Guardian Childcare & Education Freshwater

Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Education Freshwater. 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

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

More about Guardian Freshwater

At Guardian Childcare & Education Freshwater 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. 

At Guardian Childcare Freshwater, we want your child to be brave, curious and imaginative in their learning – and in life. That’s why we’re excited to re-launch this beautiful centre, with a local team who are motivated and excited to give your child the best start possible.  


With competitive fees and a new Centre Manager, we invite you to come and see the change for yourself. Our fresh approach to care and education is sure to put your mind at rest, with places available for all ages. 


This fantastic environment for children aged six-weeks to six years will invite exploration and curiosity as your child grows into an imaginative learner. And it’s not hard to see why… 

  • Caring and experienced team   Our new Centre Manager, Sarah, is a Northern Beaches local with almost 20 years’ experience in childcare. Her team of dedicated and caring educators will welcome your child in a nurturing environment. 
  • A leading Preschool Program for children aged 3 and older, that will help prepare them for the exciting transition to school.
  • Regular contact with you – We know how important communication is when you leave your child in the care of others. That’s why we’ll keep you up to date through our family communication app, StoryPark.
  • Our unique Visible Learning Program gives you a great understanding of your child’s learning for the day at pick up. It will give you plenty to talk about on the drive home! 
  • Community connections – The Northern Beaches Community is such a special place, so we offer fun and confidence-boosting excursions for all ages into the local area. 
  • The best care at every age and stage – While we welcome babies as young as six weeks, we also work with families through the age stages until finally preparing our older children for the exciting transition to primary school, through our Preschool program. 
  • Easy for families – Dedicated on-site car and pram parking and Pittwater Road bus stops on our doorstep, all adds up to convenience for those busy mornings and afternoons.   
  • Beaches-inspired spaces – With great resources and amazing indoor and outdoor spaces, your child will have the room to explore and flex their curiosity and creativity. 
  • All the extras – Long care hours, support with the Child Care Subsidy, yoga and sport classes, a private area from breastfeeding mothers and an on-site chef.

Read this review of Guardian Freshwater from Northern Beaches Mums

The centre has been beautifully set up with beach-themed outdoor spaces and light-filled rooms. The rooms are set up based on the children’s requirements and focus on play based learning. The centre also has non-stinging bees, worm farms, a boat and alfresco dining areas. The outdoor areas are undercover which allows the children to be outside regardless of rainy days or overly sunny days… so they will never be stuck inside! 

The onsite cook prepares nutritionally balanced meals every day. She also is great at ensuring any special dietary requirements are catered for. The aim is to make eating nutritious food easy and fun. 

The educators at the centre are either diploma trained or early childhood teachers, and are dedicated to support the children’s learning and development. These community-minded team of educators have been at the centre for a long time and are a culturally diverse team who ensure that a variety of cultures and holidays are celebrated by the centre as a whole. You can tell there is so much love at the centre! 

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 the parents. The focus is on providing children with plenty of opportunities and set them up for a lifelong love of learning.” 

Let us show you our fresh approach to care and education at Guardian Freshwater. We invite you to come and see for yourself. Enrolling now for all ages. 

Areas that this Centre services

Guardian Childcare Freshwater services a number of local areas, including: Manly, Freshwater, Queenscliff, North Manly, Manly Vale and Fairlight. 

Reviews from Google (23)

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    Paz Rodriguez Padilla

    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 ... Read More

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    Faye Roberts

    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!

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    Mia Coombs

    Outstanding in every way

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    Kaitlin Stoddard

    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 ... Read More

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    Mark Wyatt

    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 ... Read More

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    Ben Conan

    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 ... Read More

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    Gemma Haddock

    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 ... Read More

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    Carolina Jimenez

    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 ... Read More

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    Cara S

    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 ... Read More

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    Deirdre Spano

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

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    Priscilla Loch

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    Darren Clark

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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.