Open 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
Guardian Childcare & Education Blackburn North
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- A 58-place childcare centre offering a warm, inviting environment for play-based learning.
- Located near St Thomas the Apostle Primary School, Blackburn Primary School, and a short drive from Whitehorse Primary School.
- Experienced, diverse team of passionate Educators and degree-qualified Teachers who support children’s growth and development
- 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
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.
- 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.
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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.
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 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 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 6:30am 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 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!
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Guardian Blackburn North services a number of local areas, including: Nunawading, Blackburn, Kerrimur, Box Hill and Doncaster.
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