Guardian Childcare & Education Acacia Gardens

(Formerly Playdays)


Guardian Childcare & Education Acacia Gardens is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. The Centre boasts an incredible outdoor area, including vegetable gardens, a water pump, mud pit, a street library, giant climbing net, and a range of age-specific play areas for children aged six weeks to six years.

At Guardian Acacia Gardens it’s ‘garden by name, garden by nature’. The children adore getting their hands dirty in the Centre vegetable patch, often harvesting goodies for the dedicated on-site chef to add to meals and use in hands-on cooking classes. This is a wonderful opportunity for real-world learning and expanding on the children’s understanding of good nutrition.

Teachers and Educators at Guardian Acacia Gardens also provide wonderful learning programs for the children, including a leading Kindergarten Program for those preparing for the transition to primary school.

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

Begin the adventure at Guardian today by booking a tour to explore the Centre, or chat with our team of Educators to learn more about our high-quality curriculum and care.

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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 $135.00*
Toddlers $126.00*
Preschool $120.00*

*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back, click here.

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.

Reviews (16)

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    Benjamin Teo

    - 3 weeks ago

    My kids have been going here for the past 4 years and we've just finished in 2020. I just want to say that Playdays (the name I'll always love) is the ... Read More

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    Amanda Eisenhuth

    - 3 months ago

    My daughter has attended for the last 4 years (since 8mths old) and my son attended the year previous so we have been part of their family for 5 years. So ... Read More

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    KK Squared !

    - 4 months ago

    I couldn’t be happier leaving my child in such a high quality, nurturing and professional environment. Communication with the centre is prompt and reliable and I am kept informed and ... Read More

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    - 4 months ago

    Guardian Acacia Gardens is an absolutely amazing centre and I am so thankful every day that my children were lucky enough to get a spot there. I have a little ... Read More

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    Gemma Hobson

    - 6 months ago

    Since my daughter first started in care at 6 months old in 2014 I have had nothing but wonderful interactions with her educators and she still misses them and asks ... Read More

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    Samitha Fernando

    - 6 months ago

    All the teachers are professional and helpful. My daughter loves to go to the daycare!

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    Maria Treminio

    - 6 months ago

    I only heard good things about Guardian Childcare (previously playdays) and was excited and nervous at the same time to enrol my daughter there. My worries and anxiety about daycare for ... Read More

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    Sinnwa Hoang

    - 9 months ago

    A fantastic Early learning Centre that both our children have attended over the last 4 years from nursery through to preschool rooms. We were initially drawn to the welcoming home ... Read More

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    Toni-Marie Dakin

    - 11 months ago

    A great centre that really takes the time to get to know every parent and every child. Highly recommend.

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    Kirsten Duggan

    - 11 months ago

    Guardian Acacia Gardens is a wonderful centre with caring, dedicated staff. Our daughter has attended there over the past 3.5 years and each room from Nursery to Preschool has been ... Read More

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    Sangeeta hans

    - 1 year ago

    My daughter has been at Guardian Acacia garden for couple of months now,we are so happy and thankful for the management to gave us the opportunity to be the part ... Read More

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    lisa clark

    - 1 year ago

    This is a brilliant child care service. A supportive and nurturing environment where your children develop both themselves and friendships with their peers. Additional needs for children are met without ... Read More

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    Lisa G

    - 1 year ago

    I have the pleasure of having my children in this service for two years now. When I first saw the centre I noticed how homely and clean it was and ... Read More

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    Emma Shamoun

    - 2 years ago

    Over the past 4 years I have been a parent of this centre as I have sent all 3 of my daughters to Play Days Acacia Gardens. Over this time ... Read More

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    Phoebe Teo

    - 4 years ago

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    Naomi Parrish

    - 4 years ago

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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