Guardian Childcare & Education Blackburn North

Reviews from Google

4.7
(31)
Kevin M.
Kevin M.
05:09 21 May 24
Toraj S.
Toraj S.
11:44 03 Apr 24
Shenay W.
Shenay W.
07:28 31 Jan 24
I absolutely loved this centre, the educators are fantastic they went above and beyond with caring for my daughter,everyone was so caring and friendly.I would highly recommend this childcare.
Giovi C.
Giovi C.
05:20 12 Dec 23
Our son has thrived at this daycare. He started out as an anxious, clingy baby. He now loves it so much when he goes, that he doesn't want to come home! The educators are warm, understanding, patient.. our son has developed a lovely relationship with them all. The centre manager is amazing, always approachable, organised and honest. We love Guardian Blackburn North!
Ayman H.
Ayman H.
11:04 26 Sep 23
Caring staff and great service. Visible progress. Convenient location.
Nasim A.
Nasim A.
11:57 25 Apr 23
Melbourne Cake S.
Melbourne Cake S.
10:56 13 Apr 23
Both our boys have gone here since a early age with our youngest just left. The whole team is so friendly and supportive when having to leave the little ones while we work it has been such a relief knowing they are in good hands.
Lorraine M
Lorraine M
10:48 13 Apr 23
Our daughter has been attending guardian for nearly a year now. She looks forward to attending daycare, has formed wonderful friendships and loves the staff who are amazing. Couldn’t be happier with this facility!
Ash K.
Ash K.
00:17 12 Apr 23
We have sent our 3 kids to BELC and our youngest is in 3 year old kinder now. He loves it. The centre had its issues a few years ago, but that was all down to a poor centre manager. The current centre manager Natalie and her team of educators are excellent. Their communication is fantastic and the educators are all genuinely friendly, caring and enthusiastic. I would recommend highly.
Kiera O.
Kiera O.
11:04 10 Apr 23
We moved to Guardian Blackburn North from another centre and we’ve been impressed with how attentive and communicative the staff have been thus far.
Danielle H
Danielle H
22:13 05 Apr 23
We have been so happy with Guardian Blackburn North Childcare, and highly recommend the centre. The educators are excellent, and have made our child at ease coming to the centre for the last 6 months. We love seeing the updates on fun activities they do (music, outdoor play, reading, cooking etc.) and yummy food they serve throughout the day. Thank you for all your hard work and care!
Stephanie D.
Stephanie D.
22:53 04 Apr 23
Our little boy has been at Guardian from 6 months old and 2 years on we all still love it! The educators are kind, compassionate and caring and we know our boy is in safe hands. He is engaged and learns so much more then what I could teach at home. I don't know what I would do without them! Thank you!
Candice S
Candice S
06:05 15 Dec 22
My Daughter recently started at this kindergarten and we both couldn't be more happier.Teacher's are lovely and very welcoming to new families.Would recommend this kindergarten to new families.
李大侠
李大侠
21:28 12 Dec 22
My two kids have stayed here about 5 years . They are happy growing. They like here .Staff is always kind and nice to every kid . Look after them very good
Ashray & Pratima P.
Ashray & Pratima P.
05:59 09 Dec 22
Our daughter loves attending this centre and we’re very happy with the educators and the facilities.We love that the centre size is “just right” (not too big so she’s lost in the crowd, not too small so she gets to mix with a diverse range of kids).Would recommend Guardian Blackburn North to anyone.
Soha A.
Soha A.
03:35 09 Dec 22
Both my kids attend to the Guardian blackburn North. It is a lovely center, and the educators and the staff are very professional and friendly.
N C.
N C.
02:14 09 Dec 22
Both my children have gone to Guardian Childcare & Education Blackburn North.They loved it the care the staff showed and show my children is amazing.And the staff is extremely helpful and accommodating.
Elva W.
Elva W.
00:47 24 Nov 22
Shamagne T.
Shamagne T.
07:21 07 May 21
Been at this centre since 2014. Fell in love with the "Secret Garden", but it was the friendly staff and happy children that sealed the deal on orientation day, all those years ago. Everything I expect and wish for has been provided by the team and I can't thank them enough.
lu L.
lu L.
10:50 29 Apr 21
Such a wonderful centre with a warm homely feel.Friendly welcoming educator's who have gone above and beyond to help us sort some Centrelink issues. Highly recommended.
Peta S.
Peta S.
01:18 22 Apr 21
So far our experience with this centre has been great. The educators and staff are friendly and helpful. As a parent, I’ve been made to feel comfortable and at ease during my sons first childcare experience.
Zoe M.
Zoe M.
05:52 28 Sep 20
Guardian Blackburn North is amazing. I couldn't recommend this childcare centre more highly. We truly feel like part of a family, the educators and staff genuinely care for our children. Both my son and daughter have flourished under their care.
Brooklyn
Brooklyn
00:02 24 Aug 20
Both my children attend Guardian Blackburn North and I would highly recommend this centre. My children have attended since they were 10 months old and now are in the Kinder room. The care and professionalism of the educators is second to none and with out a doubt they have been a major part in shaping my children into the kind, empathetic, resilient and happy kids they are today.Though out what has been a very difficult year the educators at Blackburn North have been the one constant sense of normality for my children and they are greeted on every attendance with warm smiles and excitement from teachers.I can not thank the amazing team at Blackburn North enough for their dedication and love for what they do!
xujun Y.
xujun Y.
00:12 08 Nov 19
我的女儿和儿子都在这所幼儿园,这里的老师都很爱小朋友,乐于助人,centermanagerJulie也非常乐于助人,并且学校经常会举办很多活动,让家长们加入,我的孩子们在这里非常开心,并且学到了很多东西
Dr Amir T.
Dr Amir T.
01:26 10 Sep 18
Nigle S.
Nigle S.
00:55 07 Sep 18
Paola O.
Paola O.
23:39 12 May 18
My daughter went to Blackburn early learning center for 6 month and she loved it. Is a very creative place which let them explore and play in a safe environment.
Esme H.
Esme H.
07:56 10 Sep 16
The Centre Manager was very accommodating of my child's special needs. Communication about care between centre and us about our child's needs has been excellent. Would highly recommend.
Adric G.
Adric G.
10:17 22 Mar 16
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  • Great incursions including music, dental checks, police visits and soccer; outside we have an extra yard just for Bush Kinder
  • Places available across all ages on specific days. Reach out to see how we can fit into your family's routine
  • Give your child a head start with our kindergarten program run by university-qualified teachers. Enjoy the extended hours of long day care and get up to $2,050 for 3 and 4-year-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 6:30 to 18:30

Address

118 Surrey Road
Blackburn, VIC, 3130


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Blackburn North, a spacious and inviting early learning centre. Our childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, and our spacious 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 Blackburn North day care and child care centre is conveniently situated for families living in surrounding suburbs such as Blackburn, Box Hill North, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale and Nunawading.

Our high-quality, well-resourced early childhood education environments include:

  • Passionate Educators who focus on relationships with children and families.
  • Beautifully designed learning spaces to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging.
  • Two spacious outdoor play areas with native trees, a ‘secret garden’, tree swing and vegetable patches, sparking adventure and exploration.
  • 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.

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

Easily accessible from Surrey Road, our day care and child care centre Blackburn North is conveniently located near a number of bus stops, and offers onsite parking; making it easier for you during pick up and drop off times. Situated near Cootamundra Park, our Blackburn North child care is also in proximity to local primary schools, including Old Orchard, St Philips, and Blackburn High School, providing ample opportunities for getting out and about in the community.

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 Blackburn North Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child to transition from early learning to school. All our learning programs align with the Early Years Learning Framework.

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. 

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. Speak to our Centre Manager or any of the team about our programs – we can even help you understand the Child Care Subsidy.

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

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Blackburn North Centre Manager Image

Natalie Cross

Children strive through routine, exploring through a variety of experiences. Natural resources lead to creativity by having the opportunity to have the freedom to explore in their own way.

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

  • 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 Blackburn North offers a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, with an exciting outdoor program with a learning environment that has dedicated spaces for different ages. Children under two have access to a cosy yard with a sheltered verandah and AstroTurf where learning opportunities are planned and set up based on the children’s interests.

The toddler space includes a large sandpit and cubby house, with easels fixed on the fence for children to use in various creative ways. It also has a large hanging tree which provides plenty of shade during summer. Children have access to a large space complete with climbing and obstacle equipment to continuously challenge children’s growing skills and abilities. There is also a cubby house and a mud kitchen where children enjoy experimenting and creating.

At our early learning centre, all children have access to our unique ‘Secret Garden’, a fenced-off space at the back of the centre that is filled with large trees and plants, a big sandpit and dirt pit, gazebo, and a fruit and vegetable patch created by the kindergarten children. They love picking different products from this space to include in their lunch. Our qualified cook prepares fresh and nutritious meals on-site each day.

Our friendly and highly qualified Educators are approachable, knowledgeable and passionate about each and every child, providing high-quality early education and care. They go out of their way to create strong and trusting relationships with families so that all children and families feel confident and supported within our educational environment and connected with the local community.

Early education at Guardian Early Education & Childcare starts early. Children are capable of communication and learning at every age. A child does not reach the age of four or five and becomes magically ready for school. They are learning from the very moment they enter this world – and our team of Educators and Teachers understand what that learning looks like every step of the way.

Each learning program is designed by experienced Educators and Teachers to support children in each age group to develop social and emotional skills, along with literacy, numeracy and problem-solving ability that prepares them for a life of learning. Children learn through play, in their own way, in a nurturing environment. Our learning programs are aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standards, and the Australian School Curriculum.

For children aged three and four years, we have an amazing kindergarten program that runs with our long day care to help prepare them for their upcoming transitions into formal schooling. Our three-year-old kindergarten program emphasises developing some of the social and communication skills that the children will use as they gain more self-confidence and independence. We encourage development in these areas through group play and some slightly more structured activities where they explore and discover the world.

In four-year-old kindergarten, children further develop their communication, social and emotional skills, and they also begin exploring some numbers, shapes and phonics. We encourage children to practice reading simple sounds and words on their own, and we empower them through the learning process that comes with this. Through developing skills in these areas, children can feel more ready and confident as they begin their first year of school.

We develop each child’s literacy and numeracy skills to help them feel confident and prepared during the challenging leap to school. Our program supports the needs and routines of each of our families, and we ensure each child’s cultural background is supported and encouraged.

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!

We’re committed to children’s nutrition, and our on-site cook prepares each meal fresh and packed with all the nutrients that children need at their age. We encourage children to engage in food preparation and to ask questions about where their food comes from, why it’s good for them, and how they can eat it. We also encourage exploration of the cultural heritage behind different foods, helping promote diversity and inclusion from an early age.

Sustainability is another focus at our Centre, and we empower children to develop an understanding of recycling and other sustainable practices while developing a genuine passion and care for looking after our planet. Our Out & About program encourages children to spend more time playing outdoors in the fresh air and natural sunlight. We have a beautiful, spacious outdoor environment for the children to explore and practice engaging their imaginations and creativity.

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

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Areas that this Centre services

Guardian Blackburn North services a number of local areas, including: Nunawading, Blackburn, Kerrimur, Box Hill and Doncaster. 

Reviews from Google

4.7
(31)
Kevin M.
Kevin M.
05:09 21 May 24
Toraj S.
Toraj S.
11:44 03 Apr 24
Shenay W.
Shenay W.
07:28 31 Jan 24
I absolutely loved this centre, the educators are fantastic they went above and beyond with caring for my daughter,everyone was so caring and friendly.I would highly recommend this childcare.
Giovi C.
Giovi C.
05:20 12 Dec 23
Our son has thrived at this daycare. He started out as an anxious, clingy baby. He now loves it so much when he goes, that he doesn't want to come home! The educators are warm, understanding, patient.. our son has developed a lovely relationship with them all. The centre manager is amazing, always approachable, organised and honest. We love Guardian Blackburn North!
Ayman H.
Ayman H.
11:04 26 Sep 23
Caring staff and great service. Visible progress. Convenient location.
Nasim A.
Nasim A.
11:57 25 Apr 23
Melbourne Cake S.
Melbourne Cake S.
10:56 13 Apr 23
Both our boys have gone here since a early age with our youngest just left. The whole team is so friendly and supportive when having to leave the little ones while we work it has been such a relief knowing they are in good hands.
Lorraine M
Lorraine M
10:48 13 Apr 23
Our daughter has been attending guardian for nearly a year now. She looks forward to attending daycare, has formed wonderful friendships and loves the staff who are amazing. Couldn’t be happier with this facility!
Ash K.
Ash K.
00:17 12 Apr 23
We have sent our 3 kids to BELC and our youngest is in 3 year old kinder now. He loves it. The centre had its issues a few years ago, but that was all down to a poor centre manager. The current centre manager Natalie and her team of educators are excellent. Their communication is fantastic and the educators are all genuinely friendly, caring and enthusiastic. I would recommend highly.
Kiera O.
Kiera O.
11:04 10 Apr 23
We moved to Guardian Blackburn North from another centre and we’ve been impressed with how attentive and communicative the staff have been thus far.
Danielle H
Danielle H
22:13 05 Apr 23
We have been so happy with Guardian Blackburn North Childcare, and highly recommend the centre. The educators are excellent, and have made our child at ease coming to the centre for the last 6 months. We love seeing the updates on fun activities they do (music, outdoor play, reading, cooking etc.) and yummy food they serve throughout the day. Thank you for all your hard work and care!
Stephanie D.
Stephanie D.
22:53 04 Apr 23
Our little boy has been at Guardian from 6 months old and 2 years on we all still love it! The educators are kind, compassionate and caring and we know our boy is in safe hands. He is engaged and learns so much more then what I could teach at home. I don't know what I would do without them! Thank you!
Candice S
Candice S
06:05 15 Dec 22
My Daughter recently started at this kindergarten and we both couldn't be more happier.Teacher's are lovely and very welcoming to new families.Would recommend this kindergarten to new families.
李大侠
李大侠
21:28 12 Dec 22
My two kids have stayed here about 5 years . They are happy growing. They like here .Staff is always kind and nice to every kid . Look after them very good
Ashray & Pratima P.
Ashray & Pratima P.
05:59 09 Dec 22
Our daughter loves attending this centre and we’re very happy with the educators and the facilities.We love that the centre size is “just right” (not too big so she’s lost in the crowd, not too small so she gets to mix with a diverse range of kids).Would recommend Guardian Blackburn North to anyone.
Soha A.
Soha A.
03:35 09 Dec 22
Both my kids attend to the Guardian blackburn North. It is a lovely center, and the educators and the staff are very professional and friendly.
N C.
N C.
02:14 09 Dec 22
Both my children have gone to Guardian Childcare & Education Blackburn North.They loved it the care the staff showed and show my children is amazing.And the staff is extremely helpful and accommodating.
Elva W.
Elva W.
00:47 24 Nov 22
Shamagne T.
Shamagne T.
07:21 07 May 21
Been at this centre since 2014. Fell in love with the "Secret Garden", but it was the friendly staff and happy children that sealed the deal on orientation day, all those years ago. Everything I expect and wish for has been provided by the team and I can't thank them enough.
lu L.
lu L.
10:50 29 Apr 21
Such a wonderful centre with a warm homely feel.Friendly welcoming educator's who have gone above and beyond to help us sort some Centrelink issues. Highly recommended.
Peta S.
Peta S.
01:18 22 Apr 21
So far our experience with this centre has been great. The educators and staff are friendly and helpful. As a parent, I’ve been made to feel comfortable and at ease during my sons first childcare experience.
Zoe M.
Zoe M.
05:52 28 Sep 20
Guardian Blackburn North is amazing. I couldn't recommend this childcare centre more highly. We truly feel like part of a family, the educators and staff genuinely care for our children. Both my son and daughter have flourished under their care.
Brooklyn
Brooklyn
00:02 24 Aug 20
Both my children attend Guardian Blackburn North and I would highly recommend this centre. My children have attended since they were 10 months old and now are in the Kinder room. The care and professionalism of the educators is second to none and with out a doubt they have been a major part in shaping my children into the kind, empathetic, resilient and happy kids they are today.Though out what has been a very difficult year the educators at Blackburn North have been the one constant sense of normality for my children and they are greeted on every attendance with warm smiles and excitement from teachers.I can not thank the amazing team at Blackburn North enough for their dedication and love for what they do!
xujun Y.
xujun Y.
00:12 08 Nov 19
我的女儿和儿子都在这所幼儿园,这里的老师都很爱小朋友,乐于助人,centermanagerJulie也非常乐于助人,并且学校经常会举办很多活动,让家长们加入,我的孩子们在这里非常开心,并且学到了很多东西
Dr Amir T.
Dr Amir T.
01:26 10 Sep 18
Nigle S.
Nigle S.
00:55 07 Sep 18
Paola O.
Paola O.
23:39 12 May 18
My daughter went to Blackburn early learning center for 6 month and she loved it. Is a very creative place which let them explore and play in a safe environment.
Esme H.
Esme H.
07:56 10 Sep 16
The Centre Manager was very accommodating of my child's special needs. Communication about care between centre and us about our child's needs has been excellent. Would highly recommend.
Adric G.
Adric G.
10:17 22 Mar 16
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To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.