"I've been in childcare for over 20 years, and still love watching children grow, learn and achieve."
Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Education Paradise, which is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including an art atelier, herb and vegetable gardens and natural play structures, children are encouraged to explore and learn.
The light-filled centre also has a number of centre pets, a project atelier, water pumps, a creek bed, mud pits, shady trees, dance programs and a garden that the children look after.
Children get out and about on excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. Back at the centre, we have an abundance of visitors throughout the year, ranging from space engineers to nutritionists.
With a community-minded team of Educators who have been with the centre for a long time, we are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays.
Our on-site cooks prepare five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the centre, our Educators host cooking classes for the children to get involved in to enhance their understanding of good nutrition.
Begin the adventure at Guardian today by booking a tour to explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and 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.
Handover time with children, families and our friendly Educators. There's a chance for conversation to share what's important for the day/what's happened the night before at home.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
As children are arriving and families are coming and going, there's an opportunity for play as well as family grouping, open-plan play and multi-age grouping.
As the children come together, planned experiences begin. This is where the Guardian programs and practices come to life. Examples of learning include numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, science, creative arts, curiosity and more.
There's an opportunity for children to come together and enjoy morning tea.
Following morning tea, the planned experiences continue. This includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
There's an opportunity for children to come together for lunch. With an open-door policy, families are able to join the centre for meals and excursion if they wish.
For children who want to, or need to, there's an opportunity to sleep, rest or relax. For children who don't need to rest, there are planned experiences, which are more likely to be outdoors.
Children come together for afternoon tea in small groups or with siblings (they can also rest and play together, too). This time also presents an opportunity to reflect on the day.
End of the day
As families arrive to pick up children, there's an opportunity to speak to Educators and share information about the day.
End of the day
Some centres offer early tea or light snack at the end of the day, which they can grab as they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary at home, so if throughout the day, we notice children look tired, food will be provided.
Open 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
|Age Group||Daily Fee|
|Under 2 Years||$123.00*|
|Over 2 Years||$123.00*|
*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.
Guardian Childcare & Education Paradise was established in 2006 and is a long day care service. Paradise is in walking distance from the O’Bahn bus service at the Paradise Interchange, with an easy commute into the CBD of Adelaide. We provide care for children 6 weeks – school age with a range of rooms to assist in the quality care of your child.
Our centre is cosy, warm and caring with plenty of space for children to discover, play, and learn. We boast two beautiful ateliers spaces which are rich in resources where our children can extend and deepen their creativity and learning. We also invite members of the community to run a range of workshops in these spaces from clay and flower workshops to science presentations.
Our outdoor classrooms consist of several unique, challenging and sensory aware areas allowing children to challenge themselves within a natural play environment. From individual and group play to spontaneous and planned experiences, our curriculums are designed to help children develop into confident young individuals.
We are proud of our play-based learning curriculum that focuses on the holistic development of the child. Our work with the children has reaped many rewards including our recent title as 2019 state winners of the Primary Mathematics Association Numeracy Challenge.
All Educators within our service hold current police clearances, child safe environments, food handling and first aid training including asthma and anaphylaxis certificates. We have an extensive training budget to allow our Educators to maintain their knowledge within the early childhood sector.
We are proud to have Educators, children and families that come from a variety of countries around the world, which means the children have lots of opportunities to learn about different cultures. We make a point to engage with families and learn about their background so that each child feels accepted and welcomed. We value and celebrate different cultures throughout the year.
Open communication with families is critical and the use of StoryPark heightens this communication. We constantly seek feedback from children and families on how we can improve our service. By getting to know our Educators, you can be confident your child is in the care of passionate and experienced professionals.
The diversity in our service even extends to our delicious and nutritious meals. Our amazing chefs create dishes from all around the world, with families often requesting a copy of the recipes! The children are exposed to a variety of foods from all different cultures, with every effort made to use wholesome ingredients and lots of fruit and vegetables.
We also care for a diverse range of animals at the centre. From observing our hermit crabs and stick insects, to patting our rabbit and feeding our fish and turtle, not forgetting our beautiful budgies. There are lots of opportunities to learn about different species and create inspired animal artwork!
Come along and see our team in action and find out for yourself why our centre is such a special place.
*Valid only for new enrolments for children attending a minimum of 3 full day sessions per week commencing before the end of June 2018 and have a formalised CCMS enrolment with CCR elected to be paid to the centre. 4 weeks “out of pocket” fees free of charge will appear on your account after 8 weeks of attendance, if your account is in line with the fee policy and you meet the other criteria. If applied this cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until 31/6/18.
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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“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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