Guardian Childcare & Education Taringa

Guardian Childcare & Education Taringa boasts a range of exciting, resource-rich environments, including a breakfast bar, city views, a wooden fort, water play, natural gardens and shaded outdoor areas where our exciting programs come to life.  

Our world-class curriculum is delivered by qualified teachers through exciting and engaging play-based experiences, including a leading Kindergarten Program for our older children. We combine this with the highest quality care, and communicate it all back to you so you can see how your child is growing and developing every day.  

At Guardian Taringa we’re proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year.

Our on-site cook prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. Children can also enjoy their meals in the dedicated piazza while socialising.

We’re confident our unique approach to combining education, play and care will be the difference you’re looking for.  

We invite you to begin your adventure at Guardian Taringa today by booking a tour to explore the Centre, or speaking with our team of Educators to learn more about our high-quality curriculum and care.

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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 7:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Formula (NAN Comfort) and bottles
  • Bedding
  • Hats
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bibs

What to Bring

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

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.

More about Guardian Taringa

Guardian Taringa offers high-quality early years childcare and education, a world-class curriculum, brand-new purpose-built facilities, incredible resources, an experienced team and a leading Kindergarten Program for older children.  

We also offer a range of Centre features and practical additional benefits for children and families to make life a little easier, including: 

  • Undercover carparking and pram parking 
  • Close to public transport 
  • Rooftop playground 
  • Sweeping views of the city from the playground 
  • Open plan rooms and facilities 
  • Out and About Excursion Programs into the local community with the Octo-pram 
  • Designated drop off and pick up zones to assist with those busy mornings and afternoons. 
  • Casual care days where possible to help you manage the unpredictable nature of work life and home life.  
  • Assisting you with the Child Care Subsidy and other entitlements to help you make the most of the financial support which may be available. 
  • Our family communication app StoryPark to keep you informed throughout the day with photos, videos and updates about your child. 
  • Ensuring consistency, so that whether your child is toilet training, learning to self-feed or beginning to write, we keep it going for you. 
  • Providing your child with unexpected benefits such as exposure to a range of cultures and languages via our diverse and multi-cultural educator mix. 
  • Excursions into the local community. 

Each space is designed specifically to cater to the individual needs of the children, and their developmental stages. For instance, you will see in our baby room that resources (eg mirrors are placed low to the ground to help support your baby’s development and growing curiosity). Whereas our toddler rooms we have resources at a higher level and in scenarios to encourage open-ended and loose-parts play; and our preschool environments are specifically tailored to support our children in their transition to primary school. 

You are welcome to speak to our educators at any time during the tour for further context on why we arrange our rooms the way we do. There is real science behind it and it’s quite fascinating when you consider the layout and resourcing from the eyes of the child and their developmental stage. 

The environment plays a huge factor in learning outcomes for children, so we pride ourselves on helping children and families feel welcome and able to build a sense of belonging, which supports our teaching.   

Children are at the heart of all decision-making at Guardian. At all times our teams honour, celebrate and promote childhood by supporting the unique journey of each child. Children are strong, unique and resilient individuals who are capable of complex thinking and their own perspectives.  

We value the role of families as a child’s first teacher and we’re committed to developing trusting relationships by listening and responding to families about all aspects of their child’s learning and development. So, our approach is focused on the latest research and insights into how children learn best, and the specific skills they will need to thrive in the 21st Century. 

We have an on-site cook who prepares all meals fresh each day, using seasonal and healthy ingredients. We also grow a range of fresh ingredients at most of our Centres, that the children love getting involved with – often harvesting those vegetables and herbs to use in the Centre kitchen as part of their learning about nutrition and wellness. It’s a real playground to plate experience! 

Areas that this Centre services

Guardian Childcare Taringa services a number of local areas, including: Toowong, Ironside, Indooroopilly, Tarragindi, Auchenflower and Torwood. 

Reviews (4)

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    Janneke Thomas

    - 9 months ago

    Our son has only just started at Guardian Taringa, but even after only two weeks I can already confidently recommend this wonderful centre! The facilities are incredible - especially the ... Read More

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    Neha Dialani

    - 2 years ago

    We are lucky to have a place for our child at this centre. It is beautiful and all staff are so friendly, caring and understanding of our needs. We go ... Read More

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    Morgana Regazzoli

    - 2 years ago

    I have no hesitation in recommending Guardian Childcare & Education Taringa. The staff are incredibly friendly, qualified and caring. My son has been attending since he was 8 months old ... Read More

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    Jade Josey-Napier

    - 2 years ago

    The facilities are outstanding and the educators are so caring. Our little girl has been going since 10 months old and is so happy to go every day. She loves ... Read More

Begin the Adventure at Guardian

To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.