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“A great learning environment comes from the heart. It is built on love, laughter and a feeling that everyone belongs.”
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 also invited to join the children for excursions throughout the day 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
Learn More About Our Centre
Through carefully planned learning programs, children are given a multitude of opportunities for learning and intentional play. Our centre boasts:
- Bright and spacious environments
- Cooking classes
- Herb and vegetable garden
- Sports program
Guardian Childcare & Education Caulfield is ideally positioned to serve the needs of families in the surrounding suburbs of Melbourne, including St Kilda, Elsternwick, Elwood, Carnegie, Ripponlea, and Brighton. These vibrant communities have a diverse population of young families who value high-quality early childhood education. The convenient location of the Centre on Glen Eira Road ensures an easy commute for parents, with ample parking for pick up and drop off. Its proximity to local parks, libraries, and other community spaces also enhances the Centre’s excursion program, further enriching the learning experiences of the children. The Centre represents a perfect blend of accessibility, convenience, and community integration, catering to the demands of modern families in this part of Melbourne.
We believe children learn through exploration and meaningful play-based experiences. Our programs are designed to ignite curiosity, spark imaginations and encourage discovery. We invite you to book a tour to meet our friendly staff and to see the centre for yourself!
A fantastic learning environment. The staff are kind, friendly and welcoming. The facilities and activities are great.
10:32 17 Aug 23
it's an amazing facility with qualified and very friendly staff members.We feel special and welcomed by every educator when we enter the kindergarten. Every day my daughter gets new experiences whether it improving her learning or social skills .Its the place where kids are cared and loved.Tash - the manager of this kindergarten is doing a great job :organising excursions ,inviting interesting guests ,guarding kids every day!special thanks to every staff member!
Emilia has made some wonderful strides since going to the centre. She's a lot more social with adults as well as children. She is also much more adventurous and explores her space at home a lot more. She is also much more interactive with her toys and has even started eating with a spoon to feed herself. We have been very impressed with her growth and development.
My son loves it here. The facilities are great and teachers always smiling and friendly. Management has always been incredibly compensating and helpful!
Our child is really happy here, it's well organised and communication between the management and us has been clear and helpful. Highly recommended!
Both my children loved their time at Coco's Guardian ELC. The education, love, care, inclusiveness, global minded teachings and support from the management staff, the teaching and support teaching staff and kitchen was incredible. I thoroughly recommend them to all families. Emma
Guardian Caulfield is an AMAZING centre. The nursery staff are wonderful and our daughter is so happy and bubbly. Our sons also adore their educators and are very settled. Communication is excellent and educators are an extension of the family. Highly recommended!
Such a great centre :) The manager Julia and all the carers are brilliant with the kids and so professional.
The Guardian Caulfield Childcare centre is great! Both of my children had attended the place. Julia, the manager, went above and beyond to respond to us and answer any questions we had. The team is great as well! Overall, we are very pleased with the centre! Will definitely recommend!
Both my kids have gone to guardian and have loved it. They have learnt so much and are always so happy when I pick them up. We are always greeted with a friendly smile and chat. I always feel up to date with everything going on in the centre.
My daughter is been 1year in Caufield North Guardian child care. She likes all staff members.Everyday she asked me Mumm a I want to go child care. Management very well.
My daughter was going to Guardian North Caulfield for the last 2 years and sadly we recently moved her childcare closer to our home. I highly recommend Guardian North Caulfield, the premises is lovely and clean and the staff are fantastic, from the educators to the ladies at the desk running the place.. My daughter was in great hands especially when she was in baby room being looked after by Yu and to then being looked after by ladies in toddler3 especially Cara who cared for her development.. Communication was fantastic and my husband and I felt so comfortable leaving her there every day.We miss the team !
Such a positive and welcoming place! My son has been at the centre since he was in the nursery room and he is now going to the prekinder room. He loves his educators and enjoys going to daycare everyday!The team is friendly, caring and go above and beyond for the children. I would highly recommend Guardian caulfield.
My son has been attending this centre for over 12 months now and we absolutely love it here. The staff and management team are incredible and there is such a kind, supportive culture amongst the team. The care and learning provided is next to none. You truly are made to feel like family. Highly recommend this place.
My 1 year old absolutely loves all the staff and the care and attention that she receives at Coco's. The centre's program has helped her to develop her linguistic, social and creative skills and we are delighted to see her progress. Couldn't recommend any higher.
Amazing staff & the facilities are gorgeous we have our 2 year old there and we are very happy with their exceptional management of all of our concerns & our child's daily care giving
Cocos Caulfield North is ONE OF THE BEST childcare centres I have come across. I had visited several centres and even had my daughter enrolled in one that was closer to home. The moment I stepped into Cocos, I knew immediately that this was the place for my daughter. And I am very picky when it comes to thing like this.Here I met lovely Beatrice that manages the place. She was so helpful and so insightful and made me feel so comfortable!Trina who is the senior manager was amazing. She took the time to really go over every detail about the centre.The centre itself is immaculate, spotless, bright, just beautiful!!What got me the most excited was after my meeting with all the educators and carers. In particular Soula, this woman is just incredible. The love, passion, patience and care that she has for the children is second to non! She is incredible!!All the educators in my daughter's room are so amazing!! Gabby, Cassie, Tamir, and Francesco have all been incredible.Everytime I drop my daughter off she has a big smile on her face and says bye to me. This never used to happen at the other Centre. And this is just after 2 weeks of being at Cocos.If you are looking for a place for your little one, this is one of the best places. You will feel comfortable and happy as I am.Thank you to everyone at Cocos and Guardian.
Grandson is overwhelmed with the attention and surroundings and activities
02:20 14 Jan 19
At Cocos, Michelle and the team have a genuine love of children and the centre really feels more like a family atmosphere!We have felt very safe having our son looked after lovingly and educated there for the last 18 months.Thank you Cocos!
Coco's is a wonderful centre. The staff create a safe, nurturing and fun environment for the children and make them feel very comfortable. My son loves going every morning, in fact he often doesn't want to be picked up later in the evening. He comes home with beautiful artwork that he has made during the day and singing new songs he has learned. My husband and I are truely happy with Coco's and couldn't recommend them enough.
My first experience at Coco's Caulfield was with one of the carers sensing my hesitance in leaving, she proceeded to sweep my daughter up in her arms and show her around the room with sounds and song, I was like, WOW, this place and the carers here are AMAZING! My daughter is so happy and ecstatic to go to "coco-oooo's" everyday it is as easy as walking in and dropping off. We love it here. The carers are all so wonderful and caring, the menu is always better than what we manage at home and the centre manager Michelle is forever greeting us with a smile, happy to have a chat & helpful, she knows every kid there by name which is incredible. My daughter has fallen in LOVE with so many of the carers over the past year she often asks for them to come home and "stay at my house OK? Yes you are coming OK? Let's go!" She has multiple friends and activities daily like yoga, sports, gardening, painting, climbing, book time and dancing she is never left with nothing to do. I would like to thank the Kinder 1 room and team leader Emily. THANK YOU!!! To anyone out there asking, I would highly recommend Coco's Caulfield!
I have a two year old and a three year old, BOTH at COCO's Caulfield from about 6 months old , and BOTH ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!They're both thriving! The team have all helped nurture and facilitate the development of happy, confident and social little children. As a parent, THIS IS ALL I ASK FOR! They come home happy, content and full of chatter about their day with their friends.The centres schedule allows them to use their imagination and creativity during the learning process, I'm constantly delighted and surprised by their ability to express and verbalise their emotions.As a working parent, I'm MORE than happy and confident that my children are satisfied, happy and having a wonderful experience EVERYDAY at Coco's Caulfield... and the facility is STUNNING...!! COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE!
Our son has attended Cocos for the past 2 years and we have been extremely happy with the care provided. The centre is always very clean and all of the staff are very friendly and caring. They provide services above and beyond standard childcare centres including yoga, sport classes and French. The children are kept engaged and they are constantly learning new things. My son loves his days here and I would recommend the centre to anyone.
This centre is owned by a beautiful dynamic couple and their management team is top-notch.My children are in a caring, beautifully created environment where they are developing and enjoying themselves while learning. By observation the staff love working at Cocos and they adore my children. The centre, run by Michelle provide all the material required to keep the space stimulating and they help to bring what you do at home into the centre like diets, the way you handle your child if hurt etc. I was the first person to enrol in this centre and both my boys have been there for a few years. I am very happy with the results. Michelle is available if needed through the week, she is also involved with my kids daily, which I find valuable. My boys are happy and so am I.
Our daughter attends Coco's Early Learning Centre in Caulfield. From the moment we enrolled her, we have been made to feel like family! To Michelle at the front desk and all the staff within the centre, our daughter is loved and well looked after. A special thank you to the Nursery and Toddler 2 staff who have been the main influence on our daughter. She is so happy and we have you to thank for that.
11:31 24 May 17
My daughter has been attending Coco's childcare for 2 years now and loves it! Warm friendly environment, structured learning and play, well kept and exciting play equipment, and seemingly good healthy food that my child can't get enough of! She has learnt and developed so much at Coco's, thank you!
Couldn't have asked for more .. My twins girls love absolutely adore each day they spend there. Me n my wife we are so happy to see growth of our kids in terms of learning new skills, language and so much more. Plenty of activities related to physical growth of kids. Thank you Coco's. Unlike business houses, the environment is warm and welcoming, Coco and Anna (owners) personally engage with parents. One of the best decision we made as parents.
The staff here are so caring for the kids. You know it is good when your child prefers the staff over you.
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