Guardian Childcare & Education Taringa

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5.0
(18)
Sarah M
Sarah M
00:25 12 Dec 23
The staff are beyond exceptional. I feel so lucky my daughter goes here . I know the staff 100% actually care about my daughter, her happiness, development and what she needs. I couldn't recommend them enough
Meta W.
Meta W.
01:17 06 Nov 23
Such a lovely place! The staff are kind and knowledgeable and they have created a warm, clean and happy environment. Everyone encourages learning through playing- such a great way to spend the day
Niloofar A.
Niloofar A.
02:05 08 Jul 23
I want to thank Tina, Swan space specially Bandana and her team. They were so cautious, responsible, and sympathetic. My son started his first experience of childcare when he was 12 months old in Guardian Childcare (Taringa). All the team helped us for this journey. My son was in this center for about 4 months and unfortunately we had to change his childcare due to moving. We missed Bandana and everyone in this center, my son absolutely loved them and was so happy there because of atmosphere and caring all the kids fair and behaved same. In the nursery room educators are always happy, kind, playing with kids, and planning for kid’s development.I would 100% recommend this center for sure. You can be sure that your kids are safe and happy there.
Paul N.
Paul N.
04:28 12 Jun 23
Lizbeth M.
Lizbeth M.
01:35 22 May 23
Lovely place for the kids. Nice and clean and lots of space to play.
Nipuni S.
Nipuni S.
01:50 09 May 23
Everything at Guardian Taringa is amazing-the open space centre-the staff-meal plans-activitiesThe attention and care they give for the kids is really nice!Keep up the good work and all the best!
Ash S B.
Ash S B.
01:21 08 May 23
Chats C.
Chats C.
10:18 03 May 23
Kailah S.
Kailah S.
05:09 27 Apr 23
Cath C.
Cath C.
10:00 29 Nov 22
Kahui B.
Kahui B.
03:05 20 Jul 22
Lois M.
Lois M.
02:24 12 Jul 22
S92 L
S92 L
00:00 23 Jun 21
Would not hesitate in recommending Guardian Taringa! My son has been here for 2-3 months and the staff have gone above and beyond to build strong relationships with both my son and myself as a parent. Family communication is fantastic and the activities are amazing. The Staff are more than competent and I am forever thankful that they love on my boy so well. His confidence has increased significantly!
Ruchita P.
Ruchita P.
22:34 14 Apr 21
This is one of the best childcare... my daughter loves to go she always says I love Guardian☺They look after the over all development of kids... teachers and management are very kind hearted and reaponsive...Very happy with this day care...
Janneke T.
Janneke T.
23:22 14 Jan 21
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 beautiful outdoor area! -, but most importantly the staff are super friendly and competent! The amount of personal care and attention for both the child's and parents' needs is amazing. Knowing that my son is looked after by such warm, caring people in a nurturing environment makes it so much easier to drop him off for the day! :) Thank you!!
Neha D.
Neha D.
09:03 02 Feb 20
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 about our day knowing our daughter is happy and in great hands.
Morgana R.
Morgana R.
04:39 24 Oct 19
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 and has developed lovely relationships with the educators and other children. The centre is conveniently located, there are large, spacious outdoor play areas for the children with gardens, sand pit and play equipment and the food prepared for the children is of an excellent, varied quality. We receive daily updates on what the children are up to and the activities are imaginative, educational and most importantly fun. A wonderful centre
Jade J.
Jade J.
02:40 26 Sep 19
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 all the amazing activities and experiences that are organised for the children and the open ended play equipment means she is never bored. The wrap around play outdoor play garden means she can have picnics and play with nature all the time. The food the chef prepares is outstanding and it is nice that she interacts with the children each day. Our little one even got to make a special treat together with the chef on her birthday complete with a chef hat and all. The bond between the children and the educators is so special and it makes it a little easier going to work knowing she is happy and in such good hands.
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  • Exciting programs including Mandarin, dance and art classes, with a recently upgraded outdoor play space!
  • 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 7:00am to 6:00pm

Address

Level 4, 32, Morrow Street
Taringa, QLD, 4068


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Taringa, a modern and vibrant daycare centre in inner west Brisbane.

Our early childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, and our team of qualified Teachers and Educators provide a nurturing environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age to discover the world in a safe and secure way.

Our Taringa child care centre is conveniently located for families in the surrounding suburbs Toowong, Tarragindi, St Lucia, Indooroopilly, and Chapel Hill. Our engaging resource-rich environments include:

  • 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.

Our on-site cook provides five nutritious meals daily; children have their own piazza where they can eat and socialise with each other.

Led by an experienced Centre Manager, our Taringa early learning centre has a team of culturally diverse Teachers and Educators who take a personalised approach to learning, ensuring that each child receives the best possible care tailored to their own individual needs.

Supported through a passionate and dedicated team of University-qualified Teachers and Educators, our child care and day care centre in Taringa 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.

The high-quality programs at Taringa are designed by experienced early childhood professionals to support children in developing social and emotional skills, along with literacy, numeracy and problem-solving ability that prepares them for a life of learning. Our learning programs are aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standard, and the Australian School Curriculum.

Our team of passionate early childhood Educators and degree-qualified Teachers deliver an advanced play-based and nature-inspired curriculum, as well as a leading, two-year funded Kindergarten Program to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

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, Taringa 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!

You are also given access to our family communication app Storypark, where we will share any significant updates in your child’s day, as well as any other important Centre updates, ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here.

Book your tour to meet our team at our child care centre in Taringa today!

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Taringa Centre Manager Image

Gabby Heit

"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.

Helpful Information

Opening Hours

Open 7:00am to 6:00pm
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 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!

Centre Highlights

  • Our Taringa child care centre is conveniently located for families in the surrounding suburbs Toowong, Tarragindi, St Lucia, Indooroopilly, and Chapel Hill. Our engaging resource-rich environments include:
  • 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.
  • Our on-site cook provides five nutritious meals daily; children have their own piazza where they can eat and socialise with each other.

Reviews from Google

5.0
(18)
Sarah M
Sarah M
00:25 12 Dec 23
The staff are beyond exceptional. I feel so lucky my daughter goes here . I know the staff 100% actually care about my daughter, her happiness, development and what she needs. I couldn't recommend them enough
Meta W.
Meta W.
01:17 06 Nov 23
Such a lovely place! The staff are kind and knowledgeable and they have created a warm, clean and happy environment. Everyone encourages learning through playing- such a great way to spend the day
Niloofar A.
Niloofar A.
02:05 08 Jul 23
I want to thank Tina, Swan space specially Bandana and her team. They were so cautious, responsible, and sympathetic. My son started his first experience of childcare when he was 12 months old in Guardian Childcare (Taringa). All the team helped us for this journey. My son was in this center for about 4 months and unfortunately we had to change his childcare due to moving. We missed Bandana and everyone in this center, my son absolutely loved them and was so happy there because of atmosphere and caring all the kids fair and behaved same. In the nursery room educators are always happy, kind, playing with kids, and planning for kid’s development.I would 100% recommend this center for sure. You can be sure that your kids are safe and happy there.
Paul N.
Paul N.
04:28 12 Jun 23
Lizbeth M.
Lizbeth M.
01:35 22 May 23
Lovely place for the kids. Nice and clean and lots of space to play.
Nipuni S.
Nipuni S.
01:50 09 May 23
Everything at Guardian Taringa is amazing-the open space centre-the staff-meal plans-activitiesThe attention and care they give for the kids is really nice!Keep up the good work and all the best!
Ash S B.
Ash S B.
01:21 08 May 23
Chats C.
Chats C.
10:18 03 May 23
Kailah S.
Kailah S.
05:09 27 Apr 23
Cath C.
Cath C.
10:00 29 Nov 22
Kahui B.
Kahui B.
03:05 20 Jul 22
Lois M.
Lois M.
02:24 12 Jul 22
S92 L
S92 L
00:00 23 Jun 21
Would not hesitate in recommending Guardian Taringa! My son has been here for 2-3 months and the staff have gone above and beyond to build strong relationships with both my son and myself as a parent. Family communication is fantastic and the activities are amazing. The Staff are more than competent and I am forever thankful that they love on my boy so well. His confidence has increased significantly!
Ruchita P.
Ruchita P.
22:34 14 Apr 21
This is one of the best childcare... my daughter loves to go she always says I love Guardian☺They look after the over all development of kids... teachers and management are very kind hearted and reaponsive...Very happy with this day care...
Janneke T.
Janneke T.
23:22 14 Jan 21
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 beautiful outdoor area! -, but most importantly the staff are super friendly and competent! The amount of personal care and attention for both the child's and parents' needs is amazing. Knowing that my son is looked after by such warm, caring people in a nurturing environment makes it so much easier to drop him off for the day! :) Thank you!!
Neha D.
Neha D.
09:03 02 Feb 20
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 about our day knowing our daughter is happy and in great hands.
Morgana R.
Morgana R.
04:39 24 Oct 19
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 and has developed lovely relationships with the educators and other children. The centre is conveniently located, there are large, spacious outdoor play areas for the children with gardens, sand pit and play equipment and the food prepared for the children is of an excellent, varied quality. We receive daily updates on what the children are up to and the activities are imaginative, educational and most importantly fun. A wonderful centre
Jade J.
Jade J.
02:40 26 Sep 19
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 all the amazing activities and experiences that are organised for the children and the open ended play equipment means she is never bored. The wrap around play outdoor play garden means she can have picnics and play with nature all the time. The food the chef prepares is outstanding and it is nice that she interacts with the children each day. Our little one even got to make a special treat together with the chef on her birthday complete with a chef hat and all. The bond between the children and the educators is so special and it makes it a little easier going to work knowing she is happy and in such good hands.
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