Childcare Careers at Guardian
What does a childcare career at Guardian look like?
We’re looking for you. From day one, we’ve learned just how important it is to hire the very best childcare workers in Australia. Without that vision, Guardian may never have become the industry leader we are today. So, we’ve made it our mission to strengthen our team even further—continuing to be exceptional child care providers.
What’s our key to success? We hire talented people from diverse backgrounds.
And as a thoughtful and caring professional with your unique skills and abilities, you have what it takes to join our team next.
After all, starting your career at Guardian means making a positive impact on the lives of children and their families. It means encouraging children to be brave and to harness the power of imagination and exploration. And it means being a thoughtful member of a team of professionals who support each other every step of the way.
At Guardian, we fill a variety of roles in our centres and offer more career opportunities than you ever could have imagined.
Childcare careers with Guardian are anything but your typical day job. Because when you care for children with us, you help them aspire to be creative, be brave, and be curious every day—which is one of the many reasons our positions make for one of the most rewarding careers out there.
Have questions? Call us today at 1300 765 560 and let us provide those answers.
THE GUARDIAN DIFFERENCE
What sets Guardian apart?
When we ask our team members what they love most about working at Guardian, they often tell us it’s the family atmosphere and the sense of belonging that we extend to all who enter our doors. You certainly can’t get that sense of community at many other organisations, but in our centres, it’s a big part of what we do.
Plus, Guardian centres are certainly not your typical childhood setting either. We pride ourselves on creating resource-rich learning spaces for children indoors and outdoors that are both exciting and inspiring. And we go above and beyond to make sure that everyone who enters our childcare centres is healthy, happy, and safe, thanks to our commitment to their well-being.
With carefully considered daily routines, the needs of all of our team members and the children and families we serve are taken into account so that everyone has the best experience possible. And the good news doesn’t stop there.
Thanks to our dynamic curriculum, passionate childhood educators, and our overall focus on developing the whole child, Guardian is known for providing exceptional educational programs to children ages 6 weeks to 6 years of age. In fact, 94% of our centres are ranked as exceeding the National Quality Standard in Australia.
Our preschool and kindergarten programs are top-notch, and they’re intentionally designed to support children in their learning and encourage children to love learning for a lifetime. So whether you become a childhood teacher at one of our centres or fill any of the other important roles we provide, your contributions will become immeasurable in the overall development of children and impact them for years to come.
So if you’ve been considering a childcare career, you’re certainly in the right place.
To learn more, reach out to us today at 1300 765 560.
What does the educational program at Guardian look like?
To say that the educational program at Guardian is truly unique for the sector would be an understatement. At Guardian, we’ve worked tirelessly to develop an educational program that all of us can all be really proud of. And the best part is that it’s constantly evolving.
Learning starts from birth, and it’s a very personal experience for everyone involved. At Guardian, we know that true learning never takes place with a one-size-fits-all approach. So, we work hard to nurture each child’s natural desire to learn by supporting them during every step of the process.
In our childcare centres, children explore at their own pace and follow their own unique passions.
Because contemporary early childhood research shows that children learn best when they’re the captains of their own ship, the teachers in our childcare centres don’t tell them what to do and when to do it; they allow each child to be the centre of their own personal learning journey.
Through our play-based learning curriculum, the children at Guardian centres learn the very important skills of collaboration, communication, exploration, and teamwork while simply having fun. And they grasp new information and build skills naturally in the ways that work best for each of them.
With a focus on exploring the world around us, the children at Guardian become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and decision-makers—preparing them for primary school and beyond.
To learn more about the educational program at Guardian, ring us today at 1300 765 560.
TEACHING AT GUARDIAN
What is it like to teach at Guardian?
With such an innovative and adaptable curriculum within all of our centres, you may be wondering what it’s like to be an early childhood educator at a Guardian centre near you. Would you be surprised to learn that teaching at Guardian is a very unique experience for the sector too?
At Guardian, we understand that the passion you have for teaching is in your heart, and the way you teach is in your DNA.
Because of this, we trust you to do your job. While we support you as you hone your craft and provide you with national resources to help you, we also step back and let you develop your practice as you see fit.
While other centres prefer a top-down approach—dictating a set curriculum and timeline from their corporate offices—Guardian gives you the autonomy you need to design your own program.
After all, you’re a motivated professional who loves teaching, so we let you do it.
The teachers in our centres are just as educated and talented as the teachers in the local primary schools and high schools. And we appreciate everything you’ve done to get here. So, we reward you by treating you like the professional that you are.
To support you in your new career as a teacher, we provide you with plenty of opportunities to work with mentors. And we guide you in applying the information you’re learned into practice.
For more experienced teachers, we give you freedom within the framework to make the biggest impact on the children you serve. We also encourage you to contribute to the development of our curriculum and act as a leader on a national level.
Want to explore a teaching role at Guardian? Call us today at 1300 765 560 for more information.
LEADERSHIP AT GUARDIAN
What is it like to lead a team at Guardian?
Just like teaching, filling a leadership role at Guardian is an experience you’ll never forget.
Picture yourself building an amazing team of professionals—all in different roles—but all dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children. Add in developing an exceptional culture of quality and safety within your centre, and that’s just some of the important tasks you’ll perform on a daily basis at Guardian.
Think you’re a natural leader? Become an Educational Leader, Assistant Centre Manager, or a Centre Manager at Guardian, and your primary goals will be collaboration and contribution.
By collaboration, we mean that you’ll be working closely with other professionals in your sector to develop best practices and create innovative educational programming. And by contribution, we mean that you’ll be helping to make those important decisions regarding resources and the childcare environment we provide to families.
Ready to take your career to the next level, call us today at 1300 765 560.
What benefits will I receive working at Guardian?
At Guardian, we understand that our positions aren’t just a job to you—they’re your livelihood.
That’s why it’s so important for us to take care of our team members and their families by offering a generous and comprehensive benefits package in addition to being industry leaders in pay. To show you just how much we care, we offer competitive wages and salaries, free professional development opportunities, and employee assistance programs, just to name a few.
When you work for Guardian, you’ll enjoy many additional benefits, including:
- Loyalty schemes for discounted childcare
- A commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Monthly recognition and rewards
- Financial assistance during hardships
- Educational support and assistance
Plus, we also provide:
- A safe, supportive, and secure working environment
- High-quality resources in all of our centres
- The opportunity to be heard and take initiative
- A team of passionate employees who care
- Mentor and mentee opportunities
- Ability to attend conferences in the childcare educator field
At Guardian, your personal career goals matter.
Call us today at 1300 765 560 to find out how the benefits we provide can support you and your family.
Be a Centre Manager
With more than 120 centres across Australia, our Centre Managers are pivotal in delivering on our vision to be the highest quality provider for childcare and early learning for families in Australia. And we treat them as such.
A Variety of roles
Our roles are more than just a job description. From our Support Office team to our Early Childhood Teachers, Operations teams and Centre Managers – we seek out the most awesome candidates because we want the best outcomes for our children and families.
Training and development
As the children in our care grow, so too do our People. We recognise that learning is a lifelong journey, and we support our team on that journey of development throughout their career with us.