Essendon Early Learning Centre & Kindergarten

Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Essendon Early Learning Centre & Kindergarten, which is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments – including a recently renovated downstairs yard – children are encouraged to explore and learn.

The light-filled and spacious centre also has a pet turtle, pet guinea pigs, a water pump, a forte, vegetable gardens, and a range of age-specific ateliers. As part of our sustainability program, we are in the process of launching worm farms and compost bins for the children to champion.

Children get out and about on excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit a variety of locations, including local cafes, fruit shops, pet stores, and supermarkets.

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.

Our on-site cook, Wendy, prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. Wendy has a wonderful relationship with the children, often chatting to them about each meal, and helping out in the rooms. To further explore food at the centre, our Educators host cooking classes for the children to get involved in to enhance their understanding of good nutrition.

Begin the adventure at Guardian today by booking a tour to explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum.

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Helpful Information

Opening Hours

Open 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Under 3 Years $141.00
Over 3 Years $141.00

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
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Formula

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

At Guardian, we’re confident you’ll find Essendon Kindergarten & Early Learning Centre an ideal place for your child to spend their early years with our friendly and passionate team of educators. Our centre is clean, safe, environmentally friendly and conveniently located.

We have high educator to child ratios allowing educators and families to work together to ensure a happy and productive time while children are in our care. All of our team members are selected for their qualifications and expertise in the early childhood field, and we pride ourselves on the quality of our care and the warm and secure learning environment we provide.

Your child’s learning and development will benefit greatly from the interaction with educators and other children at the centre. We make sure that our early learning curriculum and school readiness program fits within the Commonwealth Government’s Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards.

We cater our services at the centre to make life easier for our busy families. This includes nutritionally balanced meals prepared by our own chef in our centre kitchen, and the provision of all necessities such as nappies, sunscreen and bedding for nap times.

Looking for more early learning and childcare centres in VIC? We have dozens of centres all around Australia, so even if you change jobs or move house, there’s bound to be a Guardian centre near you.

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.