Guardian Childcare & Education Ascot Vale

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4.6
(25)
Sophie S.
Sophie S.
10:20 14 May 24
Amazing staff and level of care. Would highly recommend
Linda T.
Linda T.
02:19 02 May 23
Very happy with the care we’re receiving. Our child has a great relationship with the educators and feels welcoming during drop offs. And the centre staff is warm and friendly. Good amount of communication and updates too.
Rowena L.
Rowena L.
03:22 13 Dec 22
My daughter loves attending the daycare - she loves the other kids and the educators. The staff are knowledgeable, caring and great communicator
Peace
Peace
09:01 27 Sep 22
Jessica B.
Jessica B.
04:37 27 Sep 22
Stacey C.
Stacey C.
03:06 27 Sep 22
Huong N.
Huong N.
04:02 13 Sep 22
Michael C.
Michael C.
08:48 15 Jun 22
Olivia Lo P.
Olivia Lo P.
08:36 15 Jun 22
Very happy with the centre, management and educators. I feel safe leaving my children under thier supervision. Definitely recommend.
Morgan B.
Morgan B.
11:36 28 Feb 22
Wonderful staff, excellent facilities and well thought out programs for the kids.
Alex S
Alex S
06:58 09 Nov 21
The educators are always engaged with the kids and create a great environment for them. Management staff are helpful and super friendly.
Jennifer L
Jennifer L
00:16 21 Sep 21
My daughter has been at Guardian Childcare & Education Ascot Vale for 2.5 years now, I have always felt my child is safe and well cared for. Whenever I have had a question Laurel and the team have always been so responsive and engaged. We will be moving on soon however we had a great experience from the infants room through to the 3 year olds room.
Peter W.
Peter W.
11:04 15 Sep 21
Our boys have loved attending Treehouse. They have warmed to all their carers and are very happy. Communication from the team is always great, even in the challenging circumstances we have all faced with Covid.
Rebecca M
Rebecca M
07:05 15 Sep 21
My Son has been attending this centre for approximately 3 years now. Every room he has been in has had amazing staff members who have built strong relationships with him. The time and effort they put in with each and every child despite the ratios in place are impressive. The daily communication from the educators detailing every aspect of his day is always comforting. I know he is in great hands. I have always felt informed by the educators and the centre management have always been approachable to resolve any other issues or just for a friendly chat. They have an on-site chef for all meals and a good balance between indoor and outdoor play activities. Highly recommend this centre.
Michele C.
Michele C.
06:34 15 Sep 21
Lucy H.
Lucy H.
02:47 15 Sep 21
Beautiful staff who build caring and supportive relationships with all of the children. No matter what mood my son is in when he arrives, he lights up when he sees his educators faces!Great management staff who are attentive and responsive, and always find a way to make things work!
Elke B.
Elke B.
01:48 15 Sep 21
Nothing but glowing things to say about this centre. My daughter thrives in the positive and enriching environment that they have created. Every single carer i pass in the corridor or in the rooms is welcoming and generous with their time. They provide feedback on my daughter's day, note anything that they see as a potential struggle or difficulty for her, and are always warm and engaging in their interactions with her. And the menu is enviable. More than once i have wanted to stay for lunch! Very happy to have found such a place. A++
Belinda J
Belinda J
01:38 15 Sep 21
I have been a parent at this centre for over two years and I recommend it very highly. My two children are well cared for, the centre is clean, tidy and a pleasing place to be in and the staff are all attentive, friendly and happy. Meals appear to be nutritious and appropriate. The centre managers are professional, kind and genuinely care for the children's happiness and wellbeing. My children have thrived in this facility and are happy and settled. I have no hesitation in recommending it to other parents.
george K.
george K.
05:39 14 Feb 20
We moved house and my son joined this childcare about a year ago. He was struggling to adapt to the new environment, the educators were very helpful and worked hard to make him feel welcome. He now loves going to childcare everyday and we are so happy that we have chosen Tree House.
Aimee and Evan P.
Aimee and Evan P.
18:22 24 Oct 18
Such caring teachers who very clearly love their job. We’ve been to a few day care centres around Aust and this one tops our list. Lots of activities and great outside play area. Food prepared in house.
ZING C
ZING C
12:58 25 Jul 17
Sinead R.
Sinead R.
07:06 20 Jun 16
Freya dos S.
Freya dos S.
01:09 19 Jul 17
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  • Warm, vibrant and spacious Centre located in a beautiful heritage-listed house, with a team of diverse, passionate Educators and Teachers.
  • Strong focus on family and the local community, supporting each child's social and emotional growth.
  • Expansive indoor and outdoor learning spaces with sports and music programs as well as an art studio.
  • 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 7:00am to 6:30pm

Address

41 Maribyrnong Road
Ascot Vale, VIC, 3032


Welcome to our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Ascot Vale is a custom-designed childcare centre within a beautiful heritage-listed house. Our Ascot Vale early learning centre nurtures young minds and bodies with amazing spaces, high-quality educational resources and expert-led, innovative learning programs.

Our Ascot Vale day care centre offers an all-inclusive service in a convenient location for families seeking care close to home or on their way to work in Melbourne’s CBD. Guardian Ascot Vale is also situated close to public transport (trains and trams) and has ample free on-site parking with pram storage available.

Our early learning centre in Ascot Vale has a unique play-based learning approach that focuses on developing children’s natural skills and curiosity to prepare them for success in navigating school, employment and life. Our spacious Centre is equipped with high-quality Reggio-inspired learning materials for all levels of early childhood development, and outdoor areas include natural-play spaces, structures and experiences with plenty of room for growing inquisitive and energetic bodies.

Children enjoy five healthy and nutritious meals per day (catering to any dietary requirements), prepared with fresh ingredients by an experienced on-site Chef in a modern, state-of-the-art kitchen.

Our team of qualified early childhood Educators and Teachers deliver a highly engaging play-based and nature-inspired curriculum that meets the National Quality Standard, as well as a leading two-year funded Kindergarten Program to help prepare your child for a smooth and exciting transition to primary 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. 

Guardian Ascot Vale partners with families to deliver a high-quality learning experience, keeping parents up-to-date via our communication app and family portal, Storypark.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will be able to gain an understanding of their child’s education. Our Learning Exchange Display will provide the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share updates on your child’s progress. It will also be a chance for you to have direct input into your child’s learning!

The Centre plans regular incursions and Out & About excursions in the local community and offers a music program, a sports program, and an art program that runs out of our very own well-equipped art studio inside the Centre. Creativity and self-expression is encouraged!

Guardian Ascot Vale child care boasts large outdoor play spaces to support our indoor/outdoor early childhood education program. The outdoor environment is an extension of the indoor learning spaces and children can decide where they want to play throughout the day.

The Centre is perfect for families in Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Essendon, Footscray, Maribyrnong, and surrounds. We welcome you to come in and experience our Centre!

We encourage families to book a tour today to take a look at our impressive child care centre in Ascot Vale!

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Ascot Vale Centre Manager Image

Karyn Basford

Our Centre Managers are the heart of our Centres. Leading our Teachers and Educators to deliver the highest quality care and education to all children.

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

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Guardian hat
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen
  • High quality baby formula
  • All nutritious meals and snacks

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Spare change of clothing, labelled
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Baby's bottles for formula or breastmilk

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

Guardian Childcare & Education Ascot Vale is located in a beautiful Victorian-era mansion. Although it has been renovated to meet modern educational standards, it retains the feeling of a big, warm and welcoming home. Outside, the children love exploring natural spaces, objects and materials including trees, dirt, grass and sand.

Our approach to early childhood education at Guardian Childcare & Education Ascot Vale means your family has access to a high-quality education in a safe environment close to home. We’re about building strong relationships with children and families, ensuring we create amazing learning experiences for each child and age group.

We are committed to best practices in our child care Centre, ensuring a safe, secure, and inviting environment for babies, toddlers, and kindergarten-aged children.

Children have the opportunity to learn at their own pace both indoors and outdoors, with an individual learning and development program that is tailored to their interests. Although we promote developmentally appropriate routines, they have the opportunity to interact with children of different ages across the centre. Fundraising days are a great way to bring all the children together and support a local charity at the same time.

We offer an extended orientation process to fully understand the needs, routines and goals of each child. Once in our care, families are provided with a range of opportunities to participate in their child’s program, and to stay updated on their development.

Guardian Childcare & Education Ascot Vale provides high-quality education and day care for families in Ascot Vale and surrounding suburbs, including Docklands, Moonee Ponds, Kensington and Flemington.

Our team of highly-qualified Educators and Teachers are passionate about early childhood development and strive to create an environment where children feel safe, secure and supported as they learn and

We’re open from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm from Monday to Friday, so families have the opportunity to experience a little bit of added flexibility in the hours they choose for their child to be at our Centre.

During drop-off and pick-up times, we encourage you to spend some time inside the Centre, talking to our Educators and exploring their learning environment for yourself. This can help families stay more connected to their child’s learning and provides an opportunity for our Educators to discover ways to enhance your child’s growth and development at childcare.

Our exciting, resource-rich environments include:

  • Beautifully designed modern indoor learning spaces to inspire wonder and curiosity in every child
  • Included programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Outdoor Learning, Out & About Community Excursions, and Sustainability, with daily learning experiences designed to support your child’s development and growth
  • Extensive outdoor space for children to explore with age-appropriate equipment.
  • On-site Chef who cooks fresh, nutritious meals daily in our fully equipped kitchen.
  • For babies, the Centre provides nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula and bed linen.

Our indoor learning area is filled with fun and engaging learning materials for the children to explore and engage with using their imaginations and creativity. Through play-based learning, children have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the world around them and practice engaging their critical thinking, creativity and imagination.

Three and four-year-old children have the opportunity to take part in our kindergarten program alongside our long day care. Our kindergarten curriculum provides children with some of the skills and confidence they’ll need as they make the exciting step up into primary school.

Some of the benefits of our kindergarten program are:

  • A safe and secure learning environment where children feel trusted and supported to be themselves. We foster the emotional and social development that children need to begin developing a sense of identity, and connection with their world, and to advocate for their wellbeing.
  • We foster creativity in the lead-up to transitioning into primary school, through play-based learning that encourages an understanding of basic shapes, numbers and phonics.
  • We support children’s self-respect and confidence, empowering them to make decisions for themselves and to take responsibility for their learning. Through the increased independence that comes with this, children feel more comfortable being separated from families and can feel more empowered to try new things as they begin primary school.

Our family communication app, Storypark, provides you with access to photos, videos and updates on your child’s progress at our Centre. We create learning outcomes for each child to help both our Educators and families track their child’s development, growth and learning in those first few years of life.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will be able to gain an understanding of their child’s education. Our Learning Exchange Display will provide the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share updates on your child’s progress. It will also be a chance for you to have direct input into your child’s learning!

Why not come and meet the team and have a look around our Centre today? We’d love to show you why Guardian Ascot Vale is the perfect learning environment for your child. At Guardian, we believe that together, we can create life-long learners.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Reviews from Google

4.6
(25)
Sophie S.
Sophie S.
10:20 14 May 24
Amazing staff and level of care. Would highly recommend
Linda T.
Linda T.
02:19 02 May 23
Very happy with the care we’re receiving. Our child has a great relationship with the educators and feels welcoming during drop offs. And the centre staff is warm and friendly. Good amount of communication and updates too.
Rowena L.
Rowena L.
03:22 13 Dec 22
My daughter loves attending the daycare - she loves the other kids and the educators. The staff are knowledgeable, caring and great communicator
Peace
Peace
09:01 27 Sep 22
Jessica B.
Jessica B.
04:37 27 Sep 22
Stacey C.
Stacey C.
03:06 27 Sep 22
Huong N.
Huong N.
04:02 13 Sep 22
Michael C.
Michael C.
08:48 15 Jun 22
Olivia Lo P.
Olivia Lo P.
08:36 15 Jun 22
Very happy with the centre, management and educators. I feel safe leaving my children under thier supervision. Definitely recommend.
Morgan B.
Morgan B.
11:36 28 Feb 22
Wonderful staff, excellent facilities and well thought out programs for the kids.
Alex S
Alex S
06:58 09 Nov 21
The educators are always engaged with the kids and create a great environment for them. Management staff are helpful and super friendly.
Jennifer L
Jennifer L
00:16 21 Sep 21
My daughter has been at Guardian Childcare & Education Ascot Vale for 2.5 years now, I have always felt my child is safe and well cared for. Whenever I have had a question Laurel and the team have always been so responsive and engaged. We will be moving on soon however we had a great experience from the infants room through to the 3 year olds room.
Peter W.
Peter W.
11:04 15 Sep 21
Our boys have loved attending Treehouse. They have warmed to all their carers and are very happy. Communication from the team is always great, even in the challenging circumstances we have all faced with Covid.
Rebecca M
Rebecca M
07:05 15 Sep 21
My Son has been attending this centre for approximately 3 years now. Every room he has been in has had amazing staff members who have built strong relationships with him. The time and effort they put in with each and every child despite the ratios in place are impressive. The daily communication from the educators detailing every aspect of his day is always comforting. I know he is in great hands. I have always felt informed by the educators and the centre management have always been approachable to resolve any other issues or just for a friendly chat. They have an on-site chef for all meals and a good balance between indoor and outdoor play activities. Highly recommend this centre.
Michele C.
Michele C.
06:34 15 Sep 21
Lucy H.
Lucy H.
02:47 15 Sep 21
Beautiful staff who build caring and supportive relationships with all of the children. No matter what mood my son is in when he arrives, he lights up when he sees his educators faces!Great management staff who are attentive and responsive, and always find a way to make things work!
Elke B.
Elke B.
01:48 15 Sep 21
Nothing but glowing things to say about this centre. My daughter thrives in the positive and enriching environment that they have created. Every single carer i pass in the corridor or in the rooms is welcoming and generous with their time. They provide feedback on my daughter's day, note anything that they see as a potential struggle or difficulty for her, and are always warm and engaging in their interactions with her. And the menu is enviable. More than once i have wanted to stay for lunch! Very happy to have found such a place. A++
Belinda J
Belinda J
01:38 15 Sep 21
I have been a parent at this centre for over two years and I recommend it very highly. My two children are well cared for, the centre is clean, tidy and a pleasing place to be in and the staff are all attentive, friendly and happy. Meals appear to be nutritious and appropriate. The centre managers are professional, kind and genuinely care for the children's happiness and wellbeing. My children have thrived in this facility and are happy and settled. I have no hesitation in recommending it to other parents.
george K.
george K.
05:39 14 Feb 20
We moved house and my son joined this childcare about a year ago. He was struggling to adapt to the new environment, the educators were very helpful and worked hard to make him feel welcome. He now loves going to childcare everyday and we are so happy that we have chosen Tree House.
Aimee and Evan P.
Aimee and Evan P.
18:22 24 Oct 18
Such caring teachers who very clearly love their job. We’ve been to a few day care centres around Aust and this one tops our list. Lots of activities and great outside play area. Food prepared in house.
ZING C
ZING C
12:58 25 Jul 17
Sinead R.
Sinead R.
07:06 20 Jun 16
Freya dos S.
Freya dos S.
01:09 19 Jul 17
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