Guardian Childcare & Education Underwood

(Formerly Jacaranda)

Guardian Childcare & Education Underwood is one of more than 15 state-of-the-art Guardian Childcare Centres in Queensland. The Centre has a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including 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.

Guardian Underwood offers a complimentary bus service (commencing February 2021), which serves families within a 5km radius of the Centre. We will pick up your child from home in the morning (between 8:30am-10:30am) and return them home in the afternoon (between  3:30pm-5:30pm).  Families are able to book and find out more about the the service directly with us in 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. That’s why at Guardian Underwood we’re focused on teaching children how to learn versus just ticking a box. This approach to education comes to life in our Kindergarten Program, which is led by qualified teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

Children get out and about on excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit a variety of locations, including local parks, Bunnings, Big W and our local cafe for babyccinos. We are also proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year.

You can watch and listen to a reading of the beautiful lullaby ‘Inanay’, from the Torres Strait Islands, performed by our Teacher Milly Chong. The children and Centre community often sing this special and much-loved song during their Yarning Circle.

Our on-site cook at Guardian Underwood prepares nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. 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 peers and educators.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Underwood today by booking a tour to explore the Centre, or chat with our team of Educators about our high-quality curriculum.

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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

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen
  • Four nutritionally balanced meals including: Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding

What to Bring

  • Hats
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Formula

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.

More about Guardian Underwood

Guardian Childcare & Education Underwood was previously known as Jacaranda. It’s a haven for exploring and researching. We have a large open playground that includes natural elements like grass, plants, sandstone, and wooden structures, complete with a water pump and pebbled dry creek bed. 

Our little researchers are encouraged to explore, question and experiment to learn more about the world around them. 

Our passionate team is committed to making every child and family member feel loved and supported in our home away from home environment. Most of our team have been with the centre for many years, which allows us to develop lasting relationships with the children, their families, and each other. 

Our nutritionally planned meals change each season to take advantage of the freshest ingredients available. The children are not shy in requesting their favourite meals, and often ask their families to replicate them at home! 

Our friendly team would love to tell you more about life at our new centre, so please contact us today. 

Your child will run smiling through our doors each morning – and greet you excitedly every afternoon with tales of what they’ve done that day. Because at Guardian, it’s all about fun, play and what they learn along the way… 

Caring and experienced team – Our Centre Manager Angie is one of Guardian’s best, and has built a team of dedicated and caring educators who will welcome your child in a nurturing environment. 

Learn through play – With great resources and amazing indoor and outdoor spaces, your child will have the room to explore and flex their curiosity and creativity. 

Regular communication with you – You’ll be kept up to date through our family communication app, StoryPark. And our unique Visible Learning Program 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! 

Community connections – Fun and confidence-boosting local excursions for all ages, plus a wide range of cultures represented in our Centre. We boast several bi-lingual Educators who speak Mandarin, Punjabi, Hindi and Korean. 

The best care at every age and stage – We welcome babies as young as six weeks, and work with families through each age stage. Culminating in preparing our older children for the exciting transition to primary school with our leading Kindergarten Program. 

Easy for families – Our complimentary bus service will pick up your child in the morning and return them home safely in the afternoon. (Operates within a 5km centre radius). 

All the extras – Long care hours, support with the Child Care Subsidy, an on-site cook, and amazing art programs hosted by an Australian children’s book illustrator. 

Join this community childcare centre and give your child the start they deserve. But hurry, places are filling fast – and it’s not hard to see why. 

At Guardian Childcare & Education Underwood, children are encouraged to explore and become curious and imaginative learners. Our Underwood early learning centre is in a fantastic environment for children six-weeks to six years to do just that. 

Guardian Childcare Underwood is an early learning centre that services a number of local areas, including: Springwood, Logan Central, Mount Gravatt, Rocklea and Beenleigh. 

Reviews (18)

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    Joshua Towers

    - 11 months ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Christine La barbera

    - 1 year ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Joshua Karanges

    - 2 years ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Jackie Martin

    - 2 years ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Chelsey Magnussen

    - 2 years ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Milly Cheong

    - 2 years ago

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    Sana Ghannam

    - 2 years ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Scott Lamond

    - 2 years ago

    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.

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    Rajnesh Bajaj

    - 2 years ago

    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

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    Harman Jolly

    - 2 years ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Ved Yoga

    - 2 years ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Michael giles

    - 2 years ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Roisin O'Neill

    - 2 years ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Vivi Sun

    - 3 years ago

    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 ... Read More

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    Li-Ann Leow

    - 3 years ago

    my son has been here since he was 11 months and he loves his educators and his friends here!

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    kayla cook

    - 4 years ago

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    khalsa .Sohavi34

    - 5 years ago

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    - 5 years ago

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