Guardian Childcare & Education Acacia Gardens

(Formerly Playdays)

Every day is a new opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Education Acacia Gardens (formerly Playdays), which is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. With a range of resource-rich environments, including vegetable gardens, a water pump, a mud pit, a giant climbing net, and a range of age-specific ateliers, children are encouraged to explore and learn.

Children get out and about on weekly excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. This connection extends to our local nursing home, who the children regularly send letters to as part of our pen pal program.

We are proud to have a diverse team of Educators and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays, as well as hosting a number of fundraisers throughout the year.

Our on-site chef prepares four nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the centre, our community-minded Educators host cooking classes for the children to get involved in to enhance their understanding of good nutrition.

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.

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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

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $129.00*
Toddlers $120.00*
Preschool $114.00*

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Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Four nutritionally balanced meals including: Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding

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

Guardian Childcare & Education Acacia Gardens is located in the quiet streets of Acacia Gardens, providing care for children from six weeks until they head off to primary school. We believe that by providing a warm, nurturing, safe and secure environment which supports children’s learning, we will contribute to a strong foundation for life-long learning.

Our children are involved in programs that are fun, exciting and engaging which follows their interests and supports their developmental strengths and capabilities. We encourage and motivate children to develop positive attitudes to learning through open ended play based learning experiences, incorporating their environment and building friendships.

Our team of experienced Educators are passionate and motivated to create inviting learning spaces and work collaboratively with families to provide the best for their children. At Playdays Acacia Gardens, we pride ourselves on offering only the best and encourage you to visit us to see for yourself the exceptional qualities we boast.

In addition to high quality care we also provide:

  • Nutritionally balanced meals catering for all children’s dietary needs with an onsite cook.
  • Fully trained, qualified and experienced staff who regularly attend professional development to maintain current and up to date practices.
  • Individualised programming that embraces and encourages children’s interests.
  • Playscapes that encourage and support children’s sense of agency.
  • Support and encourage family participation and implementation towards their child’s learning.
  • Educators strive to develop foundations that maintain structure and build a love of learning for life.
  • A centre that is rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard for Early Education and Care.

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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