Guardian Childcare & Education Underwood

Reviews from Google

4.5
(33)
Moana G.
Moana G.
01:16 21 May 24
Salma S.
Salma S.
01:12 30 Apr 24
sheridan L.
sheridan L.
03:31 01 Apr 24
Zainab A.
Zainab A.
02:16 20 Jan 24
We have been part of the Guardian Underwood family for 3 years & I wanted to share honest recent feedback about the last 6 months in particular under the guidance of the new Centre Manager, Kylie Haddock.Firstly - the Educators have been there for some time and we are fortunate to have had had educators who welcomedUs in 3 years ago, farewell us and be part of the growth they created for my child. They are warm, loving & have a genuine love for children. They embraced my child like their own, nurtured him & provided a foundation for him to be a confident, mischievous boy, ready for school.Over the last few months there has been alot of changes and iv been able to witness the benefits of those changes, in the rooms, around the centre, operations and a few more educational staff. When walking in, each section of the “ outdoor area” has its own little nook of story time, drawing, garden skills, exploration - you get a feel immediately that each “ area” is set up to facilitate education through play and fun. It’s not just a play area/ sandpits.The rooms have updated resources and the activities are set up for the next day at the end of the class which I know, made sure we were excited ( and on time) for the next day. Storypark is updated by the end of the day and Kylie and Jenny ensure the communication to parents is efficient, thorough and Kylie addresses any concerns immediately and is so open to feedback - all of the staff do. You’re encouraged to be part of the learning journey.Miss Angela - the Chef. She deserves her own cookbook. Her love language is healthy Great food that tastes amazing - she delivers ( and I will miss the days that I know my child ate properly and the healthy Cinnabons!) she does share her recipes too and often some of the meals I google because it’s just not what you expect at a centre. With birthdays; she turns it into a centre celebration & makes the cake for all to share, decorating as parents wish. I do hope Angela is recognised by Guardian for her cooking/ baking and heart of gold.If you have stumbled on my review - I would strongly recommend you call the Centre to make an appointment and view the Centre, speak to Kylie - speaking to her is enough to know that they are well experienced,Well resourced and committed educators. Speak to the educators and spend some time in Stay & Play.I’m excited to see how Guardian progresses - we have made life long friends at the centre & we will be sure to pop back in. To the staff and educators - you should be proud of yourselves for your work and efforts - you are so appreciated.Ps: Enquire about Happy Feet with Ms Anne.
Kylie H.
Kylie H.
22:33 25 Dec 23
kulu H.
kulu H.
02:19 18 Dec 23
Great staff, great services always welcome to happy face .it’s positive energy
Anastasia T.
Anastasia T.
01:15 12 Sep 23
kana N.
kana N.
05:23 04 Oct 22
Elissa
Elissa
01:18 06 Sep 22
Amanjot K.
Amanjot K.
01:40 07 Sep 21
Joshua T.
Joshua T.
00:07 17 Nov 20
Called to make an enquiry for my twins, the administration was very lovely, organised a tour at my convenience, and made the enrolment process feel so easy. Thank you to the team!
Christine La B.
Christine La B.
23:15 23 Aug 20
My children have been attending Guardian for a few years now and they have been excellent all the way through. The service and staff are amazing. My children are enjoying their time in here at Guardian. Would highly recommend!
Joshua K.
Joshua K.
04:37 22 Jan 20
I put both my kids through here (one from 2yrs old and one from 10months) - I really recommend them. Professional, caring - my kids love the staff and they made tonnes of friends. The outdoor area is amazing and inside is great too.
Jackie M.
Jackie M.
07:28 05 Dec 19
Guardian Childcare and Early Learning Centre in Underwood is a fantastic centre. The staff are very easy to deal with and my child loves attending. I highly rate this centre. The staff always go above and beyond for the kids.
Chelsey M.
Chelsey M.
06:27 02 Dec 19
Guardian Underwood have a beautiful facility my daughter loves the huge under cover outdoor area. The management team and staff are amazing!! Great balance of learning and fun environment. Highly Recommend.
Milly C.
Milly C.
06:46 19 Oct 19
Sana G.
Sana G.
01:19 18 Oct 19
My son goes to Jacaranda Underwood, he like it so much, full of fun activities and learning. He started when he was toddler .teachers are very experienced and follow every child specific needs. Thank you so much to be a very enjoyable part of my son`s early learning years.
Scott L.
Scott L.
05:01 17 Oct 19
My son has attended this centre for a year now and have no complaints. The staff and management are friendly and helpful and go the extra mile.
Rajnesh B.
Rajnesh B.
14:51 21 Sep 19
We love this center. My daughter goes to jacaranda 3 days a week and I couldn’t be happier. She loves her educators and always has the best day. Thank you
Harman J.
Harman J.
21:34 04 Sep 19
I'd like to thank you for the splendid work you're doing with the kids.Most mornings I'm rushing and don't get to express my gratitude !In particular, the multi cultural education my child is receiving is highly commendable. A four year child's ability to count & sing songs in English & Chinese (which isn't our 2nd, 3rd or 4th language) has completely blown me away.Yesterday when I came to drop my son at Daycare, I got greeted by his entire class saying "Sat Sri Akaal" (Hello in Punjabi) is a testament to the amazing work the educators are doing with our kids.You're not only getting them ready for school - but ready for the real world and we can't thank you enough for this.A massive thanks to the Educators & Julie !
Ved Y.
Ved Y.
10:31 04 Sep 19
My daughter enjoys going to the centre and have asked to attend kindy everyday. Very friendly and caring educators. Great diversity of children and teachers in the centre which help my daughter learn different languages and enjoy her learning with all her friends.
Michael G.
Michael G.
12:25 04 Aug 19
My daughter has been attending Jacaranda Early Learning Centre for the past 6 months and she really enjoys her time at the centre. I am happy with the mix of play and education that they provide.
Roisin O.
Roisin O.
14:37 21 May 19
My baby girl has been going for a month now since she was 5months old. Staff are lovely, my daughter gives them smiles so I know they have been great with her. They are really accommodating with milk, routines, cloth nappies etc and have a great app where they provide pictures and updates. They always let me know how her day was on pickup as well. Would definitely recommend
Vivi S.
Vivi S.
02:00 30 Dec 18
My daughter and my son are in this childcare for 2.5 years now. My son went there since he was 6 months. All the educators are very helpful and my kids love them all.
Li-Ann L.
Li-Ann L.
01:14 10 Jul 18
my son has been here since he was 11 months and he loves his educators and his friends here!
Kayla M.
Kayla M.
10:49 03 Jan 18
khalsa ..
khalsa ..
02:11 16 Jan 17
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정송이
00:39 06 Sep 16
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  • A spacious, purpose-built Centre with inspiring learning environments, including natural outdoor areas for safe outdoor play.
  • Complimentary bus service is available for families within a 5km radius
  • Multicultural team of dedicated educators to reflect the rich diversity of cultures in the local community
  • High-quality two-year kindergarten program that prepares children for school, with the benefits of long day care. Plus 4-year-old children get 15 hours 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.

Hours

Mon to Fri 6:30am to 6:30pm

Address

Shop 2A, 11-21 Kingston Road
Underwood, QLD, 4119


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Underwood, an expansive, state-of-the-art early learning centre in the City of Logan. Our Underwood early learning centre provides exciting early years learning experiences for children aged six weeks to six years, supported by an experienced team of Educators.

Our early childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, and our team of qualified Teachers and Educators provide a stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age to discover the world. Our daycare centre in Underwood also offers a complimentary bus service which serves families within a 5km radius of the Centre.

The first five years of your child’s life are incredibly important when it comes to social and emotional development and setting them up with a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. This approach to education comes to life in our two-year Kindergarten Program, led by qualified Teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

From 1 January 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.

Our Underwood early learning centre features a spacious outdoor area with herb and vegetable gardens, an art studio, a water pump, a creek bed, a worm farm, and natural play structures where children are encouraged to play and learn.

Children get out and about on excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding local community. We visit a variety of locations, including local parks and cafes. We are very proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultural holidays throughout the year.

Our exciting, resource-rich environments include:

  • Passionate Educators who focus on building strong relationships with children and families
  • Modern learning spaces full of resources designed to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
  • Engaging outdoor area with multiple play structures to spark exploration and discovery
  • Leading learning programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Out & About Community Excursions, Sustainability and more.
  • On-site Chef providing fresh meals daily, full of the best seasonal ingredients.
  • Our Centre will provide baby nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, all nutritious meals and snacks, high-quality formula and bed linen.

To further explore food at the Centre, our Educators host weekly hands-on cooking classes for the children to enhance their understanding of good nutrition. Children can also enjoy their meals in the dedicated piazza while socialising with their friends and educators.

As part of our unique Visible Learning program, our Learning Exchange display provides opportunities to share your child’s progress. You are encouraged to share your own personal goals for us to implement, meaning that you have 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.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Underwood child care by booking a tour today!

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Underwood Centre Manager Image

Michelle

“Every child needs a safe and supportive environment where they are co collaborators in their learning, facilitated by play champions who encourage limitless growth”

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 Underwood is a new and purpose-built Centre catering to the early childhood education of children aged six weeks to six years can come for a safe and secure environment to freely grow and develop. We’re open from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm on weekdays, so families have plenty of flexibility around drop-off and pick-up times.

Guardian Underwood is perfect for families living in or near the Underwood area, including the surrounding suburbs of Kuraby, Springwood, Woodridge, and Rochedale South. Our location is close to the M1 for easy access.

At Guardian Underwood early learning centre, we believe that children learn best through play and exploration. We provide a range of stimulating resources and activities to encourage children’s innate curiosity and creativity. Our dedicated Educators also focus on building strong relationships with families to ensure that each child’s unique learning needs are met.

As a multicultural Centre, we celebrate diversity and actively work to reflect the rich cultures of our local community. We believe that this helps to create a more open-minded and supportive environment for children to learn and grow in. The safe and supportive environment at Guardian Underwood also allows children to develop a sense of belonging and self-confidence as they explore their interests and build new skills in a fun environment.

Our Educators and Teachers are all passionate and highly experienced, and we have university-qualified Early Childhood Teachers providing care and education to the children as well. Our Teachers and Educators work to understand each child’s unique characteristics, interests and talents to make learning a more fun and engaging experience.

We have a spacious outdoor area filled with stimulating natural materials for children to explore their world and develop an understanding of nature. They may choose to spend some time creating amazing shapes and structures in our shaded sandpit area, or running around on our spacious grass space.

Communication and transparency are important to us, and our family communication app, Storypark, provides us with the opportunity to freely share photos, videos and updates with families on their child’s development, growth and learning. By informing families on their child’s progress, families can be empowered to continue the learning at home and further discuss any new ideas or concepts that the child explored that day.

Guardian Underwood early learning centre fosters strong community connections, supporting children through their development of communication and social skills. We regularly go out on fun and engaging excursions in our local area. Children have the chance to run around and engage in some physical activity in an outdoor environment while interacting with the public when we head to a local park or football oval.

Our kindergarten program is another way we begin to prepare our children for the exciting, but often daunting, transition into primary school. Three and four-year-olds have the opportunity to learn some of the basic skills they’ll be exposed to in their first year of primary school, such as shapes, colours, numbers and phonics. Through introducing these in preschool, children can feel more prepared and confident as they begin the transition.

Our kindergarten program also aims to develop children’s social and emotional skills, by providing a safe and secure learning environment, they have the space to take risks and challenge themselves, helping build self-confidence and develop independence. The leading curriculum supports discovery and gives children the best start to life, as well as being aligned with the National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework.

We make early learning fun through engaging play-based learning, helping instil positive attitudes towards learning that develop the children into naturally curious, lifelong learners. Underwood preschool and kindergarten also come with the benefit of long day care, making it ideal for busy families.

We develop each child’s literacy and numeracy skills to help them feel confident and prepared during the challenging leap into primary school. Our high-quality program supports the needs and routines of each of our families, and we ensure each child’s cultural and family background is supported and encouraged.

We’re committed to children’s nutrition, and our on-site cook prepares each meal fresh and packed with all the nutrients that children need at their age. We encourage children to engage in food preparation and to ask questions about where their food comes from, why it’s good for them, and how they can eat it. We also encourage exploration of the cultural heritage behind different foods, helping promote diversity and inclusion from an early age.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will be able to gain an understanding of their child’s education. 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 Centre today? We’d love to show you why Guardian Childcare & Education Underwood is the perfect learning environment for your child. You can also speak to the Centre Manager about the enrolment process, the nutritious meals, and any other questions you have. At Guardian, we believe that together, we can give young children the best start to life.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Centre Highlights

Our exciting, resource-rich environments include:

  • Passionate Educators who focus on building strong relationships with children and families
  • Modern learning spaces full of resources designed to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
  • Engaging outdoor area with multiple play structures to spark exploration and discovery
  • Leading learning programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Out & About Community Excursions, Sustainability and more.
  • On-site Chef providing fresh meals daily, full of the best seasonal ingredients.
  • Our Centre will provide baby nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, all nutritious meals and snacks, high-quality formula and bed linen.

Reviews from Google

4.5
(33)
Moana G.
Moana G.
01:16 21 May 24
Salma S.
Salma S.
01:12 30 Apr 24
sheridan L.
sheridan L.
03:31 01 Apr 24
Zainab A.
Zainab A.
02:16 20 Jan 24
We have been part of the Guardian Underwood family for 3 years & I wanted to share honest recent feedback about the last 6 months in particular under the guidance of the new Centre Manager, Kylie Haddock.Firstly - the Educators have been there for some time and we are fortunate to have had had educators who welcomedUs in 3 years ago, farewell us and be part of the growth they created for my child. They are warm, loving & have a genuine love for children. They embraced my child like their own, nurtured him & provided a foundation for him to be a confident, mischievous boy, ready for school.Over the last few months there has been alot of changes and iv been able to witness the benefits of those changes, in the rooms, around the centre, operations and a few more educational staff. When walking in, each section of the “ outdoor area” has its own little nook of story time, drawing, garden skills, exploration - you get a feel immediately that each “ area” is set up to facilitate education through play and fun. It’s not just a play area/ sandpits.The rooms have updated resources and the activities are set up for the next day at the end of the class which I know, made sure we were excited ( and on time) for the next day. Storypark is updated by the end of the day and Kylie and Jenny ensure the communication to parents is efficient, thorough and Kylie addresses any concerns immediately and is so open to feedback - all of the staff do. You’re encouraged to be part of the learning journey.Miss Angela - the Chef. She deserves her own cookbook. Her love language is healthy Great food that tastes amazing - she delivers ( and I will miss the days that I know my child ate properly and the healthy Cinnabons!) she does share her recipes too and often some of the meals I google because it’s just not what you expect at a centre. With birthdays; she turns it into a centre celebration & makes the cake for all to share, decorating as parents wish. I do hope Angela is recognised by Guardian for her cooking/ baking and heart of gold.If you have stumbled on my review - I would strongly recommend you call the Centre to make an appointment and view the Centre, speak to Kylie - speaking to her is enough to know that they are well experienced,Well resourced and committed educators. Speak to the educators and spend some time in Stay & Play.I’m excited to see how Guardian progresses - we have made life long friends at the centre & we will be sure to pop back in. To the staff and educators - you should be proud of yourselves for your work and efforts - you are so appreciated.Ps: Enquire about Happy Feet with Ms Anne.
Kylie H.
Kylie H.
22:33 25 Dec 23
kulu H.
kulu H.
02:19 18 Dec 23
Great staff, great services always welcome to happy face .it’s positive energy
Anastasia T.
Anastasia T.
01:15 12 Sep 23
kana N.
kana N.
05:23 04 Oct 22
Elissa
Elissa
01:18 06 Sep 22
Amanjot K.
Amanjot K.
01:40 07 Sep 21
Joshua T.
Joshua T.
00:07 17 Nov 20
Called to make an enquiry for my twins, the administration was very lovely, organised a tour at my convenience, and made the enrolment process feel so easy. Thank you to the team!
Christine La B.
Christine La B.
23:15 23 Aug 20
My children have been attending Guardian for a few years now and they have been excellent all the way through. The service and staff are amazing. My children are enjoying their time in here at Guardian. Would highly recommend!
Joshua K.
Joshua K.
04:37 22 Jan 20
I put both my kids through here (one from 2yrs old and one from 10months) - I really recommend them. Professional, caring - my kids love the staff and they made tonnes of friends. The outdoor area is amazing and inside is great too.
Jackie M.
Jackie M.
07:28 05 Dec 19
Guardian Childcare and Early Learning Centre in Underwood is a fantastic centre. The staff are very easy to deal with and my child loves attending. I highly rate this centre. The staff always go above and beyond for the kids.
Chelsey M.
Chelsey M.
06:27 02 Dec 19
Guardian Underwood have a beautiful facility my daughter loves the huge under cover outdoor area. The management team and staff are amazing!! Great balance of learning and fun environment. Highly Recommend.
Milly C.
Milly C.
06:46 19 Oct 19
Sana G.
Sana G.
01:19 18 Oct 19
My son goes to Jacaranda Underwood, he like it so much, full of fun activities and learning. He started when he was toddler .teachers are very experienced and follow every child specific needs. Thank you so much to be a very enjoyable part of my son`s early learning years.
Scott L.
Scott L.
05:01 17 Oct 19
My son has attended this centre for a year now and have no complaints. The staff and management are friendly and helpful and go the extra mile.
Rajnesh B.
Rajnesh B.
14:51 21 Sep 19
We love this center. My daughter goes to jacaranda 3 days a week and I couldn’t be happier. She loves her educators and always has the best day. Thank you
Harman J.
Harman J.
21:34 04 Sep 19
I'd like to thank you for the splendid work you're doing with the kids.Most mornings I'm rushing and don't get to express my gratitude !In particular, the multi cultural education my child is receiving is highly commendable. A four year child's ability to count & sing songs in English & Chinese (which isn't our 2nd, 3rd or 4th language) has completely blown me away.Yesterday when I came to drop my son at Daycare, I got greeted by his entire class saying "Sat Sri Akaal" (Hello in Punjabi) is a testament to the amazing work the educators are doing with our kids.You're not only getting them ready for school - but ready for the real world and we can't thank you enough for this.A massive thanks to the Educators & Julie !
Ved Y.
Ved Y.
10:31 04 Sep 19
My daughter enjoys going to the centre and have asked to attend kindy everyday. Very friendly and caring educators. Great diversity of children and teachers in the centre which help my daughter learn different languages and enjoy her learning with all her friends.
Michael G.
Michael G.
12:25 04 Aug 19
My daughter has been attending Jacaranda Early Learning Centre for the past 6 months and she really enjoys her time at the centre. I am happy with the mix of play and education that they provide.
Roisin O.
Roisin O.
14:37 21 May 19
My baby girl has been going for a month now since she was 5months old. Staff are lovely, my daughter gives them smiles so I know they have been great with her. They are really accommodating with milk, routines, cloth nappies etc and have a great app where they provide pictures and updates. They always let me know how her day was on pickup as well. Would definitely recommend
Vivi S.
Vivi S.
02:00 30 Dec 18
My daughter and my son are in this childcare for 2.5 years now. My son went there since he was 6 months. All the educators are very helpful and my kids love them all.
Li-Ann L.
Li-Ann L.
01:14 10 Jul 18
my son has been here since he was 11 months and he loves his educators and his friends here!
Kayla M.
Kayla M.
10:49 03 Jan 18
khalsa ..
khalsa ..
02:11 16 Jan 17
정송이
정송이
00:39 06 Sep 16
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