Guardian Fig Tree Pocket Childcare and Education

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4.4
(15)
Laura G.
Laura G.
00:34 06 Feb 24
We feel totally at ease that our children are receiving the love and care they would at home. They come home happy and utterly exhausted (which is a great thing) from fun and fulfilling days orchestrated by the caring and thoughtful educators (and the extended staff) that run the centre.
Daisey S.
Daisey S.
03:05 13 Jan 24
When we moved to QLD from NSW we researched nearby day care centres for our daughter who was born in COVID; she hadn’t been socialised due to lock downs etc. The obvious thing you first notice about this centre is the amount of outdoor space and the private playground. Our daughter absolutely loved it but really struggled to adjust to day care after being with us 1:1 for so long. The educators at this centre went above and beyond for us by addressing our concerns. They would call us throughout the day, discuss matters with us after hours and provide advice on how we could make the transition easier. Above all of that, they would cuddle her when she cried and stay with her until she felt at ease. All of my friends with children agree - these educators are gold!Communication is fantastic, the centre is run well despite being acquired recently. I couldn’t be happier and would recommend this centre to anyone who is looking for top notch care for their kids.
Ashlea D.
Ashlea D.
01:09 09 Jan 24
Tony W.
Tony W.
01:00 05 Dec 23
Emily R.
Emily R.
01:55 21 Nov 23
Georgina H.
Georgina H.
00:44 26 Sep 23
Friendly, caring, interested, flexible, communicative, helpful staff. Beautiful, large outdoor grounds. Conveniently located next to motorway.
Alethia M.
Alethia M.
02:10 16 Dec 22
Wonderful centre with lots of actual real outdoor playground space. The educators have always been so lovely. My eldest is just graduated kindy and my youngest is just starting. We will enjoy the centre for a few more years to come. Thank you for being wonderful.
Janita T.
Janita T.
06:01 08 Mar 22
Staller
Staller
09:29 23 Feb 22
A truly fantastic centre. The educators really care about the children and spend time developing relationships with them. The centre also provides daily updates and loads of photos via the Storypark app so you don’t need to worry or wonder how your child is going with the day.The curriculum is highly varied taking advantage of the large block for outdoor activities as well as indoors with books and sensory play.I’ve been raving about this centre to anyone that will listen because I feel it is truly amazing and I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my kiddo!
Megan W.
Megan W.
13:49 19 Sep 21
I had 3 children at this centre and I have been unable to find anywhere the same since moving. Amazing caring educators and lovely children that we still maintain contact with even though we have not attended for a few months now. Lovely yard, not a fake environment which my children really enjoyed.
Benjamin N.
Benjamin N.
07:46 14 Dec 16
GM P.
GM P.
23:29 13 Jan 16
My two daughters have been at this centre 2 weeks and are already settled in. The centre has great staff that actually care about the children. My toddler loves the chickens, veggie garden and their outdoor play program. We have tried a number of different centres in the area and have never been satisfied with the care our girls were getting. Its daunting leaving your children in the care of someone else.... but I honestly can't speak highly enough about this place!
Alena
Alena
11:59 10 May 22
Nice and clean, good quality and play outside space
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  • Leading programs where children aged six-weeks to six years learn and discover through play.
  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to grow and thrive.
  • Safe, secure environments that support children’s social and emotional development.
  • 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 6:30am to 6:30pm

Address

233 Fig Tree Pocket Road
Fig Tree Pocket, QLD, 4069


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Fig Tree Pocket Early Childhood Centre, built in 1992 and currently managed by Guardian, our childcare and day care centre is perfectly situated for families in surrounding suburbs such as Graceville, Corinda, Kenmore, Jindalee and Fig Tree Pocket.   

Taking on a play-based approach to learning, each child is supported with a warm and welcoming learning environment to discover the world in a safe and secure way. Featuring a dedicated Kindergarten program led by our Bachelor-qualified Teachers, children are encouraged to:

  • Build on their existing knowledge and explore new ideas,
  • Develop the necessary numeracy and literacy skills for life and;
  • Become more independent and confident in their abilities

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. 

Due to its large natural playground, our Centre hosts a range of engaging outdoor play areas for children to explore. The three-quarter acre space includes a modern fort, two large sandpits, large open grass areas, mature shade trees, lush gardens, a water hand pump, creek bed, digging patch, veggie garden, chickens, garden cubby house and bike track.

Our Centre offers longer hours of care from 6:30AM to 6:30PM from Monday to Friday.

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Fig Tree Pocket Childcare and Education Centre Manager Image

Amy Jones

"I always believe in children come first and I always strive to maintain special relationships with my families".

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 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Nappies
  • Bed linen
  • All meals
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen

What to Bring

  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Babies Bottles

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 Fig Tree Pocket Childcare and Education is a warm and inviting early learning centre west of Brisbane. Our Centre gets its name from Fig Tree Pocket Rd, which is where we’re located. We have a team of experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers who get to know each and every child on an individual level to provide the highest standard of care in those critical first few years.

Our Centre, located in the heart of Fig Tree Pocket, provides convenient accessibility for families residing in nearby suburbs as well. Specifically, residents of Indooroopilly, Kenmore, Chapel Hill, Corinda, and Sherwood would find our location particularly beneficial due to the short travel distances. Additionally, the easy access from the Western Freeway makes our centre a practical choice for those commuting from further suburbs of Brisbane.

Our childcare philosophy is that no two days should be the same, and that’s reflected in the fun and excitement we see lighting up our children’s faces every single day. Each morning brings new and engaging learning opportunities, whether it be through a structured activity or some new play-based resources for children to let their imaginations run wild.

We have a large natural playground that lets children develop their independence and confidence in a safe and secure setting. The outdoor area as a whole is spacious, nestled on three-quarters of an acre, allowing children to roam freely and providing plenty of space for exploration and running around.

The modern fort is a popular attraction, with the children coming up with all sorts of imaginative games and ideas for how it can be used for learning. We also have two large sandpits, which provide motor skill development opportunities for younger children and introduce an understanding of shapes and building for the older ones.

In addition to our various play structures, we also have plenty of natural space for children to keep their imaginations engaged. We have large open grass areas with beautiful big shady trees for cooling down under in summer. There are also some gorgeous garden areas and a digging patch for when children feel like getting their hands dirty in nature.

We have a veggie garden and chicken coop, where children can collect fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as eggs, throughout the day. We then provide the opportunity to try these different foods at meal times, involving children in the entire process of preparing, cooking, serving, and eating foods.

Children can develop advanced motor skills as well as courage and resilience on our unique and fun bike track. Educators help students learn to ride a bike while creating learning opportunities for resilience, persistence, confidence, and openness to trying new things.

Our research-led, specialist Kindergarten curriculum is an opportunity for three and four-year-old children to begin preparing for the transition into primary school. We begin developing their basic reading, writing and numeracy skills in a patient and play-based environment, helping provide a little bit of a boost for the children when they start school.

We develop each child’s literacy and numeracy skills to help them feel confident and prepared during the challenging leap into primary school. Our program supports the needs and routines of each of our families, and we ensure each child’s cultural background is supported and encouraged.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will be able to gain an understanding of their child’s education. Our Learning Exchange Display will provide the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share updates on your child’s progress. It will also be a chance for you to have direct input into your child’s learning!

Families will have access to our communication app Storypark, allowing us to share important Centre updates, as well as exciting activities or milestones – ensuring that you remain connected, day-to-day.

Guardian Childcare & Education Fig Tree Pocket boasts a passionate and experienced team of Educators and Teachers who have a passion for early learning. We work to understand each child’s development and to support them in their learning and growth. If our new childcare centre is near you, consider taking a look at how we can provide a great start to life for your child.

Guardian Fig Tree Pocket offers longer care hours, from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm on weekdays. Families experience the benefit of flexibility throughout the day, and can drop-off and pick-up their children at a time that best suits them. We welcome you to come on into the Centre at these times and engage in conversation with your child’s Teachers and Educators.

Centre Highlights

At Guardian Childcare and Education Fig Tree Pocket,

  • We have a veggie garden and chicken coop, where children can collect fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as eggs, throughout the day. We then provide the opportunity to try these different foods at meal times, involving children in the entire process of preparing, cooking, serving, and eating foods.
  • Plenty of natural space for children to keep their imaginations engaged. We have large open grass areas with beautiful big shady trees for cooling down under in summer. There are also some gorgeous garden areas and a digging patch for when children feel like getting their hands dirty in nature.
  • The modern fort is a popular attraction, with the children coming up with all sorts of imaginative games and ideas for how it can be used for learning. We also have two large sandpits, which provide motor skill development opportunities for younger children and introduce an understanding of shapes and building for the older ones.
  • a large natural playground that lets children develop their independence and confidence in a safe and secure setting. The outdoor area as a whole is spacious, nestled on three-quarters of an acre, allowing children to roam freely and providing plenty of space for exploration and running around.

Reviews from Google

4.4
(15)
Laura G.
Laura G.
00:34 06 Feb 24
We feel totally at ease that our children are receiving the love and care they would at home. They come home happy and utterly exhausted (which is a great thing) from fun and fulfilling days orchestrated by the caring and thoughtful educators (and the extended staff) that run the centre.
Daisey S.
Daisey S.
03:05 13 Jan 24
When we moved to QLD from NSW we researched nearby day care centres for our daughter who was born in COVID; she hadn’t been socialised due to lock downs etc. The obvious thing you first notice about this centre is the amount of outdoor space and the private playground. Our daughter absolutely loved it but really struggled to adjust to day care after being with us 1:1 for so long. The educators at this centre went above and beyond for us by addressing our concerns. They would call us throughout the day, discuss matters with us after hours and provide advice on how we could make the transition easier. Above all of that, they would cuddle her when she cried and stay with her until she felt at ease. All of my friends with children agree - these educators are gold!Communication is fantastic, the centre is run well despite being acquired recently. I couldn’t be happier and would recommend this centre to anyone who is looking for top notch care for their kids.
Ashlea D.
Ashlea D.
01:09 09 Jan 24
Tony W.
Tony W.
01:00 05 Dec 23
Emily R.
Emily R.
01:55 21 Nov 23
Georgina H.
Georgina H.
00:44 26 Sep 23
Friendly, caring, interested, flexible, communicative, helpful staff. Beautiful, large outdoor grounds. Conveniently located next to motorway.
Alethia M.
Alethia M.
02:10 16 Dec 22
Wonderful centre with lots of actual real outdoor playground space. The educators have always been so lovely. My eldest is just graduated kindy and my youngest is just starting. We will enjoy the centre for a few more years to come. Thank you for being wonderful.
Janita T.
Janita T.
06:01 08 Mar 22
Staller
Staller
09:29 23 Feb 22
A truly fantastic centre. The educators really care about the children and spend time developing relationships with them. The centre also provides daily updates and loads of photos via the Storypark app so you don’t need to worry or wonder how your child is going with the day.The curriculum is highly varied taking advantage of the large block for outdoor activities as well as indoors with books and sensory play.I’ve been raving about this centre to anyone that will listen because I feel it is truly amazing and I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my kiddo!
Megan W.
Megan W.
13:49 19 Sep 21
I had 3 children at this centre and I have been unable to find anywhere the same since moving. Amazing caring educators and lovely children that we still maintain contact with even though we have not attended for a few months now. Lovely yard, not a fake environment which my children really enjoyed.
Benjamin N.
Benjamin N.
07:46 14 Dec 16
GM P.
GM P.
23:29 13 Jan 16
My two daughters have been at this centre 2 weeks and are already settled in. The centre has great staff that actually care about the children. My toddler loves the chickens, veggie garden and their outdoor play program. We have tried a number of different centres in the area and have never been satisfied with the care our girls were getting. Its daunting leaving your children in the care of someone else.... but I honestly can't speak highly enough about this place!
Alena
Alena
11:59 10 May 22
Nice and clean, good quality and play outside space
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