"I believe that at the heart of a child’s journey is their family, who offers us a foundation to build upon."
Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Education Forde, which is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including a community library, community pantry, and upcycled furniture and loose parts, children are encouraged to explore and learn.
The light-filled and spacious centre also has pet guinea pigs, chickens, a vegetable garden, a worm farm, water play, stay and play pods, an Indigenous mural, and a range of age-specific ateliers.
Children get out and about on regular excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit locations such as the local lake, parks and shops.
We are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays.
Our on-site cook prepares four nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the centre, our Educators host cooking classes for the children to get involved in to enhance their understanding of good nutrition.
Begin the adventure at Guardian today by booking a tour to explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum.Read More
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.
Handover time with children, families and our friendly Educators. There's a chance for conversation to share what's important for the day/what's happened the night before at home.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
As children are arriving and families are coming and going, there's an opportunity for play as well as family grouping, open-plan play and multi-age grouping.
As the children come together, planned experiences begin. This is where the Guardian programs and practices come to life. Examples of learning include numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, science, creative arts, curiosity and more.
There's an opportunity for children to come together and enjoy morning tea.
Following morning tea, the planned experiences continue. This includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
There's an opportunity for children to come together for lunch. With an open-door policy, families are able to join the centre for meals and excursion if they wish.
For children who want to, or need to, there's an opportunity to sleep, rest or relax. For children who don't need to rest, there are planned experiences, which are more likely to be outdoors.
Children come together for afternoon tea in small groups or with siblings (they can also rest and play together, too). This time also presents an opportunity to reflect on the day.
End of the day
As families arrive to pick up children, there's an opportunity to speak to Educators and share information about the day.
End of the day
Some centres offer early tea or light snack at the end of the day, which they can grab as they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary at home, so if throughout the day, we notice children look tired, food will be provided.
Open 7:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
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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.
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.
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.
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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Running for approximately 30 minutes, touring a centre is a great way to explore the exciting environments, chat to our Educators and see our high-quality curriculum come to life. It’s also a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
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“It’s not easy to leave your child in the care of someone else, however, from day one I can comfortably say that your staff have always provided the best care for both my children. I always see all the great things they do with the children but most importantly they are always there to comfort the children and take such great care of them.”
– Ivana Dusenjko, Mickleham Road, Vic
"The transition into childcare was made easy by the supportive and compassionate staff. Daily communication (both email and verbal) kept me up to date with my daughter's progress socially, emotionally and intellectually. The 'child centred' approach is amazing; for my child to make connections to her own world and experiences. She loves going.”
– Sarah Collingwood, Jacaranda – Sunnybank, Qld
"“The team are passionate about being early childhood Educators. The environment is filled with many indoor and outdoor activities allowing a child-led development by following their natural interests (inspired by Reggio Emilia). A philosophy we follow in our home. My four-year-old daughter’s language and social skills have improved greatly.””
– Angela K, Lane Cove, NSW
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