Guardian Childcare & Education Croydon Park

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4.3
(21)
Giorgia B.
Giorgia B.
11:47 08 May 24
Beautiful facilities and fantastic educators! My daughter started at Croydon Park when she was 8 weeks, she is now 11 months and thriving. They do so many interesting activities every day and my baby is always happy to go there in the morning.Special mention to Eli and Aman from Nursery 1 and the wonderful chef Ankita, they always go above and beyond to accommodate every child's needs.
Strawberry P.
Strawberry P.
11:37 28 Mar 24
Jennifer C.
Jennifer C.
00:19 13 Feb 24
This people are good and well behaved
Parasto F.
Parasto F.
13:36 13 Dec 23
renae
renae
11:24 30 Oct 23
Da B.
Da B.
02:35 12 Apr 23
Emily C.
Emily C.
02:07 15 Nov 22
Wonderful facilities, fantastic educators and just a really welcoming environment. We trust that our son will be cared for and he is always happy to attend
Tiffany D.
Tiffany D.
01:46 26 Jul 22
As a mum of a young baby and also a breastfeeding mum, I’m over the moon with the support they have given myself and my son. Celebrating small wins or taking bottles but also going out of there way if he doesn’t want to take a bottle to still feed him. I know his safe and in great care. I couldn’t be more happy with the educators that are looking after him. I’m very lucky that they let me breast feed before leaving him for the day and helpful with feeds. I can call anytime to check in with is super lovely. Can’t be more comfortable with sending my child here.
Jessica B.
Jessica B.
01:09 14 Jun 22
Educators and staff are responsive to the childrens needs, are approachable and welcoming and the centre has a welcoming feel.
Kerri J.
Kerri J.
02:28 23 Nov 21
Mika O.
Mika O.
01:46 22 Nov 21
The staffs are very professional, kind and smily. They could manage difficult situation for my baby. Fx, they could let him sleep in a cot, which is miracle thing during the day. And I can definitely tell my baby got a happy time there from his lots of smiles and can't stop doing it with good mood. They are attentive to my child as well as my request for the casual bookings. I appreciate them all.
Lesley O.
Lesley O.
01:15 19 Oct 21
Kimberley D.
Kimberley D.
11:09 03 Aug 21
I was shocked to see a negative review on here about this centre, because our experience was wonderful.We enrolled our son at just 3 months old at Guardian Croydon Park. We could not fault the quality of care provided by this centre. The educators are outstanding at what they do and provide many wonderful learning opportunities for even the youngest children.They really took the time to give us a thorough summary of our son's day at pick up and we always felt 100% comfortable leaving him with them each morning.The updates on Storypark were also great because we could see what our son was up to when we were apart.Guardian Croydon Park also personalise learning for all children and use the Early Years Learning Framework to underpin their planning.Their pedagogy is centred around the Reggio Emilia approach which is student centred. The educators differentiate education at Croydon Park through close observations of the individual child. This was evident to us through the Storypark app through extensive weekly updates of the activities the children worked on throughout the week.The beautiful space at Guardian Croydon Park is another asset to this centre. It is light, airy and so well planned for each age group. They utilise a lot of natural materials, have a safe sleeping environment and maintain each area well so children are able to explore. We were very impressed with their inclusivity too, through their NAIDOC week displays throughout the centre, amongst other initiatives.Although our son was too young to eat the food prepared on site, the food prepared by the chef for the children looked so balanced and nutritious.If you are looking for quality care, professionalism and an inviting, warm environment for your child, Guardian Croydon Park is definitely for you.
Dave S.
Dave S.
06:01 26 Jul 21
The staff are all very friendly and helpful and the kids love it there. They're learning heaps and I feel confident that they're in good hands.
Hesther Van Der L.
Hesther Van Der L.
01:10 11 Jun 21
I have only positive things to say about Guardian Croydon Park! My two children feel welcome and at home at the centre and have made beautiful connections with the staff and other children. They are happy at drop off and dont want to leave at pick up time and I can see how content and comfortable they are at the centre! We have been to numerous daycares having moved from interstate and I can honestly say Guardian has been my favourite of all!! The staff genuinely care and are so welcoming, often organising events and morning teas to invite parents to feel welcome as well. Staff go out of their way to support the children and parents and im often leaving the centre with a home made muffin or treat that their amazing chef has prepaired! No request is too much trouble and with the centre being new everything is pristine and purpose built! Couldnt be happier and feel more secure knowing my kids are safe and content at Guardian!!
tania garrido C.
tania garrido C.
11:39 24 Apr 23
Amrita S.
Amrita S.
01:38 24 Apr 23
GK W.
GK W.
07:10 19 May 21
The centre is so beautifully designed, I was very impressed with the presentation and cleanliness of the spaces. The educators were super friendly! Even the cook took time to have a chat! Really looking forward starting there.
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  • Leading programs where children aged six-weeks to six years learn and discover through play.
  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to grow and thrive.
  • Convenient location on the northern edges of the Adelaide CBD in a residential suburb.
  • High-quality two-year kindergarten program that prepares children for school with the benefits of long daycare. Plus get up to $2,050 for 3 and 4yr olds in fee support on top of the Childcare Subsidy to help with the cost of kindergarten.

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 6:00pm

Address

346 Torrens Rd
Croydon Park, SA, 5008


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Croydon Park, a bright, expansive centre close to the city centre of Adelaide. Our early childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, where our spacious day care and child care centre provides a nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age, supporting them to discover the world in a safe and secure way.

Our Croydon Park day care and child care centre is conveniently situated for families living in the Croydon Park area, such as Prospect, Dudley Park, Devon Park, Kilkenny, Kilburn, Renown Park, Regency Park, West Croydon, and Woodville Park.

Our exciting, resource-rich environments include:

  • Passionate Educators who focus on relationships with children and families
  • Beautifully designed learning spaces to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
  • Engaging outdoor environment to spark learning and exploration
  • Dedicated two-year Kindergarten program that prepares children for school, with the benefits of long day care.

Children are supported to explore and develop their social and emotional skills through their early learning journey by a dedicated team of university-qualified Teachers and Educators. They create learning experiences that foster creativity and imagination in a safe environment for young age groups. Our Educators understand the importance of building strong relationships with families to provide a secure learning environment for all children.

Children attending our day care Centre in Croydon Park will also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our two-year funded Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child to transition from early learning to primary school. The specialist program offers an early learning curriculum in line with the Early Years Learning Framework, with the additional benefits of long day care.

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!

One of our amazing team members, Paige, was recently awarded The Advertiser’s Educator of the Year! Our Centre also has a culturally diverse team who speak a variety of languages, including Vietnamese, Italian and Mandarin.

Families will also be given access to our family communication app Storypark, where we will share with you any significant updates in your child’s day, as well as any other important updates that happen in the centre – ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here.

The Victorian Government offers funding to provide families up to 15 hours of Free Kindergarten a week, in addition to the Childcare Subsidy. The funding offsets the fees for three and four-year-old children that are part of the Centre’s long day care Kindergarten program. Families will save up to $2,050 a year for children aged three years old and above in eligible long day cares in 2024. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre. 

Guardian Childcare & Education Croydon Park is conveniently located on Torrens Road, Croydon Park, Adelaide, South Australia. The location is easily accessible by both private and public transport, making it an ideal choice for families residing in and around Croydon Park. The childcare centre is on Torrens Road, providing ease of access for commuting parents.

If you’re looking to begin the adventure and are wanting to explore, book a tour and meet our team at Guardian Childcare & Education Croydon Park today!

Note: Learn more content updated in August.

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Meet our Centre Manager

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Meghan Holst

"I'm dedicated to fostering a warm and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. My passion lies in supporting families and children as they navigate their journey with the center, ensuring a seamless and positive transition for everyone involved"

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 6:00pm
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.

Centre Highlights

  • Stimulating learning environments equipped with natural open-ended materials and resources
  • Large outdoor play spaces featuring natural play structures, sandpits and water play
  • Commercial grade, open plan kitchen for the on-site cook to prepare 5 healthy and nutritious meals daily
  • Children socialise over meals shared in the Piazza

Learn More About Our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Croydon Park is a clean and modern learning environment for children aged six weeks to six years to grow and develop in their early years. We place an emphasis on play-based learning, and empowering each child to foster development through their interests, passions and talents.

We have a spacious outdoor environment for children to roam and explore, and there are endless possibilities for fun and learning through the many stimulating natural materials scattered throughout the space. We have a beautiful water area, where children can openly explore the properties of liquid while also cooling off on warmer days. Our sandpits are a great place for the children to practice engaging their imaginations and creativity.

Children at Guardian Croydon Park receive five healthy, nutritious meals each day, prepared by our friendly cook in our commercial-grade kitchen. Our Educators encourage children to engage in the food preparation process, through interacting with our chef or socialising while eating meals in the Piazza.

Through our family communication app, Storypark, you’ll receive lots of photos of your child throughout the day, providing some peace of mind that you won’t miss your child’s most significant developmental moments and milestones. Storypark allows you to be in contact with your child’s Educators at any time, meaning any queries or concerns you may have can be attended to quickly.

We’re open from 6.30 am to 6.00 pm every weekday, so there is plenty of flexibility to work around your schedule. We’re conveniently located a short distance from the main road into Adelaide’s CBD, so families from the northern suburbs may choose to drop their children off on the way into work rather than travelling to a separate location for childcare. We provide child care and long day care for families in Croydon Park and the surrounding suburbs, such as Prospect, Enfield and Kilburn.

At drop-off and pick-up times, we encourage families to come into the Centre and meet with our Educators. This is an amazing opportunity to discuss your child’s growth and development, and to find some ways to improve their early childhood education experience. You can also take this time to walk around the learning environment and explore the various resources, materials and activities that your child can engage with throughout the day.

Those aged three and four years old have the opportunity to participate in our Kindergarten program. The Kindergarten curriculum is provided by passionate, university-qualified Educators who place an emphasis on fostering genuine and meaningful relationships with children. The kindergarten room is filled with resources that inspire learning and curiosity, showing children that education is a positive part of life.

Both the three-year-old and four-year-old programs are focused on preparing children for the exciting, but often daunting, transition into primary school. We’ll begin introducing some basic literacy and numeracy skills, providing children with a positive head-start as they enter the first few years of primary school.

Guardian Croydon Park consists of a passionate and enthusiastic educational team that take the time to know and understand your child. We foster growth and curiosity through your child’s unique hobbies, interests and talents, providing them with the opportunity to develop a lifelong love of learning.

Reviews from Google

4.3
(21)
Giorgia B.
Giorgia B.
11:47 08 May 24
Beautiful facilities and fantastic educators! My daughter started at Croydon Park when she was 8 weeks, she is now 11 months and thriving. They do so many interesting activities every day and my baby is always happy to go there in the morning.Special mention to Eli and Aman from Nursery 1 and the wonderful chef Ankita, they always go above and beyond to accommodate every child's needs.
Strawberry P.
Strawberry P.
11:37 28 Mar 24
Jennifer C.
Jennifer C.
00:19 13 Feb 24
This people are good and well behaved
Parasto F.
Parasto F.
13:36 13 Dec 23
renae
renae
11:24 30 Oct 23
Da B.
Da B.
02:35 12 Apr 23
Emily C.
Emily C.
02:07 15 Nov 22
Wonderful facilities, fantastic educators and just a really welcoming environment. We trust that our son will be cared for and he is always happy to attend
Tiffany D.
Tiffany D.
01:46 26 Jul 22
As a mum of a young baby and also a breastfeeding mum, I’m over the moon with the support they have given myself and my son. Celebrating small wins or taking bottles but also going out of there way if he doesn’t want to take a bottle to still feed him. I know his safe and in great care. I couldn’t be more happy with the educators that are looking after him. I’m very lucky that they let me breast feed before leaving him for the day and helpful with feeds. I can call anytime to check in with is super lovely. Can’t be more comfortable with sending my child here.
Jessica B.
Jessica B.
01:09 14 Jun 22
Educators and staff are responsive to the childrens needs, are approachable and welcoming and the centre has a welcoming feel.
Kerri J.
Kerri J.
02:28 23 Nov 21
Mika O.
Mika O.
01:46 22 Nov 21
The staffs are very professional, kind and smily. They could manage difficult situation for my baby. Fx, they could let him sleep in a cot, which is miracle thing during the day. And I can definitely tell my baby got a happy time there from his lots of smiles and can't stop doing it with good mood. They are attentive to my child as well as my request for the casual bookings. I appreciate them all.
Lesley O.
Lesley O.
01:15 19 Oct 21
Kimberley D.
Kimberley D.
11:09 03 Aug 21
I was shocked to see a negative review on here about this centre, because our experience was wonderful.We enrolled our son at just 3 months old at Guardian Croydon Park. We could not fault the quality of care provided by this centre. The educators are outstanding at what they do and provide many wonderful learning opportunities for even the youngest children.They really took the time to give us a thorough summary of our son's day at pick up and we always felt 100% comfortable leaving him with them each morning.The updates on Storypark were also great because we could see what our son was up to when we were apart.Guardian Croydon Park also personalise learning for all children and use the Early Years Learning Framework to underpin their planning.Their pedagogy is centred around the Reggio Emilia approach which is student centred. The educators differentiate education at Croydon Park through close observations of the individual child. This was evident to us through the Storypark app through extensive weekly updates of the activities the children worked on throughout the week.The beautiful space at Guardian Croydon Park is another asset to this centre. It is light, airy and so well planned for each age group. They utilise a lot of natural materials, have a safe sleeping environment and maintain each area well so children are able to explore. We were very impressed with their inclusivity too, through their NAIDOC week displays throughout the centre, amongst other initiatives.Although our son was too young to eat the food prepared on site, the food prepared by the chef for the children looked so balanced and nutritious.If you are looking for quality care, professionalism and an inviting, warm environment for your child, Guardian Croydon Park is definitely for you.
Dave S.
Dave S.
06:01 26 Jul 21
The staff are all very friendly and helpful and the kids love it there. They're learning heaps and I feel confident that they're in good hands.
Hesther Van Der L.
Hesther Van Der L.
01:10 11 Jun 21
I have only positive things to say about Guardian Croydon Park! My two children feel welcome and at home at the centre and have made beautiful connections with the staff and other children. They are happy at drop off and dont want to leave at pick up time and I can see how content and comfortable they are at the centre! We have been to numerous daycares having moved from interstate and I can honestly say Guardian has been my favourite of all!! The staff genuinely care and are so welcoming, often organising events and morning teas to invite parents to feel welcome as well. Staff go out of their way to support the children and parents and im often leaving the centre with a home made muffin or treat that their amazing chef has prepaired! No request is too much trouble and with the centre being new everything is pristine and purpose built! Couldnt be happier and feel more secure knowing my kids are safe and content at Guardian!!
tania garrido C.
tania garrido C.
11:39 24 Apr 23
Amrita S.
Amrita S.
01:38 24 Apr 23
GK W.
GK W.
07:10 19 May 21
The centre is so beautifully designed, I was very impressed with the presentation and cleanliness of the spaces. The educators were super friendly! Even the cook took time to have a chat! Really looking forward starting there.
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