Guardian Childcare & Education Charlotte Street

Reviews from Google

4.8
(39)
Molly Y.
Molly Y.
13:46 25 Jan 24
Mindda P.
Mindda P.
02:59 04 Oct 22
A lot of activity and really nice stuff 😊
Louise H.
Louise H.
02:52 20 Sep 22
David P.
David P.
00:47 23 Feb 22
Teachers here make a special effort to engage the kids in learning and team activities. After space week, our eldest told us about planets and rockets. Parents were invited to share fun experiences from our own work: one morning doing chemistry experiments together at Guardian Charlotte Street will be treasured. Teachers share new information about animals, cooking, science and machines. There's something new every week. Thank you to the caring staff, especially Emma, Joyce, Prakriti, Trina, Sandy and Laura (and others!) for supporting our boys and building such a strong rapport with them. What the kids have learnt and experienced in working politely and respectfully together, in being curious and brave, and in communicating confidently puts them in a strong position for the next stages in life.
Storm D.
Storm D.
01:00 07 May 21
Out of three centres we have had our kids enrolled in, Guardian Charlotte St is the best by far. The facilities and programs are fantastic, but most of all the staff are absolutely wonderful. Every time I've been into the centre, the educators (from entry level to director) are always at the kids level, engaged and interacting with the children. They are calm and collected, they model good behaviour and set a great example. Thank you for helping our kids grow into happy little helpers with great manners.
Maysa A.
Maysa A.
10:13 04 May 21
It's not easy to choose a childcare specially when it's your first time...But at Guardian Charlotte St Megha was there from the very 1st moment when I showed up without even booking a tour! She was very patient and human and explained me all the details and made the process so easy. Its just impressing the way she runs the centre and makes you feel like you're in a family daycare. For the following weeks I was amazed to see my son being taken cared of, encouraged to play, discover the world, respect...and he was just a 5 month old baby!! The educators are really sweet, professional and caring! Keekee, Bridget and Camila thank you for taking care of my baby and giving me peace of mind knowing that he was there with you! There's also Joice, the educator leader who is beyond words! I used to call many times asking for updates and she was always lovely and patient and she really have a way with kids that is just magic! The methods that the girls implement for babies development and the activities are amazing and I was always so happy to see my baby surrounded by that vibrant learning environment! They update a platform everyday and tell the parents in details about the kids day, learning experience, food/milk chart and sleep wich is such a good commitment and makes a true difference. Forgot to mention that my son loved the food, which btw always smelled so good and fresh! I'm still sad that we had to move and the centre is now to far for us...Miss them all!
Baigal E.
Baigal E.
09:03 16 Mar 21
Lauren O.
Lauren O.
23:55 20 Sep 20
Our son attends Guardian Charlotte street and we are so happy with the centre. He loves going and has already learnt so much from the wonderful educators.
Milly C.
Milly C.
10:19 19 Sep 20
I have recently started working in the centre and felt really comfortable meeting lovely families and professional staff in the service. Would definitely recommend my friends to a beautiful and cozy centre where educators and management team build positive relationship with the children and families and strive for excellence.
Baljeet K.
Baljeet K.
01:45 18 Sep 20
I am working with guardian Charlotte street from around 7 months and the experience couldn’t be more better !! It’s an excellent team with an amazing ownership of the centre manager Megha !! This is the centre u can totally trust on with ur children that there’s just going to be excellence, high security and immense learning !! Keep up the great work guys ♥️♥️♥️♥️
steven B.
steven B.
23:42 17 Sep 20
Jason O.
Jason O.
09:21 13 Sep 20
Been working here for some time now while at studying University and have enjoyed it. Now having a daughter attend, I am a staff member and a parent. The Junior Bambino staff have been working with my daughter for a few months now. Since being with them she has learned so much and been developing her skills so well.
Pixels
Pixels
01:07 01 Sep 20
My son has been with Guardian Childcare (Charlotte St) for nearly 2 years. Very happy with the child care here. Nice environment and friendly teachers and staffs. Lots of activities, learning and training every day. Most importantly, my son is happy and having a good time here.
Surya V.
Surya V.
09:40 24 Aug 20
Caio Römer K.
Caio Römer K.
00:09 24 Aug 20
Our son has been attending Guardian Charlotte St for over year and we couldn't be happier about his progress. He has become more independent and started to say few words as well. He is always excited about going to the centre and this is definitely because he loves the educators, activities and food.Thank you Megha and the team for taking such a good care of our son! I would definitely recomend Guardian Charlotte St anytime.
Manju S.
Manju S.
09:11 23 Aug 20
jagpreet M.
jagpreet M.
09:05 23 Aug 20
Justin Y.
Justin Y.
00:52 22 Aug 20
Our little one has been loving his time here ever since we moved to Brisbane. While we have many closer centres to our home, we're more than willing to drive the extra distance so our son can enjoy time with the amazing educators here.
Marie O.
Marie O.
03:15 18 Aug 20
My daughter has been going GCE Charlotte St for the past few years and loves going!The team are so welcoming and friendly and it's great to see the menu for the weekI would recommend GCE Charlotte St to anyone who is looking for a great daycare/kindy for their child
Matt G.
Matt G.
03:03 18 Aug 20
We have had both of our children enrolled in Guardian @ Charlotte St since it opened back in 2015. We have been so happy with the care and learning outcomes for our kids. The staff are friendly, caring and genuinely want to teach the children how to become better! Highly recommended.
Aashika 2.
Aashika 2.
07:19 11 Aug 20
Our daughter has been attending Guardian Charlotte St for a year and we couldn't be happier. She was initially enrolled at a different daycare in the city and we were not happy with their service and lack of communication with management. We were apprehensive initially when we enrolled her at Guardian as we thought all Childcare centres were the same. They're not!The Charlotte St team are attentive to our requests. They have taught and nurtured my daughter to become more independent. The Educators are superheroes.Megha and the team have been fantastic during this Covid period. Thank you all.R.S & S.S
Luke N.
Luke N.
09:16 01 Mar 20
Our daughter has been attending this centre since November 2019. She loves it and I can see how happy she is meeting new friends and building relationships with the educators. We couldn't be happier with the care and effort the educators make to ensure she is growing and developing into a fun, happy, confident little kiddo!
Prithi Y.
Prithi Y.
09:16 25 Feb 20
Love the interior open plan and the huge outdoor space. The carers are amazing and staff like Megha pay attention to so much detail to ensure the kids feel nurtured and cared for. We love this place.
Terese T.
Terese T.
08:34 18 Oct 19
My 22 month old daughter has attended this centre for 12 months now, starting in junior bambinos and now in bambinos. My interactions with the educators, managers and chef have all been positive. They have shown they are flexible to my and my daughters needs, focussed on childcare as well as education, and help calm an axious 1st time mum dropping her baby off. :-)
Megha M.
Megha M.
23:21 16 Oct 19
Beautiful Centre with Wonderful staff 😊
K R
K R
09:51 11 Oct 19
Amy D.
Amy D.
09:22 10 Oct 19
Charles D.
Charles D.
09:21 10 Oct 19
Sara D.
Sara D.
09:20 10 Oct 19
K C
K C
09:19 10 Oct 19
kate O.
kate O.
03:49 22 May 19
A fantastic centre with a great sense of community, excellent staff and very nice facilities.We moved our kids to the centre after experiencing some issues with another centre and couldn’t have been happier. Our children are very happy to go to daycare each day and look forward to seeing their educators.We have seen children with special needs or developmental delays seamlessly integrated into their classes and shown kindness, respect and understanding.Over the past 2 years, we’ve been extremely happy with the proactive approach taken whenever we have raised concerns and feel like we are working together with the educators, education coordinator and management.We also love that the chef works with us to ensure our little girl, that has specific dietary needs, is well fed each day.
Tara & Carmen V.
Tara & Carmen V.
04:58 03 Apr 19
Our friends at Guardian Charlotte Street have looked after our little guy so well, it has assisted us no end in our transition back to work and daycare. We are so touched by the level of care and concern for us as a whole family, not just the child in care, has been second to none. Thank you!
Shireen M.
Shireen M.
22:49 20 Jun 18
A wonderful nurturing centre - highly recommend.
Alicia U.
Alicia U.
04:52 24 Aug 17
My son has been attending this centre for 9 months and the carers have been wonderful and very attentive.
K
K
02:06 23 Jul 17
Indianna W.
Indianna W.
02:27 22 Mar 19
The carers have gone above and beyond to make my baby feel welcomed at this centre and management has even been known to leave the desk to make sure she has had a friendly face after absences.
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  • Located in Brisbane CBD, with extended opening hours to support working families, and easy access to public transport
  • Amazing indoor and outdoor learning areas including a rooftop playground and vegetable garden
  • Multicultural, passionate team supports each child through our incredible learning programs including community excursions and cooking
  • High quality two-year kindergarten program that prepares children for school, with the benefits of long day care. Plus 4yr old children get 15hrs of free Kindergarten a week from 1st Jan 2024.

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

Hours

Mon to Fri 7:30 to 18:00

Address

Level 1, 201 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, QLD, 4000


Welcome to our Centre

At Guardian Childcare & Education Charlotte Street, we provide a caring and stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age, supporting them to discover the world in a safe and secure way. Our Brisbane CBD early learning centre is spacious, modern and bright, with play-based learning as the foundation of our early education programs.

Our Centre proudly serves a multitude of vibrant suburbs in and around the Brisbane area. Families from Spring Hill, Fortitude Valley, South Brisbane, and even as far as Paddington and Red Hill find our location extremely convenient. We’re also a perfect fit for those residing in the CBD itself.

Guardian Childcare & Education Charlotte Street is open from 7:30am to 6pm, giving working families access to long day care without having to worry about an early morning start. The Centre is located in the heart of Brisbane, making it convenient for families to drop off and pick up their children from work or home.

At our Charlotte St daycare, we have a big community focus, with children getting out and about on excursions and city walks into the local area. Popular destinations include the Botanical Gardens, Queen Street Mall, St Stephen’s Cathedral playground and local shops. Also at our childcare centre on Charlotte Street, we host regular incursions including a quarterly visit from a dental clinic to learn about oral health and a monthly visit from the local gym where children enjoy fun exercises.

Our beautiful Brisbane city child care centre features a range of engaging environments, including a spacious rooftop playground, a vegetable garden, and natural play structures where children are encouraged to explore and learn. The light-filled Centre offers a community feel in a corporate environment, thanks to our open-plan space where our exciting multi-age learning programs come to life.

Children and families at Guardian Charlotte Street also have the added benefit of a dedicated two-year Kindergarten program led by university-qualified Teachers to support your child’s smooth and exciting transition to school.

From 1 Jan 2024 eligible children will receive up to 15 hours of free Kindergarten per week at our Centre, up to 600 hours of free Kindergarten per year. This fee support is on top of any Child Care Subsidy eligible families may be receiving. To take advantage of this additional support children must be at least four years of age by 30 June in the year before they attend Primary School and be enrolled at an approved Kindergarten program for at least 2 days a week. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre. 

The kindergarten curriculum has the Queensland Government Kindy Tick, which demonstrates our commitment to providing the best possible start to life for your child. Our program is led by specialist Educational Leaders who guide teaching and learning in a flexible and research-supported way.

Through our kindergarten program, children have the opportunity to learn some of the skills that are often only introduced in early primary school. We begin learning and exploring shapes, numbers and letters through fun, play-based activities.

We are proud to have a culturally diverse team at our daycare on Charlotte Street and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year, as well as a range of events and fundraisers for the local community.

Our on-site Chef prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using fresh seasonal ingredients daily. The open kitchen allows Baljeet to chat to the children throughout the day, and host regular “Cooking with Baljeet” classes for the children.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will also have the chance to gain an understanding of their child’s learning. Easily accessible for families, our Learning Exchange Display provides the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share with you any updates on their progress every day.

You will also have the chance to share with us your own personal goals and visions for us to implement, having direct input in your child’s educational journey!

Families will also be given access to our family communication app Storypark, where we will share with you any significant updates in your child’s day, as well as any other important updates that happen in the Centre – ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Charlotte Street child care in Brisbane CBD by booking a tour today!

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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

  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding
  • Formula - S26

What to Bring

  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing

Our Educators

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.

You and Your Child

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.

Learn More About Our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Charlotte Street has a unique indoor environment that stimulates, learning, imagination and adventure with a wide range of experiences to choose from. The children especially love playing with blocks, lights and sand, and using their imaginations to create daily adventures with these materials. We also hold regular city and garden excursions which gives children the opportunity to get children out and explore the local community.

Our outdoor environment is literally a breath of fresh air and comes complete with interactive gardens and city views – a popular feature for both families and children. This space encourages exploration, creativity and development through play children are able to see the clouds and hear the sounds of the community.

We offer a Curriculum broader than just literacy and numeracy, including language, art, music, social skills, sport, sustainability and much more. With a strong focus on family involvement, engagement and communication, Guardian Childcare & Education Charlotte Street also offers a solid team of experienced Educators who are passionate about their roles, and this is reflected in the genuine interest they take in each and every child and family. We love building connections with the families at our Centre, and endeavour to learn as much as we can about them.

Charlotte Street is one of 19 Guardian Centres in and around the Brisbane CBD. As a CBD-based childcare Centre, the children are exposed to a bustling urban experience daily. It is from this that the Kindy Village project grew.

The Centre’s Curriculum is based on the Reggio Emilia approach, which means there is a focus on community learning, with multi-age experiences and flexible spaces. The Kindy Village began as a thread of learning stemming from the Kindergarten children’s love of small worlds. Through this, the team wanted to support children as they explored concepts of identity and community. This is just one example of the incredible experiences on offer at Guardian Charlotte Street childcare.

Our approach to learning is about more than 123s and ABCs. We nurture children’s natural desire to learn through play-based experiences that inspire curiosity about the world. We teach through real-world settings and scenarios because our children of today will face a different world tomorrow. They are entering a fast-paced, rapidly changing world, where technology rules and the traditional methods of teaching are no longer as effective.

That’s why our approach is focused on the latest research and insights into how children learn best, focusing on the specific skills they will need to thrive in the 21st Century. Guardian Teachers and Educators are continually adjusting their ways of thinking to support the children of today who will require the skills to be:

• Innovative and adaptable
• Creative, critical thinking problem-solvers and decision-makers
• Lifelong learners
• Able to work in partnership and collaboration with others.

Plus, our close partnership with families allows us to offer a range of additional benefits to the learning and childcare experience for the children in our Charlotte Street childcare Centre. We pride ourselves on the support we offer families and want to help make it a little easier to balance all those daily commitments.

Areas that this Centre services

Guardian Childcare Charlotte Street services a number of local areas, including: Spring Hill, New Farm, Fortitude Valley, Woolloongabba and South Brisbane. 

Reviews from Google

4.8
(39)
Molly Y.
Molly Y.
13:46 25 Jan 24
Mindda P.
Mindda P.
02:59 04 Oct 22
A lot of activity and really nice stuff 😊
Louise H.
Louise H.
02:52 20 Sep 22
David P.
David P.
00:47 23 Feb 22
Teachers here make a special effort to engage the kids in learning and team activities. After space week, our eldest told us about planets and rockets. Parents were invited to share fun experiences from our own work: one morning doing chemistry experiments together at Guardian Charlotte Street will be treasured. Teachers share new information about animals, cooking, science and machines. There's something new every week. Thank you to the caring staff, especially Emma, Joyce, Prakriti, Trina, Sandy and Laura (and others!) for supporting our boys and building such a strong rapport with them. What the kids have learnt and experienced in working politely and respectfully together, in being curious and brave, and in communicating confidently puts them in a strong position for the next stages in life.
Storm D.
Storm D.
01:00 07 May 21
Out of three centres we have had our kids enrolled in, Guardian Charlotte St is the best by far. The facilities and programs are fantastic, but most of all the staff are absolutely wonderful. Every time I've been into the centre, the educators (from entry level to director) are always at the kids level, engaged and interacting with the children. They are calm and collected, they model good behaviour and set a great example. Thank you for helping our kids grow into happy little helpers with great manners.
Maysa A.
Maysa A.
10:13 04 May 21
It's not easy to choose a childcare specially when it's your first time...But at Guardian Charlotte St Megha was there from the very 1st moment when I showed up without even booking a tour! She was very patient and human and explained me all the details and made the process so easy. Its just impressing the way she runs the centre and makes you feel like you're in a family daycare. For the following weeks I was amazed to see my son being taken cared of, encouraged to play, discover the world, respect...and he was just a 5 month old baby!! The educators are really sweet, professional and caring! Keekee, Bridget and Camila thank you for taking care of my baby and giving me peace of mind knowing that he was there with you! There's also Joice, the educator leader who is beyond words! I used to call many times asking for updates and she was always lovely and patient and she really have a way with kids that is just magic! The methods that the girls implement for babies development and the activities are amazing and I was always so happy to see my baby surrounded by that vibrant learning environment! They update a platform everyday and tell the parents in details about the kids day, learning experience, food/milk chart and sleep wich is such a good commitment and makes a true difference. Forgot to mention that my son loved the food, which btw always smelled so good and fresh! I'm still sad that we had to move and the centre is now to far for us...Miss them all!
Baigal E.
Baigal E.
09:03 16 Mar 21
Lauren O.
Lauren O.
23:55 20 Sep 20
Our son attends Guardian Charlotte street and we are so happy with the centre. He loves going and has already learnt so much from the wonderful educators.
Milly C.
Milly C.
10:19 19 Sep 20
I have recently started working in the centre and felt really comfortable meeting lovely families and professional staff in the service. Would definitely recommend my friends to a beautiful and cozy centre where educators and management team build positive relationship with the children and families and strive for excellence.
Baljeet K.
Baljeet K.
01:45 18 Sep 20
I am working with guardian Charlotte street from around 7 months and the experience couldn’t be more better !! It’s an excellent team with an amazing ownership of the centre manager Megha !! This is the centre u can totally trust on with ur children that there’s just going to be excellence, high security and immense learning !! Keep up the great work guys ♥️♥️♥️♥️
steven B.
steven B.
23:42 17 Sep 20
Jason O.
Jason O.
09:21 13 Sep 20
Been working here for some time now while at studying University and have enjoyed it. Now having a daughter attend, I am a staff member and a parent. The Junior Bambino staff have been working with my daughter for a few months now. Since being with them she has learned so much and been developing her skills so well.
Pixels
Pixels
01:07 01 Sep 20
My son has been with Guardian Childcare (Charlotte St) for nearly 2 years. Very happy with the child care here. Nice environment and friendly teachers and staffs. Lots of activities, learning and training every day. Most importantly, my son is happy and having a good time here.
Surya V.
Surya V.
09:40 24 Aug 20
Caio Römer K.
Caio Römer K.
00:09 24 Aug 20
Our son has been attending Guardian Charlotte St for over year and we couldn't be happier about his progress. He has become more independent and started to say few words as well. He is always excited about going to the centre and this is definitely because he loves the educators, activities and food.Thank you Megha and the team for taking such a good care of our son! I would definitely recomend Guardian Charlotte St anytime.
Manju S.
Manju S.
09:11 23 Aug 20
jagpreet M.
jagpreet M.
09:05 23 Aug 20
Justin Y.
Justin Y.
00:52 22 Aug 20
Our little one has been loving his time here ever since we moved to Brisbane. While we have many closer centres to our home, we're more than willing to drive the extra distance so our son can enjoy time with the amazing educators here.
Marie O.
Marie O.
03:15 18 Aug 20
My daughter has been going GCE Charlotte St for the past few years and loves going!The team are so welcoming and friendly and it's great to see the menu for the weekI would recommend GCE Charlotte St to anyone who is looking for a great daycare/kindy for their child
Matt G.
Matt G.
03:03 18 Aug 20
We have had both of our children enrolled in Guardian @ Charlotte St since it opened back in 2015. We have been so happy with the care and learning outcomes for our kids. The staff are friendly, caring and genuinely want to teach the children how to become better! Highly recommended.
Aashika 2.
Aashika 2.
07:19 11 Aug 20
Our daughter has been attending Guardian Charlotte St for a year and we couldn't be happier. She was initially enrolled at a different daycare in the city and we were not happy with their service and lack of communication with management. We were apprehensive initially when we enrolled her at Guardian as we thought all Childcare centres were the same. They're not!The Charlotte St team are attentive to our requests. They have taught and nurtured my daughter to become more independent. The Educators are superheroes.Megha and the team have been fantastic during this Covid period. Thank you all.R.S & S.S
Luke N.
Luke N.
09:16 01 Mar 20
Our daughter has been attending this centre since November 2019. She loves it and I can see how happy she is meeting new friends and building relationships with the educators. We couldn't be happier with the care and effort the educators make to ensure she is growing and developing into a fun, happy, confident little kiddo!
Prithi Y.
Prithi Y.
09:16 25 Feb 20
Love the interior open plan and the huge outdoor space. The carers are amazing and staff like Megha pay attention to so much detail to ensure the kids feel nurtured and cared for. We love this place.
Terese T.
Terese T.
08:34 18 Oct 19
My 22 month old daughter has attended this centre for 12 months now, starting in junior bambinos and now in bambinos. My interactions with the educators, managers and chef have all been positive. They have shown they are flexible to my and my daughters needs, focussed on childcare as well as education, and help calm an axious 1st time mum dropping her baby off. :-)
Megha M.
Megha M.
23:21 16 Oct 19
Beautiful Centre with Wonderful staff 😊
K R
K R
09:51 11 Oct 19
Amy D.
Amy D.
09:22 10 Oct 19
Charles D.
Charles D.
09:21 10 Oct 19
Sara D.
Sara D.
09:20 10 Oct 19
K C
K C
09:19 10 Oct 19
kate O.
kate O.
03:49 22 May 19
A fantastic centre with a great sense of community, excellent staff and very nice facilities.We moved our kids to the centre after experiencing some issues with another centre and couldn’t have been happier. Our children are very happy to go to daycare each day and look forward to seeing their educators.We have seen children with special needs or developmental delays seamlessly integrated into their classes and shown kindness, respect and understanding.Over the past 2 years, we’ve been extremely happy with the proactive approach taken whenever we have raised concerns and feel like we are working together with the educators, education coordinator and management.We also love that the chef works with us to ensure our little girl, that has specific dietary needs, is well fed each day.
Tara & Carmen V.
Tara & Carmen V.
04:58 03 Apr 19
Our friends at Guardian Charlotte Street have looked after our little guy so well, it has assisted us no end in our transition back to work and daycare. We are so touched by the level of care and concern for us as a whole family, not just the child in care, has been second to none. Thank you!
Shireen M.
Shireen M.
22:49 20 Jun 18
A wonderful nurturing centre - highly recommend.
Alicia U.
Alicia U.
04:52 24 Aug 17
My son has been attending this centre for 9 months and the carers have been wonderful and very attentive.
K
K
02:06 23 Jul 17
Indianna W.
Indianna W.
02:27 22 Mar 19
The carers have gone above and beyond to make my baby feel welcomed at this centre and management has even been known to leave the desk to make sure she has had a friendly face after absences.
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