Guardian Childcare & Education Freshwater

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4.9
(30)
Cale and C.
Cale and C.
02:04 13 Dec 22
We could not be more happy with the experience we've had a Freshwater Guardian. Our daughter Aggy loves the centre and it's staff and we are very sad to be leaving (we are moving towns). The genuine care and interest the staff have for our daughter is amazing, the centre is very well equipped and from the photos we see the food is brilliant. Could not recommend more highly.
Carolina Jimenez O.
Carolina Jimenez O.
04:42 22 Nov 22
Dominika P.
Dominika P.
03:44 15 Nov 22
Simon Christopher R.
Simon Christopher R.
04:38 11 Nov 22
We had a fantastic experience with this centre. Children really enjoy going here and there is great food and lots of outdoor play.
Dushka A.
Dushka A.
10:39 15 Aug 22
We love our day care! We absolutely love the staff very caring and professional ladies. The food is cooked on the premises always healthy great menus every days for the kids. The layout of the day care is fantastic with lots of outdoor space protected from the sun and rain.There is always great open communication with the educators.And the manager off course Sarah , a fantastic lady always ready to help always trying to accomodate everyone with anything she can. Thank you!
Carolina J.
Carolina J.
02:03 09 Aug 22
I love guardian & the staff. All have been such a wonderful support and I enjoy regular updates on Storypark of how my little angels day is going and her activities.
Li C.
Li C.
01:12 21 Jun 22
The educators are wonderful. They gave my daughter the warmest welcome and help her fit in the new environment so well. My greatest appreciations.
Paz Rodriguez P.
Paz Rodriguez P.
03:09 22 Mar 22
Amazing centre! The manager and educators are GREAT! They are always paying the necessary attention to each kid and they are really keen to make them learn and feel comfortable in this new environment. Thanks team! 💛
Faye R.
Faye R.
03:13 15 Mar 22
Our 10 month old baby has settled into the centre very well. The staff provide the highest standard of education and care and the management and on site chef are amazing!
Mia C.
Mia C.
06:34 09 Nov 21
Outstanding in every way
Kaitlin S.
Kaitlin S.
03:06 24 Sep 21
We are so happy with this daycare for our 15 month old! We moved her from a previous daycare we were not thrilled with and couldn't be happier with our decision. Our girl is so happy to be dropped off every morning and I pick her up with a big smile on her face every afternoon.The teachers are so wonderful, she adores Lilly & Novi who run her room as well as the teachers from all the other rooms. It’s incredible that everyone in the Centre knows her and gives her so much love & support.The educational development programs are wonderful. She has picked up so many new words and loves the arts & crafts and fun experiments they do. The outdoor spaces are amazing and shaded so that the kids can be outside the majority of the year. It’s surrounded by huge trees so feels like they are in the bush and it protects them from the elements.We feel so lucky to have found this gem of a daycare for our girl. Thank you, Sarah!
Mark W.
Mark W.
01:39 14 Sep 21
My wife and I would not hesitate to recommend the Guardian Freshwater. Sarah has built a simply fantastic centre. Every child there looks happy, cared for and supported and you feel part of a community rather than just paying for a service.Our educator for our one year old daughter was Katie who took time to build a relationship with our nervous little girl. She is now thriving and this is without a doubt down to love, care and play Katie and the entire Guardian team have for the kids, the centre and for the industry.The team also take the time to answer questions and support us during the nervy few weeks of starting daycare. We never felt rushed or panicked. The centre also keeps parents updated each day through Storypark.Through the nervousness of the pandemic, the centre has remained a safe and secure place. It is clean and well maintained.Food is freshly prepared each by Chef Mia and is a wonderful varied mix of nutritional meals.We are unfortunately leaving the area so won’t be able to continue daycare here. My wife and I though, in a heartbeat, would recommend The Guardian. We are deeply saddened to leave and the development of our daughter for the four months she has been here will never be forgotten.Do not hesitate to have your children join this centre. We honestly could not thank Sarah and Katie enough.
Ben C.
Ben C.
02:51 02 Sep 21
My two kids go here, 1 and 2 yr olds. Its a great set up with the kids outdoors a lot but in the shade which I'm a big fan of. Educators are engaged with the kids. And the food, next level. I've never seen anything like it. Mia is a great asset to the team.
Gemma H.
Gemma H.
05:08 30 Aug 21
Our little boy started at Guardian Freshwater when he was 8 months old and has been attending for almost 5months now.We really took our time selecting the right daycare for River due to extra attention he requires and we are so thrilled with our choice.Sarah and the team were willing to put a plan together, take on the extra responsibility and able to offer extra support which made us feel at ease immediately.The app is a fantastic way to see what they've been upto during the day which is such a wonderful and exciting notification to receive whilst I'm at work. It also shares daily photos of the delicious meals by Mia and developmental information every week.Sarah has been fantastic to deal with, so flexible and she does such a wonderful job. Nothing appears too much trouble, her responsiveness is immediate and its clear her Guardian family are her passion.With not having any other family here and the impact of Covid making all of our lives a little difficult its such a relief to have such a warm centre to look after your little one and take the pressure off. Again Sarah and the team have really tried to support the community in such a safe way aswel as offer innovative ways to support families.I really think when selecting the right childcare it comes down to the people and immediate feel you get when you're in there and I can't recommend this gorgeous centre enough.Thank you Sarah, Trish, Katie and Chantel (and all the other members) for your constant love and care for River.
Carolina J.
Carolina J.
02:15 21 Aug 21
I have had the most beautiful, experience with Guardian. The team have been so lovely and go above and beyond to support the families. My little girl adores all of the teachers and staff there and they are always happy to see her, giving her all the love and cuddles while I am away at work. They keep me updated through the app about her day & I am always delighted to see what they're up to when a notification comes through with photos and videos. I always see everyone happy and smiling and it's a beautiful environment they create for the children that allows them to come into their own personality and understanding of the world. Sofia has matured so much from all the incredible programming they do & it often makes me giggle to see the different experiences they have in their day from science experiments to going shopping, training for the olympics (LOL), dancing & cooking. As a mum, it can be worrying going away for hours on end to work, but I am always reassured that I am doing thew right thing for me and for Sofia when I see how much she learns and how happy she is at the end of each day. It's very cute and also very important for me to have these lovely people in my life and in Sofia's life and I could not be more grateful and happy with their service.
Cara S
Cara S
07:07 12 Apr 21
Guardian at Freshwater is a lovely centre with caring staff. It feels like a big family. Sarah and her team do a wonderful job at catering the curriculum to suit the children’s interests and they provide a supportive environment for the kids to grow and learn. The quality of the food served is also really high. Highly recommend!
Deirdre S.
Deirdre S.
02:42 17 Jul 20
A beautiful center run by an amazing, incredibly personable, understanding, and caring director. Petra has been a source of warmth and support for our little family, which has made being so far away from our extended families a little bit easier. She is a true gem.I cannot rate Guardian at Freshwater highly enough.
Sindy F.
Sindy F.
06:32 22 Jun 20
Guardian Freshwater have such a fabulous team of educators and staff that we consider a natural extension of care and development opportunities for our child. I always have a happy and excited toddler telling me about all the fun play and delicious (and healthy!) meals at the end of each day. The centre chef is brilliantly creative with presenting healthy meals in a way that even the fussiest of eaters will want to try!The educators and centre director are extremely warm, friendly and openly communicative, encouraging strategies that work closely with each family to ensure needs, individual goals of your child and any concerns are addressed.The centre provides open play spaces with child led opportunities for learning through play, drawing from each child's interests while providing a framework for achieving age appropriate developmental milestones. It's a very child focused and communities driven environment and ticks all of our boxes and more!Highly recommend considering Guardian Freshwater if you are looking for a nurturing child care centre.
Lisa M.
Lisa M.
00:00 16 Jun 20
I can not recommend Guardian Freshwater / Blueys highly enough. I went to view quite a few centres prior to finding Blueys and from the moment I walked through the door I knew I had found the perfect place for my then 12 month old daughter. When I arrived to do the tour I was greeted by the centre director Petra who I instantly felt a warmth from and connected with - something I had been seeking but had struggled to find elsewhere.There was a calm vibe throughout the whole place and it just felt like a 'safe haven' for my child. That was almost a year ago and I have never regretted my decision to enrol my daughter here. The staff are all incredible, the quality and variety of the food they get is out of this world and my daughter couldn't' be happier. We recently had to take her out due to Covid and this was a really hard time for us as we knew she would miss it so much but during this period we remained in regular contact with the centre and were constantly provided with craft/care packages to take home. We will be forever grateful for all the support and guidance they showed us during this tough time. So much love for this centre and feel very lucky to have the support and love from Petra and the team.
Emma H.
Emma H.
11:10 15 Jun 20
My son has benefited immensely from the education, love and care shown by all the team at Guardian Freshwater. The staff are always very professional and are clearly very experienced and place great pride in the critical role they play in the development of the children in their care.
Alison L.
Alison L.
05:28 12 Jun 20
There is no denying the centre went through a rocky patch when takeover in 2019. However with the wonderful Petra (Centre Director) at the helm Guardian Freshwater has returned to its glory days! The staff are wonderful and love the kids to bits 😁 The resident cook whips up delicious and nutritious food that I often drool over when I see it through Storypark. Our son feels safe and loved at the centre and is thriving! Well done team 👏
Kate G.
Kate G.
00:58 12 Jun 20
Both our boys attend Guardian Freshwater... We feel this centre is exceptional. The educators are warm, connected and passionate about what they do. The boys are thriving. Petra the centre director is instrumental in evolving the centre into one that is high performing. Her drive and attention to detail is fine tuned into everything the centre does and standS for. All levels at the centre have been so professional and on the front foot with the Covid-19 policies and government changes there has been no room for ambiguity here. They room leader and centre director picked up on our eldest eyesight and fortunately we got him tested as he needed glasses. My husband and I cant say enough good things about this centre. If you are looking for a new centre you and your kids will be more than happy here!!!!
Rachael H.
Rachael H.
00:08 12 Jun 20
I can’t recommend Guardian Freshwater highly enough. The staff are so nurturing and passionate about what they do, and my kids love them. Every afternoon at pick-up you receive a detailed run down on your child’s day, delivered with such enthusiasm, no matter which staff member is working that day - what your child ate, did, who they played with, how long they slept for etc. It shows real care and dedication in looking after the kids who attend, as well as dedication to engaging them in learning. Each day/week has a learning theme with activities designed to get the kids involved in a particular subject matter and real-world problem-solving. Definitely worth seeing if you can get your child in! 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Rachel M.
Rachel M.
02:10 12 Jun 18
Both my boys attended and love it, brilliant centre, lovely staff, and great healthy food.
Sio C.
Sio C.
06:42 23 Mar 18
Shila Larrys L.
Shila Larrys L.
11:19 26 Mar 17
Priscilla L.
Priscilla L.
09:20 30 Nov 16
Darren C.
Darren C.
22:32 25 Oct 16
victor M.
victor M.
08:31 03 Sep 16
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  • Leading programs where children aged six-weeks to six years learn and discover through play.
  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to grow and thrive.
  • Safe, secure environments that support children’s social and emotional development.
  • A specialist two-year kindergarten program that prepares children for school, with the benefits of long day care.

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

Hours

Mon to Fri 7:30am to 6pm

Address

4-8 Waine St
Freshwater, NSW, 2096


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