Guardian Childcare & Education Elsternwick

(Formerly Tree House)

Guardian Childcare & Education Elsternwick is one of more than 40 high quality Guardian Childcare Centres across Victoria. The Centre boasts a range of exciting, indoor and outdoor learning environments, including a treehouse, water pumps, a creek bed, natural play structures and a range of age-specific spaces and play areas.

At Guardian Elsternwick, children and families have the added benefit of a leading Kindergarten Program led by quality teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

Children at Guardian Elsternwick also get out and about on regular excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit locations such as the local florist, post office, zoo, our local aged care facility and the nearby café for babyccinos.

We are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year. The community-minded team also organise a range of fundraising events for the children to be involved in which helps extend their knowledge of the world around them.

Our on-site chef prepares nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day, and our educators host regular hands-on cooking classes to extend the children’s understanding of good nutrition.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Elsternwick 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 7:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Under 3 Years $151.00*
Over 3 Years $151.00*

*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 Elsternwick is nestled in leafy suburbia, in a purpose built early learning facility that is designed to feel like home. The centre is filled with natural sunlight, creating a fresh and inviting environment.

We offer numerous outdoor environments that are developmentally appropriate where the children can explore and interact at their own pace, and create their own spaces. The downstairs yard is littered with trees that offer ample shade, and a lovely expansive deck joins all rooms. Opposite we have an open spacious yard that offers endless exploration in the form of sandpits, outdoor kitchen, river bed and our tree house. Above on the first floor, two natural yards offer endless fun in the form of sandpits, decking, a construction patch for digging and an outdoor kitchen. The children especially love tending to the vegetable patches they created, and having the fruits of their labour included in their daily meals.

We create balanced and nutritious meals inspired by cultures from around the world, with plenty of variety to encourage children to try new foods with their peers. Our menu is signed off by a dietician, and families are encouraged to submit their own ideas on what could be included.

Our connections with the world around us help to enhance the children’s experience. Each year we connect with the local community through fundraising activities that support key charities. We also make the transition to school that much easier through our strong connections with local schools, who allow our children to participate in fun excursions and joint projects.

Our passionate and dedicated educators keep families well informed on their child’s development, and encourage participation in our programs and feedback on how we can do things better.

To speak with one of our educators and find out more about how we operate, please contact us.

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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