Guardian Childcare & Education Box Hill

(Formerly Sweetland Road)

Guardian Childcare & Education Box Hill has won several industry awards, including Best Childcare Centre in 2018, and is rated as exceeding in the National Quality Standard. The Centre boasts a range of indoor and outdoor environments, including herb and vegetable gardens, a spacious deck and natural play structures where children are encouraged to explore and learn.

Located 14km east of the Melbourne CBD, Guardian Box Hill is a convenient choice for families seeking high-quality care close to home, or on the way to the city for work. It is also a great choice for families living in bordering suburbs, including Blackburn, Mont Albert, Bennettswood, Balwyn and Canterbury.

Guardian Box Hill offers a leading Kindergarten Program, led by our university-qualified teachers which helps prepare our older children for the exciting transition to school. This program is in addition to the amazing learning experiences our dedicated Educators and Teachers prepare for children of all ages – from six months to six years.

Children have the opportunity to explore the local community through the Guardian Box Hill excursion program, visiting locations such as the local café, aged care facility, library, local shops and the vet. With a community-minded team of Educators who have been with the Centre for many years, you can be assured when it comes to consistency in high-quality care and education.

Our on-site cook prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day, with the children and Educators often collecting herbs and vegetables from the Centre gardens to add to the daily meals and use in cooking classes.

Book a tour of Guardian Box Hill today, or speak to one of our friendly team.

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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

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Under 3 Years $143.00*
Over 3 Years $142.00*

*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

  • 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.

Learn More About Our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Box Hill is a family oriented child care centre, providing quality early learning in a safe and caring environment. We provide high quality, affordable care for children aged 0 to 5 years. At Guardian Childcare & Education Box Hill we are sure your child will love their day growing and learning in the care of our qualified, professional and energetic educators.

For many children this will be their first time away from family and we make every effort to make sure that children are comfortable, safe and secure at our Centre, just like they would feel at home. We have high educator to child ratios allowing educators and families to work together to ensure a happy and productive time whilst children are in our care.

Our educators take the time to provide families with up to date information on their child´s day and development progress. Our educators are selected for their qualifications and expertise in the early childhood field and we pride ourselves on the quality of our care and the warm and secure learning environment we provide.

Your child’s learning and development will benefit greatly from the interaction with educators and other children at the centre. We make sure that our curriculum and school readiness program fits within the Commonwealth Government’s Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards.

Begin the Adventure at Guardian

To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.

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