Guardian Childcare & Education Doncaster East

(Formerly Warrandyte Road)

Guardian Childcare & Education Doncaster East is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. Located 20km north-east of the Melbourne CBD, the Centre is a great choice for local families wanting high-quality education and care for their children.

Guardian Doncaster East 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 at Guardian Doncaster East, with learning programs bought 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. We keep families up to date with all of this activity through our communication app StoryPark where we post photos, videos and updates about all the activity happening in our Centre.

As part of this commitment to care and education, Guardian Doncaster East provides children and families with the added benefit of a leading Kindergarten Program, led by university-qualified teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

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

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

Begin the adventure at Guardian Doncaster East today. Book a tour or speak 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 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Under 3.5 Years $125.00*
Over 3.5 Years $125.00*

*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 Doncaster East includes four spacious indoor play spaces and a range of age-specific ateliers. Outdoors features two custom-designed natural play spaces include 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 Acknowledgement 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 that allows 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.

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.

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