Guardian Childcare & Education Altona North

Reviews from Google

4.4
(44)
Robert N.
Robert N.
09:30 29 Jan 24
Great place to take your kids, the staff are so friendly and my kids always come home happy
Tom D.
Tom D.
03:24 22 Jan 24
anjali S.
anjali S.
02:18 22 Jan 24
Alex S.
Alex S.
01:12 26 Dec 23
Both our kids love guardian. The staff are fantastic and our kids are always happy and feel comfortable. Well done Guardian, Altona North. Keep it up!
Hanan A.
Hanan A.
23:45 19 Dec 23
Seng Mai L.
Seng Mai L.
01:23 14 Nov 23
Niti S
Niti S
02:34 31 Oct 23
Very Attentive educators, my daughter is growing up with good comm skills and loves being around her peers and teachers. she has picked up a lot of skills and her mental and emotional development has been great
Marvin S
Marvin S
09:08 03 Oct 23
I’ve had one child go through Guardian Altona North and 2 currently enrolled in kinder and daycare. All staff have been fantastic carers and educators for my children. The teachers provide daily learning stories and regular updates with reference to best-practice early childhood Australian standards. This is more than other early childcare centres in the area where I found no feedback or delayed correspondence. For a large centre it feels like a tight-knit community with the benefit of well-established processes. 5/5!
Jody G.
Jody G.
02:48 25 Sep 23
Guardian Childcare & Education Altona North has been such a wonderful, positive place for my little one. The staff always have a smile on their face and are so welcoming, caring and nurturing. The rooms and grounds are so clean. The educators are fabulous and are always trying to find new ways to educate and keep the kids engaged and learning. I highly recommend.
NADA T.
NADA T.
05:20 09 Jan 23
Lani H.
Lani H.
01:49 26 Jul 22
Julie N.
Julie N.
10:39 05 Jul 22
Aoife Reilly D.
Aoife Reilly D.
07:03 21 Jun 22
We are 100% confident and secure knowing our little man is in great hands
Lauren K.
Lauren K.
07:31 03 Jun 22
My son is so well cared for from everyone in the centre from educators to kitchen staff admin and centre manager! He goes in smiling and laughing and leaves the same way! Could not recommend more highly.
Thao D.
Thao D.
06:24 03 Jun 22
Our son loves attending Guardian, or ‘school’ as we call it. Has thrived and truly loves all of his educators. We were worried about transitioning after attending a different daycare for a long time but the staff in both the rooms and at the front desk have made it so easy. We love the range of food our son gets to eat and that he is always greeted by educators in different rooms despite having only been in the one. Excited to see the new centre too! Thanks Wallaby room, Jess P and the rest of the team!
amal A.
amal A.
04:25 03 Jun 22
Best centre in the area, my son is totally enjoying his day at it. They do a lot of activities and the educators are so friendly
Mona F.
Mona F.
04:23 03 Jun 22
We have been with Guardian Early Learners for more than 2 yesrs now. With the friendly and supportive stuff my son is totally enjoying his days at the centre. The educators keep us updated on what activities the kids are doing during the day. I highly recommend this centre and i am planning to enroll my daughter son.
Monique M.
Monique M.
03:47 03 Jun 22
A lovely centre full of passionate professionals who so tenderly care about my precious little one.
Michael D.
Michael D.
03:46 03 Jun 22
Hetal K.
Hetal K.
03:40 03 Jun 22
Altona North one of the best centre guardian centre.they staff and management is very helpful and provides the best quality services. I am glad my son is attending best child care service.I have appreciated all that hard work and support.
binal S.
binal S.
03:37 03 Jun 22
Dear guardian I m so lucky that my child is attendant Altona north Center. They given very good service and I really appreciate that they were being nice to us with support . Also thanks for Center manager Jessica . p. I m very happy for all your support.
Mel S
Mel S
03:36 03 Jun 22
Laura M.
Laura M.
03:34 03 Jun 22
Amazing educators in the Wallaby Room! Very happy the with the professionalism of the educators and Centre Management. My daughter is thriving in her environment and is always happy after a day in care.
Lauren S.
Lauren S.
23:42 17 Dec 21
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 and helped him develop. He is such a happy kiddo and loves going to daycare. Highly recommended!!!
Julie G.
Julie G.
03:39 29 Jan 21
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 to learn how to care for his increasing sensory needs. Throughout the years, they have been extremely sensitive and communicative about their strategies and goals, to assist him to have the best possible experience in the day care setting. We will never forget what they have done for us. Highly recommend!
Tracy Z.
Tracy Z.
02:29 29 Jan 21
Guardian Altona north excellent customer service is impressive, and staff are kind and helpful and always give parents beautiful smileMy son has been there since his early age and now he will need to go to pre, we have to say goodbye to his little friends there, we will miss you all.Kind regardsTracy Zhang
Natalie H.
Natalie H.
00:09 20 Dec 20
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, considerate and communicative, particularly during this challenging year. I would like to make a special mention of Mary and Rachel at the front office and particularly Hemali and Ri in the kinder Emu Room. Thank you for looking after us and providing a fun and supportive learning environment for my boy. Thank you.
Vania S
Vania S
08:57 02 Sep 20
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 we experienced a much smaller childcare centre, but our worries were wiped away by the friendly faces that greeted us! This was two years ago, and we have since enrolled our second little one here. Yes the centre is big and there are a lot of children and families, but we feel the educators there all make the time for every child. The kinder program is also amazing! Even in the midst of a global pandemic, we feel confident that our kindy is prepared for school next year.
Meya A.
Meya A.
05:37 05 Mar 20
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 my child with others but from orientation through to my daughters last day I felt completely at ease and comfortable. We are moving abroad otherwise we would be staying with the centre all the way through to kindy.
Jan C
Jan C
06:35 26 Feb 20
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 and academically. When one has to leave their children it’s always with a level of trepidation and concern, however, this was quickly allayed with the amazing people who looked after them. Amazing experience, from Mary’s warm greeting at the front office, to each individual staff in the rooms. The kinder program also needs a mention, as my daughter began prep this year so prepared. Thank you again to the team there.
Gin N.
Gin N.
06:02 21 Nov 19
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 staff are friendly, supportive and nuturing. I love how they keep us updated on what activities the kids get up each day via their online platform. There are lots of outdoor space for the kids to run around. The centre organises events throughout the year where families can meet educators and carers and have a play with the kids, such as Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparents Day, Xmas Concert and Graduation Day, etc. I highly recommend booking a tour to see if this centre suits your family.
Elizabeth H.
Elizabeth H.
21:59 05 Nov 19
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 take note of what the children are actually interested in and tailor their days to keep them engaged in fun & educational activities. There is plenty of outdoor space & the kids love the gardening projects they can get involved in.
Laura J.
Laura J.
02:27 28 Oct 19
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 recommend highly enough.
Trish B.
Trish B.
03:33 23 Jul 19
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 him through both, emotional and educational development. He was so thoroughly prepared for school that the transition was very smooth. Both my son and I often talk about the centre and staff with such fond memories, I can't thank them enough.
Tyson S.
Tyson S.
10:42 30 Apr 19
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.
Bea T.
Bea T.
07:10 10 May 17
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. The team there were incredible, not deterred by the issues she faced at that time, and were an integral part of her daily life, both physically and mentally.Every year, and through her kinder years, the team continued to be a monumental part of our village raising our child. Our LO has now started prep school, but we are always welcomed back if we want to pop in and say hi and see our old teachers.
Ivo H.
Ivo H.
01:21 17 Jul 17
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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  • 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.
  • 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 am to 6:00 pm

Address

272 Millers Road
Altona North, VIC, 3025


Welcome to our Centre

Guardian Altona North features a range of exciting, resource-rich environments to create a stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age.

At Guardian Altona North children are encouraged to learn and explore every day, featuring resource-rich spaces such as mud pits, a wobbly bridge, and a boat, making every day a new adventure.

Children and families also have the added benefit of a Kindergarten Program led by quality teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

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. 

With a strong sustainability program, the Centre boasts multiple herb and vegetable gardens, worm farms and compost bins, and these resources create multiple learning opportunities for the children to understand the world around them.

Children at Altona North also 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 on a regular basis.

We are proud to have a diverse team of educators and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays.

Our dedicated on-site chef prepares nutritious and delicious meals every day, with ingredients often harvested by the children from our very own vegetable and herb gardens. To further explore food at the Centre, our educators host cooking classes for the children, which extends on their knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating.

We invite families to share breakfast with their children in our dining room (separate to the children’s play spaces). Breakfast and coffee (families only) is available from 7am-8am.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Altona North today. Enquire now to speak to one of our friendly team.

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Altona North Centre Manager Image

Jessica Posterino

"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.

Helpful Information

Opening Hours

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

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen
  • Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding

What to Bring

  • Hats
  • Formula and bottles
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Water bottle

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.

More about Guardian Altona North

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: BabyToddler 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 arrivewith 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 centreand having the opportunity to teach the children through our environment is a unique offering in our childcare centre 

Areas that this Centre services

Guardian Altona North childcare services a number of local areas, including: Seaholme, Williamstown, Altona, Laverton, Brooklyn, Port Melbourne and Yarraville. 

Reviews from Google

4.4
(44)
Robert N.
Robert N.
09:30 29 Jan 24
Great place to take your kids, the staff are so friendly and my kids always come home happy
Tom D.
Tom D.
03:24 22 Jan 24
anjali S.
anjali S.
02:18 22 Jan 24
Alex S.
Alex S.
01:12 26 Dec 23
Both our kids love guardian. The staff are fantastic and our kids are always happy and feel comfortable. Well done Guardian, Altona North. Keep it up!
Hanan A.
Hanan A.
23:45 19 Dec 23
Seng Mai L.
Seng Mai L.
01:23 14 Nov 23
Niti S
Niti S
02:34 31 Oct 23
Very Attentive educators, my daughter is growing up with good comm skills and loves being around her peers and teachers. she has picked up a lot of skills and her mental and emotional development has been great
Marvin S
Marvin S
09:08 03 Oct 23
I’ve had one child go through Guardian Altona North and 2 currently enrolled in kinder and daycare. All staff have been fantastic carers and educators for my children. The teachers provide daily learning stories and regular updates with reference to best-practice early childhood Australian standards. This is more than other early childcare centres in the area where I found no feedback or delayed correspondence. For a large centre it feels like a tight-knit community with the benefit of well-established processes. 5/5!
Jody G.
Jody G.
02:48 25 Sep 23
Guardian Childcare & Education Altona North has been such a wonderful, positive place for my little one. The staff always have a smile on their face and are so welcoming, caring and nurturing. The rooms and grounds are so clean. The educators are fabulous and are always trying to find new ways to educate and keep the kids engaged and learning. I highly recommend.
NADA T.
NADA T.
05:20 09 Jan 23
Lani H.
Lani H.
01:49 26 Jul 22
Julie N.
Julie N.
10:39 05 Jul 22
Aoife Reilly D.
Aoife Reilly D.
07:03 21 Jun 22
We are 100% confident and secure knowing our little man is in great hands
Lauren K.
Lauren K.
07:31 03 Jun 22
My son is so well cared for from everyone in the centre from educators to kitchen staff admin and centre manager! He goes in smiling and laughing and leaves the same way! Could not recommend more highly.
Thao D.
Thao D.
06:24 03 Jun 22
Our son loves attending Guardian, or ‘school’ as we call it. Has thrived and truly loves all of his educators. We were worried about transitioning after attending a different daycare for a long time but the staff in both the rooms and at the front desk have made it so easy. We love the range of food our son gets to eat and that he is always greeted by educators in different rooms despite having only been in the one. Excited to see the new centre too! Thanks Wallaby room, Jess P and the rest of the team!
amal A.
amal A.
04:25 03 Jun 22
Best centre in the area, my son is totally enjoying his day at it. They do a lot of activities and the educators are so friendly
Mona F.
Mona F.
04:23 03 Jun 22
We have been with Guardian Early Learners for more than 2 yesrs now. With the friendly and supportive stuff my son is totally enjoying his days at the centre. The educators keep us updated on what activities the kids are doing during the day. I highly recommend this centre and i am planning to enroll my daughter son.
Monique M.
Monique M.
03:47 03 Jun 22
A lovely centre full of passionate professionals who so tenderly care about my precious little one.
Michael D.
Michael D.
03:46 03 Jun 22
Hetal K.
Hetal K.
03:40 03 Jun 22
Altona North one of the best centre guardian centre.they staff and management is very helpful and provides the best quality services. I am glad my son is attending best child care service.I have appreciated all that hard work and support.
binal S.
binal S.
03:37 03 Jun 22
Dear guardian I m so lucky that my child is attendant Altona north Center. They given very good service and I really appreciate that they were being nice to us with support . Also thanks for Center manager Jessica . p. I m very happy for all your support.
Mel S
Mel S
03:36 03 Jun 22
Laura M.
Laura M.
03:34 03 Jun 22
Amazing educators in the Wallaby Room! Very happy the with the professionalism of the educators and Centre Management. My daughter is thriving in her environment and is always happy after a day in care.
Lauren S.
Lauren S.
23:42 17 Dec 21
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 and helped him develop. He is such a happy kiddo and loves going to daycare. Highly recommended!!!
Julie G.
Julie G.
03:39 29 Jan 21
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 to learn how to care for his increasing sensory needs. Throughout the years, they have been extremely sensitive and communicative about their strategies and goals, to assist him to have the best possible experience in the day care setting. We will never forget what they have done for us. Highly recommend!
Tracy Z.
Tracy Z.
02:29 29 Jan 21
Guardian Altona north excellent customer service is impressive, and staff are kind and helpful and always give parents beautiful smileMy son has been there since his early age and now he will need to go to pre, we have to say goodbye to his little friends there, we will miss you all.Kind regardsTracy Zhang
Natalie H.
Natalie H.
00:09 20 Dec 20
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, considerate and communicative, particularly during this challenging year. I would like to make a special mention of Mary and Rachel at the front office and particularly Hemali and Ri in the kinder Emu Room. Thank you for looking after us and providing a fun and supportive learning environment for my boy. Thank you.
Vania S
Vania S
08:57 02 Sep 20
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 we experienced a much smaller childcare centre, but our worries were wiped away by the friendly faces that greeted us! This was two years ago, and we have since enrolled our second little one here. Yes the centre is big and there are a lot of children and families, but we feel the educators there all make the time for every child. The kinder program is also amazing! Even in the midst of a global pandemic, we feel confident that our kindy is prepared for school next year.
Meya A.
Meya A.
05:37 05 Mar 20
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 my child with others but from orientation through to my daughters last day I felt completely at ease and comfortable. We are moving abroad otherwise we would be staying with the centre all the way through to kindy.
Jan C
Jan C
06:35 26 Feb 20
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 and academically. When one has to leave their children it’s always with a level of trepidation and concern, however, this was quickly allayed with the amazing people who looked after them. Amazing experience, from Mary’s warm greeting at the front office, to each individual staff in the rooms. The kinder program also needs a mention, as my daughter began prep this year so prepared. Thank you again to the team there.
Gin N.
Gin N.
06:02 21 Nov 19
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 staff are friendly, supportive and nuturing. I love how they keep us updated on what activities the kids get up each day via their online platform. There are lots of outdoor space for the kids to run around. The centre organises events throughout the year where families can meet educators and carers and have a play with the kids, such as Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparents Day, Xmas Concert and Graduation Day, etc. I highly recommend booking a tour to see if this centre suits your family.
Elizabeth H.
Elizabeth H.
21:59 05 Nov 19
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 take note of what the children are actually interested in and tailor their days to keep them engaged in fun & educational activities. There is plenty of outdoor space & the kids love the gardening projects they can get involved in.
Laura J.
Laura J.
02:27 28 Oct 19
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 recommend highly enough.
Trish B.
Trish B.
03:33 23 Jul 19
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 him through both, emotional and educational development. He was so thoroughly prepared for school that the transition was very smooth. Both my son and I often talk about the centre and staff with such fond memories, I can't thank them enough.
Tyson S.
Tyson S.
10:42 30 Apr 19
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.
Bea T.
Bea T.
07:10 10 May 17
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. The team there were incredible, not deterred by the issues she faced at that time, and were an integral part of her daily life, both physically and mentally.Every year, and through her kinder years, the team continued to be a monumental part of our village raising our child. Our LO has now started prep school, but we are always welcomed back if we want to pop in and say hi and see our old teachers.
Ivo H.
Ivo H.
01:21 17 Jul 17
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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