in love and respect for all cultures.

Two children playing - Gumera Learning Haven - Childcare Upper Coomera
Two kids running - Gumera Learning Haven - Childcare near Oxenford

A holistic approach is what we as a service endeavour for children’s learning and development, as they become confident and competent in all that they do. We commit that all cultural backgrounds of each child and family are welcomed and demonstrated throughout our service.

We take great pride in the indigenous culture of the land and endeavour to implement and embed this throughout our program, practices, children’s learning and family and community partnerships.

Gumera Learning Haven is unique in many ways and boasts a natural element of water and forest views for children to embrace (Numula) their curiosity, grow (Duran) their imagination, and express their wonder (Gurai) of the world. Gumera in our Yugambeh language means LOVE, and with that, we believe we will make an impact and a difference through kindness and pure love as we work collaboratively with all who are involved in each child’s life.

Monique A
Monique A
2024-02-20
After coming from a centre who promoted “inclusion “ (yet was very far from it ) to being at Gumera it finally feels like we belong. I have no doubts, worries or issues as my son is supported, well cared for and included by the most loving, caring and amazing staff! Everyone has a smile, there’s nothing they won’t do to work with you. they have gone above and beyond to make sure my son had a better experience than we did with the last kindy which left him scared of going and me anxious about leaving him. Since Gumera He has come along in leaps and bounds and wants to go to kindy which makes me so happy. Highly recommend to anyone. I’ve worked in childcare for over a decade and this centre provides an incredible level of care.
Amie Qi
Amie Qi
2024-02-01
Cannot recommend enough. Our daughter loves going and always has the biggest smile when picking her up. All the staff and kind and caring and go above and beyond to ensure our daughter has a great day. She loves her teachers and friends. Thanks for taking such great care of her
Sarah M
Sarah M
2024-01-31
Gumera is a lovely centre. We have had two children attend from the nursery room to the 2-3 year old room. The nursery staff we had were fantastic (Leanne, Lucinda and Ash) they treated my son like their own and he loved going to them which made it easier as a mum to return to work. My older daughter made some beautiful little friends and had Amity as her educator and she was fantastic. Angi the director was very helpful. The centre has a beautiful outside play area for the kids over looking the lake. Lisa preps the yummiest food and even had my fussy one eating her goods! They had good events for parents to be involved. We were sad to leave but our kids enjoyed their time there while they were there.
Renee Proctor
Renee Proctor
2023-11-17
The most beautiful centre I have experienced in all my years. My baby started off there in the babies room earlier this year and the Lead Educator, Leanne, was the most patient and loving person towards my little boy. I felt so comfortable leaving him there and she always called to re-assure me and gave continuous updates about how his day was going. Angi is an amazing Director and always will do anything to make life easier for the parents. My little boy loves it there and I couldn’t be happier! 🫶🏻 🙌🏻
Talia Gane
Talia Gane
2023-11-08
Gumera Learning Haven is truly amazing, not only is it BEAUTIFUL and in a great location, but the team truly makes my families experience so wholesome! 😍 From the very first time I walked in the doors, leaving my baby for the first time and to now being 5 months in, every single day and interaction is a blessing! I am so thankful for each and every educator and for Angi & Nikki being so welcoming & knowledgeable! ❤️ I cannot recommend Gumera enough!! 🥰
Gemma McIver
Gemma McIver
2023-11-06
I moved my kids to Gumera Learning Haven a few months ago and in this short time I have noticed such positive changes in both of them. The staff are all fantastic and have made my whole family feel welcome. Every time we walk in all you see is positive people, smiling and interacting with all of the kids. The yard is beautiful and has so much for the kids to do. I wish I moved my kids sooner because they are thriving now.
Dest Ngati
Dest Ngati
2023-11-05
I would recommend this centre to any parent. Especially being an educator myself there’s nobody else I would trust my son with. Super happy
Karen Elkington
Karen Elkington
2023-07-26
This service is a total vibe if you are looking for something unique ! From the most devoted and dedicated Service Manager you will come across, to the loving and caring educators, healthy menu options, open learning environments to the natural water views, you will instantly be embraced with the feeling of "it takes a village to raise a child" and feel at peace !