"I love connecting with families and sharing in their joy as their child grows and develops."
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.Read More
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.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
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.
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 before 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 8:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
|Age Group||Daily Fee|
|6 Weeks to 6 Years||$125.00*|
*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back, click here.
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.
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.
Why choose us?
To find out more about the special experiences at our centre call us on 13 82 30.
To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.
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Running for approximately 30 minutes, touring a centre is a great way to explore the exciting environments, chat to our Educators and see our high-quality curriculum come to life. It’s also a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
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“It’s not easy to leave your child in the care of someone else, however, from day one I can comfortably say that your staff have always provided the best care for both my children. I always see all the great things they do with the children but most importantly they are always there to comfort the children and take such great care of them.”
– Ivana Dusenjko, Mickleham Road, Vic
"The transition into childcare was made easy by the supportive and compassionate staff. Daily communication (both email and verbal) kept me up to date with my daughter's progress socially, emotionally and intellectually. The 'child centred' approach is amazing; for my child to make connections to her own world and experiences. She loves going.”
– Sarah Collingwood, Jacaranda – Sunnybank, Qld
"“The team are passionate about being early childhood Educators. The environment is filled with many indoor and outdoor activities allowing a child-led development by following their natural interests (inspired by Reggio Emilia). A philosophy we follow in our home. My four-year-old daughter’s language and social skills have improved greatly.””
– Angela K, Lane Cove, NSW
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