Guardian Childcare & Education Freshwater

(Formerly Blueys Treehouse)


Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Education Freshwater (formerly Blueys Treehouse), which is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. The Centre is in an ideal location for families living in many northern beaches suburbs, including Freshwater, Queenscliff, North Manly, Manly Vale and Fairlight.

With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments – including beach-themed outdoor spaces – children are encouraged to explore and learn at Guardian Freshwater. The light-filled and spacious Centre also has non-stinging bees, worm farms, a boat, alfresco dining areas, and a range of age-specific ateliers.

Read this review of Guardian Freshwater from Northern Beaches Mums: “The transparency between educators and parents is important, so they use an app called StoryPark. It enables the Centre to provide real-time updates to parents, which is important for the parents but also supports open communication between the educators and parents. The focus is on providing children with plenty of opportunities to set them up for a lifelong love of learning.

Guardian Freshwater also offers a leading Preschool Program, led by Teachers with specialist early learning university degrees – giving your child the full benefits of a daily learning program while you are supported with the longer care hours we provide.

The community-minded team of Educators have been with the Centre for many years, and we’re proud to have a culturally diverse team who celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays. Children get out and about on excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We have wonderful relationships with our local businesses, who always offer their support and donations for any events and fundraisers we organise.

Our on-site cooks prepare five nutritionally, balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the Centre, our community-focused Educators host cooking classes for the children to get involved and enhance their understanding of good nutrition.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Freshwater 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 7:30am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Less Than 2 Year $167.50*
Between 2 - 3 Years $158.50*
More than 3 years $155.50*

*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

  • Nappies
  • All meals (breakfast, MT, lunch, AT & late snack)
  • Bed linen

What to Bring

  • Formula
  • Nappy cream
  • Hats
  • Water bottles

Learn More About Our Centre

At Guardian Childcare & Education Freshwater, we provide morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack to help keep active bodies nourished and fuelled. Fresh fruit and water is available throughout the day and our experienced cook provides a hot, nutritionally balanced lunch daily using herbs picked by the children from our herb garden. Rest assured we are a nut free centre and we cater to individual requirements including allergies and cultural or religious preferences.

We believe in preparing children, not only for formal schooling, but for life. Through providing children with plenty of opportunities for exploration, discovery and meaningful play-based experiences, we spark imaginations, ignite curiosity and set them up for a lifelong love of learning.

Reviews (14)

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    Deirdre Spano

    - 8 months ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Sindy Freitag

    - 9 months ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Lisa McAlpine

    - 9 months ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Emma Hawthorne

    - 9 months ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Alison Little

    - 9 months ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Linda Smyth

    - 9 months ago

    Despite being owned by a chain Guardian Freshwater is run like an independently owned local daycare and provides my son with a warm, loving, happy environment to learn and play. ... Read More

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    Kate Gordon

    - 9 months ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Rachael Hoy

    - 9 months ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Rachel Mutton

    - 3 years ago

    Both my boys attended and love it, brilliant centre, lovely staff, and great healthy food.

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    Sio Cu

    - 3 years ago

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    Shila Larrys Lao

    - 4 years ago

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    Priscilla Loch

    - 4 years ago

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    Darren Clark

    - 4 years ago

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    victor mayor

    - 5 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.

What Our Families Say