Guardian Childcare & Education Gungahlin

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5.0
(24)
Victoria R.
Victoria R.
05:46 02 Mar 24
My daughter Harper has recently started at guardian in Gungahlin and has settled sooo well into the Nursery room! Special shout out to the educators in Nursery and Centre Manager Fernanda who have made me and my daughter feel so settled and welcomed!
Sukhraj K.
Sukhraj K.
02:08 18 Dec 23
Amelia K.
Amelia K.
06:53 08 Nov 23
I honestly cannot fault the team at the Guardian. I haven’t known them long but they have done nothing but make me feel so welcome. The communication goes above and beyond and I have received only the best reviews from other mothers who’s children have been attending there for a long time. I look forward to my daughter enjoying her time there. Thank you for everything :)The above review was from when she started and that was in 2021. I have nothing but love for everyone there and she has done NOTHING but thrive there so I wanted to come and share that. She has learnt so much and tells me all about her day. Thank you for putting up with all my questions and I just cannot thank you all enough. :)
Ambareen A.
Ambareen A.
06:07 31 Oct 23
K C.
K C.
02:56 28 Jun 23
We randomly came across Guardian Childcare Gungahlin in the most bizarre way. At a car accident we met a lovely soul Michelle who noticed I was pregnant at the time. If half the staff are as amazing as she is we just knew our baby would be in good hands. From our phone call to booking in a tour, to meeting the Centre Manager Mardi, the head chef and Franklin the turtle - everyone was a joy to meet! My partner and I were so highly impressed with the level of professionalism and also the education (motor skills, learning emotions, etc) that is taught within the centre. You literally just need to drop your kid off, no need for nappies, food, water, it’s all provided. Bubby is only a newborn but once we are ready we definitely will be sending him to Guardian Gungahlin!
Alice A.
Alice A.
03:00 18 Apr 23
I love that it is a smaller centre compared to others that we have seen around and how my baby looks comfortable both at drop off and pick up. The educators are all really sweet and always come up with fun activities. The food is great as my baby always go back for seconds and thirds.
Kate O.
Kate O.
02:14 18 Apr 23
James H.
James H.
14:15 10 Apr 23
MARIAM M.
MARIAM M.
05:02 30 Jan 23
My 2 year old son has been attending for the past nine months and he has learned so much since going here. The facility is nice, the staff are awesome! I would recommend guardian childcare anytime😊
Sarah O.
Sarah O.
01:49 03 May 22
One thing I’m very happy about is that the service level that was presented to us during the enrolment process, has been a living reality. The centre is well managed and well rostered, so at any given time, there is someone in the office to answer any queries or phone calls if needed. The service has consistently met our expectations, and my boys have easily transitioned into their new environment. That brings me to the educators, and how wonder they are! They are observant and responsive to my sons social and emotional needs, which as a parent gives me great confidence in leaving my children in their care.On another note, I recently picked up my children. Whilst doing so, a fire evacuation occurred (false alarm). I was so impressed with how the staff calmly managed the children’s response to the alarms, and how organised they were in evacuating all children from the facility in such a short period. No stone was unturned, and after headcount and roll call everyone return inside and almost immediately, communication was sent out to all parents. Well done Guardian team!
Sheree A.
Sheree A.
22:37 23 Mar 22
My daughter started at 6 months old and has consistently received the best care. The ladies ensure she has the best experiences, and she is always coming home learning something new.
Dora A.
Dora A.
08:02 18 Mar 22
Our son started at Guardian Gungahlin in January this year. In that time we as parents have continued to be impressed with the educators, the cook and management’s professionalism, honest communication, empathy and transparency. Our son is content, building relationships and extremely happy to attend each day. Thank you.
Ericka
Ericka
01:36 08 Mar 22
Love the team at Guardian Gungahlin. From the start during the tour, meeting the centre manager, all the way to when my son had his first day, and to now where he is fully settled we have always been so so happy. We have never had any issues and the centre has been so open to receiving ways my son would enjoy being at the centre. The team has been so accommodating, understanding and so patient with my little one. They all made us feel so comfortable leaving our son to their care by always giving a summary of how he went that day, what he ate, how much he ate and what he enjoyed doing that day. Can I just say, my son eats better than me when he’s at daycare. I see their full menu and what is planned for the week and I’m so jealous that I wish I can have the meals my son is having at daycare too! I can’t thank them enough! Overall, totally recommend this centre. Thank you for being my son’s ‘GUARDIAN’!
Petros L.
Petros L.
07:20 23 Dec 21
Emma F.
Emma F.
05:47 23 Dec 21
We have just had our second child finish daycare at Guardian Gungahlin due to him starting school next year. We have had the most amazing experience from the moment we started at the centre in 2016 right on up until this week, which was our youngest child's last week. We honestly cannot fault this centre, it is a beautiful small little community where the staff know all the children and their families. Our children were always provided with amazing meals and snacks and such great learning experiences. At every drop off we always knew our children were in the best hands. If you are looking for a daycare centre I HIGHLY recommend Guardian Gungahlin!
Kelsey Alves Do R.
Kelsey Alves Do R.
05:12 23 Dec 21
Lovely staff and facilities. Our little ones have the best time
Jackie G
Jackie G
03:36 21 Dec 21
To the team at Guardian, I just want to say, thank you for the care and support, you provide every day.When we are posted away from home, you’ve become our second family, our children are so lucky to be part of a wonderful academy.So thank you once again, you’ve really been a blessing. We wish you all the very best, and our gratitude we are sending.
charles B.
charles B.
20:30 16 Dec 21
My tiny human loves going to daycare here and the amazing staff. We've recommended Guardian to many of our friends too.
Lina S.
Lina S.
07:56 16 Dec 21
My son has been going to Guardian Childcare &Education Gungahlin for afew months and we are so happy with the centre. Very professional and the level of communication is excellent. If I have a question my emails are responded very quickly or followed through. All staff are great at communicating at the end of the day which is great. Great educators with the right qualification in the centre. My son loves going to guardian childcare and education.
Benn F.
Benn F.
09:06 11 Mar 21
This centre is seriously amazing!!! We couldn't recommend it highly enough for anyone looking for a childcare centre. We've had our children at this centre for over 5 years and consider the staff at the centre to be a second family for our children. The staff are attentive, compassionate and go above and beyond in all aspects. They go to great lengths to ensure that our children are safe and that we are kept up to date with our children's day and learnings.
Rachel P.
Rachel P.
02:45 23 Dec 20
This centre is amazing! The staff are so caring and regularly provide updates on what your child has been up to during the day. My girls have been attending for nearly a year and adore their educators. They have progressed so much under the nurturing care provided by the team. The meals provided are not only nutritious but they sound absolutely delicious.
Katie F.
Katie F.
02:52 06 Dec 19
The team at Guardian Gungahlin are just Fantastic. My little one has been there for almost a year now and loves every minute of the day he is there. . The staff are genuinely interested in the children, and are always coming up with new and exciting ways to learn in their play. We could not be happier. Thank you to all of you. xx
Zoe W.
Zoe W.
03:16 13 Nov 19
Can I say that the team at Guardian Gungahlin are just great. My children have been there for 2 years now and both love it. The staff are genuinely interested in the children, keep parents updated, and really progress their learning. I have used other centres in the past, and these guys are my top pick and I could not be happier. Thank you to all of you.
Simone Le L.
Simone Le L.
06:44 16 Mar 21
Both of my boys have been at Guardian Gungahlin for multiple years now and we have always been happy with the care provided by these professionals. The carers are amazing and always go out of their way to make sure they greet us as we enter the centre and room and they make you feel like one of the family. I particularly love the updates of their learning as they are frequent and informative, and the food provided is always varied and nutritious. My eldest was there from 9 months old until 4.5 when he left for school this year, and the carers still greet him with a big hug and a smile when he comes in - the care is genuine!
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  • Leading programs where children aged six-weeks to six years learn and discover through play.
  • Experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to grow and thrive.
  • Safe, secure environments that support children’s social and emotional development.
  • High quality two-year Preschool program, that prepares children for school with the benefits of long daycare. Plus get up to $1,329 in fee support for 3yr olds on top of the Childcare Subsidy to help with the cost of preschool.

Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.

Guardian Childcare & Education Gungahlin 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.

Hours

Mon to Fri 7:30am to 6:00pm

Address

5 O’Brien Place
Gungahlin, ACT, 2912


Welcome to our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Gungahlin is one of six leading childcare Centres in and around Canberra, boasting a range of exciting, resource-rich environments.  At our Gungahlin child care centre, our early childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, and we provide a nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age, supporting them to discover the world in a safe and secure way.

The light-filled Centre includes an indoor/outdoor learning program, herb and vegetable gardens, woodwork areas, forts, worm farms, a bark pit, repurposed materials and natural play structures, as well as a sustainability program which teaches the children about the world around them.

Degree-qualified Teachers and experienced Educators at Guardian Gungahlin provide quality learning programs for children, including a leading, two year Preschool Program to support children to develop the skills required for a smooth transition to primary school.

Eligible children who turn 3 years of age on or before 30 April 2024 may receive up to 300 hours of free preschool. This fee support is on top of any Child Care Subsidy eligible families receive. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre.

We are proud to have a culturally diverse team who celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year and organise a range of fundraising events for children to be involved in.

Children at our Gungahlin long day care centre get out and about on excursions, so we have a great connection with the local Canberra community. We regularly visit the local library, Bunnings, shops, nature reserves, and the local college, which whom we have a great relationship.

Our on-site Cook 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. We also host regular family breakfasts at the Centre. We provide nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula, and bed linen.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will also have the chance to gain an understanding of their child’s learning. Easily accessible for families, our Learning Exchange Display provides the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share with you any updates on their progress every day. You will also have the chance to share with us your own personal goals and visions for us to implement, having direct input in your child’s educational journey!

Families will also be given access to our family communication app Storypark, where we will share with you any significant updates in your child’s day, as well as any other important updates that happen in our Centre–ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here.

Begin the adventure at our Gungahlin early learning centre today by booking a tour or speaking with our friendly 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 7:30am 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.

Learn More About Our Centre

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 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.

Our Centre provides nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula, and bed linen.

Reviews from Google

5.0
(24)
Victoria R.
Victoria R.
05:46 02 Mar 24
My daughter Harper has recently started at guardian in Gungahlin and has settled sooo well into the Nursery room! Special shout out to the educators in Nursery and Centre Manager Fernanda who have made me and my daughter feel so settled and welcomed!
Sukhraj K.
Sukhraj K.
02:08 18 Dec 23
Amelia K.
Amelia K.
06:53 08 Nov 23
I honestly cannot fault the team at the Guardian. I haven’t known them long but they have done nothing but make me feel so welcome. The communication goes above and beyond and I have received only the best reviews from other mothers who’s children have been attending there for a long time. I look forward to my daughter enjoying her time there. Thank you for everything :)The above review was from when she started and that was in 2021. I have nothing but love for everyone there and she has done NOTHING but thrive there so I wanted to come and share that. She has learnt so much and tells me all about her day. Thank you for putting up with all my questions and I just cannot thank you all enough. :)
Ambareen A.
Ambareen A.
06:07 31 Oct 23
K C.
K C.
02:56 28 Jun 23
We randomly came across Guardian Childcare Gungahlin in the most bizarre way. At a car accident we met a lovely soul Michelle who noticed I was pregnant at the time. If half the staff are as amazing as she is we just knew our baby would be in good hands. From our phone call to booking in a tour, to meeting the Centre Manager Mardi, the head chef and Franklin the turtle - everyone was a joy to meet! My partner and I were so highly impressed with the level of professionalism and also the education (motor skills, learning emotions, etc) that is taught within the centre. You literally just need to drop your kid off, no need for nappies, food, water, it’s all provided. Bubby is only a newborn but once we are ready we definitely will be sending him to Guardian Gungahlin!
Alice A.
Alice A.
03:00 18 Apr 23
I love that it is a smaller centre compared to others that we have seen around and how my baby looks comfortable both at drop off and pick up. The educators are all really sweet and always come up with fun activities. The food is great as my baby always go back for seconds and thirds.
Kate O.
Kate O.
02:14 18 Apr 23
James H.
James H.
14:15 10 Apr 23
MARIAM M.
MARIAM M.
05:02 30 Jan 23
My 2 year old son has been attending for the past nine months and he has learned so much since going here. The facility is nice, the staff are awesome! I would recommend guardian childcare anytime😊
Sarah O.
Sarah O.
01:49 03 May 22
One thing I’m very happy about is that the service level that was presented to us during the enrolment process, has been a living reality. The centre is well managed and well rostered, so at any given time, there is someone in the office to answer any queries or phone calls if needed. The service has consistently met our expectations, and my boys have easily transitioned into their new environment. That brings me to the educators, and how wonder they are! They are observant and responsive to my sons social and emotional needs, which as a parent gives me great confidence in leaving my children in their care.On another note, I recently picked up my children. Whilst doing so, a fire evacuation occurred (false alarm). I was so impressed with how the staff calmly managed the children’s response to the alarms, and how organised they were in evacuating all children from the facility in such a short period. No stone was unturned, and after headcount and roll call everyone return inside and almost immediately, communication was sent out to all parents. Well done Guardian team!
Sheree A.
Sheree A.
22:37 23 Mar 22
My daughter started at 6 months old and has consistently received the best care. The ladies ensure she has the best experiences, and she is always coming home learning something new.
Dora A.
Dora A.
08:02 18 Mar 22
Our son started at Guardian Gungahlin in January this year. In that time we as parents have continued to be impressed with the educators, the cook and management’s professionalism, honest communication, empathy and transparency. Our son is content, building relationships and extremely happy to attend each day. Thank you.
Ericka
Ericka
01:36 08 Mar 22
Love the team at Guardian Gungahlin. From the start during the tour, meeting the centre manager, all the way to when my son had his first day, and to now where he is fully settled we have always been so so happy. We have never had any issues and the centre has been so open to receiving ways my son would enjoy being at the centre. The team has been so accommodating, understanding and so patient with my little one. They all made us feel so comfortable leaving our son to their care by always giving a summary of how he went that day, what he ate, how much he ate and what he enjoyed doing that day. Can I just say, my son eats better than me when he’s at daycare. I see their full menu and what is planned for the week and I’m so jealous that I wish I can have the meals my son is having at daycare too! I can’t thank them enough! Overall, totally recommend this centre. Thank you for being my son’s ‘GUARDIAN’!
Petros L.
Petros L.
07:20 23 Dec 21
Emma F.
Emma F.
05:47 23 Dec 21
We have just had our second child finish daycare at Guardian Gungahlin due to him starting school next year. We have had the most amazing experience from the moment we started at the centre in 2016 right on up until this week, which was our youngest child's last week. We honestly cannot fault this centre, it is a beautiful small little community where the staff know all the children and their families. Our children were always provided with amazing meals and snacks and such great learning experiences. At every drop off we always knew our children were in the best hands. If you are looking for a daycare centre I HIGHLY recommend Guardian Gungahlin!
Kelsey Alves Do R.
Kelsey Alves Do R.
05:12 23 Dec 21
Lovely staff and facilities. Our little ones have the best time
Jackie G
Jackie G
03:36 21 Dec 21
To the team at Guardian, I just want to say, thank you for the care and support, you provide every day.When we are posted away from home, you’ve become our second family, our children are so lucky to be part of a wonderful academy.So thank you once again, you’ve really been a blessing. We wish you all the very best, and our gratitude we are sending.
charles B.
charles B.
20:30 16 Dec 21
My tiny human loves going to daycare here and the amazing staff. We've recommended Guardian to many of our friends too.
Lina S.
Lina S.
07:56 16 Dec 21
My son has been going to Guardian Childcare &Education Gungahlin for afew months and we are so happy with the centre. Very professional and the level of communication is excellent. If I have a question my emails are responded very quickly or followed through. All staff are great at communicating at the end of the day which is great. Great educators with the right qualification in the centre. My son loves going to guardian childcare and education.
Benn F.
Benn F.
09:06 11 Mar 21
This centre is seriously amazing!!! We couldn't recommend it highly enough for anyone looking for a childcare centre. We've had our children at this centre for over 5 years and consider the staff at the centre to be a second family for our children. The staff are attentive, compassionate and go above and beyond in all aspects. They go to great lengths to ensure that our children are safe and that we are kept up to date with our children's day and learnings.
Rachel P.
Rachel P.
02:45 23 Dec 20
This centre is amazing! The staff are so caring and regularly provide updates on what your child has been up to during the day. My girls have been attending for nearly a year and adore their educators. They have progressed so much under the nurturing care provided by the team. The meals provided are not only nutritious but they sound absolutely delicious.
Katie F.
Katie F.
02:52 06 Dec 19
The team at Guardian Gungahlin are just Fantastic. My little one has been there for almost a year now and loves every minute of the day he is there. . The staff are genuinely interested in the children, and are always coming up with new and exciting ways to learn in their play. We could not be happier. Thank you to all of you. xx
Zoe W.
Zoe W.
03:16 13 Nov 19
Can I say that the team at Guardian Gungahlin are just great. My children have been there for 2 years now and both love it. The staff are genuinely interested in the children, keep parents updated, and really progress their learning. I have used other centres in the past, and these guys are my top pick and I could not be happier. Thank you to all of you.
Simone Le L.
Simone Le L.
06:44 16 Mar 21
Both of my boys have been at Guardian Gungahlin for multiple years now and we have always been happy with the care provided by these professionals. The carers are amazing and always go out of their way to make sure they greet us as we enter the centre and room and they make you feel like one of the family. I particularly love the updates of their learning as they are frequent and informative, and the food provided is always varied and nutritious. My eldest was there from 9 months old until 4.5 when he left for school this year, and the carers still greet him with a big hug and a smile when he comes in - the care is genuine!
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