"I’m inspired to see the children grow, learn and become lovely human beings."
Guardian Childcare & Education Doncaster East is 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.Read More
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 7:00am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
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.
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.
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
Professional and amazing staff, thank you for your hard work ❤️
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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, ... Read More
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 ... Read More
Very good staff
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