Maranatha Gunyah proudly serves the Wellington community with a 68 place long day care service operating from 7am until 6pm, Monday through to Friday. Located at 127-129 Whiteley St, our Building Designers Association of Australia award winning building contains four modern, expansive classrooms that cater for children as young as six weeks through to school age, also providing out of school hours care and vacation care. Opened in October 2020 Maranatha Gunyah presents a fresh, lively structure fitted out with the latest in technology and design.
Providing a unique experience for the children, families, educators and the greater Wellington community
Maranatha Gunyah Intergenerational Learning Centre is an innovative early education service providing a unique experience for the children, families, educators and the greater Wellington community by creating a space that connects both the young and the old through our intergenerational program with the residents of Maranatha House. With a purpose-built facility the children are able to interact with the residents in the spacious ‘Terry Frost Intergenerational Room’ participating in activities such as story time, music and movement activities, a range of art and craft opportunities and even the occasional high tea.
The educators of Maranatha Gunyah have a passion for early childhood education and have extensive knowledge on child development, wellbeing and the benefits of a play-based learning approach to teaching, this is evident through the delivery of the educational program, guided by the Early Years Learning Framework. Children are supported through their learning and development with opportunities tailored to suit their individual strengths and emerging skills. We believe that adventure and exploration are some of the strongest forms of learning and we continue to support children through their self-initiation of activities, their risk assessment process and encourage them to take part in their own learning discoveries.
Our preschool program
Our preschool program delivery aims to teach the children the foundational skills they require before they head off to big school and beyond. The preschool educators encourage the children to set and achieve personal goals and assist them in embedding self-help skills, a drive for independence and learning and providing a strong base in learning tools for resilience and emotional wellbeing.
Our educators are confident in their roles as advocates for the children, their families, each other and the broader community. Educators are passionate in supporting the wellbeing of children and show particular initiative in maintaining respectful relationships with families from the diverse cultural population that make up the Wellington community.
The educators of Maranatha Gunyah recognise the land on which we stand belongs to the Wiradjuri community, we ensure that our educational environment is inclusive and allows for unity and connection with the identity of our first nations people, the Wiradjuri people. We will continue to pay our respects to the past, present and future members of the aboriginal population through our relationships with our families, the community and through the delivery of the educational program and intentional teaching practices that are embedded into the service.