Guardian Childcare & Education Sherwood Forest

Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Education Sherwood Forest. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including herb and vegetable gardens, shady trees, a swing set and a fort, children are encouraged to explore and learn both indoors and out – taking advantage of the beautiful Queensland climate.

The character and light-filled Centre is located in a converted church, and features the building’s original stained-glass windows, natural play structures, and a range of age-specific play areas.

At Guardian Sherwood Forest, the children get out and about on regular excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit locations such as Mt Cootha, the local dentist, Ipswich Civic Centre for the show and the local Sherwood primary school, which forms an important part of our Kindergarten Program. The program is led by university-qualified teachers and helps prepare your child for the exciting transition to primary school.

With a community-minded team of Educators who have been with Guardian Sherwood Forest for a number of years, we are proud to offer a culturally diverse team who celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year, extending on the children’s knowledge about the world around them.

Our on-site cook prepares fresh meals each day in our Centre kitchen, often including herbs and vegetables that the children and Educators grow and harvest from our Centre gardens. These ingredients are also used in regular hands-on cooking classes, where the children learn about good nutrition and are encouraged to try new foods and flavours.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Sherwood Forest today by booking a tour to explore the centre. Or you can speak with our team to learn more about our approach to high-quality care and education.

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

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $135.50*
Toddler $128.50*
Kindy $126.50*

*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back, click here.

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Bibs
  • Nappies
  • Bedding*
  • Formula and bottles*
  • *Items provided for Nursery 1 only

What to Bring

  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Water bottle
  • All Meals

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 Sherwood Forest is located just behind the main street in Sherwood. The building has been lovingly transformed from a church into a warm and welcoming home away from home, complete with colourful and stimulating indoor and outdoor spaces.

Our routines are flexible, and programs are based on the children’s personal interests. Each child is encouraged to contribute their ideas about what to learn. We offer a variety of incursions and excursions throughout the year, all of which are included in your child’s fees.

Many of our Educators have been with the centre for many years, and have forged strong bonds with local families. We love seeing the children grow and develop during their time with us, and then welcoming their siblings when it’s their turn to attend the centre. It’s this consistency and family focus that has earned us the trust of our community.

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.

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