"Each day brings a new opportunity to connect with the world around us."
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Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Education Gungahlin, which is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including an indoor/outdoor program, natural play structures, and a sustainability program, children are encouraged to explore and learn.
The light-filled centre also has herb and vegetable gardens, woodwork areas, fortes, worm farms, a bark pit, repurposed materials, and a range of age-specific ateliers.
Children get out and about on excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit locations such as our local library, Bunnings, Woolworths, a nearby nature reserve, and the local college, who we have a great relationship with.
Our on-site cook, Nirosha – who won ACT Cook of the Year in 2018 – prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. The children and Educators often collect herbs and vegetables from the gardens to add to the daily meals and use in cooking classes.
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 to share what’s important for the day and any news from home.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
An opportunity to play and discover with open-plan play in family groups and multi-age groupings.
Planned experiences. This is where the Guardian difference comes to life. Alongside our Educators your child’s exploration leads to learnings in numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, creative arts and much more.
An opportunity for children to come together for a healthy snack, often they help prepare their food alongside our carers and chef.
Individually tailored to your child’s needs and curiosity the planned experiences continue, this includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
Another nutritious meal expertly prepared by our chef. Families are invited to join the children for meals and excursions if they wish.
If your child wants to, or needs to sleep, it’s time to rest and recharge. For children who don’t need to rest the planned experiences continue, in most cases outdoors.
Another chance for the children to come together and re-fuel in small groups or with siblings. There is also an opportunity to rest or play together and reflect on the day.
As you arrive to pick up your child, there’s a chance to speak with our Educators and share news about the day. Our Storypark App also allows you to stay in touch 24/7 wherever you are.
End of day
Your child is encouraged to grab a light snack before they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary, throughout the day if we notice your child looking tired food will be provided.
Open 7:30am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
|Age Group||Daily Fee|
|Nursery to Preschool||$133.00*|
*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back, click here.
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.
The staff at our Gungahlin early learning centre have a strong commitment to create a warm and welcoming environment by having a strong focus on building and maintaining meaningful and true relationships with families and their children.
Each classroom has direct access to the outdoor yard, children are provided with the opportunities to move freely between the indoor and outdoor environment. Our environment has been specifically designed to engage, challenge and excite the children throughout their time at Guardian Childcare & Education Gungahlin. Our outdoor environments have a mix of open air and covered spaces so that the children are able to be outside all year round, regardless of the weather.
The resources and materials in the centre are natural, open ended and well maintained. The centre provides high quality education and care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. Our educators are passionate and committed to providing a nurturing and simulating early learning environment for each child and their families. Using the Early Years Learning Framework to guide our education program and scaffold children’s learning.
We also have a qualified cook who prepares each meal from the freshest seasonal ingredients. We provide breakfast for early starters, morning tea, lunch, afternoon, tea and a late snack at the end of the day.
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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