Guardian Childcare & Education Forrest

Guardian Childcare & Education Forrest is one of 6 incredible Guardian centres in the ACT. A true home-away-from-home, the Centre boasts exciting, resource-rich environments for children to explore and learn about the world around them through play-based experiences.

The modern facilities include an art studio, library, shaded outdoor areas thanks to beautiful established trees, a water pump, a creek bed, a fort, and herb and vegetable gardens from which the children often harvest goodies for our on-site cook.

The children at Guardian Forrest enjoy four nutritionally balanced meals cooked on-site by our dedicated cook, every day, as well as regular hand-on cooking classes that help extend our nutrition and wellbeing focus. Children can also enjoy their meals in the dedicated piazza while socialising with their friends and teachers.

The teachers and educators at Guardian Forrest provide wonderful learning programs for the children, including a leading Preschool Program led by university-qualified teachers who will help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school when the time is right.

We get out and about on regular excursions from the Centre, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We walk to various locations including local parks and our local café, Brew & Brew, where we often enjoy a wholesome afternoon tea!

We are proud to have a culturally diverse team at Guardian Forrest and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year. The community-minded team also organise a range of social and informative parent evenings, and at Guardian Forrest, we love a good sing-a-long…

Join Laura on our Learning Exchange as she reads and sings along to Old Macdonald (with some help from the children!), and join Anna as she sings a childhood classic, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Forrest today. You can book a tour or speak to one of our team below.

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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 8:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
6 Weeks to 6 Years $138.50*

*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back use the calculator shown below:

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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

  • Professional, experienced educators that are passionate about children’s learning.
  • A strong focus on building relationships and partnerships with families and communities.
  • A unique curriculum that prepares children for successful lifelong learning.
  • State of the art facilities that cater to all interests and levels of development.
  • Unique indoor/outdoor environments that promote learning, curiosity and adventure.

To find out more about the special experiences at our centre please call us or join our waitlist below.

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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