Guardian Childcare & Education Forde

Guardian Childcare & Education Forde is one of six incredible Centres in the Canberra region and is rated as exceeding in the National Quality Standard. The Centre 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.

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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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

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
All Ages $137.00*

*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back, click here.

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.

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Rated Exceeding National Quality Standard

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.

Begin the Adventure at Guardian

To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.

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