Guardian Childcare & Education Bentleigh East

Guardian Childcare & Education Bentleigh East is a convenient choice in early education and care for families living in Oakleigh, Moorabbin, Huntingdale and Clayton. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including vegetable gardens, a fort, natural play structures and a range of age-specific play areas and studios, children are encouraged to explore and learn every day at Guardian Bentleigh East.

The light-filled and spacious Centre has a mix of indoor and outdoor learning environments where the exciting programs and practices come to life. With over 20 cultures amongst the Bentleigh East Educators, we love exploring cultural richness and embracing various holidays and celebrations throughout the year.

The first five years of your child’s life are incredibly important when it comes to social and emotional development, and setting them up with a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. That’s why at Guardian Bentleigh East we’re focused on teaching children how to learn versus just ticking a box. This approach to education comes to life in our Kindergarten Program, which is led by qualified teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

Our on-site cook, Brenda, prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day, and our educators host regular hands-on cooking classes for the children to enhance their understanding of good nutrition. Children can also enjoy their meals in the dedicated piazza while socialising with their peers and educators.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Bentleigh East today. You can book a tour or speak to one of our friendly team below.

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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 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Under 3 Years $142.00*
Over 3 Years $142.00*

*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back, click here.

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen
  • Hats
  • 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

  • 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.

Learn More About Our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education in Victoria’s Bentleigh East offers a warm and peaceful environment complemented by beautiful natural surroundings. Each room boasts a variety of interactive experiences, materials and sensory experiences designed to pique curiosity and promote learning and growth.

Families are strongly involved in life at our centre, from reading stories and making craft to celebrating special occasions and contributing ideas. Our friendly educators have fostered strong relationships with families for years, underpinned by clear and frequent communication. These close connections mean our educators have a deep understanding of each child, and can provide personalised support for their individual needs. It also means our families are instilled with a sense of confidence that their children are in the best possible hands, with educators that are experienced and professional but also gentle and loving.

The aroma of home-style cooking flows from the kitchen to create a feeling of home, with nutritious and balanced meals lovingly prepared on-site by our trained cook.

Outside, the children are encouraged to explore the world around them in safe spaces that promote discovery and independence. The option of indoor and outdoor play means each child has the flexibility to choose the environment that best suits their interests.

We also boast a weekly music and movement incursion, sports program and regular excursions where we explore our area. As part of the community we have connections with a local dentist, doctor and maternal health nurse from the council.

Come along and meet our team who will be happy to tell you more about our wonderful centre!

Begin the Adventure at Guardian

To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.

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