Guardian Childcare and Education Thurgoona

Reviews from Google

5.0
(5)
Jacqui B.
Jacqui B.
06:38 16 May 24
I was delighted as a grandparent to be able to visit my granddaughter for Mothers Day as Mum was busy with a newborn baby .The staff there all seemed gentle and supportive . Such a huge variety of activities for the young ones to play with and explore both indoors and out .Lots of learning experiences along the way too. As a grandparent I know it takes time to set up activities and pack away afterwards .It was also nice to hear the children call each other by name and many asked me my name . Lovely manners too .It is good to know the little ones are being taken care of so well .What a great centre !
Chloe G.
Chloe G.
02:05 28 Nov 23
My two youngest children attend Eden.Staff are friendly, accommodating and communicate efficiently. I'm at ease knowing my are in the best hands.
Rowena C.
Rowena C.
11:46 01 Sep 23
Tahlia H.
Tahlia H.
11:05 25 Jul 23
Brennan B.
Brennan B.
13:22 21 Jul 23
Our 2yo son rushes us out the door of a morning to go to Eden. So, if he’s happy, then we’re happy. The staff have all been personable and lovely and we feel lucky to have our child cared for at Eden.
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Formerly Eden Academy Thurgoona

  • Bright, modern learning spaces full of high-quality educational resources to spark curiosity and wonder.
  • Passionate Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to thrive.
  • Warm and secure environments to support each child'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 $500 in fee support for 3yr olds and $2,110 for 4yr olds and older 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.

Hours

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

Address

66 Diamond Dr
Thurgoona, NSW, 2640


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Thurgoona, formerly Eden Academy Thurgoona.

Our childcare centre in Thurgoona, a small outer suburb of Albury, caters for children aged 6 weeks – 6 years, providing them with a warm, inviting ‘home away from home’ where they can learn and grow.

Our engaging learning programs support each child to learn through hands-on play. At our Thurgoona child care, we ensure children are always given opportunities to engage their natural curiosity. With daily activities and excursions including yoga and Bush Kinder, we promote active lifestyles and new experiences. Fresh and nutritious meals and snacks are all prepared on-site daily.

The modern, state-of-the-art spaces feature a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. Indoors, the children play and learn in light, bright rooms with calming, natural resources. They can move between different experiences and activities each day, following their natural curiosity and engaging their imagination.

Moving into the outdoor space, the children can ride their bikes or dig in the sandpit, with ample room for running and exploring.

Social skills are an important priority at our Thurgoona early learning centre and each of our learning spaces support this. Children play alongside their peers, learning how to communicate, share and develop friendships.

We also offer a comprehensive, government-approved Preschool program, designed to prepare each child for a smooth transition to primary school. Tailored routines help smooth transitions and build important emotional regulation skills. The emphasis on social development through interaction and play-based learning boosts each child’s confidence and relationship-building abilities.

Eligible children who turn 4 years old on or before 31 July 2024 will receive up to $2,110 in additional subsidies. This fee support is on top of any Child Care Subsidy eligible families may be receiving. If your child is 3 years old and not yet 4 years old on, or before 31 July in 2024 and is enrolled at our Centre, you will receive up to $500 in fee relief. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre. 

Academic development is woven into engaging activities, teaching letters, sounds, numbers, and shapes. Aligned with state and national standards, the curriculum also ensures connections with local schools.

Fine and gross motor skills are also nurtured, supporting your child’s physical and cognitive growth. Our approach caters to diverse learning styles, striking the right balance between play and structured learning.

At our Thurgoona daycare centre, we value the strong relationships we build with our community. We even provide healthy take home meals, available from our kitchen – perfect for busy families.

Conveniently located opposite Thurgoona Tennis Club and surrounded by green space, the centre is easy to access. Onsite parking adds to the accessibility and ease at drop off and pick up.

If you’re looking to start your learning journey with a high-quality childcare in Thurgoona, book your tour now!

 

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare and Education Thurgoona Centre Manager Image

Cindy McCutcheon

"I have been working in Early Childhood Education and Care eight years! During during those eight years I have worked as an assistant educator, a lead educator, educational leader and assistant centre manager. I am extremely passionate about Early Childhood Education and Care and believe that each and every child learns and develops in their own way"

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 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Guardian hat
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen
  • High quality baby formula
  • All nutritious meals and snacks

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Spare change of clothing, labelled
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Baby's bottles for formula or breastmilk

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.

Centre Highlights

  • Our childcare centre in Thurgoona, a small outer suburb of Albury, caters for children aged 6 weeks – 6 years, providing them with a warm, inviting ‘home away from home’ where they can learn and grow.
  • Our engaging learning programs support each child to learn through hands-on play. With daily activities and excursions including yoga and Bush Kinder, we promote active lifestyles and new experiences.
  • Fresh and nutritious meals and snacks are all prepared on-site daily.
  • The modern, state-of-the-art spaces feature a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. Indoors, the children play and learn in light, bright rooms with calming, natural resources. They can move between different experiences and activities each day, following their natural curiosity and engaging their imagination.
  • Moving into the outdoor space, the children can ride their bikes or dig in the sandpit, with ample room for running and exploring.

Reviews from Google

5.0
(5)
Jacqui B.
Jacqui B.
06:38 16 May 24
I was delighted as a grandparent to be able to visit my granddaughter for Mothers Day as Mum was busy with a newborn baby .The staff there all seemed gentle and supportive . Such a huge variety of activities for the young ones to play with and explore both indoors and out .Lots of learning experiences along the way too. As a grandparent I know it takes time to set up activities and pack away afterwards .It was also nice to hear the children call each other by name and many asked me my name . Lovely manners too .It is good to know the little ones are being taken care of so well .What a great centre !
Chloe G.
Chloe G.
02:05 28 Nov 23
My two youngest children attend Eden.Staff are friendly, accommodating and communicate efficiently. I'm at ease knowing my are in the best hands.
Rowena C.
Rowena C.
11:46 01 Sep 23
Tahlia H.
Tahlia H.
11:05 25 Jul 23
Brennan B.
Brennan B.
13:22 21 Jul 23
Our 2yo son rushes us out the door of a morning to go to Eden. So, if he’s happy, then we’re happy. The staff have all been personable and lovely and we feel lucky to have our child cared for at Eden.
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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.