Open 7:30am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
Guardian Childcare & Education Altona North
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- Leading programs where children aged six-weeks to six years learn and discover through play.
- Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to grow and thrive.
- Safe, secure environments that support children’s social and emotional development.
- A specialist two-year kindergarten program that prepares children for school, with the benefits of long day care.
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Welcome to our Centre
Guardian Altona North is relocating. Our brand new childcare centre will be situated next door to our existing centre on Millers Road and will feature a range of exciting, resource-rich environments to create a stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age.Read More
Meet our Centre Manager
"I am most passionate about observing the children achieving their milestones and progressing to their next stages of development, I find this is very rewarding!"
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 to share what’s important for the day and any news from home.
Breakfast time where children can have a nourishing meal before starting their day.
An opportunity to play and discover with open-plan play in family groups and multi-age groupings.
Planned experiences. This is where the Guardian difference comes to life. Alongside our Educators your child’s exploration leads to learnings in numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, creative arts and much more.
An opportunity for children to come together for a healthy snack, often they help prepare their food alongside our carers and chef.
Individually tailored to your child’s needs and curiosity the planned experiences continue, this includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
Another nutritious meal expertly prepared by our chef. Families are invited to join the children for meals and excursions if they wish.
If your child wants to, or needs to sleep, it’s time to rest and recharge. For children who don’t need to rest the planned experiences continue, in most cases outdoors.
Another chance for the children to come together and re-fuel in small groups. There is also an opportunity to rest or play together and reflect on the day.
As you arrive to pick up your child, there’s a chance to speak with our Educators and share news about the day. Our Storypark App also allows you to stay in touch 24/7 wherever you are.
End of day
Your child is encouraged to grab a light snack as they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary, throughout the day if we notice your child looking tired food will be provided.
Open 7:30am to 6:00pm
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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.
You and Your Child expand_more
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.
More about Guardian Altona North expand_more
At Guardian Altona North your child will be in environment designed to inspire curiosity, foster creativity and support discovery. Their early learning will be facilitated by educators and a curriculum that supports them in developing the skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
A love of learning. Confidence. Curiosity. Guardian Altona North is a place for early learning where children can thrive. At Altona North we:
- Believe early learning should be fun. Through play, a child’s curiosity and imagination come alive as they explore and understand their world at their own pace.
- Put children at the centre of their growth. Play-based experiences and structured learning support the development of language, literacy and numeracy skills as part of the Altona North Kindergarten Program.
- Make sure you love coming to Guardian as much as your children. You’ll meet a team of educators passionate about your child’s learning and development at every age and stage.
We know it’s a big decision to make about who will care for your child, but we aim to make it an easy one by providing a home-away-from-home at Altona North, where children learn and feel safe to explore in a variety of settings.
Our world-class curriculum is delivered by qualified teachers through exciting and engaging play-based experiences, including our leading Kindergarten Program for our older children. We combine this with the highest quality care, and communicate it all back to you so you can see how your child is growing and developing every day.
Guardian Altona North has rooms and Educators dedicated to each age group: Baby, Toddler and Kindergarten. Our enrolment options provide long day care hours to support families, combining the security of ongoing bookings with the flexibility to access casual care days when needed (if spaces are available in your room).
At Altona North we have a large team who together have created a wonderful community with our families and children over the years. This makes our childcare and early learning centre feel like home when you arrive, with laughter and constant chit chats with families a point of pride for us.
Our team come from a range of cultural backgrounds, but we come together to create a harmonious centre community. This sense of belonging is what allows us to teach the children about difference and acceptance with such passion. With 60% of our team parents themselves there is a unique level of empathy that shines through each day. We have fantastic retention of educators and this is a testament to the team and the childcare and early learning environment they have created at Altona North.
Having a lot of yard space has allowed us to build our community garden where we teach the children about sustainability and caring for the planet. Gardening and sustainability are a big passion at the centre, and having the opportunity to teach the children through our environment is a unique offering in our childcare centre.
Areas that this Centre services expand_more
Guardian Altona North childcare services a number of local areas, including: Seaholme, Williamstown, Altona, Laverton, Brooklyn, Port Melbourne and Yarraville.
Reviews from Google
Placing our son in daycare during a pandemic was stressful. He was 6 months old and we were nervous. The educators are amazing in the possum room. They nurtured him ... Read More
Our 3 and a half year journey at this centre has been outstanding. We have a child with additional needs. They have been supportive of his challenges, and incredibly willing ... Read More
Guardian Altona north excellent customer service is impressive, and staff are kind and helpful and always give parents beautiful smile My son has been there since his early age and now ... Read More
I would like to commend Guardian Altona North for a positive experience for our family. From the front office staff to the kinder Emu Room, all staff were caring, ... Read More
We are more than happy with the quality of care provided at Guardian Altona North (formally Early Learners). We were hesitant at first coming from a small regional town where ... Read More
We sent our daughter to this childcare for about a year and loved it. The Carers and management are excellent. It was daunting as a first time mum to leave ... Read More
We sent our daughter and son to this daycare and have had only ever had positive experiences. The staff are experienced and supported the development of my children both emotionally ... Read More
My son has been at Guardian Early Learners for a year and half now. We have had only positive experiences there and intend to start our second son soon. The ... Read More
We could not be happier with our experience at Early Learners! The staff are friendly, welcoming and always keep the children engaged in something fun. I love how the teachers ... Read More
I have sent my son here since he was 3 months old and couldn’t have asked for a more friendly, supportive, welcoming and trusting educators to Look after my boy. Highly ... Read More
I've had my daughters at 3 other centres throughout their time in early childcare. Early Learners Altona by far the best. The staff are kind, friendly and great educators. Couldn't ... Read More
A great little daycare. My son has been going here since early 2017 and he is thriving. All the educators and staff have a genuine love for the children and what they ... Read More
I'm so thrilled with my experience at Early Learners. My son attended the centre from 18months until he attended school. The staff there are so nurturing and supportive and guided ... Read More
Super friendly carers. My daughter talks about one of them like she's her friend. I hung out with a few on an open day. Really cool people.
Our LO started with the team at Early Learners when she was just 15 months old, and having already had two open heart surgeries in her so far short life. ... Read More
Used to go here, very nice place. I think that the teachers could be a bit nicer but I left this school for some reason to go somewhere else so ... Read More
Most of the staff are friendly. Marie is very helpful, full of patience and nice to talk to. Teachers are also friendly and easy to communicate with.
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