Guardian Childcare & Education Doncaster East

Reviews from Google

4.8
(24)
Sarah M.
Sarah M.
01:36 23 May 24
We love it here! have been here since my baby was 9 months old, and the center is warm, safe and so much fun. Veronica is always so easy to contact, and Ishan prepares the most delicious and nutritious meals for the little ones. I can't wait to see my baby grow through this center and the wonderful people who work there.
Jacqueline O.
Jacqueline O.
06:44 07 May 24
The staff are lovely, the centre is fantastic with so many learning activities and play areas, indoor and outdoors. They have weekly music classes which are great. The educators keep you in the loop with all that your child has been up too. The centre is clean and very inviting. The hours are adaptable to your schedule with the centre open for 11.5 hours a day. I highly recommend Guardian Childcare.
Madiha T.
Madiha T.
10:15 22 Jan 24
Shivan P.
Shivan P.
01:40 21 Aug 23
Michelle L.
Michelle L.
02:24 11 Apr 23
Great experience
Chandni K.
Chandni K.
01:40 28 Mar 23
Katherine A.
Katherine A.
09:49 20 Jan 23
From the moment we walked into Guardian Doncaster East my husband and I knew straight away this was where we wanted to send our son. The centre is warm and welcoming and has amazing play spaces and kitchen gardens. Being first time parents we were nervous about the whole process, but Veronica and all of the Educators have been nothing short of amazing and supportive and totally put our minds at ease. The whole team are warm, genuine and caring.Our son has attended since he was 8 months old and is now transitioning into the toddler room. We are always surprised with how quickly his learning is developing and how many great friends he has made. He is happy to attend the centre and it melts our hearts when he runs up to his educators in the morning for a cuddle. Cheenu and Claire seem to be the favourites! But we can tell he adores all of the Educators. The Educators always take the time to communicate with us about our son’s experiences and development and we really appreciate the advice they’ve given us through tricky times such as fussy eating.The centre has a chef too! Ishan is a lovely person and we always look forward to smelling his delicious cooking when we arrive in the morning and stopping to say hello and see what he is cooking. I would not hesitate to recommend this centre to any parents or parents to be.
Xi C.
Xi C.
23:51 03 May 22
Sammi L.
Sammi L.
04:50 01 Mar 22
Haley C.
Haley C.
01:36 01 Feb 22
Incredibly engaged, warm and wonderfully supportive team, with excellent communications skills. Our son loves going to "school" to see his friends. We greatly value this investment in his early childhood education.
Ava C.
Ava C.
03:11 21 Dec 21
Zoe F.
Zoe F.
20:33 28 Dec 20
Linda B.
Linda B.
05:33 19 Nov 20
Over the last 7 years we have been involved in this centre they have continued to show care, support and understanding of all families. Their dedication to providing loving staff who support and educate the children is excellent.
Tung L.
Tung L.
22:50 18 Nov 20
My son has been attending this Childcare for nearly 3 years now. Initially, my wife and I selected this place because of our first impression of a very friendly environment with lots of space for the children to play, both inside and outside. Up to now, we are very glad we made that decision.There have been times when my son struggled with problems like severe constipation or waking up too often at night. As the first-time parents, we struggled too, but every time, we always get full support from his educators with specific advice, tips from their experience.Most recently, my son got quite upset after a long lockdown. Immediately, the educators discussed with us on things we could do and together we worked out a plan to help my son, both at home and at the childcare. It worked! Now my son loves going to school and he bonds very well with his friends and all the educators. We are very happy about it and really appreciate all the services and supports from the Childcare.
Cory E.
Cory E.
06:48 02 Oct 20
The team at Guardian Doncaster East are absolutely amazing. My two boys have been going there since 2019 and they love it. All the educators in that centre are so very loving and caring of the children. They really get to know the children and how best they learn, as every child has different learning abilities. Nilu and her team always make time for the parents as well and if you ever need any advice on how to help improve your children's learning at home, they are more then happy to talk to you. So dont hesitate and book a tour now to see for yourself how dedicate this centre is.
Meliame
Meliame
02:50 01 Oct 20
Both my boys go here and I dont think I can come up with the nicest words to describe Nilu and the team. They are just such wonderful, caring, and amazing educators. I can tell a big difference in their development since attending Guardian. I still remember when I first went into have a tour - the kids there were so happy and enjoying themselves that I felt confident enough to take my kids to child care. Everyone there knows what they are doing and they handle difficult behaviors so well and professionally. They love the children and you can tell since my kids love to go to child care. The staff turn over is very low so its good bonding for the kids with staff. I would recommend this place to anyone who has any doubt.
Ashley S.
Ashley S.
23:58 06 Sep 20
I highly recommend Guardian Doncaster East; they have been nothing but helpful and attentive since day one. The centre is clean, bright and we are always greeted with a friendly welcome. The management and educators are caring, friendly, knowledgeable, professional and genuinely take pride in what they do. They always take the time to communicate with us. They get to know each child’s personality and interests to personalise their care to their individual needs. The centre has a great program with lots of different activities. There is an amazing new large outdoor play area and we couldn’t be happier sending our children here, I know that they are safe and well looked after.
Belinda S.
Belinda S.
02:40 03 Sep 20
Both of my children attended Guardian Doncaster East from the time they were 4 months old. I have always felt that my children were safe, cared for and supported by the staff in all the rooms they were in, from the babies room right up to the Kinder room. Educators are knowledgable and professional but also have a nurturing side that is exactly what we were looking for in a child care setting. Both of my children we supported throughout their learning journey and were well adjusted and ready for school when the time came. The facility itself has undergone renovation in the past few years and is beyond expectations. The staff from Nilu in the office to all the educators in the rooms have created a welcoming and inviting space for not just my children but all children within the service and we could not be happier that we found this little gem. I would highly recommend this service to anyone in the area looking for a great place to send their children.
Angika S.
Angika S.
06:51 26 Aug 20
My son has been attending the centre for almost a year now. Though we loved his previous centre as well, he always used to cry while dropping him off.Since we moved to Guardian Doncaster East, he has never cried and is always looking forward to his day at the centre. That speaks a lot about the care that he gets there. He shares beautiful relationships with every educators and they show real concern towards his development.And, to top it all, whenever I go to drop him off I can smell delicious food being cooked in the kitchen. Lucky kids, eating that food!
emily Z.
emily Z.
09:37 25 Aug 20
The center is beautiful, program is excellent! They provide a high quality education and professional care service for the children. All of the educators are friendly and helpful. I have been sending my children here for about 4 years. Ever since they were babies, they love to play with all their friends and educators.
Anna M.
Anna M.
06:19 25 Aug 20
My daughter has attended Guardian Doncaster East since April 2020, after transferring from another Guardian centre to be closer to home. Nilu and the educators made us instantly feel welcome, and my daughter loves the time she spends there! All the educators are nurturing and take a keen interest in her growth and development. My husband and I are so thankful for the care and education she receives at the Centre and couldn’t recommend it more highly!
Veronica B
Veronica B
03:19 24 Aug 20
My child has been attending Guardian Doncaster East for over 3 years, since he was 11 months old. All the educators are friendly, caring, compassionate and knowledgeable. I am confident sending my child to this centre as I know he will be well cared for and supported to reach all his milestones. Each day he is excited to tell me all the wonderful, amazing things his educators have taught him that day. The large, bright, open rooms highlight the centres location amongst beautiful bushlands, in which the children learn about the environment.
Christine S.
Christine S.
00:00 19 May 17
Very good staff
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  • A modern, spacious Centre offering incredible learning programs and extended opening hours.
  • Amazing outdoor learning experiences including our very own vegetable garden.
  • Multicultural team of Educators and degree-qualified Teachers to support each child's growth and wellbeing.
  • High-quality two-year kindergarten program that prepares children for school with the benefits of long daycare. Plus get up to $2,050 for 3 and 4yr 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

100 Deep Creek Drive
Doncaster East, VIC, 3109


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Doncaster East! Our spacious, bright and modern early learning centre in Doncaster East provides leading learning programs in a caring environment for children aged six weeks to six years.

Our Doncaster East child care is a great choice for local families wanting high-quality early childhood education and care for their children. Guardian Doncaster East day care has an on-site library, an adjoining football oval, vegetable patches, a community garden and a range of age-specific workspaces and play areas.
Children are encouraged to explore and learn, with learning programs brought to life across a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. The Centre also boasts an ‘Out and About’ program that allows all age groups to explore our local community through excursions to various local landmarks.

Our engaging, resource-rich early childhood education environments include:

• Passionate and experienced Educators and university-qualified Teachers who focus on relationships with children and families.
• Beautifully designed learning spaces to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging.
• Nutritious meals and snacks are prepared fresh, on-site by our amazing Cooks and Chefs.
• We provide baby nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula, and bed linen in the nursery room.

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

Children are supported to explore and develop their social and emotional skills through a leading curriculum and learning experiences that foster creativity and imagination in a safe environment for young age groups. Our Educators understand the importance of building strong relationships with families to provide a secure and nurturing environment for all children.

As part of our commitment to care and education, Guardian Doncaster East provides children and families with the added benefit of an excellent two-year funded Kindergarten Program, led by degree-qualified Teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

Our education programs and curriculum are designed specifically to help prepare your child to transition from early learning to primary school. All our programs align with the Early Years Learning Framework and national quality standards and support each child’s individual learning and interests.

At our Doncaster East daycare, families can view the day-to-day learnings of their children through our Visible Learning program, an approach that is unique to Guardian. This program enables families to understand their child’s learnings via our Learning Exchange Display, and your input is always welcome!

We keep families up to date through our communication app Storypark where we post photos, videos and updates about all the activity happening in our Centre.

With a variety of cultures represented amongst our Doncaster East childcare team, we also love exploring cultural differences as well as embracing various holidays and celebrations throughout the year.

Our on-site Chef prepares delicious meals using fresh seasonal ingredients every day, often harvested by the children from our very own vegetable gardens – a real playground-to-plate experience! Our Chef also hosts regular hands-on cooking experiences for the children and encourages nutrition-related conversation at shared mealtimes.

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. 

Begin the adventure at our Doncaster East child care centre today. Book your tour now!

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Doncaster East Centre Manager Image

Veronica Bence

"The most important thing we as educators can do to support all children in our care is to form strong relationships with each child and partnerships with their families and carers."

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

Guardian Childcare & Education Doncaster East provides high-quality care and education for families in the Doncaster area, including the neighbouring suburbs of Doncaster, Templestowe, Donvale, Bulleen, and Mont Albert.

We understand the importance of extended care for busy families, which is why our Doncaster East childcare centre offers extensive opening hours from 7am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Guardian Doncaster East includes four spacious indoor play spaces and a range of age-specific learning environments. Outdoors features two custom-designed natural play spaces including a treehouse, water pump, a copper water wall, tepees, natural creek beds, an amphitheatre and a yarning circle (where our Kindergarten children come together to connect to country and say their Acknowledgment of Country each morning), which complements the natural backdrop of the local Mullum Mullum Creek.

The team at Guardian Childcare & Education Doncaster East organise a range of fundraising events for the children to be involved in. As part of our community focus, we have a dedicated community space, where parents and community members can spend time meeting and networking.
Our Educators take the time to provide families with up-to-date information on their child´s day and developmental 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, meaningful engagement and relationships we develop with our families and learning community.

Children go on weekly excursions as part of our Out and About Program which supports all age groups to explore our local outdoor community. We engage with our local plant nursery Beasley’s where we often stop to birdwatch, look at the waterfall, find some plants to bring back to the centre or even enjoy a babyccino. As part of our Transition to School program, children and Educators engage with local Primary Schools to build community partnerships that foster a culture of learning and promote positive transitions to school.

The children and Educators often collect herbs and vegetables from the centre’s community garden, working with chef Cecilia to add them to their daily meals or use them as ingredients in cooking classes.

During drop-off or pick-up times, we encourage you to stay for a little while and spend some time exploring the learning environment. Our Educators and Teachers can provide some understanding of the various play materials and education spaces throughout the Centre to help you discover some ways to continue learning at home.

Our family communication app, Storypark, provides you with photos and updates on your child throughout the day, offering you the opportunity to stay informed about your child’s early learning and development. We also set up different learning outcomes for the children through Storypark, which supports them through achieving developmental milestones and understanding new ideas.

For children aged three and four, we have a kindergarten program led by university-qualified Teachers that can support your child in their preparation for the step up into primary school. Our kindergarten curriculum has the Victorian Government Kinder Tick, which demonstrates our commitment to providing the best possible start to life for your child. Our program is led by specialist Educational Leaders who guide teaching and learning in a flexible and research-supported way.

Through our kindergarten program, children have the opportunity to learn some of the skills that are often only introduced in early primary school. We begin learning and exploring shapes, numbers and letters through fun, play-based activities.

We’re committed to children’s nutrition, and our on-site cook prepares each meal fresh and packed with all the nutrients that children need at their age. We encourage children to engage in food preparation and to ask questions about where their food comes from, why it’s good for them, and how they can eat it. We also encourage exploration of the cultural heritage behind different foods, helping promote diversity and inclusion from an early age.

We develop each child’s literacy and numeracy skills to help them feel confident and prepared during the challenging leap into primary school. Our program supports the needs and routines of each of our families, and we ensure each child’s cultural background is supported and encouraged.

Reviews from Google

4.8
(24)
Sarah M.
Sarah M.
01:36 23 May 24
We love it here! have been here since my baby was 9 months old, and the center is warm, safe and so much fun. Veronica is always so easy to contact, and Ishan prepares the most delicious and nutritious meals for the little ones. I can't wait to see my baby grow through this center and the wonderful people who work there.
Jacqueline O.
Jacqueline O.
06:44 07 May 24
The staff are lovely, the centre is fantastic with so many learning activities and play areas, indoor and outdoors. They have weekly music classes which are great. The educators keep you in the loop with all that your child has been up too. The centre is clean and very inviting. The hours are adaptable to your schedule with the centre open for 11.5 hours a day. I highly recommend Guardian Childcare.
Madiha T.
Madiha T.
10:15 22 Jan 24
Shivan P.
Shivan P.
01:40 21 Aug 23
Michelle L.
Michelle L.
02:24 11 Apr 23
Great experience
Chandni K.
Chandni K.
01:40 28 Mar 23
Katherine A.
Katherine A.
09:49 20 Jan 23
From the moment we walked into Guardian Doncaster East my husband and I knew straight away this was where we wanted to send our son. The centre is warm and welcoming and has amazing play spaces and kitchen gardens. Being first time parents we were nervous about the whole process, but Veronica and all of the Educators have been nothing short of amazing and supportive and totally put our minds at ease. The whole team are warm, genuine and caring.Our son has attended since he was 8 months old and is now transitioning into the toddler room. We are always surprised with how quickly his learning is developing and how many great friends he has made. He is happy to attend the centre and it melts our hearts when he runs up to his educators in the morning for a cuddle. Cheenu and Claire seem to be the favourites! But we can tell he adores all of the Educators. The Educators always take the time to communicate with us about our son’s experiences and development and we really appreciate the advice they’ve given us through tricky times such as fussy eating.The centre has a chef too! Ishan is a lovely person and we always look forward to smelling his delicious cooking when we arrive in the morning and stopping to say hello and see what he is cooking. I would not hesitate to recommend this centre to any parents or parents to be.
Xi C.
Xi C.
23:51 03 May 22
Sammi L.
Sammi L.
04:50 01 Mar 22
Haley C.
Haley C.
01:36 01 Feb 22
Incredibly engaged, warm and wonderfully supportive team, with excellent communications skills. Our son loves going to "school" to see his friends. We greatly value this investment in his early childhood education.
Ava C.
Ava C.
03:11 21 Dec 21
Zoe F.
Zoe F.
20:33 28 Dec 20
Linda B.
Linda B.
05:33 19 Nov 20
Over the last 7 years we have been involved in this centre they have continued to show care, support and understanding of all families. Their dedication to providing loving staff who support and educate the children is excellent.
Tung L.
Tung L.
22:50 18 Nov 20
My son has been attending this Childcare for nearly 3 years now. Initially, my wife and I selected this place because of our first impression of a very friendly environment with lots of space for the children to play, both inside and outside. Up to now, we are very glad we made that decision.There have been times when my son struggled with problems like severe constipation or waking up too often at night. As the first-time parents, we struggled too, but every time, we always get full support from his educators with specific advice, tips from their experience.Most recently, my son got quite upset after a long lockdown. Immediately, the educators discussed with us on things we could do and together we worked out a plan to help my son, both at home and at the childcare. It worked! Now my son loves going to school and he bonds very well with his friends and all the educators. We are very happy about it and really appreciate all the services and supports from the Childcare.
Cory E.
Cory E.
06:48 02 Oct 20
The team at Guardian Doncaster East are absolutely amazing. My two boys have been going there since 2019 and they love it. All the educators in that centre are so very loving and caring of the children. They really get to know the children and how best they learn, as every child has different learning abilities. Nilu and her team always make time for the parents as well and if you ever need any advice on how to help improve your children's learning at home, they are more then happy to talk to you. So dont hesitate and book a tour now to see for yourself how dedicate this centre is.
Meliame
Meliame
02:50 01 Oct 20
Both my boys go here and I dont think I can come up with the nicest words to describe Nilu and the team. They are just such wonderful, caring, and amazing educators. I can tell a big difference in their development since attending Guardian. I still remember when I first went into have a tour - the kids there were so happy and enjoying themselves that I felt confident enough to take my kids to child care. Everyone there knows what they are doing and they handle difficult behaviors so well and professionally. They love the children and you can tell since my kids love to go to child care. The staff turn over is very low so its good bonding for the kids with staff. I would recommend this place to anyone who has any doubt.
Ashley S.
Ashley S.
23:58 06 Sep 20
I highly recommend Guardian Doncaster East; they have been nothing but helpful and attentive since day one. The centre is clean, bright and we are always greeted with a friendly welcome. The management and educators are caring, friendly, knowledgeable, professional and genuinely take pride in what they do. They always take the time to communicate with us. They get to know each child’s personality and interests to personalise their care to their individual needs. The centre has a great program with lots of different activities. There is an amazing new large outdoor play area and we couldn’t be happier sending our children here, I know that they are safe and well looked after.
Belinda S.
Belinda S.
02:40 03 Sep 20
Both of my children attended Guardian Doncaster East from the time they were 4 months old. I have always felt that my children were safe, cared for and supported by the staff in all the rooms they were in, from the babies room right up to the Kinder room. Educators are knowledgable and professional but also have a nurturing side that is exactly what we were looking for in a child care setting. Both of my children we supported throughout their learning journey and were well adjusted and ready for school when the time came. The facility itself has undergone renovation in the past few years and is beyond expectations. The staff from Nilu in the office to all the educators in the rooms have created a welcoming and inviting space for not just my children but all children within the service and we could not be happier that we found this little gem. I would highly recommend this service to anyone in the area looking for a great place to send their children.
Angika S.
Angika S.
06:51 26 Aug 20
My son has been attending the centre for almost a year now. Though we loved his previous centre as well, he always used to cry while dropping him off.Since we moved to Guardian Doncaster East, he has never cried and is always looking forward to his day at the centre. That speaks a lot about the care that he gets there. He shares beautiful relationships with every educators and they show real concern towards his development.And, to top it all, whenever I go to drop him off I can smell delicious food being cooked in the kitchen. Lucky kids, eating that food!
emily Z.
emily Z.
09:37 25 Aug 20
The center is beautiful, program is excellent! They provide a high quality education and professional care service for the children. All of the educators are friendly and helpful. I have been sending my children here for about 4 years. Ever since they were babies, they love to play with all their friends and educators.
Anna M.
Anna M.
06:19 25 Aug 20
My daughter has attended Guardian Doncaster East since April 2020, after transferring from another Guardian centre to be closer to home. Nilu and the educators made us instantly feel welcome, and my daughter loves the time she spends there! All the educators are nurturing and take a keen interest in her growth and development. My husband and I are so thankful for the care and education she receives at the Centre and couldn’t recommend it more highly!
Veronica B
Veronica B
03:19 24 Aug 20
My child has been attending Guardian Doncaster East for over 3 years, since he was 11 months old. All the educators are friendly, caring, compassionate and knowledgeable. I am confident sending my child to this centre as I know he will be well cared for and supported to reach all his milestones. Each day he is excited to tell me all the wonderful, amazing things his educators have taught him that day. The large, bright, open rooms highlight the centres location amongst beautiful bushlands, in which the children learn about the environment.
Christine S.
Christine S.
00:00 19 May 17
Very good staff
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