Child Development

Child development happens at a unique rate for every child. But there are a number of key milestones they hit along the way. Here we look at how children develop and the different challenges and opportunities you may face from birth to six. We also offer insights and expert advice to help support you and your child along the way.


Top Articles

20th October 2020

Mummy Bloggers Share: 'What I wish I’d known before my child started school'

22nd September 2020

10 Signs your Child Might be Ready for School 

15th September 2020

Children Need 'Tricky' Experiences


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24th June 2021

Growing Gardens (and Minds!) through the Guardian Sustainability Program 

25th March 2021

Early Childhood Physical Health and Cognitive Development Guide  

18th March 2021

Child Behaviour Guide: Pinching, Biting & Hair Pulling 

15th February 2021

More Days in Childcare can be Better for your Child

8th February 2021

Indoor Play: Why Resources at your Childcare Centre are Important

1st February 2021

Outdoor Play: Why Resources at your Childcare Centre are Important

12th January 2021

How Children Really Learn

21st December 2020

Excursions are Key for Child Development

17th November 2020

Podcast: Babies Learn from Birth

6th November 2020

World Children’s Day: Friday 20 November

2nd November 2020

World Kindness Day: It’s Cool to be Kind

20th October 2020

Mummy Bloggers Share: ‘What I wish I’d known before my child started school’

13th October 2020

Book Week 2020: Celebrating the Joy and Magic of Storytelling

28th September 2020

Why Childcare is Good for your Child

22nd September 2020

10 Signs your Child Might be Ready for School 

15th September 2020

Children Need ‘Tricky’ Experiences

9th September 2020

Guardian St Kilda North Share the Love with their Community

Starting School: What is ‘Social and Emotional readiness’? 

19th May 2020

Lane Cove Children eases the pressure with yoga, gardening and lots of time outside.

30th April 2020

Children at Guardian Moorabbin Create Artwork to Cheer Up Local Community

28th April 2020

Guardian St Kilda South Connect with Local Aged Care Facility via Zoom

27th April 2020

Children at Guardian Tempe Use Interactive Book and AR App to Explore Bugs

20th April 2020

Children at Guardian Mulgrave South Write Letters to Friends in Isolation

17th April 2020

Children at Guardian Phillip Street Connect with Friends via Zoom

13th April 2020

Children Review Guardian Marsfield’s Centre Philosophy

9th April 2020

Guardian Lemon Tree Support Community with Care Packages, Letters and Groceries

8th April 2020

Guardian Mulgrave South Children Create Art for Local Doctors, Nurses and Businesses

26th March 2020

Families at Guardian King Street Make Wishes for Their Children

25th March 2020

Encouraging Multi-Age Interactions Through Leadership Program

19th March 2020

Guardian Munro Street Reflects on the Power of Curiosity

16th March 2020

Guardian Charlotte Street Encourage Children’s Communication with Emotion Cards

11th March 2020

Toddlers at Guardian Marrickville Use Magic Hug Button to Connect with Families

6th March 2020

Learning Experiences Curated Around Children’s Questions

4th March 2020

Guardian Lilyfield Celebrates Successful First 2020 Excursion

2nd March 2020

Guardian Elizabeth Street Invite You to Plant Native Trees For Bushfire Appeal

27th February 2020

Exploring Who We Are and Where We Belong at Guardian Arthur Street

26th February 2020

Creating Welcoming Spaces for Parents and Team Members

21st February 2020

Guardian Marsfield Introduces Weekly Tea Time Ritual to Toddler Room

18th February 2020

Guardian Balmain Cove Dives into First Swimming Lesson

14th February 2020

Guardian Caulfield North Offers Dental Check-ups for Children

11th February 2020

Children at Guardian Munro Street Explore Group Identity

7th February 2020

Exploring Science, Technology and Movement at Guardian South Yarra

4th February 2020

Water, Rainbows, Wind and More: Guardian McKinnon Reflects on Summer Rain Program

3rd February 2020

Intergenerational Partnerships: Guardian Marsfield Visit Local Aged Care Centre

31st January 2020

Guardian Celebrates Chinese New Year 2020

30th January 2020

Celebrating the Graduation of Senior Classes at Guardian Centres

29th January 2020

Developing a Sense of Belonging Through Cultural Celebration at Guardian Underwood

28th January 2020

Exploring Flight and Shadow Play at Guardian McKinnon

22nd January 2020

Children at Guardian St Kilda South Explore Bushfires Through Role Play

13th January 2020

Children at Guardian West Pennant Hills Bake Cookies for Local Fire Brigade

9th January 2020

Children at Guardian Daw Park Pot Plants for New Croydon Park Centre

7th January 2020

Preschoolers at Guardian Tempe Explore Human Emotions with Rice Experiment

19th December 2019

Graduate from Guardian Gungahlin Visits Preschool Children

6 Memorable Guardian Projects of 2019

Guardian Elizabeth Street Make Christmas Tree out of Recycled Materials

How Guardian Centres are Celebrating Sustainably This Christmas

18th December 2019

Tree House St Kilda Welcome Uncle Glenn for Weekly Yarning Time

3rd December 2019

Guardian Gungahlin Celebrate Success of 2019 Buddy Program

27th November 2019

Children Prepare Packed Lunch as Part of Transition to School Program

12th November 2019

The Benefits of Creating Play and Learning Spaces Based on Children’s Interests

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