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"By providing a safe and supported environment that is built on trust and respect, allows for children to develop these skills and find their voice".
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
Monday to Friday
Good to Know - What to Bring
What we Provide
- Nutritionally balanced meals including: Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
What to Bring
- Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
- Spare change of clothing
- Water bottle
- Formula and/or breastmilk
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 through until just before they head off to school. Liaising closely with the local primary schools, we develop common goals and strategies to ensure your child’s transition to their big school adventure 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 as we support each child become a respectful and passionate learner. We are open to continuous improvement, to provide the best education for our young community of learners!
Our Educators are qualified, dedicated and professional, drawing on their detailed knowledge of each child to create a fun and educational environment. 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 amazing Centre, please contact our friendly team.
03:20 14 Feb 23
All the staff is very friendly and caring. The children look happy and comfortable there. We receive regular quality information about the children’s day and they really make an effort to include the child’s interest into their program. The activities are varied, fun and educational.
Amazing center with wonderful people
What a great centre. I started working here recently and have to say how much I’ve enjoyed it. The staff are super caring and you can tell the kids are very well cared for and thriving. The facilities are also great.
Helen Grace W.
02:05 14 Dec 22
We've been attending since October 2020 and in particular, we're very happy with the continuity of care that our kids receive. With our families overseas, it's important to us that they know and develop good relationships with their educators and aren't trying to get to know new ones every few weeks. Compared to a previous centre, there's been very few staff changes and many of the staff have been there since we first joined. A new manager in the past few months has also led to better communication with families and efforts to create more of a community for the centre - which wasn't possible during Covid.
My little one has been at this childcare since she was 7 months old. It’s been more than a year and she enjoys it just the same! The centre management and her room educators have changed over time, but the culture of learning and having fun remains. The kids are looked after really well! Guardian Blackburn South Childcare has given me a peace of mind - just what every parent needs. Thank you Ada, Ashleigh, Matilda, Michelle, Belinda, Tahlia and the rest of the team. You’re doing an amazing job!
My daughter is in the babies room. The educators are friendly and very helpful when I asked for extra information. My daughter seem very like the food cooked by Michelle. High recommended!
01:28 07 Jun 22
Love this place. My daughter comes home full of laughter and amazing stories
05:19 03 Jun 22
A really wonderful centre! We are so happy here. The educators are warm, friendly and supportive and our kids have made some great friends. It’s an impressive level of education that they provide, our kids love going to childcare!
Clean , open rooms with a child friendly approach to early learning . Bene here 2 years and my daughter is thriving which is thanks to the staff and their support
Our toddler has been attending Guardian Blackburn South since Dec 2020 and has been enjoying his journey with the Guardian team since Day 1. We are kept updated regular with news via Storypark - as parents, it’s great to feel assured that he is being looked after and given the space and opportunity to learn at the same time, keep up the good work!
07:30 02 Jun 22
My kids have been at guardian almost since it opened, and have had wonderful classroom experiences. Lately one of my kids has had some emotional issues, and her educators have been absolutely wonderful in talking and working with me to address what's going on, and help her. She has needed (and received) some extra attention and care, and I couldn't be more appreciative. I feel my daughter is genuinely cared about, which is my primary want in a childcare.
06:58 02 Jun 22
Our son has been attending Guardian Blackburn South since he was 7 months of age. He’s now 2 years old and we have no intention of leaving! The staff are truly phenomenal. I’ve always been confident in the care they have given to our boy - in fact I think they do a better of job of raising him than us! The children are always doing fun activities tailored to their development levels that we simply wouldn’t do at home - either because they’re too messy or we just aren’t creative enough to come up with it! And the meals are 5 star. The children eat better than we do at home - I feel guilty when the weekend comes and I serve up jam sandwiches or something equally boring out of a packet for his lunch. The staff recognise changes in his behaviour and work with us to help weather the storm. They also work with the kids on life skills like cleaning up after themselves. Most importantly, our son really loves his time there and comes home happy every day.
Lovely team and environment for little ones! :) the educators are very dedicated at providing an enriched, tailored learning experience for both my children. My kids always look forward to their day there!
Both our toddlers love it there! Very happy with the center plus all the accomodating and friendly educators!
20:08 23 May 22
Really a very good care for your kids , my daughter love to go over here , all the educators are excellent and there centre director is very good , thanks Megan and all ur staff for putting such great effort and take good care of the children , keep doing the great work 😊
Fantastic staff. Very happy leaving my boy in their care.
Guardian Blackburn south always goes above and beyond every day. From day one our daughter loved going to Guardian and loved her teachers,felt very comfortable and made lots of friends.The staff, the teachers are loving and caring and always attentive to the child's and the parents needs. They taught our daughter so many things and provided guidance.Some of the things amongst others were the importance of friendship and kindness and prepared her for Big school.I would like to personally thank Carol, Lyn and Megan and all the staff at Guardian Blackburn South for their amazing work. A grateful parent, Thalia
This centre has been a great first experience of daycare. The centre manager and staff did a great job helping us settle in. Always happy to answer any questions to help us feel comfortable. Love getting the Storypark updates to know what bub is up to and having for lunch.
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 there! I also love how authentic the learning experiences are engaging the environment is for the kids. Highly recommend.
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, too many to mention. He always loved leaving the house in the morning, and hated leaving every day. He has made some great friends in his time, and he always has great stories at the end of every day. Congratulations :)
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 respond to any queries. All staff are friendly, professional and child-centered. The Kinder teachers make the days fun and provide regular feedback. We feel very comfortable leaving our children there and my children love their childcare days.
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 children in lots of activities and are very responsive to parents requests.The teachers are always keen to spend time and talk to families even if for a minute or two.My child has always enjoyed going to the center and making good friends who they wants to see the next day.
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 grow and develop. They have also kept us connected throughout the closure and pandemic so that we continued to feel valued even though we could not attend the centre. The daily feedback is also very valued.
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 make an effort to build connections with all children, even if they aren’t the educator for that age group. The centre is very homey,clean, and lots of outdoor playing area.And based on my experience, the staff turnover rate for this Centre is very low compared to other centres. I love this, so kids are able to grow and learn in a consistent approach!
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 and appreciation for excellent teachers and educators to raise my son in warm, welcomed and engaged environment. I like the learning concepts as my son every day has many things to share. My son loves there and miss his kinder every weekend. I strongly recommended to every one.
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 and the Staff members are always so friendly, caring and warm. My son shares a very good bond with the educators and misses them while he is home too. Blackburn south is managed in a very clean, hygiene and organised way. If I had any concerns, they were well addressed by the management and staff in a positive way. Guardian provides the best menu with full of nutrition and healthy meals. I am very happy with this centre and glad to see my son growing and learning in such a beautiful and healthy environment.
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 been learning a lot and shares his learning at home with us. They emphasize on overall development of a child. Thank you Guardian Team.
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 he absolutely adored Paris. I loved that they made him feel so welcomed. 10/10 would recommend this centre.
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 recommend!
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 to and we feel part of a wider community.We love the meals (well I should say our daughter loves the meals) and the detail that is paid to the education.Most of all we love the people, their kindness and how the love and care for our daughter.We would recommend this centre to anyone.
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.
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 the educators are just fantastic with the kids. My 14mth old daughter has been attending here 3x per week pretty much since they opened and she absolutely loves it. She is calm, happy and comfortable in the environment and with all the carers. And I am calm and happy knowing she is loved, healthily well-fed, entertained and stimulated on the days she can't be at home. I seriously can't thank or recommend this center enough. "Exceeded my expectations" is an understatement. This is my daughter's home away from home.
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 recommend this place to whomever is looking for a good childcare for their kids.
06:52 23 Sep 19
Absolutely love it!!!!!!!my nephew is going there since it opened and he is happier and happier each dayThe food is delicious and there is daily update on the activities with the kids and also they upload the recipes.Clean beautiful environment and he made friends straight away
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 me feel welcome and at ease too. They are incredible. I am so happy my son is here. Thanks so much!
Every kid is different and my son needs extra attentions sometimes. I have been receiving valuable feedback (good and bad) and suggestions from educators at different stages of my son. Guardian Blackburn South team is great. There has been changes on management in the past two years. However, they handled it professionally and reduced the impact on families. The educators are friendly and professional and the chef is great! The centre upgrades the facilities on a regular basis.
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