Guardian Childcare & Education Altona North

(Formerly Early Learners)

Guardian Childcare & Education Altona North is a high-quality childcare Centre with a range of resource-rich environments including mud pits, a wobbly bridge, a boat, and a range of age-specific spaces and play areas. At Guardian Altona North children are encouraged to explore and learn every day.

At Guardian Altona North, 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 light-filled and spacious Centre has access to a school hall which is utilised extensively by the Kindergarten children, as well as a separate studio used 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, 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, including our famous end of year concert, which brings in over 500 guests!

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.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Altona North today. Book a tour or speak to one of our friendly 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 7:15am 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 (17)

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    Julie Grasso

    - 9 months ago

    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

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    Tracy ZHANG

    - 9 months ago

    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

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    Natalie Hill

    - 10 months ago

    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

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    Marvin S

    - 1 year ago

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    Vania S

    - 1 year ago

    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

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    Meya Achdiat

    - 2 years ago

    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

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    Jan C

    - 2 years ago

    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

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    Natasha Hounsell

    - 2 years ago

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    Gin Nguyen

    - 2 years ago

    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

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    Elizabeth Hill

    - 2 years ago

    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

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    Sebastian T

    - 2 years ago

    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

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    Laura Qureshi

    - 2 years ago

    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

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    Emma Gardner

    - 2 years ago

    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

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    Trish Burton

    - 2 years ago

    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

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    Tyson Savron

    - 2 years ago

    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.

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    Bea Tomlin

    - 4 years ago

    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

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    Ivo Hus

    - 4 years ago

    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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