Open 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
Guardian Childcare & Education Bentleigh East
Reviews from Google
- A large, lively Centre offering 124 places and extended opening hours
- Located close to East Bentleigh Primary School, St Catherine’s Primary School, and Southmoor Primary School
- Convenient parking for pick up and drop off
- Experienced, diverse team of passionate Educators and degree-qualified Teachers who support children to thrive
Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.
Take a Look Around
Welcome to our Centre
Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Bentleigh East, a modern, spacious centre. Our childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, and our vibrant and welcoming day care and child care centre provides a nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age, supporting them to discover the world in a safe and secure way.
- Passionate team of Educators who focus on relationships with children and families
- Beautifully designed learning spaces to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
- Mix of indoor and outdoor learning environments including vegetable gardens, a fort and natural play structures, to spark curiosity and discovery
Meet our Centre Manager
"From learning how to walk, to recognising their letters. The fact that we get to share those special moments with children and their families makes it worthwhile."
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 chef.
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 chef. Families are invited to join the children for meals and excursions 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. 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 6:30am to 6:30pm
Good to Know - What to Bring expand_more
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
Our Educators expand_more
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 expand_more
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 expand_more
Guardian Childcare & Education in Victoria’s Bentleigh East offers a warm and peaceful environment complemented by the beautiful natural environment. Each room boasts a variety of education programs with 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, qualified educators have fostered strong relationships with families for years, underpinned by clear and frequent communication. These close connections mean our experienced 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. Our Guardian Bentleigh East kindergarten program is a great way to prepare your child for the beginning of primary school. We focus on continuous improvement and ensure that our quality of child care is always excellent.
Come along and meet our team who will be happy to tell you more about our wonderful centre!
Reviews from Google
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.
Book a Tour at Guardian Childcare & Education Bentleigh East
Ready to Start the Adventure?
Taking about 30 minutes, you will meet the team, see our learning environments and see our high-quality curriculum. Please ask any questions you might have during the tour.
Your preferred time of Tour
* Mandatory Fields
Select a Date for the Tour*
If there’s anything we can help with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 13 82 30.
Enquire at Guardian Childcare & Education Bentleigh East
We are here to help you and answer your questions about our great Centres. Use the form below to tell us how we can help you, and we'll get back to you very soon.
* Mandatory Fields