Guardian Childcare & Education Sherwood Forest

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4.7
(13)
Matthew
Matthew
01:35 21 Jun 24
Abigail's experience at the daycare nursery has been absolutely fantastic! From the moment we enrolled, Felicity the coordinator, went above and beyond to ensure everything was seamless, even helping us transition smoothly when we needed to relocate interstate. The outdoor area is simply amazing and provides a really exploration experience. We especially loved that the older kids could interact with our little one. The carers are incredibly kind and attentive, in a warm environment. We couldn't be happier with our choice and would highly recommend this nursery to any parent looking for quality care and a supportive community for their child. Special call out to nursery team they all played a huge part.
steph F.
steph F.
01:11 14 May 24
Blair M.
Blair M.
21:54 08 Apr 24
We’ve been so happy sending our daughter here. Staff always give lots of feedback, great atmosphere and lots of initiative to make it a happy, nurturing and caring environment.
Kayla K.
Kayla K.
02:45 12 Feb 24
10 out of 10 an amazing centre and couldn't recommend any more their supportive their communicate well and great for my child's learning and development all the staff are very very lovely and all loved their job
Christina F.
Christina F.
02:11 07 Nov 23
Beautiful educators who provide a safe and fun learning environment for my child are keenly invested in his development. Could not recommend higher!
Agnieszka A.
Agnieszka A.
02:57 28 Nov 22
Jodie L.
Jodie L.
11:14 26 Oct 21
Our 13 month old attends this daycare and she loves it! The staff are so friendly & welcoming. They made the transition smooth which was great for a first time mum going back to work. Everyday they upload photos and information on storypark. We especially love Kimmy, Teniel & Sharelle in nursery! All amazing people. The administration team are also great, supportive and prompt. The outside area is beautiful, shady and a fun atmosphere for the kids. I'm so glad we chose Guardian Sherwood, highly recommend!
Shayle M.
Shayle M.
06:18 18 Nov 20
My son (9 months) attends guardian Sherwood Forest in the nursery room. Starting at 5 months old, from day one was absolutely happy and settled with the amazing educators that all take wonderful care of him. As a first time mum it was daunting leaving my baby with someone other than myself but seeing all the updates with smiley photos of my Bub has made me feel so at ease knowing my boy is having a great time in care.
Bella R.
Bella R.
02:24 17 Nov 20
I have two children that attend care at Sherwood Forest (10 months and 2.5years) they both love the centre and are so connected with the educators there. I feel perfectly comfortable leaving my children in their care, which as a mother can be a daunting task. I love being able to see all that they learn each day and just how well they are growing with the help of fantastic educators.
Haley H
Haley H
01:50 17 Nov 20
My son absolutely loves attending Guardian Childcare & Education Sherwood Forest. He often asks if it is a Kindy day, and whenever he speaks about Kindy, it is with excitement and joy.The educators at the centre all show care, passion and enthusiasm. We love Sherwood Forest 🙂
steve B.
steve B.
10:33 10 Jun 20
Adam B.
Adam B.
01:31 01 Nov 18
We have a child who had to move from a kindy that was not working so well. Sherwood Forest was so welcoming, the vibe was highly positive so the place just felt perfect.Now our girl could not be happier with the change.I could name the excellent staff members/teachers in the centre but they are ALL so lovely and excellent at what they do! The programs, the education, the play ground, the guidelines and rules are all excellent. Highly recommend!!
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  • Children are encouraged to explore and learn both indoors and out in the beautiful Queensland climate! They love the outside herb and vegetable gardens, shady tree, swing set and wooden fort.
  • 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

16 Thallon Street
Sherwood, QLD, 4075


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Sherwood Forest, a unique child care centre located in a converted Church, featuring original stained-glass windows.

Our long day care in Sherwood Forest is ideally located for families in surrounding suburbs near Fig Tree Pocket, Corinda, Chelmer, Seventeen Mile Rocks and Oxley.

Our exciting, resource-rich environments include:

  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers
  • Bright, vibrant learning spaces full of resources designed to inspire
  • Extensive outdoor space for children to explore
  • 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

Supported through a caring, dedicated team of University-qualified Teachers and Educators, our Sherwood Forest day care and child care centre is an inclusive learning environment for children where a personalised approach to learning opportunities ensures children are supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey.

We celebrate our culturally diverse team at our Sherwood Forest early learning centre with a variety of events throughout the year, extending the children’s knowledge about the world around them. Children who attend care and education programs benefit from the passion and quality service.

We get out and about on regular excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit locations such as Mount Cootha, the local dentist, Ipswich Civic Centre for the show and the local Sherwood primary school.

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 Sherwood Forest Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child to transition from early learning to primary school. The specialist program aligns with the National Quality Framework and the National Quality Standards. It comes with the benefit of long day care and quality childcare.

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. 

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 our centre – ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here.

If you’re looking to begin the adventure and are wanting to explore, book a tour and meet our team at Guardian Childcare & Education Sherwood Forest today!

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Meet our Centre Manager

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Felicity Joyce

"I’m excited to get to know yourself, your beautiful children and families and develop strong meaningful relationships, while being a positive part of their learning and into the future".

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 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.

With great resources and amazing indoor and outdoor spaces, your child will have the room to explore and flex their curiosity and creativity. Our playgrounds are designed as a place of wonder and inspiration, and we have incredible spaces to meet the developmental needs for children of all ages – from six weeks to six years of age. We have quiet spaces to relax and places for active play where children can ride their bikes, climb and run.

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.

We want to better understand your child to deliver them the best early learning experience possible. So, we connect with families in person and through our StoryPark app, so you can enjoy the learning journey alongside your child. StoryPark enables the centre to provide regular updates to families, which is important for you but also supports open communication between the educators and the families.

The focus is on providing children with plenty of opportunities and set them up for a lifelong love of learning. You’ll be kept up to date on our unique Visible Learning Program, which gives you a great understanding of your child’s learning for the day at pick up. It will give you plenty to talk about with them on the drive home!

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.

Your child will love their day at Guardian Childcare & Education Sherwood Forest with our friendly and passionate team of Educators. We have high Educator-to-child ratios allowing educators and families to work together to ensure a happy and productive time whilst children are in our care.

Our Educators take the time to provide families with up-to-date information on their child’s day and development progress. Our Educators are selected for their qualifications and expertise in the early childhood field, and we pride ourselves on the quality of our care and the warm and secure learning environment we provide.

Your child’s learning and development will benefit greatly from their interaction with Educators and other children at the centre.

If you’re thinking of enrolling, we’d encourage you to book a tour today. During your tour you will have the opportunity to meet our Centre Manager, Educators and have a really good look around the Centre while the team answer any questions you may have. We even have a list of questions you can ask us to make sure Guardian Sherwood Forest is the right fit for you and your family.

Centre Highlights

  • Our unique centre located in a converted Church, featuring original stained-glass windows.
  • Our early childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, and our spacious day care and child care centre provides a nurturing 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 Sherwood Forest child care centre in inner west Brisbane is conveniently situated for families living in surrounding suburbs Corinda, Fig Tree Pocket, Tennyson, Graceville and Rocklea.
  • Passionate Educators who focus on relationships with children and families.
  • Beautifully designed learning spaces to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging.
  • Engaging outdoor environment with herb and vegetable gardens, shady trees, a swing set and a fort; children are encouraged to explore and learn both indoors and out in the beautiful Queensland climate.

Reviews from Google

4.7
(13)
Matthew
Matthew
01:35 21 Jun 24
Abigail's experience at the daycare nursery has been absolutely fantastic! From the moment we enrolled, Felicity the coordinator, went above and beyond to ensure everything was seamless, even helping us transition smoothly when we needed to relocate interstate. The outdoor area is simply amazing and provides a really exploration experience. We especially loved that the older kids could interact with our little one. The carers are incredibly kind and attentive, in a warm environment. We couldn't be happier with our choice and would highly recommend this nursery to any parent looking for quality care and a supportive community for their child. Special call out to nursery team they all played a huge part.
steph F.
steph F.
01:11 14 May 24
Blair M.
Blair M.
21:54 08 Apr 24
We’ve been so happy sending our daughter here. Staff always give lots of feedback, great atmosphere and lots of initiative to make it a happy, nurturing and caring environment.
Kayla K.
Kayla K.
02:45 12 Feb 24
10 out of 10 an amazing centre and couldn't recommend any more their supportive their communicate well and great for my child's learning and development all the staff are very very lovely and all loved their job
Christina F.
Christina F.
02:11 07 Nov 23
Beautiful educators who provide a safe and fun learning environment for my child are keenly invested in his development. Could not recommend higher!
Agnieszka A.
Agnieszka A.
02:57 28 Nov 22
Jodie L.
Jodie L.
11:14 26 Oct 21
Our 13 month old attends this daycare and she loves it! The staff are so friendly & welcoming. They made the transition smooth which was great for a first time mum going back to work. Everyday they upload photos and information on storypark. We especially love Kimmy, Teniel & Sharelle in nursery! All amazing people. The administration team are also great, supportive and prompt. The outside area is beautiful, shady and a fun atmosphere for the kids. I'm so glad we chose Guardian Sherwood, highly recommend!
Shayle M.
Shayle M.
06:18 18 Nov 20
My son (9 months) attends guardian Sherwood Forest in the nursery room. Starting at 5 months old, from day one was absolutely happy and settled with the amazing educators that all take wonderful care of him. As a first time mum it was daunting leaving my baby with someone other than myself but seeing all the updates with smiley photos of my Bub has made me feel so at ease knowing my boy is having a great time in care.
Bella R.
Bella R.
02:24 17 Nov 20
I have two children that attend care at Sherwood Forest (10 months and 2.5years) they both love the centre and are so connected with the educators there. I feel perfectly comfortable leaving my children in their care, which as a mother can be a daunting task. I love being able to see all that they learn each day and just how well they are growing with the help of fantastic educators.
Haley H
Haley H
01:50 17 Nov 20
My son absolutely loves attending Guardian Childcare & Education Sherwood Forest. He often asks if it is a Kindy day, and whenever he speaks about Kindy, it is with excitement and joy.The educators at the centre all show care, passion and enthusiasm. We love Sherwood Forest 🙂
steve B.
steve B.
10:33 10 Jun 20
Adam B.
Adam B.
01:31 01 Nov 18
We have a child who had to move from a kindy that was not working so well. Sherwood Forest was so welcoming, the vibe was highly positive so the place just felt perfect.Now our girl could not be happier with the change.I could name the excellent staff members/teachers in the centre but they are ALL so lovely and excellent at what they do! The programs, the education, the play ground, the guidelines and rules are all excellent. Highly recommend!!
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