Phone 4928 3944

Welcome to the Possum Room

Group size – Maximum of 10 children. Ratio – 1 Educator per 4 children for children under 2 years. 1 Educator per 5 children for children 2 to 3 years.

The Possum Child Minding Room’s name comes from the Aboriginal name “Bara Byu” which means ‘Possum’ and is derived from the Darumbal language

At Elfin House Community Child Care Centre we as Professionals believe early childhood is a unique, exciting and valuable stage in life and that with positive partnerships and teamwork, together, our child minding can genuinely contribute to the best start in life for each child with play based learning.  We are committed to providing a safe, secure and healthy child minding environment for the children in our care.

We would like to welcome you and your child to the Possum Room.  Children will experience both indoor and outdoor play.  They will be encouraged to participate in a range of physical, creative and sensory experiences.

What is the main focus of the Possum Room?

To be kind to our friends. To learn our ABCs, counting, and colours, and to learn about the environment that we live in.

Possum Room Educators

Sara Dunn Lead Educator (Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care)

Larissa Macleod – Educator (Currently studying Certificate of Early Childhood Education and Care)

All Elfin House Community Child Care Centre educators hold a valid Blue Card, Senior First Aid Certificate, CPR Certificate and Asthma & Anaphylaxis Certificate


Possum Room Routine

6:30am – 9:00amOutside play with babies
9:00am – 9:30amGroup time and nappy change
9:30am – 10:00amMorning tea
10:00am – 11:00amMorning play/Art activity
11:00am – 11:30amGroup time and nappy change
11:30am – 12:00pmLunch
12:00pm – 2:00pmSleep/Rest
2:00pm – 2:30pmWake-up and nappy change
2:30pm – 3:00pmAfternoon tea and sunscreen
3:00pmOutside play
4:30pmLate afternoon nappy change
6:00pmHome time

How will we communicate with you about your child and their day?

In the room you will find two daily information sheets.  One of these sheets has a record of the food your child has eaten and the time of their sleep.  The other sheet has nappy change and toilet time details.  You will also find our Daily News which has a story about what has happened during the day and some photos.

What should children bring to day care each day?

Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, nappy’s (if required), spare clothes, spare underwear, water bottles, sheets set.

For health and hygiene reasons we advise that you do not use insulated lunch-boxes.

Where can you find the medication folder?

The medication folder can be found on top of the lockers – labelled “Medication Folder”.

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