Guardian Childcare & Education Gungahlin

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.

Guardian Childcare & Education Gungahlin is one of six leading childcare Centres in and around Canberra, boasting a range of exciting, resource-rich environments.

The light-filled Centre includes an indoor/outdoor 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.

The Teachers and Educators at Guardian Gungahlin 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 and organise a range of fundraising events for the children to be involved in.

Take a look on our Learning Exchange at some of the exciting experiences the Teachers and Educators at Guardian Gungahlin regularly create for the children. Highlights include the children creating their own mini café  and experimenting with balloons and learning about static electricity!

Children at Guardian Gungahlin 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, a nearby nature reserve, and the local college, which 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. We also host regular family breakfasts at the Centre.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Gungahlin 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 7:30am 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 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.

Reviews from Google (18)

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    Sarah O'Dell

    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 ... Read More

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    Sheree Anderson

    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.

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    Dora Austen-Smith

    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 ... Read More

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    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 ... Read More

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    Petros Lionis

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    N & D

    We love Guardian Gungahlin. My children have attended Guardian for the past 4 years and they have thoroughly enjoyed the centre and the amazing staff and menu. Through the tough ... Read More

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    Emma Fenton

    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 ... Read More

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    Kelsey Alves Do Rosario

    Lovely staff and facilities. Our little ones have the best time

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    Jackie G

    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 ... Read More

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    Minty KANG

    I love this fantastic place so much and so does my little one. I still remember when my kid started to join this childcare, our educators are extremely patient to ... Read More

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    charles bryers

    My tiny human loves going to daycare here and the amazing staff. We've recommended Guardian to many of our friends too.

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    Lina Slatyer

    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. ... Read More

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    Benn Fenton

    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 ... Read More

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    Rachel Peirce

    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 ... Read More

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    Katie Fry

    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. . ... Read More

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    Zoe Walker

    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 ... Read More

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    Simone Le Lievre

    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 ... Read More

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    I already took my son out of that center in November last year due to an serious incident happened there. It was a Friday afternoon when I noticed that he ... Read More

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