Guardian Childcare & Education Flinders Street

Guardian Childcare & Education Flinders Street is a light-filled and open-plan Centre with luscious indoor gardens, a creek bed, a treehouse, sandpits, and natural play structures. With multiple enclosed outdoor areas, art studios and music and movement programs, children are encouraged to explore and learn every day.

As the only inner-city childcare centre in Adelaide accepting children under 2.5 years of age, Guardian Flinders Street has a strong community, with many of our parents popping in on their breaks, or taking the children out to lunch at our local cafes.

Teachers and Educators at Guardian Flinders Street also provide wonderful learning programs for the children, including a leading Kindergarten Program for those preparing for the transition to primary school.

Guardian Flinders Street Centre Manager Talia is a huge advocate for connecting with children and families early in the education journey.
“I left lecturing to return to a centre format, as I missed the connection of working with children and families at this crucial stage of their learning journey. I love connecting with and supporting families and sharing their joy as their child grows and develops and builds the foundations of their own identity.”

Children also get out and about on excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit a variety of locations, including the Botanic Gardens, Rundle Mall, Adelaide Sustainability Centre, and the museum. We are proud to have a community-minded and culturally diverse team who celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year.

Our dedicated cook prepares five delicious and nutritious meals on site each day, using seasonal ingredients. To further explore food at the Centre, our Educators host regular hands-on cooking classes for the children to expand their taste buds and understanding of good nutrition.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Flinders Street today by booking a tour to explore the Centre, or chat with our team of Educators to learn more 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 8:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
6 Weeks to 6 Years $130.00*

*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back, click here.

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen
  • Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding
  • A2 Formula

What to Bring

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

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.

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Why choose us?

  • The quality and standard of Guardian Childcare & Education Flinders Street is unrivalled. The centre offers state of the art facilities that cater to all interests and levels of development.
  • It provides a unique indoor environment that promotes learning, imagination, exploration, creativity and development through play.
  • We offer a curriculum broader than just literacy and numeracy, including language, art, music, social skills, sport, sustainability and much more.
  • Our strong belief in an open door policy means families are welcome to pop in any time. When you’re not at the centre, we can email or phone you with an update during the day for peace of mind.

To find out more about the special experiences at our centre call us on 13 82 30.

Reviews (15)

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    Tara Sehat Zadeh

    - 5 months ago

    friendly staff, fantastic with children and transparent with parents.

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    Jaydn L

    - 7 months ago

    Really happy with the service provided here The staff here are really lovely and my kids just can’t wait to go every morning

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    Cee Rock

    - 9 months ago

    Beautiful facility and staff. Something truly special.

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    Claire Smith

    - 10 months ago

    Where do I start with expressing how happy we are with Guardian - Flinders St Childcare Centre?! Everyone kept telling me “you’ll know when you have found the right place, you’ll ... Read More

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    Jessica Farrell

    - 1 year ago

    The staff are amazing and go above and beyond. Our son loves attending and we are really happy with the service they provide

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    Shantell Simpson

    - 1 year ago

    When we moved to Adelaide last year my Son was in a different centre, something happened that traumatised him. I took him to guardian on Flinders st and the ... Read More

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    Aaron Johnston

    - 1 year ago

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    Tania Di Calabresi

    - 1 year ago

    My 2 year old son Joseph attends Guardian 3 times week and with 4 children ranging from 15 to 2 I have visited many a childcare centres and the best ... Read More

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    Ross Christie

    - 1 year ago

    The Flinders St team are nothing short of amazing. Our little man is always excited each and every day he walks in the door, and we're always receiving detailed progress ... Read More

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    Matt Lohmeyer

    - 1 year ago

    Fantastic team who go above and beyond to ensure our son receives the best care and education, whilst also looking out for our whole family during times of need. I ... Read More

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    Emma Johnston

    - 1 year ago

    The staff are all amazing with the kids. The facilities are bright and clean. My child loves going.

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    Mark Humphries

    - 2 years ago

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    Cathy Jacobs

    - 2 years ago

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    Bonnie Blackburn

    - 5 years ago

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    Gillian McAuliffe

    - 5 years ago

Begin the Adventure at Guardian

To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.