Gumnut at Forum Childcare is located on the Mezzanine Level of the Forum West Building. This purpose built Centre has beautiful natural light and two open outdoor playgrounds. The convenient location is right next to the St.Leonards Train Station, with parking available on Herbert Street. The dedicated and passionate team of early childhood professional educators provides an enriching program through a series of principles, practices and learning outcomes guided by the Early Years Learning Framework.

The 45 place Centre is structured as:


Baby beetles room    6 weeks – 2 years    
Busy bees room     2-3 years            
Preschool Room       3-5 years           

We also have a director and an administrative assistant to assist in all of the rooms when needed apart from providing administrative assistance to our clients.     

Our facilities include

  • Stunning modern purpose built premises with a beautiful home like atmosphere
  • Huge outdoor play area (We are a Sun Smart Centre, accredited by the Cancer Council)
  • Great location, easy access to parking and public transport
  • High staff  to child ratios
  • Highly trained and experienced staff
  • Child care benefits available
  • Fully air conditioned

Our focus is on

  • Education and individual learning
  • Providing an environment that is welcoming, nurturing, safe and fosters a love of learning in children.
  • Providing a professional, personalized service to our clientele.


We offer morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.  Our food is delivered fresh daily by Hearty Health.  The meals are all age appropriate, and cater for any food allergies or religious preferences.