Guardian Childcare & Education Chadstone

(Formerly Love Kids)

Guardian Childcare & Education Chadstone boasts a range of exciting, resource-rich environments, including a beautifully designed yard with a cubby house and water pump. The light-filled and homely Centre also has sandpit areas, worm farms, vegetable gardens, compost bins and a range of age-specific workplaces and play areas.

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 Chadstone 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 Chadstone, we are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year. In addition to hosting a range of visitors throughout the year, the children go on regular excursions out into the community. We keep families up to date with all of this daily activity through our family communication app StoryPark.

Our on-site cook prepares nutritionally balanced and delicious meals using seasonal ingredients every day. The children and educators often collect herbs and vegetables from the gardens to add to the daily meals and to use in regular hand-on cooking classes. These experiences help the children develop an understanding of good nutrition and encourages them to try new foods.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Chadstone today by booking a tour to explore the Centre or speaking to one of our 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 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
0-24 Months $147.00*
24-36 Months $147.00*
Over 36 Months $145.00*

*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 Dinner 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

If you’re looking for an East Malvern early learning centre then consider taking at tour of Guardian Chadstone to discover how we create our fun, innovative learning environment and why the extra few minutes in the car are well worthwhile.

We focus on creating relationships with children and partnerships with families to ensure that our child care centres are creating the best opportunities for both parents and kids.

With a 5 star rating from many of our parents that come from Malvern East, take a tour of Guardian Chadstone today and discover how we’re different and why we may be the right choice to help your child prepare for kindergarten and school.

Reviews (18)

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    Kara Nowak

    - 11 months ago

    We have nothing but good experiences with Guardian Chadstone since my son started there in June. It is so comforting to know he is so well looked after when my ... Read More

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    Dilini Silva

    - 11 months ago

    Very Friendly and Supportive team.

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    Catherine Burk

    - 11 months ago

    My two children have been at LoveKids for a total of about 10 years. I love coming to the centre everyday and seeing everyone happy. My daughter is almost at ... Read More

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    Kate

    - 11 months ago

    My son has been attending Guardian Chadstone for about 3 years. He has grown so much confidence and always enjoys going to centre. He's built positive and good relationships with ... Read More

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    Lynn Yeap

    - 1 year ago

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    Mara Santo

    - 1 year ago

    Great Centre, the educators are just lovely, helpful and very caring. Children and families love being part of “Guardian Chadstone Family.” Always fun times to be had there and celebrations ... Read More

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    Sandro Pannozzo

    - 2 years ago

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    Jess

    - 2 years ago

    The love and care from all the educators into taking care of every children is just amazing. You would be so comfortable with others taking care of your child.Children ... Read More

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    Nithya Sundar

    - 2 years ago

    An amazing centre. Dedicated educators and staff. Very caring and nurturing environment for children. Children are being engaged with hands on experiences and exploring the real world. The curriculum embraces ... Read More

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    Raman Meenakshisundaram

    - 2 years ago

    Love Kids is a gorgeous centre that provides the children with quality care. I love the caring educators and how they have played a great role in shaping children’s futures. ... Read More

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    Sujatha Jayaraman

    - 3 years ago

    Love kids is a safe and amicable environment for the children to nurture. My daughter has been going since she was 14 months and the best part is she loves ... Read More

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    Balasubramaniam K

    - 3 years ago

    My child has been going to LoveKids Chadstone for more than a year now and I would like to thank all the staff & educators for their excellent care to ... Read More

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    Nafisa Chowdhury

    - 3 years ago

    It is a great place for children to build relationships with peers and educators in a resourceful learning environment. Children are becoming more sustainable in everyday practice to save the ... Read More

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    Julian Jones

    - 3 years ago

    Beautiful centre with caring Educators. I would definitely recommend!

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    Little Green Bird

    - 3 years ago

    What an absolutely fantastic childcare facility. Love Kids is exceptionally well run; with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, staff who are friendly, dedicated, and hardworking, and with high standards throughout. While ... Read More

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    Kris Halewood

    - 3 years ago

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    Gabrielle B

    - 2 years ago

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    Kat Little

    - 4 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.