Guardian Childcare & Education Forde

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4.8
(21)
Rachael H.
Rachael H.
02:40 27 Jun 24
Very happy with the quality of care and education my child receives at Guardian in Forde! We have been through Nursery 1 & 2 now, and are getting ready for the next phase which has been supported and guided by the centre. A lovely and helpful team all round!
Melam R D.
Melam R D.
04:22 21 May 24
matthew B.
matthew B.
10:36 01 Feb 24
My wife and I are have been extremely happy with Guardian Forde for our daughter who is now 4. She has been attending for almost a year now and we have been consistently impressed. It is evident how well Sarah (manager) runs the centre. She’s done a great job at finding wonderful educators that connect well with the children and vice versa. We would happily recommend Guardian Forde to anyone looking for a childcare centre that’s welcoming, clean, educational and fun. Thank you Sarah and the team for taking such wonderful care of all the kids!
Taylor M.
Taylor M.
05:54 10 Nov 23
My daughter Elena has gone to Forde since she was 6 months old, Elena is now 17 months old! Every morning Elena has a big smile as we walk into her room, she loves attending everyday! I love the structure of the centre, they always provide regular updates and this helps give me a piece of mind knowing my daughter being looked after.Elena loves her educators as they are family and loves her daily check in with Sarah in the afternoon, Elena is just about to transition into Nursey 2 and is having attachment issues to the carers but the support Sarah and her team are giving her and helping her through transition is amazing and comforting. Highly recommend Forde Guardian, keep up the good work team!
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L
02:23 03 Nov 23
I’m highly impressed with this daycare, might be a first time mum but so far the carers are very caring, they are constantly doing different activities even in nursery one. My son is always happy and seems to really enjoy attending.
Abby C
Abby C
09:41 26 Oct 23
Sarah (centre manager) in particular has been one of the best directors I have met. The staff at Guardian have been fantastic for my kids. I appreciate the thoughtful activities they plan and the patience they give to my kids. I would recommend this centre to anyone looking in the area!
Wera M.
Wera M.
20:57 26 Apr 23
Elysha P.
Elysha P.
00:39 31 Aug 22
Great daycare, my daughter was immediately comfortable here and always happy when I picked her up! Great range of learning environments and outdoor play. The educators here are fantastic and management team is very professional. Can't recommend Guardian Forde enough! Fantastic experience, wish I could give more stars!!!
aarju S.
aarju S.
03:52 22 Feb 22
Nick S.
Nick S.
02:59 23 Nov 21
Kahri
Kahri
21:55 22 Feb 21
My daughter has been going to this centre for almost 5 months now and she loves it. The educators are professional and kind and were really good with settling her in, finding her particular interests and welcoming her every morning. They provide healthy and diverse meals which my daughter always loves. The outdoor space is what drew me to the centre originally - lots of opportunity for messy muddy play when it’s wet which I absolutely love, but on dry days there is so much for them to do outside with a tunnel to climb in, logs to walk/sit on, a sandpit to dig in and plenty of space to wander around and explore. The inside spaces are always tidy and clean and my daughter adores the centre’s pet guinea pigs. I am really happy with the centre overall.
Angela T.
Angela T.
11:59 25 Jan 21
My son attended Guardian Childcare & Education Forde for a number of years ending in Dec 2020. I absolutely adore the staff here. They were always professional and so, so friendly. Tayla is an absolute angel and a huge asset to this centre.
Damien G.
Damien G.
09:02 05 Dec 19
Both our children have attended Guardian Early Learning at Forde and have loved the friends they have made and the wonderful educators who make the place feel a little like family. From when you walk through the front door to settling your child in everyone is cheerful and engaging. Eager to keep you updated with the day to day adventures and willing to incorporate different experiences and backgrounds into the early development of the kids. We are so glad that we found this centre!
Jac K
Jac K
08:34 28 Nov 19
My child has been attending this centre for 12 months now. The management team are really responsive in working with families to make sure they are meeting the needs of each and every child. They listen to any concerns you have may have and act on them as necessary. Whilst the playground is a little bit of a dust bowl, my child loves the versatility of features such as the hill for imaginative play. I’m so glad we moved here from another centre not too far away.
Melita C.
Melita C.
08:55 09 Aug 19
We loved our time at Guardian Forde. Every single educator is passionate about early learning, dedicated, professional and genuinely caring. The management team were responsive, knowledgeable and went the extra mile to ensure we felt comfortable. The learning and play opportunities are dynamic, engaging and well-considered. I couldn't recommend them more highly.
Iris L.
Iris L.
03:24 12 Mar 19
Both my children have been so happy at the Forde Guardian Early Learning Centre. It makes a massive difference when the staff are dedicated and are of high-quality. They strive to provide the best level of care and have high standards when it comes to their staffing, facilities and programs.
Sam V.
Sam V.
07:43 18 Feb 19
We've had a great experience at this centre. The educators provided excellent support during orientation and our first few weeks and went out of their way to settle my little one into daycare.
Mónica M.
Mónica M.
21:00 15 Feb 19
Danielle W.
Danielle W.
10:12 14 Feb 19
The care my son receives at Guardian Early Learning Forde is excellent. His transition to childcare was a challenge for him as he had never been in care before, but the staff at the centre did everything possible to make his transition easier - he now loves his time there! The educators are gentle, caring and professional, and have worked closely with our family to give my son the most positive start to his early learning journey at the centre. The centre is warm and inviting and my son adores playing and learning in the outdoor space, which is designed to cater to all ages of children at the centre. Our family couldn’t be happier with the learning experiences our child is having during his time at Guardian Early Learning Forde.
Jasmeet N.
Jasmeet N.
22:49 19 Feb 19
My daughter has been visiting the Guardian Forde Centre since she was 8 months old and is in now in the pre-school room. The carers of all the rooms are really loving caring. The management seems to be on top of their game and are always happy to assist when required. My child is super happy when I drop her off and pick her up and that makes me quite satisfied with the way the centre is.
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  • Leading programs where children aged six-weeks to six years learn and discover through play.
  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to grow and thrive.
  • Safe, secure environments that support children’s social and emotional development.
  • High quality two-year preschool program, that prepares children for school with the benefits of long daycare. Plus get up to $1,329 in fee support for 3yr olds on top of the Childcare Subsidy to help with the cost of preschool.

Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.

Hours

Mon to Fri 7:00 to 18:00

Address

1 Lomax Street
Forde, ACT, 2914


Welcome to our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Forde is one of six incredible Centres in the Canberra region and  boasts a range of exciting, resource-rich environments; including a community library, community pantry, and upcycled furniture and loose parts which the children are encouraged to explore in their own unique way.

The light-filled and spacious Centre also has pet guinea pigs, chickens, a vegetable garden, a worm farm, water play area, stay and play pods, an Indigenous mural, and a range of age-specific play areas. Guardian Forde is bursting with inspiring spaces where your child can explore and learn each day.

The Teachers and Educators at Guardian Forde provide wonderful learning programs for the children, including a leading Preschool Program for those preparing for the transition to primary school. In addition, we are proud to have a culturally diverse team who celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year, organise a range of fundraising events for the children to be involved in.

Eligible children who turn 3 years of age on or before 30 April 2024 may receive up to 300 hours of free preschool. This fee support is on top of any Child Care Subsidy eligible families receive. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre. 

At Guardian Forde the children get out and about on regular excursions which promotes a great connection with the local Canberra community. We are fortunate to have a range of exciting places to visit, including the local lake, parks and shops.

Our on-site cook prepares four nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day in our Centre kitchen, where we also host regular cooking classes for the children to extend their knowledge of good nutrition.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Forde today by booking a tour or speaking with one of our team.

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Forde Centre Manager Image

Sarah Collier

"I believe Early Learning is the foundation and stepping stone to a strong and successful future and I love nothing more then being a part of that."

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

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Guardian hat
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen
  • High quality baby formula
  • All nutritious meals and snacks

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Spare change of clothing, labelled
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Baby's bottles for formula or breastmilk

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

Our Educators and early childhood teachers, implement innovative educational programs with focus on: developing strong healthy relationships, learning about the natural world and developing agency and independence. The programs are specifically designed to cater for the individual needs of each child attending the centre.

We particularly value the role of the families as the most important carer in the child’s life. We work closely with our families and encourage their involvement in their child’s education and care

Our centre’s children, families and educators are from diverse and multi-cultural backgrounds and together we embrace each other’s unique differences and use this special mix of people to teach and learn with spirit, fun and laughter each and every day. The centre has a committed team of Educators and early childhood teachers who work together to plan a program which captures each child’s interests in a meaningful way.

Guardian Childcare & Education Forde is spacious both inside and out offering an abundance of learning tools in six large learning spaces and a sizeable well shaded yard. We have two nursery spaces which cater for children aged six weeks to two years. Our team of Educators, including an early childhood teacher, ensure that our youngest children have access to safe, nurturing spaces and can develop strong bonds with Educators in a calm and relaxed environment. These strong bonds are essential to children’s learning and development.

Our two toddler rooms cater for children aged two to three years. We offer children, safe spaces for them to develop confidence in their learning and build strong relationships with both peers and educators. Through the development of these skills, it will help children throughout their life in developing and maintaining healthy relationships.

Our two large preschool rooms offer children the opportunity to advance their learning, explore and experiment with the world around them. Our dedicated team of an early childhood teacher and Educators strive to provide dynamic learning environments that constantly challenge the children to rethink and re-imagine the possibilities that are open to them. We incorporate Academic, self-help and social preparation into our Preschool program to help children prepare for their next learning journey at Primary school.

Reviews from Google

4.8
(21)
Rachael H.
Rachael H.
02:40 27 Jun 24
Very happy with the quality of care and education my child receives at Guardian in Forde! We have been through Nursery 1 & 2 now, and are getting ready for the next phase which has been supported and guided by the centre. A lovely and helpful team all round!
Melam R D.
Melam R D.
04:22 21 May 24
matthew B.
matthew B.
10:36 01 Feb 24
My wife and I are have been extremely happy with Guardian Forde for our daughter who is now 4. She has been attending for almost a year now and we have been consistently impressed. It is evident how well Sarah (manager) runs the centre. She’s done a great job at finding wonderful educators that connect well with the children and vice versa. We would happily recommend Guardian Forde to anyone looking for a childcare centre that’s welcoming, clean, educational and fun. Thank you Sarah and the team for taking such wonderful care of all the kids!
Taylor M.
Taylor M.
05:54 10 Nov 23
My daughter Elena has gone to Forde since she was 6 months old, Elena is now 17 months old! Every morning Elena has a big smile as we walk into her room, she loves attending everyday! I love the structure of the centre, they always provide regular updates and this helps give me a piece of mind knowing my daughter being looked after.Elena loves her educators as they are family and loves her daily check in with Sarah in the afternoon, Elena is just about to transition into Nursey 2 and is having attachment issues to the carers but the support Sarah and her team are giving her and helping her through transition is amazing and comforting. Highly recommend Forde Guardian, keep up the good work team!
L
L
02:23 03 Nov 23
I’m highly impressed with this daycare, might be a first time mum but so far the carers are very caring, they are constantly doing different activities even in nursery one. My son is always happy and seems to really enjoy attending.
Abby C
Abby C
09:41 26 Oct 23
Sarah (centre manager) in particular has been one of the best directors I have met. The staff at Guardian have been fantastic for my kids. I appreciate the thoughtful activities they plan and the patience they give to my kids. I would recommend this centre to anyone looking in the area!
Wera M.
Wera M.
20:57 26 Apr 23
Elysha P.
Elysha P.
00:39 31 Aug 22
Great daycare, my daughter was immediately comfortable here and always happy when I picked her up! Great range of learning environments and outdoor play. The educators here are fantastic and management team is very professional. Can't recommend Guardian Forde enough! Fantastic experience, wish I could give more stars!!!
aarju S.
aarju S.
03:52 22 Feb 22
Nick S.
Nick S.
02:59 23 Nov 21
Kahri
Kahri
21:55 22 Feb 21
My daughter has been going to this centre for almost 5 months now and she loves it. The educators are professional and kind and were really good with settling her in, finding her particular interests and welcoming her every morning. They provide healthy and diverse meals which my daughter always loves. The outdoor space is what drew me to the centre originally - lots of opportunity for messy muddy play when it’s wet which I absolutely love, but on dry days there is so much for them to do outside with a tunnel to climb in, logs to walk/sit on, a sandpit to dig in and plenty of space to wander around and explore. The inside spaces are always tidy and clean and my daughter adores the centre’s pet guinea pigs. I am really happy with the centre overall.
Angela T.
Angela T.
11:59 25 Jan 21
My son attended Guardian Childcare & Education Forde for a number of years ending in Dec 2020. I absolutely adore the staff here. They were always professional and so, so friendly. Tayla is an absolute angel and a huge asset to this centre.
Damien G.
Damien G.
09:02 05 Dec 19
Both our children have attended Guardian Early Learning at Forde and have loved the friends they have made and the wonderful educators who make the place feel a little like family. From when you walk through the front door to settling your child in everyone is cheerful and engaging. Eager to keep you updated with the day to day adventures and willing to incorporate different experiences and backgrounds into the early development of the kids. We are so glad that we found this centre!
Jac K
Jac K
08:34 28 Nov 19
My child has been attending this centre for 12 months now. The management team are really responsive in working with families to make sure they are meeting the needs of each and every child. They listen to any concerns you have may have and act on them as necessary. Whilst the playground is a little bit of a dust bowl, my child loves the versatility of features such as the hill for imaginative play. I’m so glad we moved here from another centre not too far away.
Melita C.
Melita C.
08:55 09 Aug 19
We loved our time at Guardian Forde. Every single educator is passionate about early learning, dedicated, professional and genuinely caring. The management team were responsive, knowledgeable and went the extra mile to ensure we felt comfortable. The learning and play opportunities are dynamic, engaging and well-considered. I couldn't recommend them more highly.
Iris L.
Iris L.
03:24 12 Mar 19
Both my children have been so happy at the Forde Guardian Early Learning Centre. It makes a massive difference when the staff are dedicated and are of high-quality. They strive to provide the best level of care and have high standards when it comes to their staffing, facilities and programs.
Sam V.
Sam V.
07:43 18 Feb 19
We've had a great experience at this centre. The educators provided excellent support during orientation and our first few weeks and went out of their way to settle my little one into daycare.
Mónica M.
Mónica M.
21:00 15 Feb 19
Danielle W.
Danielle W.
10:12 14 Feb 19
The care my son receives at Guardian Early Learning Forde is excellent. His transition to childcare was a challenge for him as he had never been in care before, but the staff at the centre did everything possible to make his transition easier - he now loves his time there! The educators are gentle, caring and professional, and have worked closely with our family to give my son the most positive start to his early learning journey at the centre. The centre is warm and inviting and my son adores playing and learning in the outdoor space, which is designed to cater to all ages of children at the centre. Our family couldn’t be happier with the learning experiences our child is having during his time at Guardian Early Learning Forde.
Jasmeet N.
Jasmeet N.
22:49 19 Feb 19
My daughter has been visiting the Guardian Forde Centre since she was 8 months old and is in now in the pre-school room. The carers of all the rooms are really loving caring. The management seems to be on top of their game and are always happy to assist when required. My child is super happy when I drop her off and pick her up and that makes me quite satisfied with the way the centre is.
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