Open 7:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
Guardian Childcare & Education Taringa
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- A modern, spacious centre with impressive learning spaces where children aged six weeks to six years learn through play.
- Established team that supports families with high-quality learning programs to support each child's development.
- Convenient location for families living in Brisbane's inner west seeking high - quality care nearby.
- High-quality two-year kindergarten program that prepares children for school, with the benefits of long day care. Plus 4yr old children get up to 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.
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Welcome to our Centre
Welcome to Guardian Childcare Taringa, a modern and vibrant daycare centre in inner west Brisbane.
- Passionate Educators who focus on building strong relationships with children and families
- Bright, vibrant learning spaces full of resources designed to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
- Shaded outdoor areas, a wooden fort, areas for water play and natural gardens; creating an exciting and stimulating environment for children to discover their world in a safe and secure way.
- Included programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Outdoor Learning, Out & About Community Excursions, and Sustainability, with daily learning experiences designed to support your child’s development and growth
- For babies, the Centre provides nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula and bed linen.
Meet our Centre Manager
"I find immense joy in providing a second home for not just our children but for our educators and 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.
Handover time with children, families and our friendly Educators. There’s a chance to share what’s important for the day and any news from home.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
An opportunity to play and discover with open-plan play in family groups and multi-age groupings.
Planned experiences. This is where the Guardian difference comes to life. Alongside our Educators your child’s exploration leads to learnings in numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, creative arts and much more.
An opportunity for children to come together for a healthy snack, often they help prepare their food alongside our carers and cook.
Individually tailored to your child’s needs and curiosity the planned experiences continue, this includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
Another nutritious meal expertly prepared by our cook. Families are invited to join the children for meals and excursions if they wish.
If your child wants to, or needs to sleep, it’s time to rest and recharge. For children who don’t need to rest the planned experiences continue, in most cases outdoors.
Another chance for the children to come together and re-fuel in small groups or with siblings. There is also an opportunity to rest or play together and reflect on the day.
As you arrive to pick up your child, there’s a chance to speak with our Educators and share news about the day. Our Storypark App also allows you to stay in touch 24/7 wherever you are.
End of day
Your child is encouraged to grab a light snack as they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary, throughout the day if we notice your child looking tired food will be provided.
Open 7:00am to 6:00pm
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What we Provide
- Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
- Formula and bottles
- Water bottle
What to Bring
- Spare change of clothing
- Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
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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.
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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.
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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 car parking and pram parking
- Close to public transport
- Rooftop playground with sweeping views of the city
- 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.
- Our family communication app Storypark keeps you informed throughout the day with photos, videos and updates about your child.
- Excursions into the local community.
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.
Our professional team values 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 a rapidly changing world.
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!
For children aged three and four years, we have an amazing kindergarten program that runs with our long day care to help prepare them for their upcoming transitions into formal schooling. Our three-year-old program emphasises developing some of the social and communication skills that the children will use as they gain more independence. We encourage development in these areas through group play and some slightly more structured activities.
In four-year-old preschool, children further develop their communication, social and emotional skills, and they also begin exploring some numbers, shapes and phonics. We encourage children to practice reading simple sounds and words on their own, and we empower them through the learning process that comes with this. Through developing skills in these areas, children can feel more ready and confident as they begin their first year of primary school.
Sustainability is another focus at our Centre, and we empower children to develop an understanding of recycling and other sustainable practices while developing a genuine passion and care for looking after our planet.
The Out & About program encourages children to spend more time playing outdoors in the fresh air and natural sunlight. We have a beautiful, spacious outdoor environment for the children to explore and practice engaging their imaginations and creativity.
We develop each child’s literacy and numeracy skills to help them feel confident and prepared during the challenging leap into primary school, as well as support their social skills. Our exciting play-based experiences support 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 individual journey. 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!
Why not come and meet the team and have a look around our childcare Centre today? We’d love to show you why Guardian Taringa is the perfect learning environment for your child. At Guardian, we believe that together, we can create life-long learners.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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Guardian Childcare Taringa services a number of local areas, including: Toowong, Ironside, Indooroopilly, Tarragindi, Auchenflower and Torwood.
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