"I want to provide children with the best quality start in life and with their education."
Guardian Childcare & Education Camberwell is rated as exceeding in the National Quality Standard. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including yoga experiences, a pergola, a water play area, and natural play structures, children are encouraged to explore and learn.
The light-filled Centre is split between two 1930s houses, and features high ceilings, native trees, a spacious outdoor area, and a range of age-specific studios and spaces.
The first five years of your child’s life are incredibly important when it comes to social and emotional development, and setting them up with a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. That’s why, at Guardian Camberwell, we’re focused on teaching children how to learn versus just ticking a box. This approach to education comes to life in our Kindergarten Program, which is led by qualified teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.
At Guardian Camberwell we’re proud to have a culturally diverse team, with a number of our Educators fluent in Mandarin. We celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year, which offers the children an insight into diversity and the world around them.
Children also get out and about on regular excursions into the local community. We have a beautiful park and a library within walking distance from the Centre, so all age groups are able to join in.
Our on-site cook, Chris, prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. Having been with the Centre for over 12 years, Chris puts his heart and soul into every meal, and the children love chatting with him and participating in hands-on cooking classes.
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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.
Handover time with children, families and our friendly Educators. There’s a chance to share what’s important for the day and any news from home.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
An opportunity to play and discover with open-plan play in family groups and multi-age groupings.
Planned experiences. This is where the Guardian difference comes to life. Alongside our Educators your child’s exploration leads to learnings in numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, creative arts and much more.
An opportunity for children to come together for a healthy snack, often they help prepare their food alongside our carers and cook.
Individually tailored to your child’s needs and curiosity the planned experiences continue, this includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
Another nutritious meal expertly prepared by our cook. Families are invited to join the children for meals and excursions if they wish.
If your child wants to, or needs to sleep, it’s time to rest and recharge. For children who don’t need to rest the planned experiences continue, in most cases outdoors.
Another chance for the children to come together and re-fuel in small groups. There is also an opportunity to rest or play together and reflect on the day.
As you arrive to pick up your child, there’s a chance to speak with our Educators and share news about the day. Our Storypark App also allows you to stay in touch 24/7 wherever you are.
End of day
Your child is encouraged to grab a light snack as they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary, throughout the day if we notice your child looking tired food will be provided.
Open 7:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
|Age Group||Daily Fee|
|Under 3 Years||$165.00*|
|Over 3 Years||$163.00*|
*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back, click here.
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.
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.
Your child will love their day at Guardian Childcare & Education Camberwell with our friendly and passionate team of Educators. Our early learning environment will benefit your child’s learning and development, social skills and school readiness all whilst in the comfort of our home like designed centre. Our centre is clean, safe, environmentally friendly and well located for your convenience on Toorak Road, Camberwell.
Guardian Childcare & Education Camberwell provides extra curricular activities, including weekly yoga and sports classes, in our fully air-conditioned and heated centre. 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.
We cater our services at the centre to make life easier for our busy families. We provide nutritionally balanced meals prepared by our own chef in our centre kitchen. We also provide necessities such as nappies, sunscreen and bedding for nap times.
Our team takes 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.
- 6 months ago
Love this place. My son screams out of excitement everytime I tell him he's going to childcare.
- 1 year ago
Having been at Tiggers for 3 years now, I honestly can not recommend it highly enough. The staff are absolutely amazing in their interactions with the kids and you can really ... Read More
- 2 years ago
- 3 years ago
Such a wonderful place to drop my children off in the morning. Always feels like I’m leaving them with people that care. The rooms are spacious and inviting and the ... Read More
- 3 years ago
Best Childcare in Camberwell! Huge, natural play spaces, friendly, caring management and lovely staff! Would recommend
- 3 years ago
- 4 years ago
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“It’s not easy to leave your child in the care of someone else, however, from day one I can comfortably say that your staff have always provided the best care for both my children. I always see all the great things they do with the children but most importantly they are always there to comfort the children and take such great care of them.”
– Ivana Dusenjko, Mickleham Road, Vic
"The transition into childcare was made easy by the supportive and compassionate staff. Daily communication (both email and verbal) kept me up to date with my daughter's progress socially, emotionally and intellectually. The 'child centred' approach is amazing; for my child to make connections to her own world and experiences. She loves going.”
– Sarah Collingwood, Jacaranda – Sunnybank, Qld
"“The team are passionate about being early childhood Educators. The environment is filled with many indoor and outdoor activities allowing a child-led development by following their natural interests (inspired by Reggio Emilia). A philosophy we follow in our home. My four-year-old daughter’s language and social skills have improved greatly.””
– Angela K, Lane Cove, NSW
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