Guardian Childcare & Education Blackburn South

Guardian Childcare & Education Blackburn South boasts a range of resource-rich environments where children are encouraged to explore and learn. The light-filled and spacious Centre features beautiful outdoor areas that include a water pump, a creek bed, vegetable gardens, a teepee, natural climbing structures and a range of age-specific play areas.

Located 16km east of the Melbourne CBD, Guardian Blackburn South is a convenient choice for local families living in suburbs such as Burwood East, Box Hill, Nunawading, Forest Hill, Vermont and Bennettswood. Be they looking for care close to home, or on the way to the city for work, Guardian Blackburn South provides easy drop off and pick up of your little ones in the morning and evening.

At Guardian Blackburn South children are encouraged to explore and learn, with the added benefit of a Kindergarten Program led by quality teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school. As part of our community focus we run an excursion program to locations such as local parks, cafes, forests and Blackburn Lake.

We are proud to have such a culturally diverse team at Guardian Blackburn South, and celebrate a variety of cultural events and holidays throughout the year.

Guardian Blackburn South has a dedicated on-site cook who prepares all meals freshly in the Centre kitchen each day. Our cook also hosts regular hands-on cooking experiences for the children to get involved with, which enhance their understanding of good nutrition and encourages them to try new foods.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Blackburn South today by booking a tour or speaking to one of our team about the high quality education and care on offer.

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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 $146.00*
Over 3 Years $141.00*

*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

  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Nutritionally balanced meals including: Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding

What to Bring

  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Formula and/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 South is located in a lovely, quiet neighbourhood. Our team enjoys a wonderful rapport that comes from knowing our children and families really well. We welcome children from six weeks to just before they head off to school and we liaise closely with the local primary schools, developing common goals and strategies to ensure your child’s transition to school is smooth.

The foundation of our learning opportunities is built on real life experiences to delve deeper into each child’s wonderings about their world and each other as we endeavour to help each child become a respectful and passionate learner and citizen.

Our Educators are kind, dedicated and professional who draw on their intimate knowledge of each and every child to create a fun, inspirational, and educational environment in which children can learn and grow with families encouraged to share knowledge about their child to be actively involved in their learning.

To find out more about our wonderful centre, please contact our friendly team.

Reviews (19)

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    Kirti Krishnan

    - 3 months ago

    We have lived sending our daughter to Guardian. They have responded to her needs and made her feel comfortable when she was struggling to settle in. Now she loves going ... Read More

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    Adrian Christian

    - 3 months ago

    Our son's experience @ Guardian Blackburn South in 2019 and 2020 was amazing. He had a great relationship with his carers, from Tina, Jamie, Sarah, Jin Ting, Lyn, Carol, Roja, ... Read More

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    Amanda Delahenty

    - 4 months ago

    We have been so impressed by the quality of service and care for our two children by the staff at Guardian Blackburn South. Megan, the Centre Director is quick to ... Read More

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    Nelson Tauro

    - 7 months ago

    We have been sending our child to Guardian from the very start and this center is no different. The management right from the top is very good. They continually engage ... Read More

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    Lisa O'Halloran

    - 7 months ago

    We absolutely love this centre. The staff are all so friendly, experienced and caring. Their attention to detail have made this an extra special place for our son to ... Read More

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    B Abdullaev

    - 8 months ago

    Such an amazing centre. Megan, the centre manager is wonderful, she is genuine and really cares about the children. The staff is very professional, well trained and caring. The staff ... Read More

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    Payam Ghoddoosie

    - 8 months ago

    My son is in the kinder room from January and I am absolutely happy with the education and care services, management, hygiene and safety, food and environment there. Big thanks ... Read More

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    Tina K

    - 8 months ago

    My son Is going to Guardian blackburn south Since he was 4 month old and now he is 18 months old. I am very happy with the centre ... Read More

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    Ankur Arora

    - 8 months ago

    Its an excellent childcare centre with professional and supportive educators. The environment is very homely and welcoming. Specially I like the activities which they implement for children, my son is ... Read More

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    Day Cat

    - 8 months ago

    I had my son enrolled for a short time and while he was there I found the staff and educators very welcoming. His room leader Annie was beyond fantastic and ... Read More

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    Megan Bennett

    - 8 months ago

    Fantastic centre. My son started in April and absolutely loves it! Great nutritional and diverse menu that caters for all children. Great management and established team. Great educational program. Highly ... Read More

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    Ashleigh Snape

    - 11 months ago

    Great centre, my daughter is thriving here. Educators are wonderful - attentive, engaging and patient.

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    Alisha Harpur

    - 1 year ago

    My daughter has been attending this centre since it opened. We cannot be happier with the educators and management. We have been made to feel welcome, had our concerns listened ... Read More

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    David Lee

    - 1 year ago

    Fantastic staff. Clean facilities. Exciting rotating seasonal menu for the kids. As a 1st time parent I couldn't be happier with the experience I've had with Guardian.

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    Jess Mithen-Lee

    - 1 year ago

    Everything about these guys is wonderful. From their commitment to hitting learning and development milestones, to community engagement and a push towards sustainable business practices... but most importantly the way ... Read More

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    Tina Shirazi

    - 1 year ago

    A great team of professional carers, chefs and admins. Absolutely love this childcare. Thanks to Jinting and Carol my son is learning so much and his confidence has grown a lot. Definitely ... Read More

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    Christina Roma

    - 2 years ago

    Absolutely love it!!!!!!! my nephew is going there since it opened and he is happier and happier each day The food is delicious and there is daily update on the activities with ... Read More

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    Julian Jones

    - 2 years ago

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    Clint M

    - 2 years ago

    Just picked up my son from his first day here. I don't know what to say. He is so so happy and excited. The staff were absolutely incredible even making ... Read More

Begin the Adventure at Guardian

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