Guardian Childcare & Education Bruce

Guardian Childcare & Education Bruce is one of six Guardian Childcare Centres in the ACT, boasting a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including a family library, a sustainability garden and natural play structures where children are encouraged to explore and learn.

The light-filled centre also has a mud pit, a cubby house, a woodwork station, vegetable gardens, Indigenous totem poles, a beautiful outdoor mural, and an open-plan atelier.

Our team of professionally-certified early childhood education specialists deliver an advanced play-based and nature-inspired curriculum, as well as a leading Preschool Program to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

Children at Guardian Bruce also get out and about on excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit locations such as our local ponds, shopping centres, Café Momo, the Canberra Raiders training field and Maribyrnong Primary School, whom we have a great relationship with and who play a big role in our transition to school programs.

We are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays. Our community-minded team organise regular visits from Duncan Smith, from the Wiradjuri Echoes, who does monthly Indigenous learning with the children.

Our on-site cooks prepare five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day, often collected by the children from our on-site vegetable gardens. To further explore food at the Centre, Educators host regular hands-on cooking experiences for the children to extend on their knowledge of nutrition and to encourage them to try new foods.

At Guardian Bruce, we’re confident our unique approach to combining education, play and care will be the difference you’re looking for. Book a tour or contact our team today.

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Rhythm of The Day

With endless possibilities, there’s never a dull moment at Guardian and no two days are the same. Here’s what a day at Guardian might look like. Please note, this will vary depending on centre opening hours.

Helpful Information

Opening Hours

Open 7:30am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Four nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding
  • Formula - S26

What to Bring

  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Water bottle

Our Educators

Our team of Educators are committed and passionate about ensuring your child will be safe, nurtured and cared for every day. At Guardian, children are encouraged to engage in interest-led play that creates learning and meaningful experiences.

Our Educators seek to optimise diverse learning opportunities and implement the Curriculum as framed by the Early Years Learning Framework.

You and Your Child

All Guardian Centres provide a Centre-to-Family communication platform so families can maintain contact with their children’s experiences through photos, stories and learning outcomes.

Our Centres use Storypark and each family is provided with a secure login to access on their computers, mobiles or apps.

Learn More About Our Centre

Featuring custom-designed spaces for nursery, toddler and pre-school children, as well as an art studio, our Bruce centre also includes extensive nature-inspired outdoor play and discovery spaces that children will love.

The incredibly high-quality of Reggio-inspired play and learning facilities is matched by our experienced team of Educators who are excited to be part of this exceptional Centre.

Reviews from Google (42)

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    Ayodele Bamidele

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    Emma Walsh

    We are very happy with Guardian Bruce for Amelia. All of the early learning teachers and admin staff have been so approachable, welcoming and supportive. Storypark is also really great ... Read More

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    Andrea Rose

    Love having our kids at Guardian Bruce. We were worried it would be an impersonal experience given that it is a chain, but boy were we wrong. Siobhan and her ... Read More

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    Sarah Veitch

    Piece of mind is all a parent can ask for when they send their child to childcare and Guardian Bruce brings that in spades! As a early years teacher myself, ... Read More

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    Michael Richards

    Our daughter's love the team and environment at Guardian Bruce! Our eldest has been going since 6 months and will continue through and starts preschool next year. They've been great ... Read More

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    Kayla Thompson

    A great childcare with amazing educators who really care and respect for children. My son adapt well in the environment and loves attending this childcare. I really enjoy the connection the educators ... Read More

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    Bethany Lees

    My son has attended this centre for the last 2.5 years and the experience has been amazing. The educators are well equipped and responsive to needs. My son is going ... Read More

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    Jaimee Haywood

    My little one absolutely loves Guardian. The staff are wonderful and super friendly, they have made it so easy for both myself and my little one to navigate the big ... Read More

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    Miranda Menaspà

    Staff at Guardian Bruce are wonderful. Our children were attending two childcare centres when we moved to Canberra, but after 3 months requested that they only go to Guardian. We ... Read More

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    Paolo Menaspà

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    Muskaan M

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    Favour Nwandu

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    Tayla

    The educators are caring and responsive to the children, the program and documentation reflects my child and his development. Siobhan (Centre Manager) and Hayley (Assistant CM) are so welcoming and ... Read More

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    Reine W

    Well managed, clean centre with great food and a lovely team of caring staff.

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    Tea-ann Hogden

    Working here at Guardian has been an absolute dream! All the staff are very welcoming, and positive, we strive to provide the best care possible for all of our children ... Read More

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    Sebastian Kazek

    the best stuff and facilities . The best childcare in canberra in my opinion.

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    Borui Liu

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    Mishal Zareen

    My daughter at 2yrs old started going to Guardian Bruce, When we started in the centre i was afraid my daughter will not adjust as it was first time for ... Read More

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    Kieren Phillips

    Whether you live in or outside Belconnen, 'Guardian Childcare & Education' in Bruce is the best daycare centre for your children. There are many reasons why 'Gaurdian' is head and shoulders above ... Read More

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    Ruby Tran

    My son has started in Guardian Bruce since he was just 2,5 mons old. I used to worry to much about his wellbeing in daycare. But after nearly a year ... Read More

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    Chrissy Piper

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    Keith Todd

    We visited for granddaughters graduation, and had been collecting her from centre on a rgular basis. Amazing committed staff and director. Fresh change. Check things out for yourself at this amazing ... Read More

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    johanna rose

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    Krystal Elliott

    BEST CHILDCARE CENTRE IN CANBERRA! Amazing educators who truly care about the children. I feel relaxed leaving my two year old with the educators all day. My child absolutely adores all ... Read More

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    Vanessa Fernandez

    I highly recommend this childcare. The staff are friendly, they communicate regularly with parents and make a huge effort at putting the children first. The centre is clean, open plan ... Read More

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    Alisha Foster

    I've had two children attend Guardian ELC Bruce (one current 2019) and I couldn't be happier. Belle and her staff are truly fantastic. Great indoor facilities and a large outdoor ... Read More

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    Kylie U

    Extremely happy with the Guardian Bruce Centre. Staff are kind and friendly and the centre is very involved in the community. My son is happy there. Highly recommended.

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    Ana Stuparu

    Our son has been going since he was 7 months old and he is now over 2. He loves it, has lots of fun and does the cutest craft. Our ... Read More

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    A Waters

    My daughter has been very happy here for the last 2years. The centre has lovely indoor and outdoor areas. The educators have created a calm and nurturing environment. The management ... Read More

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    Alicia Thomson

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    Galina Shadrivova

    Educators are loving and caring. Management is great - very approachable, always look for new ideas. Centre promotes healthy eating and sustainability. Management organises many events outside work hours e.g. ... Read More

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    Julia Kolevski

    One of the best centres around. The educators are passionate and welcoming. There are a lot of initiatives hosted by the Bruce Guardian. My son loves attending and its definitely ... Read More

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    Colleen Brezovski

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    Paris Dounoukos

    If I could give 6 stars, I would! This would have to be the best childcare centre in Canberra. A beautiful nurturing environment and very professionally run.

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    Bianca Jurd

    Every part of our experience at Guardian Bruce has been excellent. It’s always hard to leave your child in the care of others but the wonderful educators here have made ... Read More

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    Bec Rizzo

    Our little one has always been happy and settled here. They have lots of great community initiatives, giving to and helping local causes. The educators are friendly and caring.

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    Lydia kong

    Excellent environment, awesome staffs and best cares

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    Elle Dawson

    Best early learning centre out there. It’s definitely the staff that make it number 1.

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    Chloe Tegally

    Spacious, clean, nurturing and supportive.

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    Grant Collett

    Great facilities, excellent staff

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    Christine Maeseele

    I enrolled my 2 sons here. They both connected to educators but it seems everyone leaves here. Every time they connected to someone they left. So what’s that saying about ... Read More

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    Katherine Hellener

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