Guardian Childcare & Education Fig Tree Pocket

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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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  • Incredible incursions to connect with the local community, and an outdoor play space featuring a fort, sandpits, cubby house and bike track.
  • We have availability across all ages on certain days. Let's work together to find the best schedule for your family.
  • Nurture your child's social, emotional, literacy and numeracy skills with our comprehensive kindergarten program. Enjoy the extended hours of long day care. Plus, 4-year-olds enjoy 15 hours of free kindergarten each week.

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

We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful Fig Tree Pocket childcare centre! At Guardian Fig Tree Pocket, we support children aged six weeks to six years to be bold, creative and imaginative in their learning.

Our long day care in Fig Tree Pocket is ideally located for families in the surrounding suburbs Kenmore, Jindalee, Chapel Hill, Pullenvale and Seventeen Mile Rocks.

At our Fig Tree Pocket early learning centre near Kenmore, delivering high quality education and care of children is our top priority. Children will be supported to explore their world safely within a secure, stimulating environment. We have a large, natural playground, with a range of engaging outdoor play areas. Our 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 diverse team of Educators and degree-qualified Teachers ensures care is tailored to each child’s needs with a hands-on approach to fun, play-based learning.

Our Fig Tree Pocket child care centre offers:

  • Quality learning programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Sustainability and more
  • Engaging indoor learning spaces full of high-quality educational resources
  • Expansive outdoor play spaces to build imagination and discovery
  • On-site Chef providing fresh snacks and meals daily
  • Nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula and bed linen provided
  • Extended hours of care each weekday from 6:30am to 6:30pm

Children also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from the nursery room, into our quality two-year Kindergarten program, designed by degree qualified Teacher. We are proud of our dedicated Kindergarten program which support each child to have a smooth transition from early learning to primary school.

As part of Guardian’s 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!

Children attending our Centre will also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our Kindergarten room, designed specifically to help prepare your child to transition from early learning to primary school.

From 1 January 2024, eligible children will receive up to 15 hours of free Kindergarten per week at our Centre, and 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. Find more information here.

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.

Come and explore our early learning centre in Fig Tree Pocket – book a tour today!

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Meet our Centre Manager

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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 and wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Guardian hat
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen
  • High quality baby formula
  • All nutritious meals and snacks

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Spare change of clothing, labelled
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Baby's bottles for formula or breastmilk

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 Fig Tree Pocket 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 Fig Tree Pocket childcare centre provides convenience for families residing in nearby suburbs of Kenmore, Jindalee, Chapel Hill, Pullenvale and Seventeen Mile Rock, 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 childcare near Kenmore offers longer care hours, from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm each weekday. 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

  • 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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