My second child is about to finish up at Eltham Woods, ending our family's 5 year involvement with the centre. We chose Eltham Woods initially because I was impressed with the low staff turnover (several educators have been there for over 10 years, which is extremely unusual in the childcare sector), I loved the quiet bush setting, and because I was keen to be part of a community-based centre. I joined the committee of management, which not only gave me the chance to be really involved with the doings of the centre, but was responsible for a couple of really good friendships too. Over the last 5 years I have seen Eltham Woods go from strength to strength. It is a well-managed, well-resourced and most importantly, a fun place to be. It has honestly been a second home to my two boys, and I have no hesitation in recommending it.