Open 7:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
Guardian Childcare & Education Elsternwick
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- Leading programs where children aged six-weeks to six years learn and discover through play.
- Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to grow and thrive.
- Safe, secure environments that support children’s social and emotional development.
- A specialist two-year kindergarten program that prepares children for school, with the benefits of long day care.
Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.
Our centre has been recognised as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard. This is the highest rating you can receive from a regulatory authority assessment and we are proud to deliver an exceptional service to the children and families who attend our centre.
Mon to Fri 7:30 to 18:30
241 Kooyong Road
Elsternwick, VIC, 3185
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Welcome to our Centre
Guardian Childcare & Education Elsternwick is one of more than 40 high-quality Guardian Childcare Centres across Victoria. We are located on Kooyong Road, with easy access for families in Elsternwick or the neighbouring suburbs of St Kilda East, Balaclava, Caulfield North and Elwood.
- Passionate Educators who focus on building strong relationships with children and families
- Bright, vibrant learning spaces full of resources designed to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
- Engaging outdoor areas including play structures to spark exploration and discovery
- 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.
Meet our Centre Manager
"My goal is to ensure all children are respected for who they are and what magical knowledge they bring to the centre."
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.
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 chef.
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 chef. 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 7:30am to 6:30pm
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What we Provide
- Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
What to Bring
- Formula and bottles
- Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
- Spare change of clothing
- Water bottle
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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.
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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.
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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.
Guardian Childcare & Education Elsternwick is conveniently located in the heart of Elsternwick, a vibrant and family-friendly suburb. The Centre is easily accessible to families living in the surrounding suburbs of Caulfield, Ripponlea, Brighton, and St Kilda. Nestled amidst parks and residential homes, our Centre provides a home-like, nurturing, and safe environment for children. Its strategic location also facilitates regular excursions to local places of interest, strengthening the connection between the children and their community.
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, an outdoor kitchen, a 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 strive to provide our children with a variety of new and engaging experiences, so we have a broad range of programs that children can participate in at our Centre. These programs provide children with the opportunity to develop new skills, practice challenging themselves, and learn to engage their critical thinking and imagination. Some of the programs we run regularly with the children are:
Joy of Reading – We provide children with the opportunity to develop a genuine passion for reading at an early age. Through teaching about different kinds of books and words, and fostering a literary understanding, children can develop the healthy habit of reading, providing various developmental benefits.
Cooking – We’re all about healthy nutrition, and our on-site chef prepares meals daily for the children to enjoy. We encourage children to engage in the food preparation process and develop confidence in playing an active role in their nutrition. Children regularly help select ingredients, prepare food, ask questions and learn about the various food groups and nutrients.
Sustainability – Providing our children with an understanding of sustainability and a passion for the environment is important for us, so we engage in various activities and learning experiences that teach children about recycling and looking after the planet.
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, which support 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.
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