Ambarvale childcare centre - Chipmunks in the Forest

Chipmunks in the Forest Preschool – Childcare in Ambarvale

Location: 63 Woodhouse Drive Ambarvale NSW 2560
Telephone: 02 8014 2518
Opening Times: 7:00am to 6:00pm (Monday – Friday)
Rooms: Babies Room (0 to 1 years), Tiny Wanderers (1-2 years), Little Explorers (2-3 years). The Preschoolers Room (3-5 years).
Additional: Freshly cooked gourmet meals, Early Learning Years Framework curriculum applied, and registered under Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

What makes Ambarvale childcare centre different

Chipmunks in the Forest is a boutique, high-quality child care centre in the centre of Ambarvale conveniently located next to Aldi. We have a long-standing history in the community. Many of our families attending our preschool were children with us and are now sending their children to us. We take enrolments from Ambarvale, Rosemeadow, Bradbury, St Helens Park, Glen Alpine, Airds, Englorie Park, Campbelltown, Macarthur and Blair Athol.

Why Ambarvale childcare centre is different and its history in the community
Ambarvale Preschool Features and Services

Ambarvale preschool features

  • Care for children 6 weeks – 5 years
  • Located conveniently near Ambarvale Public School
  • 2 Large outdoor areas
  • Centre pets: Chickens
  • 3 seperate rooms
  • All meals prepared onsite and provided from breakfast – late snack
  • 4 week rotating menu, catering for allergies, dietary requirements and preferences
  • Long standing, knowledgeable educators
  • Experienced and knowledgeable director
  • Daily communication and photos via closed Facebook group
  • Monthly observations on children’s development and interests
  • Age appropriate fun learning experiences
  • Incursions including; dental, eye sight testing, aboriginal dancers and more

The latest updates on our Early Learning Centre Ambarvale

Our team of dedicated educators have been busy at our Ambarvale Early Learning Centre creating fun and engaging experiences for children. Below you will be able to scroll through a few of these fantastic experiences.

Take a look at our Ambarvale child care centre

Our child care centre in Ambarvale prides itself on creating nurturing environments for children 0-5 Years. Below you will be able to view all of our beautiful Chipmunks in the Forest rooms and outdoors areas.

Find Chipmunks in the Forest Childcare – preschool in Ambarvale

Our early learning centre in Ambarvale caters for families in all surrounding areas; Rosemeadow, Bradbury, Glen Alpine, St Helens Park, Englorie Park, Macarthur and more. We are located conveniently just near Ambarvale Public School and Thomas Reddall Highschool. Ample street parking is available. Have a look at our map below to see if our location is convenient for you.

What our parents say about our childcare Ambarvale

At our childcare centre in Ambarvale we pride ourselves on having strong relationships with families both past and present. We encourage you to look through our Google reviews to see the experiences had by families past and present.

Thankyou so much for all the love, care, compassion, education and fun given to my two little ones.

Lisa Mitchell

I will just like to say a big thanks to the staff for the love and care they have shown towards my son. They have been so attentive and genuinely loving towards him. He is learning and developing more every coming day. My experience with chipmunks in the forest is really positive. It is lovely to walk in center to see big smiles from team. Thank you again ..!!!

Samuel Alby

They doing a really good job and have a great plans for future, small place but care is excellent. hard working staff. highly recommending to everyone.

Marian Williamson

I had a good experience at this Centre for my child, educators are so kind, loving and caring towards children, what else you want?

Amina Shah

Amazing place and staff. Warmly welcoming environment for kids and parents.

Sobia Ejaz 4

Meet the Ambarvale Chipmunks in the Forest Early Learning Centre team

Our dedicated and experienced team of educators at our Ambarvale Early Education Centre ensure that every child in our care is appreciated for the individual that they are. We have listed their personal philosophies below and a little about why they are passionate about early childhood.



Ambarvale Childcare Centre Director

I am privileged to be the Director of Chipmunks in the Forest. It is so wonderful to come to work every day with such lovely children and families. I am passionate about the first 5 years of life as this is the time a child’s brain grows the most. I have been a teacher for more than 40 years in both schools and preschools and I love my job. My family is important to me as I have 5 daughters and 13 grandchildren plus 2 greatgrandchildren.



Ambarvale Childcare Educational Leader

I am married with two children. Working with children is my passion. Whenever I get free time I love to go for longs drives I love listening to good music. I also love cooking creating and introducing new recipes for my family.



Ambarvale Childcare Nursery Room Leader

I am a diploma qualified in Early Childhood Education and Care and had the opportunity to complete my studies here at Chipmunks! Being an educator is a very special role and I genuinely love my job. I have always adored children and always wanted to work with them. Teaching is my passion, and I wouldn’t want to spend my energy in any other profession. Children are wonderful little people and it is such a blessing watching them grow and learn.



Ambarvale Childcare Centre Educator

I got into early learning education because I love watching children grow and learn about their world. I love horse riding on the weekends and spending time with my family.



Ambarvale Childcare Centre Room Leader

I was inspired to work in childcare ever since I was in high school. I was told I couldn’t have children so it inspired me to work with them. I love being able to help children learn and grow. Having the opportunity to help guide a child’s learning always has me thinking outside the box when planning experiences. I am qualified in my Certificate III in Early Childhood education and care. I love making resources and watching the children explore them.



Ambarvale Childcare Centre Educator

I am a trainee studying to get my cert III. I love working with children that is why I choose to work in child care. In my spare time, I enjoy going on adventures and shopping online.



Ambarvale Childcare Centre Educator

I have my certificate III in Early childhood education and care. I am new to working with children and I couldn’t be happier. Ever since I was a child it has always been my dream to work with children. This career is so rewarding and there is nothing better than putting a smile on a child’s face and teaching them new things. I am thankful and blessed to work at such a lovely centre with amazing staff, children and families.



Ambarvale Childcare Centre Educator

I work in preschool because it’s my dream job to make sure children are having fun and learning through play. I love working with children to observe what their interests are and to then implement into learning experiences.

What our parents ask about preschool Ambarvale

Finding the perfect preschool for your child and family is no easy task. We know you must have many questions, so please find the answers below to some FAQs on childcare.

What is the best age to go to preschool in Ambarvale?

Ambarvale preschools often will not enrol children until they are 2 years or even some 3 years of age. This is due to the rooms often being larger and not having the facilities to accommodate younger children i.e. changing areas and cots, so they will usually only allow you to enrol if you children in completely toilet trained. Long child cares however follow the same school readiness guides to prepare your child for school and can also help with toilet training and offer support if your child is not quite ready to be out of nappies.

What is the difference between kindy and childcare?

Kindy often refers to a preschool which is open for short hours and usually will only cater for children above 2 years old, sometime 3 years old, whereas childcare is a long day open for longer hours and often caters for children below 2 years also.

What is the best age to start childcare?

You will see benefits from starting your child in childcare at any ages. Often when they are older then can take a while longer to settle in as they have developed strong bonds with their family and the initial separation can be quite overwhelming. When children are younger, they are usually more open to bonding with others and therefore attach to their educators easier, making the initially separation a lot easier. If you cannot afford or do not want to enrol your child at an earlier age you can do quite a lot to support them for when you choose to enrol them, such as leaving them with family and friends for a few hours at a time to make them more social with others and therefore able to adapt when left with other adults.

What is the best time of the day for a child to learn?

Children are constantly learning, even when falling asleep they are learning to regulate themselves, eating times they are learning self-help skills by feeding themselves or learning new textures and tastes. Our programs are developed to harness optimal learning times which are usually in the morning, after having something to eat for morning tea or in the afternoon, again after having afternoon tea. These seem to be optimal times for when children are regulated and can focus on more difficult experiences.