Guardian Childcare & Education Mt Barker

Brand New Centre – Now Open!

  • A brand-new Centre serving a growing community in the Adelaide Hills, with amazing learning spaces for children aged six weeks to six years.
  • A safe, supportive environment where qualified and experience Educators and Teachers support children to grow and thrive.
  • A dedicated two-year Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child transition from early learning to primary school.
  • Engaging programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Outdoor Learning, Out & About Community Excursions, Sustainability, along with state-of-the-art outdoor play spaces.
  • A second Mount Barker centre is coming soon: Guardian Mt Barker Bollen Road will be opening its doors in March 2024!

Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.


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


67 East Parkway
Mount Barker, SA, 5251

Welcome to our Centre

Brand New Centre – Now Open! We can’t wait to welcome your family to our brand new, purpose-built childcare centre in Mount Barker.

We are also opening a second centre in the area, with Guardian Mt Barker Bollen Road opening its doors in March 2024! Book a tour now, and read more here about our latest, world-class centre in the Adelaide Hills!

At Guardian Mt Barker, children are supported to be creative, bold, and imaginative in their learning. The safety, care and education of each child is our top priority. Our Mt Barker early learning centre offers world-class facilities and is situated in the largest town in the Adelaide Hills, east of Adelaide.

Children will be able to explore their world in a safe and secure way within a warm, supportive, and stimulating environment. A dedicated, passionate team of Teachers and Educators ensure that each child receives care tailored to their individual needs by providing a personalised approach to play-based learning.

Our engaging environments include:

  • Beautifully designed world-class learning spaces and facilities
  • Incredible programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Outdoor Learning, Out & About Community Excursions, Sustainability and more!
  • State-of-the-art outdoor play spaces bursting with resources
  • Specialist Baby Ambassador in the Nursery room – an expert on all things baby!
  • On-site Chef who cooks fresh, healthy meals daily in our fully equipped kitchen

Our Centre provides nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, all nutritious meals and snacks, high quality formula and bed linen.

Children also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our two year dedicated Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare each child for a smooth transition from early learning to primary school.

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!

Families can access our communication app Storypark, allowing us to share important Centre updates, as well as exciting activities or milestones – ensuring that you remain connected, day-to-day.

If you’re looking to start the journey with a high-quality new childcare in Mount Barker, book a tour now! We look forward to hearing from you.

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Mt Barker Centre Manager Image

Kristy Wheeler

"I believe Early Learning has such an important role to play for our children of today and for our future. I enjoy spending my days helping children and families be a part of an inclusive and sustainable future"

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

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


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.

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.