Guardian Childcare & Education Brunswick

(Formerly Blyth Street)


Guardian Childcare & Education Brunswick is a great childcare choice for families living in and around Coburg, Essendon, Northcote, Fitzroy and Carlton. Located only 6km north of the Melbourne CBD, the Centre is a convenient choice for families seeking high-quality care close to home, or on the way to the city for work.

With 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. The spacious Centre boasts facilities such as a ‘tinker lab’, an indoor/outdoor classroom, mud pits, shady trees, wooden decking, and a range of age-specific play areas.

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.

At Guardian Brunswick 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.

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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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

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Under 3 Years $146.00*
Over 3 Years $143.00*

*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 Brunswick is located in a beautiful old heritage home, just a short walk from Sydney Road and Lygon Street in urban Brunswick. Although the home has been renovated, it has retained its heritage look and feel, providing a warm, inviting atmosphere that is full of natural light.

Outside the children can explore four exciting play spaces that cater for a diverse range of learning styles. There are a variety of natural materials to discover, as well as challenges they can set themselves to learn and grow. A unique indoor/outdoor room is also available for all children to wander through and enjoy, as well as quiet spaces for more passive-style learning.

We provide healthy meals each day that reflect our local community, catering for vegan, vegetarian and halal preferences, as well as any other dietary requirements. We ensure our meals have minimal refined sugars, and wholefoods are used where possible.

To give new children the best start at our centre, we offer a three day flexible orientation process. We appreciate that leaving your child in care for the first time can be stressful, so we are committed to keeping you well informed on their progress through face to face conversations, phone calls, and emails. Our open door policy means you are also welcome to come and visit your child any time throughout the day. We also have excellent relationships with our local primary schools, and can assist you with the transition process when the time comes for them to leave our centre.

Reviews (7)

  • Guardian Childcare & Education Brunswick (formerly Blyth Street) Review

    Kimberley Beck

    - 3 months ago

    Such a wonderful centre! All of the staff are so lovely and the variety of activities available for the children is great, highly recommend.

  • Guardian Childcare & Education Brunswick (formerly Blyth Street) Review

    Yong ying Woo

    - 5 months ago

    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 ... Read More

  • Guardian Childcare & Education Brunswick (formerly Blyth Street) Review

    Anish Anand

    - 6 months ago

  • Guardian Childcare & Education Brunswick (formerly Blyth Street) Review

    Sandy McCully

    - 2 years ago

    I have had my kids at this centre for a few years now and extremely impressed with the director Simone. She handles everything in the right manner. I can see ... Read More

  • Guardian Childcare & Education Brunswick (formerly Blyth Street) Review

    Tarah McDonald

    - 2 years ago

    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 ... Read More

  • Guardian Childcare & Education Brunswick (formerly Blyth Street) Review

    Bridget Scanlon

    - 2 years ago

  • Guardian Childcare & Education Brunswick (formerly Blyth Street) Review

    Nathan Zraicat

    - 5 years ago

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.

What Our Families Say