Ashwood Children's Centre acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, live and play,
the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nations, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Sovereignty has never been ceded and this was and always will be First Nations' land.
We appreciate and celebrate diversity in all its forms. We believe diversity of all kinds makes our community stronger
Welcome to the
1.75 to 2.75 years
Room open from 7am - 6pm Monday to Friday
Nicki Greenwood Room Leader Qualified ECE
Cathy Lam Room Leader Qualified ECE
Anna Zheng Qualified ECE
Echo Li Qualified ECE
Manisha Chavda Qualified ECE
The Gumnuts room is located to the right of the Centre’s front door, along the rampway and left at the top. We are the room located in the middle of the main childcare building – that’s where you’ll find us for the majority of the day!
Most of the Gumnuts children like to sleep each day for approximately 1-2 hours in the middle of the day. Towards the end of the year some older Gumnuts children like to rest and/or participate in quiet activities during this time! So please respect our need for some solitude and mind your voice when entering our room.
We are very friendly and love to catch up with our parents as often as possible, so please don’t be a stranger.
We share a common bathroom and outdoor area with the Possums room. In order for educators to create safe play spaces, we can offer an indoor/outdoor program which allows smaller groups to be using the indoor or outdoor area separately.
We can provide excellent supervision if the group using the outdoor space is smaller. On occasion you will see all of us outside together, probably a result of the weather allowing us only small periods of time in the yard!!
We sleep and/or rest in our playroom on the carpet area after all of the morning activities are packed away. The Centre provides all linen and bedding for your Gumnut child.
Alternative arrangements are often made for children who become tired before the sleep time period. For example, if a child is tired at 11.00am, they can have the option to sleep first before eating lunch. It is simply a case of having 3-4 children inside so that the sleeping child can be supervised by educators.
We share our bathroom with the Possums room. It is located in between the two rooms and it houses lots of facilities for the children. There are 3 toilets and 1 long sink for hand washing in our bathroom – the children use this area for toileting, washing hands and tooth brushing after lunch.
There are also potty facilities available as well as a nappy change bench for those Gumnut friends who are in toilet training mode!
Each child has a named locker in our playroom.