Bridge Kids Early Learning Centre

Proudly owned by Guardian

  • Large, vibrant Centre offering amazing indoor and outdoor learning environments for play and discovery
  • Easy access to multiple bus stops and Eltham Train Station; convenient parking for pick up and drop off
  • Experienced team of passionate Educators and degree-qualified Teachers from diverse backgrounds 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.

Hours

Mon to Fri 6:30am to 6:30pm

Address

12 Bridge Street
Eltham, VIC, 3095


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Bridge Kids Early Education Centre in Eltham, proudly owned by Guardian Childcare and Education! This beautiful Eltham childcare Centre is perfectly situated for families living in surrounding Melbourne suburbs such as Montmorency, Yallambie, Eltham North, Lower Plenty and Research.

Architecturally designed and purpose-built, our early learning Centre in Eltham, northeast Melbourne, is surrounded by abundant natural play spaces that offer an incredible learning environment in a convenient suburban location. The beautiful light-filled facilities lead directly into amazing outdoor play spaces that will ignite the imagination of every child!

Offering care and education within a long day care setting for children aged six weeks to six years, each child is supported to explore their world in a safe and secure way within a warm and stimulating environment. Our passionate, dedicated team of Teachers and Educators ensure that each child receives care tailored to their individual needs by providing a personalised approach to play-based learning.

Our welcoming, quality learning environments include:

  • Engaging indoor learning spaces to inspire wonder, curiosity, and a sense of belonging
  • Incredible programs such as Cooking, Sports & Music, Out & About Community Excursions along with a French language program for those in our Kindergarten program!
  • Outdoor space bursting with resources to spark discovery and imagination
  • On-site Chef who cooks fresh, nutritious meals daily in our fully equipped kitchen
  • Our Centre provides nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula, and bed linen

Our approach to early childhood education at Bridge Kids means your family has access to high-quality education and care services in Eltham. We’re about building strong relationships with children and families, ensuring we create amazing learning experiences for each child and age group. We are committed to best practices in our child care Centre, ensuring a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for babies, toddlers, and kindergarten-aged children.

Each learning program is designed by experienced Educators to support children in developing social and emotional skills, along with literacy, numeracy and problem-solving ability that prepares them for a life of learning. Our learning programs are aligned with the Early Years Framework and Australian School Curriculum and use the best educational resources to support children to develop and learn.

As they progress, children will also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our dedicated two-year Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare each child for a smooth transition from early learning to primary school.

The Victorian Government offers funding to provide families up to 15 hours of Free Kindergarten a week, in addition to the Childcare Subsidy. The funding offsets the fees for three and four-year-old children that are part of the Centre’s long day care Kindergarten program. Families will save up to $2,050 a year for children aged three years old and above in eligible long day cares in 2024. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre. 

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families are able to gain an understanding of their child’s education. Our Learning Exchange Display provides the opportunity for our university-qualified Teachers and experienced Educators to share updates on your child’s progress. It is also a chance for you to have direct input and be involved in your child’s learning! Visible Learning is unique to Guardian early learning centres.

Families have access to our communication app Storypark, allowing us to share important Centre updates, as well as exciting activities or milestones–ensuring that you remain connected, day-to-day. If you’re looking to start the journey with a high-quality, brand-new childcare Centre in Fullarton, book a tour now!

Your child will have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our dedicated two-year funded Kindergarten program, designed specifically to prepare each child for a smooth transition from early learning to primary school.

If you’re looking to start the journey with a high-quality early learning Centre in Eltham, book a tour now! We look forward to hearing from you.

Open from Monday to Friday, from 6.30am to 6.30pm.

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Meet our Centre Manager

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Kathy Kliakos

"I believe each child is unique and individual and my educational beliefs are underpinned by the Reggio Emilia approach to learning, which advocates experiences in a natural and child-centered environment, both indoors and outdoors. Seeing things through the eyes of our children can be very inspiring, contributing to a happier and more positive environment, and more meaningful interactions".

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

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Guardian hat
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen
  • High quality baby formula
  • All nutritious meals and snacks

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Spare change of clothing, labelled
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Baby's bottles for formula or breastmilk

Centre Highlights

  • Stimulating learning environments equipped with natural open-ended materials and resources
  • Large outdoor play spaces featuring natural play structures, and landscaped playgrounds
  • Commercial grade, open plan kitchen for the on-site cook to prepare 5 healthy and nutritious meals daily
  • Engaging indoor learning spaces to inspire wonder, curiosity, and a sense of belonging
  • Incredible programs such as Cooking, Sports & Music, Out & About Community Excursions along with a French language program for those in our Kindergarten program!
  • On-site Chef who cooks fresh, nutritious meals daily in our fully equipped kitchen

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.

Dana
Dana
22:51 04 Jan 24
Such a great centre. The dedicated staff provides a nurturing environment, fostering both educational and social growth for children. The facilities are top-notch, and the communication with parents is excellent. I wholeheartedly recommend Bridge Kids to any parent seeking a caring and enriching childcare/early education option. We’re so glad to have our little one attend Bridge Kids.
Nathan G.
Nathan G.
23:09 13 Dec 23
My son is in the Nursery room, and absolutely loves coming everyday. When we come through the entrance he runs towards his room door hugging the educators when he walks in. Highly recommend.
Melissa G.
Melissa G.
21:50 30 Nov 23
My daughter has been attending the Centre for 10 months in the nursery room and I must say the staff are all so lovely. Massive thank you to the managers who are always so friendly 😊 definitely makes me feel at ease leaving my daughter in such great care.
Susith M.
Susith M.
01:04 24 Nov 23
Bridge Kids, has been a wonderful place for my kids. The caring and dedicated staff create a nurturing environment where children feel safe and happy. I appreciate the regular updates on my children's progress, and the open communication between parents and staff. The team genuinely cares about each child's well-being and growth. Highly recommended!
Daniel B.
Daniel B.
12:29 03 Aug 23
My daughter has been attending Bridge Kids for over a month now, and I’m so pleased we made the change here. The entire team are so supportive, welcoming and communicate exceptionally with us.I’m finding the updates really beneficial from the educators/teachers. I also appreciate the extra things you all do in the centre to make it feel like home.
AHLAM A.
AHLAM A.
08:45 20 Jul 23
As a team member working at Bridge Kids, I would like to thank the management for their support, I am so grateful for their guidance and leadership that helped me expand my knowledge and build up my confidence. On top of that, their positive and collaborative teamwork enhanced my ability to provide high quality care and education for the children attending the centre.
Vivian T.
Vivian T.
05:55 11 Jul 23
Natasha J.
Natasha J.
21:55 09 May 23
Bridge Kids has come such a long was over the past few months and is only getting better as the days go on. Initially I became an educator here and we’ve all come together and put in a lot of hard work to refresh the centre and the program. Now, my own children attend full time and are thriving. They can’t wait to get up and go to ‘work’ in the mornings and hate it when we have to leave. This centre isn’t just our childcare/work - the team have honestly made it our second home and I am so grateful.
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To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.