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Our History

The Ashwood Children’s Centre was opened for business on 3 February 1986.  The official opening by Councilor Russsell Hannan, Mayor of Waverley was on 4 February 1986.  A special guest presenter on the occasion was Ms Helen Meyer, Federal Member for Chisholm.  The construction of the Centre was funded by the Federal Government, with the City of Waverley (now City of Monash) supplying the land.  


Ashwood Child Care Centre and Ashwood Central Preschool (co-located) were amalgamated at the beginning of 2000.  An extensive renovation to join the 2 buildings began in February 2000 and was completed in December 2000.  Ashwood Children's Centre Inc began life in its new home on 1st Jan, 2001, continuing to operate as a cohesive early childhood education and care service.

Our Service

Ashwood Children's Centre offers the following types of attendance throughout the Centre:

  • Long day care for children aged 6 weeks to 3 years, across 50 weeks of the calendar year.  

  • Long day Kindergarten is offered in the 3yo and 4yo Kindergarten rooms, and

  • sessional Kindergarten positions (based on the central enrolment scheme managed by the Monash Council) is offered in the 4yo Kindergarten room.

Long day Kindergarten positions continue through both school terms and school holidays, whilst children enrolled in sessional Kindergarten positions only attend during the designated Victorian school terms.  More information about the children's rooms can be found below:

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