Open 7:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
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.
A Day at Arthur Street ….
At Arthur Street our children, families and Educators begin their day with a family breakfast offered from 7am. Our family breakfasts have become a beautiful daily transition ritual where you are welcome to serve the first meal of the day to your child before you head off to work. There is a great vibe during this time as families often take the time to sit and chat with each other which creates a sense of community within the centre.
A familiar Educator from every age group is always ready to welcome your child as they begin their day. By incorporating playful elements and by beginning to establish a trusting relationship with you and your child, our Educators help your child to overcome any distress that they may experience in the initial days of settling into their new space.
Children are learning from birth. Each day there are a variety of experiences designed and planned to encourage our children to explore and learn. We know that play is powerful. As children engage in various play experiences, they will become confident to explore further and to wonder and learn about their world. Our Educators are close by, to support and promote strong positive dispositions for learning and to extend and deepen the learning that quality play experiences provide.
The open nature of learning environment encourages children to develop socially, play independently and also to collaborate with others as they explore, investigate, wonder and imagine. Children move with purpose across indoor and outdoor spaces, choosing and accessing different materials as they become inventors, investigators, scientist, chefs, artists and designers during their play.
Children’s health and wellbeing is our main priority at Arthur Street. Our chef has wonderful relationships with each child and encourages them to have positive associations with food. The four main nutritious meals of the day (breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) are progressive, served straight out of our open kitchen enabling the children to develop positive associations with food and respond to their bodily needs by making independent decisions around what they want to eat.
Our Educators support children as they participate in routines that are smooth, familiar and predictable and meet the needs of each individual child. Routines provide many opportunities for significant learning and for rest and relaxation throughout the day.
We know families want to hear about the learning and fun their children are having with us each day and we share this with you through our wonderful Storypark App. Each child has their own portfolio which is regularly added to by both families and Educators and a reflection with photos is also posted each day, capturing children’s learning across the centre.
These photos often provide a wonderful opportunity for families to communicate with their child about their day and are an invitation for families to have input and share ideas with Educators about their child’s learning and development by leaving a comment or posting a story or photo of their own. At the end of each day, an Educator is always available to share information about your child’s day.
Making the right choice in care and education for your little one is a big decision. Whether you are just starting to look, or are ready to secure a position, we will support you each step of the way.