Guardian Childcare & Education Camberwell

Reviews from Google

4.6
(22)
Hayley T.
Hayley T.
09:55 05 Apr 24
We have had our two kids through Guardian Camberwell (previously Tiggers) since our first was a baby in 2018. As with most childcare centres, we have seen ups and downs throughout the years, but there’s definitely been a big change for the better in more recent times. The centre is bright, clean and well equipped with fun and educational toys, there is a huge outdoor area that all the kids love, an on-site chef preparing a variety of tasty and nutritious food, plenty of fun incursions and excursions as well as special family events through the year, engaged & friendly educators who make a real effort to get to know the all the children and their families, and an amazing centre manager & support team (Communication is excellent!) Would definitely recommend Guardian Camberwell, it’s been a great centre for our family.
Danielle W.
Danielle W.
09:09 05 Apr 24
Highly recommend Guardian Camberwell. Professional, caring and nurturing staff. A lovely community, led by wonderful management. Kids have opportunities to engage in a variety of learning experiences including incursions and excursions. We are very happy here.
Olivia G.
Olivia G.
07:19 05 Apr 24
Guardian Camberwell has an amazing team of educators and great facilities for the kids - great outdoor play area, incursion and excursion programs, kinder program etc! Could not recommend this daycare enough :)
O G
O G
07:14 05 Apr 24
Zoe L.
Zoe L.
00:50 01 Mar 24
We have been so incredibly happy with our daughters time here, she has been so happy & really thrived at Guardian Camberwell.The center provides such a positive & nurturing environment, and we have been really impressed with the activities, excursions & food and particularly happy with the full time access to outdoor play.We can't even single out a particular teacher that has impressed as every single teacher over the 2 years of her enrollment has been just as outstanding, nurturing and caring and seemed genuinely invested in her happiness.So thank you so much for taking such great care of our daughter!
Luciana C.
Luciana C.
01:16 09 Jan 24
Love the team and how loving they are with their care. The unit is also really nice with a beautiful backyard.
JessInWonderland Z.
JessInWonderland Z.
00:45 16 May 23
David A.
David A.
01:09 25 Apr 23
Fantastic daycare centre with excellent facilities and staff.
Georgia
Georgia
20:48 06 Apr 23
Simone F.
Simone F.
10:55 06 Apr 23
Beautiful people working there, low staff turnover and they genuinely love and care for my child. Highly recommend!
Anthony W.
Anthony W.
23:41 15 Aug 21
Steph and the tram are amazing and they have support our son journey since 8 months old. He is maturing into a well rounded toddler and is learning so much in life skills as well as education requirements. He loves the Japanese lessons especially in light of the Tokyo Olympics .
Stephanie Jade Y.
Stephanie Jade Y.
04:02 10 Jul 21
I’ve worked at Guardian Camberwell for some time now, since it was known as ‘Tiggers’ and it has continued to operate as one of the highest quality, warm, continuously improved to exceed changes in the early learning sector facilities in the business.Throughout covid, it was my favourite place to be, the happy, constantly optimistic team were my sanity throughout it all! My eldest started there at 7 months and continued right through until he left for school, he still has fond memories of the centre and often asks to visit. My daughter still attends and having been in the biz for as long as I have and seen many centres, I can honestly say there is nowhere I would rather her early learning journey be. There is good reason why the centre is almost constantly full and has remained so since it opened over 20 years ago, pioneering as one of the first Childcare centres in the area despite growing competition. ‘The hype’ is true, there really are no other centres around like it!
mehmet G.
mehmet G.
08:58 09 Jun 21
Me and my wife have been sending our child here for a year. The staff are always professional and friendly. The manager Steph is always happy and makes you feel at ease knowing your child is safe and being looked after in a friendly warm environment... the out door area is amazing in itself i couldn’t image sending my child anywhere else
Aga W.
Aga W.
00:53 09 Jun 21
As a first time parent finding a good childcare was really important to us. After a lot of searching we decided on Camberwell Guardian.As soon as we walked in for our tour we had a great vibe and feel of the place. Everything was clean, calm and organized, with educators playing with the babies on the floor, reading books, playing with toys. My husband and I knew straight away that this was the place for us, we spent the walk home hoping that we could get in because places are limited. Thankfully, we were able to get our son in on our preferred days and didn’t have to split him between 2 childcares.The educators in the rooms are so kind and caring and always greet us with a smile and a hello in the morning. As both my husband and I are working fulltime, we are often one of the last parents to do pick up and the educators always have the time to debrief about the day have a chat, tell me what my son was up to that day and how he is progressing and who his friends are. Our son really does have a great bond with them, and his little face just lights up when he sees them.Being born in Covid times he didn’t have much of a chance to engage with others, so he did take a couple of weeks to adjust to his new daycare routine, the educators took the time to gain his trust and work with him. Our son wouldn’t eat a lot at daycare at the begin due to the stress of the new environment but the educators will always offer him his favourite things even if not on the menu for that day so he would have something. He is now eating everything at daycare and having second helpings!We look forward everyday to the Storypark updates and as soon as the notification pops up on our phones we drop everything to have a look at what our son has been up to. We love looking at the photos of him playing with the other babies and educators and can see that he is having a great day.Communication from Steph the Centre Manager is amazing. She knows every parent and child’s name and will always greet us in the morning. She is quick to respond and gives thorough updates, in fact I just wait for the email from Steph to find out what the latest Covid restrictions are instead of trying to figure out the everchanging restrictions. There have been a few occasions when I have had to put Dean in an additional day and Steph has been so accommodating.We really love everything about Guardian Camberwell and I tell everyone how much our son loves it and I honestly recommend it
Natisha K.
Natisha K.
22:49 08 Jun 21
As a casual staff member with Guardian I love working here. It's one of the kindest places I have worked and felt well and truly at home here. The center manager Stephanie has been so incredible allowing me the flexibility to do half day shifts when that's all I can do as well as allowing me to discuss concerns and give feedback based on what I've seen. The center has handled the current staff shortage within the childcare sector is amazing and efficient. As someone that has worked in the industry for seven years I can not recommend this service enough.
Mariola B
Mariola B
04:57 14 Nov 19
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 tell that they love the children.The centre itself is clean and well kempt, the menu is nutritious (which is great if you have a fussy eater like I do) and overall the energy is just really homely and friendly.It’s never easy leaving your kids with strangers but honestly Tiggers made the transition so easy and has continued to do so through the years we’ve been here.
Lishy H.
Lishy H.
09:56 22 Feb 19
Paul R.
Paul R.
21:58 17 May 18
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 kids have different activities each day. Highly recommend.
Stephanie Y.
Stephanie Y.
10:32 16 Dec 17
Aadi S.
Aadi S.
06:29 13 Jul 17
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  • Exciting outdoor environment including a water play area, pergola, large sandpit, tunnels and natural play structures to help spark learning and exploration.
  • Places available across all ages on specific days. Reach out to see how we can fit into your family's routine.
  • Nurture your child's social, emotional, literacy and numeracy skills with our comprehensive kindergarten program. 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 6:30pm

Address

895 Toorak Road
Camberwell, VIC, 3124


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Camberwell, a unique and inviting day care centre split between two 1930s houses, featuring high ceilings, native trees and a spacious outdoor area. Our Camberwell child care centre emphasizes play-based learning, offering a nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years.

Our long day care centre in Camberwell is conveniently situated for families living in Camberwell or surrounding suburbs such as Hawthorn East, Canterbury, Surrey Hills, Burwood and Glen Iris.

Our Camberwell childcare centre offers:

  • Quality learning programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking and Sustainability
  • Engaging indoor learning spaces full of quality educational resources
  • Expansive outdoor play spaces with a sandpit, bike track, tunnels and veggie garden
  • 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 7am to 6.30pm

Supported through a passionate and dedicated team of University-qualified Teachers and Educators, our daycare centre in Camberwell is an inclusive learning environment for children where a personalised approach to learning opportunities ensures children are supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey.

At our Camberwell early learning centre, we’re proud to have a culturally diverse team, with several Mandarin-speaking Educators.

Children also get out and about on regular excursions into the local community, with a beautiful park and library within walking distance from the centre.

Children attending our Camberwell childcare centre will also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our two year funded Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child transition from early learning to primary school.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will also have the chance to gain an 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.

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.

If you’re looking to begin the adventure and are wanting to explore, book a tour and meet our team at Guardian Childcare & Education Camberwell today!

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Camberwell Centre Manager Image

Ha Nguyen

"I believe children have the right to learn, grow and develop into confident, kind, resourceful and responsible citizens of the world."

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

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 Our Centre

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.

Centre Highlights

Our Camberwell childcare centre offers:

  • Quality learning programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking and Sustainability
  • Engaging indoor learning spaces full of quality educational resources
  • Expansive outdoor play spaces with a sandpit, bike track, tunnels and veggie garden
  • On-site Chef providing fresh snacks and meals daily
  • Situated within walking distance to tram stops, and convenient parking for pick up and drop off
  • Nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula and bed linen provided
  • Extended hours of care each weekday from 7am to 6.30pm

Reviews from Google

4.6
(22)
Hayley T.
Hayley T.
09:55 05 Apr 24
We have had our two kids through Guardian Camberwell (previously Tiggers) since our first was a baby in 2018. As with most childcare centres, we have seen ups and downs throughout the years, but there’s definitely been a big change for the better in more recent times. The centre is bright, clean and well equipped with fun and educational toys, there is a huge outdoor area that all the kids love, an on-site chef preparing a variety of tasty and nutritious food, plenty of fun incursions and excursions as well as special family events through the year, engaged & friendly educators who make a real effort to get to know the all the children and their families, and an amazing centre manager & support team (Communication is excellent!) Would definitely recommend Guardian Camberwell, it’s been a great centre for our family.
Danielle W.
Danielle W.
09:09 05 Apr 24
Highly recommend Guardian Camberwell. Professional, caring and nurturing staff. A lovely community, led by wonderful management. Kids have opportunities to engage in a variety of learning experiences including incursions and excursions. We are very happy here.
Olivia G.
Olivia G.
07:19 05 Apr 24
Guardian Camberwell has an amazing team of educators and great facilities for the kids - great outdoor play area, incursion and excursion programs, kinder program etc! Could not recommend this daycare enough :)
O G
O G
07:14 05 Apr 24
Zoe L.
Zoe L.
00:50 01 Mar 24
We have been so incredibly happy with our daughters time here, she has been so happy & really thrived at Guardian Camberwell.The center provides such a positive & nurturing environment, and we have been really impressed with the activities, excursions & food and particularly happy with the full time access to outdoor play.We can't even single out a particular teacher that has impressed as every single teacher over the 2 years of her enrollment has been just as outstanding, nurturing and caring and seemed genuinely invested in her happiness.So thank you so much for taking such great care of our daughter!
Luciana C.
Luciana C.
01:16 09 Jan 24
Love the team and how loving they are with their care. The unit is also really nice with a beautiful backyard.
JessInWonderland Z.
JessInWonderland Z.
00:45 16 May 23
David A.
David A.
01:09 25 Apr 23
Fantastic daycare centre with excellent facilities and staff.
Georgia
Georgia
20:48 06 Apr 23
Simone F.
Simone F.
10:55 06 Apr 23
Beautiful people working there, low staff turnover and they genuinely love and care for my child. Highly recommend!
Anthony W.
Anthony W.
23:41 15 Aug 21
Steph and the tram are amazing and they have support our son journey since 8 months old. He is maturing into a well rounded toddler and is learning so much in life skills as well as education requirements. He loves the Japanese lessons especially in light of the Tokyo Olympics .
Stephanie Jade Y.
Stephanie Jade Y.
04:02 10 Jul 21
I’ve worked at Guardian Camberwell for some time now, since it was known as ‘Tiggers’ and it has continued to operate as one of the highest quality, warm, continuously improved to exceed changes in the early learning sector facilities in the business.Throughout covid, it was my favourite place to be, the happy, constantly optimistic team were my sanity throughout it all! My eldest started there at 7 months and continued right through until he left for school, he still has fond memories of the centre and often asks to visit. My daughter still attends and having been in the biz for as long as I have and seen many centres, I can honestly say there is nowhere I would rather her early learning journey be. There is good reason why the centre is almost constantly full and has remained so since it opened over 20 years ago, pioneering as one of the first Childcare centres in the area despite growing competition. ‘The hype’ is true, there really are no other centres around like it!
mehmet G.
mehmet G.
08:58 09 Jun 21
Me and my wife have been sending our child here for a year. The staff are always professional and friendly. The manager Steph is always happy and makes you feel at ease knowing your child is safe and being looked after in a friendly warm environment... the out door area is amazing in itself i couldn’t image sending my child anywhere else
Aga W.
Aga W.
00:53 09 Jun 21
As a first time parent finding a good childcare was really important to us. After a lot of searching we decided on Camberwell Guardian.As soon as we walked in for our tour we had a great vibe and feel of the place. Everything was clean, calm and organized, with educators playing with the babies on the floor, reading books, playing with toys. My husband and I knew straight away that this was the place for us, we spent the walk home hoping that we could get in because places are limited. Thankfully, we were able to get our son in on our preferred days and didn’t have to split him between 2 childcares.The educators in the rooms are so kind and caring and always greet us with a smile and a hello in the morning. As both my husband and I are working fulltime, we are often one of the last parents to do pick up and the educators always have the time to debrief about the day have a chat, tell me what my son was up to that day and how he is progressing and who his friends are. Our son really does have a great bond with them, and his little face just lights up when he sees them.Being born in Covid times he didn’t have much of a chance to engage with others, so he did take a couple of weeks to adjust to his new daycare routine, the educators took the time to gain his trust and work with him. Our son wouldn’t eat a lot at daycare at the begin due to the stress of the new environment but the educators will always offer him his favourite things even if not on the menu for that day so he would have something. He is now eating everything at daycare and having second helpings!We look forward everyday to the Storypark updates and as soon as the notification pops up on our phones we drop everything to have a look at what our son has been up to. We love looking at the photos of him playing with the other babies and educators and can see that he is having a great day.Communication from Steph the Centre Manager is amazing. She knows every parent and child’s name and will always greet us in the morning. She is quick to respond and gives thorough updates, in fact I just wait for the email from Steph to find out what the latest Covid restrictions are instead of trying to figure out the everchanging restrictions. There have been a few occasions when I have had to put Dean in an additional day and Steph has been so accommodating.We really love everything about Guardian Camberwell and I tell everyone how much our son loves it and I honestly recommend it
Natisha K.
Natisha K.
22:49 08 Jun 21
As a casual staff member with Guardian I love working here. It's one of the kindest places I have worked and felt well and truly at home here. The center manager Stephanie has been so incredible allowing me the flexibility to do half day shifts when that's all I can do as well as allowing me to discuss concerns and give feedback based on what I've seen. The center has handled the current staff shortage within the childcare sector is amazing and efficient. As someone that has worked in the industry for seven years I can not recommend this service enough.
Mariola B
Mariola B
04:57 14 Nov 19
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 tell that they love the children.The centre itself is clean and well kempt, the menu is nutritious (which is great if you have a fussy eater like I do) and overall the energy is just really homely and friendly.It’s never easy leaving your kids with strangers but honestly Tiggers made the transition so easy and has continued to do so through the years we’ve been here.
Lishy H.
Lishy H.
09:56 22 Feb 19
Paul R.
Paul R.
21:58 17 May 18
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 kids have different activities each day. Highly recommend.
Stephanie Y.
Stephanie Y.
10:32 16 Dec 17
Aadi S.
Aadi S.
06:29 13 Jul 17
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