Guardian Childcare & Education Forde

Guardian Childcare & Education Forde NQS Rated Exceeding by ACECQA

Our centre has been recognised as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard. This is the highest rating you can receive from a regulatory authority assessment and we are proud to deliver an exceptional service to the children and families who attend 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.

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.

We’re Exceeding! What does that mean? Every six months, our Centres are assessed by ACECQA, the national body with the responsibility for monitoring the quality of all registered child care centres in Australia. A rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard means that you can be assured that this Centre is providing an exceptional level of care and attention for your child.

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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

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.

Reviews from Google (16)

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    aarju singh

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    Nick Sorokin

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    Bree Bailie

    Our daughter has been attending this centre for almost a year and she has absolutely thrived. The educators are passionate, caring and communicate thoroughly with us on all aspects of ... Read More

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    Gru HAN

    This place is so nostalgic. Its my childhood daycare :P

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    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 ... Read More

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    Angela Thomas

    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 ... Read More

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    Elysha Ploegmakers

    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 ... Read More

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    Damien Gibbons

    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 ... Read More

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    Jac K

    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 ... Read More

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    Melita Caulfield

    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 ... Read More

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    Iris Lisle

    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 ... Read More

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    Sam Venables

    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 ... Read More

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    Mónica Monroy

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    Danielle Ward

    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 ... Read More

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    Ash Bellingham

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    Jasmeet Narula

    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 ... Read More

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