Guardian Childcare & Education Brunswick

  • Our spacious centre inspires children's play and imagination with a dedicated creative area for arts, crafts, and science, alongside an indoor/outdoor classroom, mud pit, bike track, wooden play equipment, and gardens.
  • Places available across all ages on specific days. Reach out to see how we can fit into your family's routine.
  • Give your child a head start with our kindergarten program run by university-qualified teachers. Enjoy the extended hours of long day care. Plus, get up to $2,050 for 3 and 4-year-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 7:00am to 6:00pm

Address

62 Blyth Street
Brunswick, VIC, 3056


Welcome to our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Brunswick is a great childcare choice for families living in and around Brunswick, including: East Brunswick, Coburg, ThornburyPreston, Northcote, Moreland, Coonoans Hill, Moonee Ponds, Essendon and Carlton North. Our long day care centre, located just 6km north of Melbourne CBD, offers a convenient choice for families seeking high-quality child care close to home or en route to the city for work.

At our Brunswick child care centre, we offer a range of exciting, resource-rich environments – including four recently renovated outdoor spaces – children at Guardian Brunswick are encouraged to explore and learn in their own unique way. Our spacious centre sparks children’s play and imagination with a dedicated creative area for arts, crafts, and science! As well as an indoor/outdoor classroom, mud pit, bike track, wooden play equipment and gardens.

Our Brunswick childcare centre offers:

  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers
  • Bright, vibrant learning spaces designed to inspire
  • Extensive outdoor space for children to explore
  • On-site Chef providing fresh snacks and meals daily
  • Nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula and bed linen provided
  • Extended hours of care each weekday from 7.00am to 6.00pm

Our highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to grow and thrive. Delivering 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.

At Guardian Brunswick day care centre, children get out and about on regular excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit local attractions such as the creek, cafes, parks, Bunnings, the library and nearby supermarkets.

With a diverse and community-minded team of Educators who have been with the Centre for a long time, we are proud to celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year. These celebrations also provide the opportunity to teach children about diversity and the world around them.

Our on-site chef prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at Guardian Brunswick, our Educators host hands-on cooking classes where the children get involved and enhance their understanding of good nutrition.

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 have the chance to gain an in-depth understanding of their child’s learning. Easily accessible for families, our Learning Exchange Display provides the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share with you any updates on their progress every day. You will also have the chance to share with us your own personal goals and visions for us to implement, having direct input in your child’s educational journey!

Families will also be given access to our family communication app Storypark, where we will share with you any significant updates in your child’s day, as well as any other important updates that happen in the centre – ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here.

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

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Meet our Centre Manager

Megan Ward

Centre Manager

"Children learn and grow so fast that there is always something new to share or experience. I love that I can be apart of that".

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 6:00pm
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

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 Brunswick

With so many childcare and early learning options available in and around Brunswick, how do you know Guardian is the best choice for your family?  

A love of learning. Confidence. Curiosity. Guardian Brunswick is a place for early learning where children can thrive. At Brunswick we:  

  • Believe early learning should be fun. Through play, a child’s curiosity and imagination come alive as they explore and understand their world at their own pace. 
  • Put children at the centre of their growth. Play-based experiences and structured learning support the development of language, literacy and numeracy skills as part of the Braybrook Kindergarten Program. 
  • Make sure you love coming to Guardian as much as your children. And you’ll meet a team of educators passionate about your child’s learning and development. 

Our childcare and early learning programs offer so many benefits for families, including: 

  • Kindergarten Program: We help prepare your child for Primary School with our leading curriculum delivered by Teachers with specialist early childhood university degrees. 
  • Partnership with Families: Your peace of mind is important to us, so we work with you and your child every step of the way. 
  • Community connections. Regular excursions to explore the local area, as well as a ‘home-away-from-home’ approach to care. 
  • Wellbeing and nutrition. Nutritionally balanced, seasonal meals and snacks prepared by a dedicated on-site chef, as well as regular cooking classes for the children. 
  • Provide real-world inspired environments. Our Centres inspire curiosity, foster creativity and support discovery with a variety of sensory-rich and sustainable spaces designed for early learning that encourage your child to think, question and do amazing things. 

Our close partnership with families allows us to offer a range of additional benefits to the learning and childcare experience for the children at Guardian Brunswick. We pride ourselves on the support we offer families and want to help make it a little easier to balance all those daily commitments, through initiatives such as:  

  • Designated drop off and pick up zones to assist with those busy mornings and afternoons. 
  • Casual care days where possible to help you manage the unpredictable nature of work life and home life.   
  • Assisting you with government subsidies and entitlements to help you make the most of the financial support which may be available 
  • Our family communication app StoryPark to keep you informed throughout the day with photos, videos and updates about your child  
  • We hold parent and educator sessions to keep you informed of your child’s individual progress.  
  • Providing your child with unexpected benefits such as exposure to a range of cultures and languages via our diverse and multi-cultural educator mix.   

Before you make a decision about who you choose when looking at day care or childcare in Brunswick, please talk to Guardian. Take a tour to find out how we are different in the way we care for children and look after our parents. We currently have vacancies available so enquire today. Read our FAQs for new families to help with any other questions you may have. 

Centre Highlights

Our Brunswick childcare centre offers:

  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers
  • Bright, vibrant learning spaces designed to inspire
  • Extensive outdoor space for children to explore
  • On-site Chef providing fresh snacks and meals daily
  • Nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula and bed linen provided
  • Extended hours of care each weekday from 7.00am to 6.00pm
  • Our spacious centre sparks children’s play and imagination with a dedicated creative area for arts, crafts, and science! As well as an indoor/outdoor classroom, mud pit, bike track, wooden play equipment and gardens.
  • We have some carparking onsite. There is also street parking available on Blyth Street.

Reviews from Google

Kate G.
Kate G.
05:33 07 Nov 23
My child loves coming here. She loves her educators and everyone is so warm and welcoming, staff are professional and keep me well informed of my child's day.
Iliana Medina G.
Iliana Medina G.
02:26 06 Nov 23
Penelope B.
Penelope B.
12:10 10 May 22
I was so anxious about starting childcare with my bub, but the team here have made the process such an easy and positive experience. The carers here really make all the difference!Millie and Tristan, his main carers, are absolutely wonderful. They are so genuinely passionate about what they do and it shows with every interaction. All of the carers are warm and friendly, but these two are real stand outs! It doesn't matter how busy things get, they will always have big smiles on their faces and positive things to say. I feel like they really care about my boy and about giving him the best experience possible. I could not speak more highly of these two amazing people!Communication is excellent. I always feel like I know what happens during the day, and am kept up to date with any changes. I also feel that I can pass on any specific instructions to the carers and they will make sure that it happens.Each week there is a different educational focus. I appreciate that there's thought that goes into the toys and activities.The whole centre is always clean and well kept. My boy really enjoys the food, too. He will try food here that he would never eat at home!I'm so glad we choose this centre for our boy's childcare. Best decision we made!
Kimberley B.
Kimberley B.
21:21 28 Oct 20
Such a wonderful centre! All of the staff are so lovely and the variety of activities available for the children is great, highly recommend.
Yong ying W.
Yong ying W.
10:15 26 Aug 20
The best childcare ever! All of the educators here always go above and beyond teaching and guiding my child. Beautiful learning environmental and passionate teachers. My 3 years old would come home and talk about everything he learnt and all the fun he had. Highly recommended
Anish A.
Anish A.
06:36 20 Jul 20
Tarah M
Tarah M
11:09 19 Feb 19
Blyth Street ELC is fantastic!!! Our son has been in the nursery and we couldn't have been happier with the level of care and communication. Simone, the director, is wonderful and takes time to talk through the processes and gets to know the families. All the educators, particularly in the nursery, are just divine and seeing them interact with the kids made us feel so comforted at leaving our little one in their care. They also foster a great sense of community within the centre. Super sad to have now left the area but would recommend Blyth Street ELC to anyone looking for a great centre!
Bridie S.
Bridie S.
21:05 23 Aug 18
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