Guardian Childcare & Education Abbotsford

(Formerly Explorers Early Learning Flockhart Street)


Guardian Childcare & Education Abbotsford is one of more than 40 state-of-the-art Guardian Childcare Centres in Victoria. Bordered by Collingwood, Richmond, Fitzroy and East Melbourne, the Centre is a convenient choice for families wanting high-quality childcare and education close to home, or on their way to work in the Melbourne CBD.

Guardian Abbotsford boasts a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including a rooftop garden, sandpit, mud play area, beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces and Gardening and Sustainability programs.

Our team of professionally-certified early childhood education specialists deliver an advanced play-based and nature-inspired curriculum, as well as a leading Kindergarten Program to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

Our on-site chef prepares five nutritionally, balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the Centre, Educators host regular hands-on cooking experiences for the children to extend on their knowledge of nutrition and to encourage them to try new foods.

We also enjoy close ties to the local community, with regular excursions taking the children out and about to enjoy and learn about the world around them.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Abbotsford today by booking a tour to explore the Centre or speaking to one of our team.

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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 7:00am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Under 3 Years $150.00*
Over 3 Years $147.00*

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

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.

Reviews (6)

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    Katherine Hayman

    - 2 months ago

    Today was my daughter’s last day at this centre and I’m writing this review to show my appreciation. From the first day, the educators and other team members have shown ... Read More

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    Anthony Smith

    - 6 months ago

    My daughter has been attending this centre since she was 5 months old, and we have had such a positive experience. They understood how difficult it was to leave a ... Read More

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    Eva Xiang

    - 1 year ago

    Our experience with Explorers Abbostford has been really good. My son is with them for 8 months since 1 year old and it's really sad to say goodbye because I ... Read More

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    - 1 year ago

    Our experience with Explorers Abbostford has been really good. In the last two year and half, teachers always provide daily photo and reports about our son and the activities of ... Read More

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    Aneesh Nair

    - 1 year ago

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    Kylie Stone

    - 1 year ago

    Finding a great child care centre is a challenge for all parents. When I returned to work part time we were planning to send our son to a large centre ... Read More

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.

What Our Families Say