Guardian Childcare & Education Abbotsford

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4.9
(17)
Ryan C.
Ryan C.
21:09 17 Nov 23
My son loves attending. He has close relationships with his teachers and educators. During the orientation process everyone supported my son and me through this settling in stage. All the educators were happy and introduced themselves and Management was friendly and made this process easy for my family.
Furry T.
Furry T.
10:53 11 Aug 23
Amazing facilities, program and wonderful educators.We walked into this centre and was welcome by the centre manager with a very warm welcoming.Our son is thriving and it’s been two weeks in the three year old kinder room.Thank you to the dedicated staff for going above and beyond for our little guys first two weeks. The daily updates of his learning help make the day easier knowing he is loved and cared for.Thank you Bec and the team.
Jemma M.
Jemma M.
09:01 19 May 23
My son attended Guardian from 20 months to just before his 4th birthday. The centre was amazing for our family, always caring and supportive. We saw our son really begin to flourish in his social skills quite fast, despite spending a large chunk of time in lockdown from a young age and being an only child. Thanks to Guardian, he has developed in to an amazing young man, who shows amazing kindness and care with others (and is a bit of a whizz at puzzles!). I couldn't recommend this centre any higher!
Danielle B.
Danielle B.
02:56 19 Oct 22
Fantastic, dedicated and consistent staff who are wonderful with the children and help create a warm, welcoming environment.
Daniel M.
Daniel M.
23:43 12 Jul 22
We sent our son to Guardian Abbotsford for about 9 months (only changed centres because we've bought a house far away). It is a fantastic centre with wonderful staff. For nervous first timers sending their small child to childcare it was great comfort to know he know he was being cared for by such dedicated educators. We can only hope our next centre is as good!
Emma W.
Emma W.
11:27 15 Jun 22
A wonderfully supportive centre. The level of communication and care is above and beyond.Handled all the challenges that Covid presented with honesty and clear instructions.Well done! We are so glad that Guardian is apart of Grace's weekly routine.
Luisa F.
Luisa F.
09:10 26 Oct 21
We've been at this centre for 2 years now and our experience has been fabulous. The educators are amazing with the children. They really work incredibly hard to ensure the children have different learning experiences on a daily basis. The centre admin staff comunicate very effectively with the community and its also very much appreciated. Everyone is extremely friendly and the overall experience has made me proud that my son enjoys going there.
Trinity S.
Trinity S.
11:05 21 Oct 21
Florence and C.
Florence and C.
21:26 25 Feb 21
Our boys have been at Guardian since 8 months (1 is currently in Prep and the other still in care) I can not fault the team. They have been professional, responsive and super resilient. They have been incredibly supportive and so helpful during drop off as my son had a difficult time readjusting going back to care. I highly recommend Guardian, meet the educators and see the centre.
Yasmeen A.
Yasmeen A.
02:06 18 Feb 21
My daughter went to guardian abbotsford for 2,5 yrs. In those years she turned from a shy little toddler into a talktive little lady with a wild imagination. She loved it, the educators and management are amazing, helpful and professional. I cant recommend them enough.
Katherine H.
Katherine H.
09:39 22 Dec 20
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 so much care, compassion and dedication. It’s a very close knit community that I expect is hard to find elsewhere. It certainly reassured me about leaving my little girl each day.
Anthony S.
Anthony S.
03:31 21 Sep 20
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 baby with near strangers, but made us feel comfortable with the decision through constant communication and daily updates. The educators are wonderful, and she has developed amazing relationships with them and the other children. We receive daily updates which include photos, and it's clear to see how much she's grown and developed over the last 18 months with them. Couldn't recommend more highly!
Eva X.
Eva X.
01:30 13 Dec 19
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 am taking maternity leave soon, have to change him to a childcare close to our home. But after back to work, will definitely send him back to this center. The room leader, teachers and management team all really good and friendly. My son loves being part of the big family and he build a strong relationship with teachers and kids here.
JT
JT
05:30 19 Oct 19
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 the day, they have been very supportive with our son in order to reinforce his confidence, to explore new skills and to integrate with other kids and make friends. We really appreciate the multi cultural environment of Explorers and their Reggio Emilia approach which fits very well with the personality of our son. We are very happy with the staff, teachers work very hard, taking care of kids is not an easy task, however, they still manage to have an smile at the end of the day and comment how our son did during the day. Many thanks Explorers.Access to the facilities is controlled by several security systems, there is plenty of car park accessed by remote control in a garage, and kids can play outside in safe environment, there is a newsletter every week with the different information and there is an app to access the photos of your kid.
Aneesh N.
Aneesh N.
04:03 15 Oct 19
Kylie S.
Kylie S.
06:22 14 Oct 19
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 close to our home, but didn't proceed at the last minute because we were not confident in the staff. A friend from my mother's group suggested we look at Explorers. Wow. We were instantly hooked. The small numbers of children on each level and grouping children by age gave us such confidence to leave our 1 year old in their care. He has now been there for 18 months and loves it. The skills and confidence that he continues to gain in his language and social development always impresses us. We were so happy with Explorers that our second child has attended since 6 months of age. It's particularly difficult to leave a young baby with strangers, but we knew the staff and were confident in their care. All the staff have all been amazing - room teachers, management, administration. We couldn't ask for a better child care centre for our kids.
beatrice T.
beatrice T.
06:36 21 Feb 23
Edit: Management has changed since and many educators have left, will need to give it awhile to see how things pick up again.- -We have had 2 children come through this centre and could not speak highly enough of the care and attention that every educator has shown us in the last 5 years. Both my children have built very strong bonds with the educators they have had each year. Admin staff are very responsive and helpful, we have had no communication issues whatsoever in our time here.We always recommend Guardian Abbotsford to new families who move into the neighbourhood. Keep up the good work team!
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  • A spacious early learning Centre with modern, warm, and inviting learning and play areas that children will love.
  • Located in Melbourne’s inner north, the Centre is convenient for families commuting into the CBD for work; one-hour free parking is available and close to multiple tram stops..
  • Multicultural team of Educators and Teachers who speak many different languages, to reflect the rich cultural diversity of the local community.
  • 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 7:00 to 18:30

Address

3 Flockhart Street
Abbotsford, VIC, 3067


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Abbotsford! Our spacious, bright and welcoming early learning centre in Abbotsford provides leading learning programs in a nurturing environment for children aged six weeks to six years.

Our 120 place centre includes a rooftop garden where children engage in our Gardening and Sustainability program, mud play, sandpit play and other outdoor exploration. Located close to Victoria Street, the centre has easy access to public transport.

Supported through a passionate and dedicated team, our day care in Abbotsford is an inclusive learning environment; a personalised approach ensures each child is supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey.

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. 

If you’re looking to begin the adventure and want to explore, book a tour and meet our team at Guardian childcare in Abbotsford today!

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Abbotsford Centre Manager Image

Bec Adams

I love the quote ‘ educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all’. I believe as early an educator our first focus should be displaying love, compassion and kindness. Having these three core values front of mind creates an inclusive environment where all children feel safe and supported. I love being able to role model an inclusive mindset for not only our children but our community.

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

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.

Learn More About Our Centre

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.

Reviews from Google

4.9
(17)
Ryan C.
Ryan C.
21:09 17 Nov 23
My son loves attending. He has close relationships with his teachers and educators. During the orientation process everyone supported my son and me through this settling in stage. All the educators were happy and introduced themselves and Management was friendly and made this process easy for my family.
Furry T.
Furry T.
10:53 11 Aug 23
Amazing facilities, program and wonderful educators.We walked into this centre and was welcome by the centre manager with a very warm welcoming.Our son is thriving and it’s been two weeks in the three year old kinder room.Thank you to the dedicated staff for going above and beyond for our little guys first two weeks. The daily updates of his learning help make the day easier knowing he is loved and cared for.Thank you Bec and the team.
Jemma M.
Jemma M.
09:01 19 May 23
My son attended Guardian from 20 months to just before his 4th birthday. The centre was amazing for our family, always caring and supportive. We saw our son really begin to flourish in his social skills quite fast, despite spending a large chunk of time in lockdown from a young age and being an only child. Thanks to Guardian, he has developed in to an amazing young man, who shows amazing kindness and care with others (and is a bit of a whizz at puzzles!). I couldn't recommend this centre any higher!
Danielle B.
Danielle B.
02:56 19 Oct 22
Fantastic, dedicated and consistent staff who are wonderful with the children and help create a warm, welcoming environment.
Daniel M.
Daniel M.
23:43 12 Jul 22
We sent our son to Guardian Abbotsford for about 9 months (only changed centres because we've bought a house far away). It is a fantastic centre with wonderful staff. For nervous first timers sending their small child to childcare it was great comfort to know he know he was being cared for by such dedicated educators. We can only hope our next centre is as good!
Emma W.
Emma W.
11:27 15 Jun 22
A wonderfully supportive centre. The level of communication and care is above and beyond.Handled all the challenges that Covid presented with honesty and clear instructions.Well done! We are so glad that Guardian is apart of Grace's weekly routine.
Luisa F.
Luisa F.
09:10 26 Oct 21
We've been at this centre for 2 years now and our experience has been fabulous. The educators are amazing with the children. They really work incredibly hard to ensure the children have different learning experiences on a daily basis. The centre admin staff comunicate very effectively with the community and its also very much appreciated. Everyone is extremely friendly and the overall experience has made me proud that my son enjoys going there.
Trinity S.
Trinity S.
11:05 21 Oct 21
Florence and C.
Florence and C.
21:26 25 Feb 21
Our boys have been at Guardian since 8 months (1 is currently in Prep and the other still in care) I can not fault the team. They have been professional, responsive and super resilient. They have been incredibly supportive and so helpful during drop off as my son had a difficult time readjusting going back to care. I highly recommend Guardian, meet the educators and see the centre.
Yasmeen A.
Yasmeen A.
02:06 18 Feb 21
My daughter went to guardian abbotsford for 2,5 yrs. In those years she turned from a shy little toddler into a talktive little lady with a wild imagination. She loved it, the educators and management are amazing, helpful and professional. I cant recommend them enough.
Katherine H.
Katherine H.
09:39 22 Dec 20
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 so much care, compassion and dedication. It’s a very close knit community that I expect is hard to find elsewhere. It certainly reassured me about leaving my little girl each day.
Anthony S.
Anthony S.
03:31 21 Sep 20
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 baby with near strangers, but made us feel comfortable with the decision through constant communication and daily updates. The educators are wonderful, and she has developed amazing relationships with them and the other children. We receive daily updates which include photos, and it's clear to see how much she's grown and developed over the last 18 months with them. Couldn't recommend more highly!
Eva X.
Eva X.
01:30 13 Dec 19
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 am taking maternity leave soon, have to change him to a childcare close to our home. But after back to work, will definitely send him back to this center. The room leader, teachers and management team all really good and friendly. My son loves being part of the big family and he build a strong relationship with teachers and kids here.
JT
JT
05:30 19 Oct 19
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 the day, they have been very supportive with our son in order to reinforce his confidence, to explore new skills and to integrate with other kids and make friends. We really appreciate the multi cultural environment of Explorers and their Reggio Emilia approach which fits very well with the personality of our son. We are very happy with the staff, teachers work very hard, taking care of kids is not an easy task, however, they still manage to have an smile at the end of the day and comment how our son did during the day. Many thanks Explorers.Access to the facilities is controlled by several security systems, there is plenty of car park accessed by remote control in a garage, and kids can play outside in safe environment, there is a newsletter every week with the different information and there is an app to access the photos of your kid.
Aneesh N.
Aneesh N.
04:03 15 Oct 19
Kylie S.
Kylie S.
06:22 14 Oct 19
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 close to our home, but didn't proceed at the last minute because we were not confident in the staff. A friend from my mother's group suggested we look at Explorers. Wow. We were instantly hooked. The small numbers of children on each level and grouping children by age gave us such confidence to leave our 1 year old in their care. He has now been there for 18 months and loves it. The skills and confidence that he continues to gain in his language and social development always impresses us. We were so happy with Explorers that our second child has attended since 6 months of age. It's particularly difficult to leave a young baby with strangers, but we knew the staff and were confident in their care. All the staff have all been amazing - room teachers, management, administration. We couldn't ask for a better child care centre for our kids.
beatrice T.
beatrice T.
06:36 21 Feb 23
Edit: Management has changed since and many educators have left, will need to give it awhile to see how things pick up again.- -We have had 2 children come through this centre and could not speak highly enough of the care and attention that every educator has shown us in the last 5 years. Both my children have built very strong bonds with the educators they have had each year. Admin staff are very responsive and helpful, we have had no communication issues whatsoever in our time here.We always recommend Guardian Abbotsford to new families who move into the neighbourhood. Keep up the good work team!
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