Guardian Childcare & Education Bentleigh East

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.

Our Bentleigh East child care centre is conveniently situated for families looking for quality early childhood education who are living in surrounding suburbs such as Oakleigh, Moorabbin, Huntingdale and Clayton.

Our engaging, resource-rich environments include:

  • 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

Supported through a caring, dedicated team of University-qualified Teachers and Educators, our Bentleigh East day care and child care centre is an inclusive learning environment for children where a personalised approach to learning opportunities ensures children are supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey.

With Educators from over twenty different cultures, we celebrate our cultural diversity with various celebrations and occasions throughout the year.

Children attending our early learning centre will also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our Bentleigh East Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child transition from early learning to primary school.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will also have the chance to gain an understanding of their child’s learning. Easily accessible for families, our Learning Exchange Display provides the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share with you any updates on their progress every day. You will also have the chance to share with us your own personal goals and visions for us to implement, having direct input in your child’s educational journey!

Families will also be given access to our family communication app Storypark, where we will share with you any significant updates in your child’s day, as well as any other important updates that happen in our centre – ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here.

If you’re looking to begin the adventure and are wanting to explore, book a tour and meet our team at Guardian Childcare & Education Bentleigh East today!

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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

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 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 (19)

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    Alison Eakin

    This is such an amazing centre. Our son loved his years at Guardian (kids time), the centre organises lots of activities for the children and most days we would be ... Read More

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    My son started attending Guardian (East Bentleigh) from the beginning of this year and he is always excited in the morning when being told he is going to Child Care ... Read More

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    Kayla Alexander

    Both of my children love attending here and I feel comfortable knowing all of the hard-working educators truly care for their best interests and get to know their individual personalities. ... Read More

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    Nguyễn Maria

    They are the best Childcare Centre that I have never seen. The Manager (Karen) is very kind and helpful. All of educators are really kind and friendly with kids. They ... Read More

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    Liam Short

    I did my Toddler Placement there and I just loved the Environment with the children.

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    Dan Moon

    Fantastic daycare. Caring staff and calming environment. Highly reccomend a visit.

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    cathy cao

    My two kids love to go there, staff are very nice and experienced

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    katrina hurst

    Workers have consistently gone above and beyond to provide a fun and educational environment. Love seeing the energy and happiness in the room whenever I'm there. Office staff are lovely ... Read More

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    Penny Manuell

    I have just been on a tour looking for a place for my 2 year old, the gardens are unbelievable so natural. He loved the real grass and the tree ... Read More

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    Just wanted to share how much Xavier loves the new mud pit that was installed with the new playground. He has also just moved into the kinder room which I ... Read More

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.