Open 7:30am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
Every day is a new opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Early Learners – Altona North. With a range of resource-rich environments, including mud pits, wobbly bridge, a boat, and a range of age-specific ateliers, children are encouraged to explore and learn.
The light-filled and spacious centre also has access to a school hall, which we utilise as a third kinder room, light atelier and as a space for our holiday care program. With a strong sustainability program, the centre boasts multiple herb and vegetable gardens, worm farms and compost bins.
Children get out and about on weekly excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit locations such as Bunnings and the local library.
We are proud to have a diverse team of Educators and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays, including our end of year concert, which brings in over 500 guests.
Our on-site chef prepares six nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the centre, our community-minded chef and 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
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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.
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 7:30am to 6:00pm
Fee Information expand_more
|Age Group||Daily Fee|
|Under 3 Years||$122.00|
|Over 3 Years||$119.00|
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What we Provide
- Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
What to Bring
- Formula and bottles
- Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
- Spare change of clothing
- Water bottle
Our Educators expand_more
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.
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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.
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Guardian prides itself on the exceptional quality and standard of our education and care offered at all our early learning centres in Victoria, and our early learning and childcare centre Altona North is no different. Here is just a small sample of what we offer:
- Professional, experienced early childhood educators that are passionate about learning and know how to bring out the best in each individual child.
- A strong focus on building relationships and partnerships with families and communities. We have an open door policy, which means you’re welcome to visit us at any time throughout the day, and we appreciate your feedback.
- A unique early learning curriculum that prepares children for successful lifelong learning and includes wide subject areas such as numeracy, literacy, social skills, languages, and creative pursuits.
- Unique indoor/outdoor environments that promote learning, curiosity and adventure.
To find out more about the special experiences at our preschool, or to arrange a visit with one of our friendly team members, please call us on 03 9391 0101.
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.
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Running for approximately 30 minutes, touring a centre is a great way to explore the exciting environments, chat to our Educators and see our high-quality curriculum come to life. It’s also a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
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What Our Families Say
“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