Get To Know Us

The Woodlands Team

An education which empowers children to thrive and succeed in their current and future environments.

Get To Know Us

Meet Our Teachers, Educators, and Teams.

We’re a team of great humans, teachers, and educators dedicated to children’s development and Early Childhood Education.

Woodlands Sunbury
Woodlands Sunbury

55-57 Macedon St, Sunbury VIC 3429

Woodlands Roxburgh Park
Woodlands Roxburgh Park

205A James Mirams Dr, Roxburgh Park VIC

Woodlands Truganina
Woodlands Truganina

341b Forsyth Rd, Truganina VIC 3029

Woodlands Wallen Team
Woodlands Wallen Team

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Woodlands Mickleham
Woodlands Mickleham

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Woodlands Craigieburn
Woodlands Craigieburn

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Woodlands Tarneit
Woodlands Tarneit

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Woodlands Boronia
Woodlands Boronia

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Woodlands Grovedale
Woodlands Grovedale

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Woodlands Warragul
Woodlands Warragul

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Woodlands Officer
Woodlands Officer

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Woodlands Reservoir
Woodlands Reservoir

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United By Education

Committed To Education & Children's Success.

We’re passionate about the importance of Early Childhood Education for helping children understand and navigate the world around them. We believe that Early Childhood Education is an invaluable tool for providing a strong foundation for success in later life. Our team are dedicated to this cause to support every child to reach their full potential. Ultimately, our commitment to children’s development and Early Childhood Education serves to make the impossible possible – inspiring hope and giving children the chance to succeed.

“Our people make Woodlands Long Day Care & Kindergarten the special place it is. We employ people who are smart, determined, and we favour ability over experience.”

We hail from all walks of life and speak dozens of languages, reflecting the global audience that we serve. And when not at work, Woodlanders pursue interests ranging from cycling to bee-keeping, from frisbee to foxtrot.

More than ever, Woodlands is the place children and families love to visit and one of the biggest reasons is our team. It’s what makes Woodlands: Woodlands. We are refining the experience and improving education in lots of little ways that make a big difference. Woodlands takes the childcare and Kindergarten experience to new heights.

How Woodlands Started

Meet Our Woodlands Founder.

We believe in the power of Early Childhood Education to shape a child’s life and future, so we are fully committed to this cause. Our team doesn’t just achieve success through hard work, but also by utilizing innovative ideas and creative problem-solving techniques. We constantly strive to develop new methods that ensure children get the highest quality education and development opportunities that they need to reach their full potential. With our dedication and passion, we strive to make a difference in the lives of children everywhere!

Meet Hamish

Woodlands Managing Director, Owner and Co-Founder.

Hamish is the managing director, owner and co-founder of Woodlands Long Day Care & Kindergarten

Hamish is the founder and managing principal of Rotstein Commercial Lawyers, a Melbourne based law firm he established in 2000. He has bachelor and post-graduate degrees in law, political science and financial services. Hamish and his firm act for some of Australia’s most successful businesses. He has been involved first hand as a lawyer, adviser and strategist in the growth of many of these businesses from early-stage start-ups to national and international market leaders. In particular, he has had a close involvement with the Chemist Warehouse Retail Group, a business started by his family, which he has helped to become Australia’s largest retail pharmacy chain. He has continuously acted as their lawyer and adviser for over 20 years.

Hamish has helped establish a number of other children’s charities including Creative Art Therapies Australia (formerly Art Cabriolet) which uses art and art therapy to help children braving trauma and RCH 1000 which seeks to raise $1M a year to support medical research into paediatric medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Victoria. Since 2016 he has also been a member on the board of the Very Special Kids Foundation, Victoria’s only paediatric palliative care hospice.

Hamish’s passion for early learning education was seeded by his mother, an early learning educator herself of over 45 years. Hamish saw first-hand how quality early learning education profoundly and positively impacts the wellbeing and development of children. He established Woodlands Early Learning with Fay Woodland based on an unwavering belief and commitment to a first-class early learning education and care for all children in their care.
Supporting The Early Years Education Space

Meet Our Woodlands Senior
Leadership Teams.

Our capacity for innovation, for seeking new solutions and overcoming any obstacle, allows us to make change in the world of early childhood learning. Together, we can revolutionize education for all children and ensure they get the strong foundation they need to succeed in our world today.

Brian Hammett

Brian Hammett

Brian Hammett is revolutionizing education and business structures at Woodlands Long Daycare & Kindergarten. His passionate commitment to excellence, combined with his talent for implementing projects, has allowed the Woodland Campuses to achieve Distinguished Early Childhood School status. With a goal of providing exceptional education to children and local communities, Brian is no doubt an incredible asset to Woodlands. Not only does he bring advanced skills, such as creating educational and business architectures that are second to none, but he also brings a dedication to delivering unbeatable educational experiences for children, parents and the Woodland Teams. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Brian continues to be instrumental in making Woodlands one of the best educational facilities in Melbourne.
Woodlands Organization Reporting Structure
Tess Abdallah

Tess Abdallah

I believe creating the right team of educators and teachers for Woodlands is not about finding the ones who are willing to work for the least. Instead, it’s about searching for those who are motivated by a strong personal passion and drive to make a difference in educationally and in the lives of young children. To me, it’s essential to identify those individuals with the specific skills, qualifications, and dispositions needed to build strong relationships with families and work within an effective team to develop the right environment – one filled with play-based learning activities that will achieve positive outcomes for each child. I consider it both an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity each day to help create this kind of atmosphere for Woodlands through recruiting, engaging and supporting qualified educators who have just as much heart as they do knowledge.
Woodlands Organization Reporting Structure
B Guler

B Guler

As the Head of Education for Woodlands Long Day Care and Kindergarten, I firmly believe in providing an environment for children that facilitates learning that responds to their individual needs, enquiries and interests. To ensure this happens, I strive to lead the sector by example, encouraging quality improvement and making sure meaningful changes are implemented effectively. My teaching ethos is anchored in a traditional pedagogical stance which emphasizes the idea of children as active learners- people capable and competent in constructing their own understanding; not just vessels to be ‘filled with knowledge’. This ideology informs my work- I am committed to enhancing the education practices at Woodlands so that students and educators alike are equipped with the skills required for them to shape and improve our future.
Woodlands Organization Reporting Structure
Shooting For The Stars

Woodlands Vision & Mission.

We believe in reflecting on new ideas, demonstrating agility in an ever-changing world, and approaching our purpose and practices with sustainability in mind. Our commitment to these values serves as our internal drive and keeps us focused on providing the best education, outcomes, and possibilities to our children, families, and local communities.

Education Is Collaborative Partnerships

Partner With Woodlands.

We are all about helping families become stronger, connected, and partner with you in your child’s educational journey.

We Partner With You
We are all about helping families become stronger, connected, and partner with you in your child's educational journey.

Every family is unique and so is each child’s education journey. With that in mind, our mission here is to empower parents and create stronger connections within families through guidance and continued support for early childhood education as your moves forward in life.

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Childcare

The Woodlands childcare program offers parents an unequaled education for their children. This education goes beyond classroom teachings, teaching your child valuable life skills such as self-confidence, communication, and even problem-solving. They also have the opportunity to form meaningful relationships.

Kindergatren

Woodlands Kindergarten program is the pinnacle of education that you can provide your child with. At Woodlands, education is not just about becoming academically proficient – it’s about growing and learning more deeply how to think, how to reason holistically, how to participate in the world around them.

Why Woodlands

Our passion is to ensure every child is given the opportunity to reach their potential; providing support and guidance along their journey. With individualized attention from caring staff in a playful setting, why not join us at Woodlands where your child can enjoy a fun-filled learning experience. Discover why to choose Woodlands now.