Open 7:00am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
Guardian Childcare & Education Ascot Vale
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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.
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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.Read More
Meet our Centre Manager
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.
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 families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
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 cook.
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 cook. Families are also invited to join the children for excursions throughout the day 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 or with siblings. 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 7:00am to 6:30pm
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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
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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 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!
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