Guardian Childcare & Education Blackburn West

Guardian Childcare & Education Blackburn West NQS Rated Exceeding by ACECQA

Our centre has been recognised as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard. This is the highest rating you can receive from a regulatory authority assessment and we are proud to deliver an exceptional service to the children and families who attend our centre.

Guardian Childcare & Education Blackburn West is supported with a passionate team of professional Teachers and educators, who ensure that the care provided is inclusive of all children’s needs – including a speech pathologist and occupational pathologist who visit the Centre regularly.

The Centre boasts a range of exciting, resource-rich environments – including two spacious outdoor spaces complete with vegetable gardens, a fort, native plants and natural play structures. And our community-minded team of Educators have been with the Centre for a long time so you can be assured of consistency and care.

This community spirit was alive and well recently when Guardian Blackburn West started a family share basket initiative. The share baskets provided essential groceries donated by families for families, to help those who were struggling to source basic essentials. The share baskets promoted community awareness and deeper connections between the team and our families.

The team of professionally-certified early childhood Educators and Teachers deliver an advanced play-based and nature-inspired curriculum, as well as a leading Kindergarten Program to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

Our on-site cooks prepare five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the Centre our Educators host cooking classes for the children to get involved in to enhance their understanding of good nutrition.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Blackburn West today by booking a tour to explore the Centre or speaking to one of our friendly team.

We’re Exceeding! What does that mean? Every six months, our Centres are assessed by ACECQA, the national body with the responsibility for monitoring the quality of all registered child care centres in Australia. A rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard means that you can be assured that this Centre is providing an exceptional level of care and attention for your child.

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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 7:00am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen
  • 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

  • Hats
  • 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.

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Rated Exceeding National Quality Standard

Children are given the opportunity to choose different indoor and outdoor play experiences at their leisure, learning and developing by interacting with children of all ages. Inside, we offer three rooms with a range of educational experiences based on the children’s interests. Outside, our living and growing outdoor space allows the children to get their hands dirty by planting seeds and tending to our vegetable garden. We also have a worm farm which the children look after and use to fertilise our gardens, and families are welcome to take home our centre-grown herbs and veggies. Many of the healthy, delicious meals prepared by our on-site cook include ingredients from this garden.

Our educators show care and attention to each and every family at our centre, keeping them informed, answering questions, and sharing family milestones. Our nurturing, supportive culture provides families with a sense of confidence that their child is in excellent hands.

Reviews from Google (76)

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    Lauren Crofts

    I have been with Guardian for almost 10 years now and I truly believe that they are the best child care provider coming from an educator and a mother. This ... Read More

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    Dileepa DIAS

    Guardian-Blackburn West is a fabulous childcare centre with high standards around hygiene, education and overall professionalism. Thanks to Julie and the staff. They are very friendly and professional. I admire ... Read More

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    Harsha Dharmapala Dias

    My child has attended this childcare 2 months now and the educators are absolutely amazing. I work at the centre so I know all the in and outs of how ... Read More

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    Rajasree R.K

    Julie and her team are fantastic. They went the extra mile to ensure that my kid is settled at the center smoothly. All the teachers and staff are very caring ... Read More

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    Lin Ting

    Very professional and passionate team! My little one started her Childcarehood from 3mths old. Now she is about 1 yrs with a lot excellent experience in Guardian Blackburn West. Always happily ... Read More

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    ling chua

    Julie, Aurelia and the team are amazing! My son settle in so well now thanks to their constant support and care. Thank you so much ❤️

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    Grace Stylinson

    My niece has been attending this childcare and her transition has been made so easy with the professionalism showed by the staff! The lovely meal plans and engaging activities are ... Read More

  • 王敦芬

    My granddaughter really enjoying her time in this centre. All the educators are kind and positive to care the children. They support the children developing their knowledge and skills.

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    Donna Kim

    Iam a mother of three , all my children attend this center and I highly recommend this lovely childcare . The staff are very profeesioanl, helpful and caring .

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    Rachel Woodhouse

    I am mother of two children attending the centre and I highly recommend this lovely and cozy childcare. My children are so happy and confident and adore this friendly and ... Read More

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    Daranee Sukitanont

    My daughter attended to this centre. She was really happy. Julie and the team are really passionate and professional. I would strongly recommend.

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    Yun Shi

    My daughter attended this centre, they really care for my daughter and are kind and attentive to the children. Would definitely recommend this centre. Amazing experiences and set my ... Read More

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    Klezer Gaspar

    They really take care of your child in a loving and caring way. They know everyone by the name and create a great sense of community. The menu is healthy ... Read More

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    Dennis Lo

    The respectful, inclusive and warm environment created by the staff at Guardian makes us feel confident in leaving our child in their care. We can already see the positive impact ... Read More

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    Zeno Helm

    Lovely caring educators who really care for the kids. I would recommend this centre to parents.

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    Julianto Kurniawan

    My daughter has been attending this centre for almost 3 months now, and she quickly adjusted to the environment. Staff are very friendly, attentive, supportive and communicative. Thank you Julie, ... Read More

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    Gina Mao

    I had my daughter in the childcare since she was 6 months old. Julie, Aurelia, Kayla and rest of the wonderful team are really care for the children and their ... Read More

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    Kristine Bantegui

    Julie and the team are amazing. They understand that transition can be tough for both mum & bub. They took lots of notes re: what our little girl ... Read More

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    ano A

    My son has been attending this centre for over 4 years now. The staff at Guardian Blackburn West are highly professional and quite friendly. The food they provide is diverse ... Read More

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    Tung Mai

    Great place for your little one! Much appreciate all the teachers’ efforts to make the children engaged with many activities.

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    Wini Yip

    My son has attended to this centre almost for 6 months now with medical condition. We are very happy with the service this center provided and highly recommend. Centre manager ... Read More

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    Aurelia Manggoro Limas

    I have been sending my daughter to Guardian Blackburn West for two months now and I am forever grateful for Julie, Donika, and all educators that have made it an ... Read More

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    Jenny Yin

    Guardian Blackburn West is such a great childcare centre with professional, friendly and caring educators. Thanks to Julie, Aurelia and rest of the team for your hard work! Really appreciated!

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    IvyOscar Zheng

    Strongly recommended! My son attended this center for almost half year now and he has been well looked after. Julie, the manager and the educators at the nursery room are ... Read More

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    S. Nishio

    We absolutely love this centre and our daughter enjoys learning here very much. Julie and her staff are very professional and caring. The food prepared is always so nutritious and ... Read More

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    Lalith Kumar

    As we had moved suburbs, we had to go through the delicate process of selecting a new child care centre, and weren't sure how our toddlers would react to the ... Read More

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    Our whole family really love here. We like the small size center with sunkissed rooms, passionate and professional educators and absolutely Julie who is caring and also prompt responsive. It's ... Read More

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    Alee H

    I strongly recommend this centre to families that are looking to get the best care for their children! My little one has been so loved and cared for since day ... Read More

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    jun zhang

    very good center , staff are very nice and attentive. very happy to leave kids here. they do very good job for cova-19 plan

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    Isabelle Zhang

    I wanted to thank all educators and especially Donika for looking after our son in toddler/kinder room over the last 2 years. He started here when we moved in to ... Read More

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    Em N

    My daughter has attended Guardian Blackburn West for almost one year. During the year, she has been looked-after very well. She started from nursery room, which is very warm and ... Read More

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    1EO Sophie Old-Orchard

    Both my daughters have attended Guardian West over the years and it feels like a second home to our family! Our girls have always been so happy and safe. It ... Read More

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    Sonia Poonian

    We moved to Blackburn in Feb 2020 and I was really nervous about moving my then 3 year old darling daughter. The centre has exceeded my expectations on every level ... Read More

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    Sian Wood

    A wonderful centre with staff who are passionate about children, their wellbeing, education and happiness! We have been involved with the centre for many years (3 kids) and have ... Read More

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    Daphne Tan

    Highly recommend !We been with the centre for many years , both kids loves their time there. All the staff are caring and they both enjoy it so much. Thank you.

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    I believe the good childcare is where the kids are happy there and yes, the Guardian Blackburn West makes our kids the happiest. Very dedicated staff and educators with the high ... Read More

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    Christopher Gipps

    The staff here are amazing. We're regularly reminded of how much they care, going above and beyond wherever they can and making it a enjoyable experience for the kids and ... Read More

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    Hoormazd Shahhoseini

    I am very glad that enrolled my baby boy in this Center because since he started with Guardian Childcare, became much more happier, in addition, we receive regular videos and ... Read More

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    Claire Difabrizio

    My son has attended this center for 2 years now. I had such a great experience that I requested a job and have been working at the center for 1.5 ... Read More

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    Teresa Chui

    Such a wonderful centre. They clearly love what they do and ensure every child is happy, settled and learning through play every day. All educators are very caring and friendly, and ... Read More

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    Lauren Annabel

    I recently toured Guardian Childcare & Education Blackburn West and was greeted with a warm welcome from Julie and the team. The centre was clean and the children's environments were ... Read More

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    Remysam Horsfall

    Our little boy Hendrix has been going to Guardian (Blackburn West) for 18 months now. Julie and the team have been so amazing. They are so good with the kids. ... Read More

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    Scott Bellairs

    We've been sending our son to Guardian Blackburn West for nearly three years, and have found the centre and it's carers to be attentive, compassionate and dedicated to driving the ... Read More

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    Miranda Mathews

    Would highly recommend! My daughter has attended the centre for many years now and I have nothing but positive things to say. All of the staff are incredibly caring and ... Read More

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    Jennifer Wick

    My twins have been at the centre for 5 months now and they have experienced so much. The program in the babies room is fantastic allowing the kids to develop ... Read More

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    Asmita Verma Rajendren

    Julie runs a centre that feels like a second home. The kinder program is fantastic with the educators passionate about the development of the children. There's always something interesting going ... Read More

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    During our orientation and tour of this centre we felt the love and passion from the Educators and Manager as we passed through each room. We immediately jumped on the enrollment ... Read More

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    cookie kung

    I am so glad that I've change my eldest daughter to here, the educators are so caring and helpful. My youngest daughter in transit coming here too. Julie is the ... Read More

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    Lily Shen

    Highly recommended. Dedicated, caring, responsible educators, attentive to each children’s needs. Healthy food menu with a diversity of yummy multi cultural dishes. At our orientation day Julie the centre manager ... Read More

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    Audrey Wong

    Julie and the educators here are passionate about children, always approachable if we have any concerns, professional in carrying their tasks and inclusive. I really love the way this centre ... Read More

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    Leo Li

    A high quality childcare. Educators are warm and friendly. This centre provides different activities for kids to learn and play,my daughter really enjoys the painting session. Great place to drop your kids ... Read More

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    Sarah Hanlon

    We can't thank Julie and the staff enough for their effort and support transitioning our first born into his first year of full time care. Every parent will experience the ... Read More

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    Valerie Huang

    I must say it is a right choice for sending the little one there . My son is so happy and gains lots of skills in this centre , like ... Read More

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    Tian Xin

    Great centre, my son is so eager to go in the morning and doesn't want to leave when I pick him up in the afternoon, I believe this is a ... Read More

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    Song Vivian

    Wonderful childcare, my two kids all study here, I fell extremely satisfied. Perfect environment and professional educater in child care, especially Makkie and Donica in kinderroom, my kids love them ... Read More

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    sojung Lee

    Every educater works here is very kind and passionate. Especially they love kids. Also their curriculum is very efficient and interesting. That is why, my son is always happy to ... Read More

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    Jin Wang

    This childcare centre is fantastic! Staff are very professional and friendly. My daughter loves to attend the centre. I would like to strongly recommend this childcare.

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    LIN Ke

    The centre manager Julie and toddler room educators are all friendly, responsible, and exprienced. My daughter is very happy and enjoy.

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    Shu San L

    Highly recommend this childcare. We are so grateful to the educators in the babies room for all the care and support they have provided our daughter. She has lots of ... Read More

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    Nick Huynh

    Excellent childcare and early learning center! Everyone is friendly and showing enthusiasm in caring, guiding and teaching our kids. The manager and educators have successfully developed strong bonds with kids ... Read More

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    Ruting Cheng

    This is an excellent childcare centre. The educators are friendly and caring. I'm also impressed with a variety of creative activities prepared by the educators.My daughter feels safe and happy ... Read More

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    Eunjin Kim

    I have been sending my boy since he was 18 months old (now he is nearly three.) and I am so happy with this centre. Julie, the centre manager is so ... Read More

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    Amelie Lee澳盛

    This is a wonderful center. The director, Julie, always has passion in education and all educators are very nice and professional. Many activities have been provided to support my son ... Read More

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    cindy huang

    My daughter started sinc 18 months old and now almost 3! We have been very pleased with everyhing in the centre! Most important part is my daughter loves her educators there!

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    Yoyo SHI

    This is a lovely space where I'd love my child to stay, play and learn. Educators are caring and friendly, facilities are in good condition. Nice child care!

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    Ben Alexander

    Both our daughter and our son have attended this daycare centre. Our experience has been very positive and we are grateful for the amazing relationships the carers have with our ... Read More

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    Sarah Sun

    This is the best child care centre I have never ever see before! I will definitely recommend all the families join in this centre! The educators here is very nice, ... Read More

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    Janice Tu

    Both my children attend this childcare and love it. The kids look forward to playing and learning in a safe and caring environment, thanks to the amazing staff who do ... Read More

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    alex plochino

    Great Centre and absolutely amazing staff. The Rugratz team do an amazing job caring for and educating the children. My son never wants to leave!

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    Zelie Foley

    All the staff at Rugratz are amazing and our daughter is so happy there. They really go above and beyond to take care of the children and I would highly ... Read More

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    It is a good place for daycare, so far satisfy . especially like Centre's outdoor play-space the most, north-facing, and big area. Staff are friendly

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    Joe from Oztutors

    My kids are at the centre at the moment. Julie is a great leader and the carers are wonderful. Highly recommand. Love it.

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    It is an Excellent Center! Both my son and my daughter have been to there in last few years. The centre manager Julie managed centre very well. All the educaters ... Read More

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    Horrendous experience here. Son was affected for months. Bear in mind they ‘ask’ to write reviews

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