"Nothing brings me more joy than to see a child branch out and try something new."
Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Education Lane Cove. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including herb and vegetable gardens, an outdoor stage, a creek bed, water play areas, and a range of age-specific ateliers, children are encouraged to explore and learn.
We are proud to have such a culturally diverse team of Educators and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays in our centre throughout the year.
Children get out and about on excursions at least twice a week, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We have two lovely parks and a library within walking distance of the centre, so all age groups join in.
Our on-site cook, Ken, prepares three nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the centre, Ken and our Educators host cooking classes for the children to get involved in to enhance their understanding of good nutrition.
Begin the adventure at Guardian today by booking a tour to explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum.Read More
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.
Handover time with children, families and our friendly Educators. There's a chance for conversation to share what's important for the day/what's happened the night before at home.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
As children are arriving and families are coming and going, there's an opportunity for play as well as family grouping, open-plan play and multi-age grouping.
As the children come together, planned experiences begin. This is where the Guardian programs and practices come to life. Examples of learning include numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, science, creative arts, curiosity and more.
There's an opportunity for children to come together and enjoy morning tea.
Following morning tea, the planned experiences continue. This includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
There's an opportunity for children to come together for lunch. With an open-door policy, families are able to join the centre for meals and excursion if they wish.
For children who want to, or need to, there's an opportunity to sleep, rest or relax. For children who don't need to rest, there are planned experiences, which are more likely to be outdoors.
Children come together for afternoon tea in small groups or with siblings (they can also rest and play together, too). This time also presents an opportunity to reflect on the day.
End of the day
As families arrive to pick up children, there's an opportunity to speak to Educators and share information about the day.
End of the day
Some centres offer early tea or light snack at the end of the day, which they can grab as they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary at home, so if throughout the day, we notice children look tired, food will be provided.
Open 7:30am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
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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.
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.
Guardian Childcare & Education Lane Cove is situated in a picturesque, traditional house that has been renovated to accommodate busy, growing bodies. Learning is enhanced by using the features of the house in creative ways, such as the beautiful wooden decking that doubles as a performance stage! There are a variety of outdoor spaces for the children to enjoy, from playing together in the sandpit to quietly exploring a book in the shaded garden.
The children enjoy playing with a variety of materials, from clay, glass and tiles to pebbles, stones, wood cuttings and tree bark. They enjoy discovering the different properties of the materials and so we incorporate them into their daily learning, like counting with pebbles or creating formations on paper using leaves and tree bark.
From visiting the local library to helping us buy vegetables from the local grocer, we want to ensure the children feel a part of the fantastic community around us. We also love welcoming special guests into the centre to teach us about sports, gardening and recycling.
Our qualified cook prepares fresh, delicious home-style meals on site. Families also have the opportunity to incorporate some of their favourite recipes into our menu.
New families are encouraged to tour the centre to learn about our daily routines and curriculum, as well as the resources we have available to help develop their child’s interests. You can also meet our enthusiastic educators who will be happy to share the approach they take to educating the children. Once your child is in our care you can keep track of their learning through their individual books, which are updated with art work, stories, letters and observations.
Families are a vital part of what makes our centre great, and they are encouraged to come in and share their hobbies with the children, teach them about their culture, or simply join in with daily experiences.
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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Running for approximately 30 minutes, touring a centre is a great way to explore the exciting environments, chat to our Educators and see our high-quality curriculum come to life. It’s also a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
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“It’s not easy to leave your child in the care of someone else, however, from day one I can comfortably say that your staff have always provided the best care for both my children. I always see all the great things they do with the children but most importantly they are always there to comfort the children and take such great care of them.”
– Ivana Dusenjko, Mickleham Road, Vic
"The transition into childcare was made easy by the supportive and compassionate staff. Daily communication (both email and verbal) kept me up to date with my daughter's progress socially, emotionally and intellectually. The 'child centred' approach is amazing; for my child to make connections to her own world and experiences. She loves going.”
– Sarah Collingwood, Jacaranda – Sunnybank, Qld
"“The team are passionate about being early childhood Educators. The environment is filled with many indoor and outdoor activities allowing a child-led development by following their natural interests (inspired by Reggio Emilia). A philosophy we follow in our home. My four-year-old daughter’s language and social skills have improved greatly.””
– Angela K, Lane Cove, NSW
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