Guardian Childcare & Education Mulgrave East

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4.0
(25)
Deepak K.
Deepak K.
10:57 14 May 24
Mel H.
Mel H.
10:38 29 Jan 24
Jessica J.
Jessica J.
03:07 10 Jan 24
Great staff. Great facilities. My child loves attending and never wants to leave!
Kerrie-Anne L.
Kerrie-Anne L.
03:39 15 Dec 23
Highly recommended! They educators are great - switched on and caring. They are always organised - the schedule activities during the day to ensure kids are learning and developing whilst also enjoying their time. And the newly-renovated outdoor area creates a great space for the kids to play.
Azam N.
Azam N.
10:36 13 Sep 22
Samantha S.
Samantha S.
22:02 30 Aug 22
Tharun D.
Tharun D.
00:02 28 Jul 22
Azam N.
Azam N.
01:12 22 Mar 22
Helen R.
Helen R.
01:15 16 Nov 21
Yee Mon A.
Yee Mon A.
22:01 25 Sep 21
My daughter enjoys and loves going to Guardian Mulgrave East. All the staff were very loving and friendly. Natural and thoughtful outdoor setting. The chef Jackie is amazing and puts love into her food. Highly recommend.
indah K.
indah K.
11:54 23 Sep 21
Mallar S
Mallar S
01:06 23 Sep 21
Enrolled my child in the centre and the quality care given to him was exceptional. He settled in very quickly and they are very caring and always assuring me that he is doing well. They never fail to notify me if he is unwell or not drank his milk. They showed great professionalism. He enjoys coming to the centre and have learned so much in the last couple months. Thank you very much for all the love and dedication you have put into all of our children in the centre.
District T.
District T.
08:13 19 Nov 20
My son has been attending the centre since he was 4 months old. He has developed beautiful relationships with the educators and looks forward to going to "work".
ben C.
ben C.
11:24 17 May 20
This centre is amazing! The educators are so caring, nurturing and professional. The management team is very responsive and always puts you and you child first, especially Alyce the centre manager. The environments are beautiful and educational. We can not recommend this centre enough!
Ella D.
Ella D.
06:37 07 Nov 19
The most amazing childcare centre. My daughter has been attending this centre since she was 6 months old and we couldn't be happier with how well she's looked after, how happy she is there and all the things that she's learned.
Kim R
Kim R
12:41 05 Jun 19
This is a great child care centre! I've been so touched on many occassions how well they look after my daughter and how well they know her even though she is only in there once or twice a week. They do great activities and the it always looks very clean. Their playground is amazing, love how it's nature play!
farhad Z.
farhad Z.
00:23 07 Feb 19
Most considerate people. Thanks guys.
Ruiqian S.
Ruiqian S.
23:55 11 Dec 18
Nader H.
Nader H.
07:09 03 Jun 18
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  • Spacious, modern early learning centre with incredible learning spaces designed for children to be bold, brave, and curious learners.
  • Safe, secure environments include a beautiful, expansive outdoor space with a treehouse, a creek bed, and a water play area.
  • Multicultural team of Educators and degree-qualified Teachers to support each child's growth through our leading learning programs.
  • High-quality two-year kindergarten program that prepares children for school with the benefits of long daycare. Plus get up to $2,050 for 3 and 4yr olds in fee support on top of the Childcare Subsidy to help with the cost of kindergarten.

Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.

Hours

Mon to Fri 6:30am to 6:30pm

Address

Entry via the Ground Floor, 211C Wellington Road
Mulgrave, VIC, 3170


Entry via Ground floor in the building behind Mazda

Welcome to our Centre

Located in south-east Melbourne, our Mulgrave East child care centre is ideal for families in the surrounding suburbs of Notting Hill, Wheelers Hill, Clayton, Glen Waverley and Springvale.

Guardian Childcare & Education Mulgrave East boasts a light and spacious interior and exterior. The Centre’s herb and vegetable gardens are the perfect places to see our multi-age learning approach in action. The garden is a great place to learn about sustainability and responsibility, plus a connection to the natural world. Our high-quality, well-resourced outside environments also include a treehouse, a creek bed, a water play area, and natural play structures, all of which are places children are encouraged to explore and learn.

The early childhood education and care Teachers and Educators at Guardian Mulgrave East provide wonderful learning programs for the children, including a leading two-year funded kindergarten program for those preparing for the transition to primary school.

The Victorian Government offers funding to provide families up to 15 hours of Free Kindergarten a week, in addition to the Childcare Subsidy. The funding offsets the fees for three and four-year-old children that are part of the Centre’s long day care Kindergarten program. Families will save up to $2,050 a year for children aged three years old and above in eligible long day cares in 2024. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre. 

At our daycare in Mulgrave East, play-based learning programs provide an inclusive learning environment, learning continuity and a smooth transition through the early years and on to school. Strong, trusted relationships between children, families and our passionate Educators set the foundation and the opportunity for children to thrive.

The heart of our Centre is a piazza where parents and children gather for family breakfast each morning, served by our on-site cook who prepares a range of delicious and nutritious meals fresh daily. We also offer hands-on cooking experiences for the children to further their nutrition knowledge and encourage them to try new foods.

We are proud to have such a culturally diverse team of Educators and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays in our Centre throughout the year. As part of our community focus, the children enjoy excursions into the local neighbourhood to locations such as local cafes and parks and visit the families who work in our complex. We’re passionate about connections, communication and being an active part of our local community at our day care in Mulgrave East.

Children attending our early learning centre will also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child to transition from early learning to school. All our learning programs align with the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards.

To stay connected with their child’s educational activities, families will have access to our family communication app Storypark. Here, we will share any significant updates on your child’s day today and any other important updates that happen in the Centre.

We value the role of families as a child’s first teacher. We’re committed to developing trusting relationships by listening and responding to families about all aspects of their child’s learning and development. So, our approach is focused on the latest research and insights into how children learn best and the specific skills they will need to thrive.

Our unique program of Visible Learning allows families to witness their child’s progress first-hand. The Learning Exchange is a display in each learning space showing what your child is doing on any given day. Here, our Teachers and Educators will share with you any significant updates on your child’s development and your child’s education and provide the chance for you to share your own goals and visions – providing direct input into your child’s educational journey!

Our Early Learning Childcare Centre welcomes children from six weeks to six years old. We have a dedicated Baby Ambassador in our nursery room to help ensure that your child’s experience with us is a beautiful one that your whole family can enjoy.

Begin the adventure at our Guardian Mulgrave East child care today by booking a tour.

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Mulgrave East Centre Manager Image

Bonnie Smith

"We provide children with a positive and engaging environment which fosters a love for learning through play and exploration in the hopes of them developing the necessary skills to reach their full potential. As a parent myself, I place a high value on providing children with enjoyable l earning experiences to become competent and confident learners"

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

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Guardian hat
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen
  • High quality baby formula
  • All nutritious meals and snacks

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Spare change of clothing, labelled
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Baby's bottles for formula or breastmilk

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 Mulgrave East is a beautiful, open-plan centre located on Wellington Road, Mulgrave. Our spacious day care and child care centre provides a nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age, supporting them to discover the world in a safe and secure way.

The centre is filled with bright, stimulating materials that encourage children to explore and engage their curiosity to discover more about the exciting world around them. Children of all ages will find enjoyment in discovering the light-filled indoor and outdoor learning spaces which will feature:

  • A huge outdoor play area featuring natural gardens, climbing structures, natural play equipment, sand pits and water play.
  • Reggio Emilia inspired floor plan including atelier, art studio, piazza and stage
  • Parent rooms.
  • Onsite drop-off and pick-up car parking spots are allocated directly adjacent to the entry.
  • Commercial grade, open plan kitchen with onsite cook, providing nutritionally balanced meals catering for all children’s dietary needs.

Education and learning are supported through those important early years to explore and develop their social and emotional skills through their early learning journey by a dedicated team of university-qualified Teachers and Educators. They create learning experiences in a nurturing environment that fosters creativity and imagination in a safe environment for young age groups.

Guardian Mulgrave East is open from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm every weekday, so each family is provided with plenty of flexibility for the hours they work and the time they choose to drop off and pick up their child. During drop-off or pick-up times, we encourage you to stay for a little while and spend some time exploring the learning environment.

Our Educators and Teachers in each age room can provide some understanding of the various play materials and education spaces throughout the Centre to help you discover some ways to continue learning at home. We encourage involving the whole family in their child’s care and education to ensure they are happy as they learn and grow.

Our family communication app, Storypark, provides you with photos and updates on your child throughout the day, offering you the opportunity to stay informed about your child’s early learning and development. We also set up different learning outcomes for the children through Storypark, which supports them in achieving developmental milestones and understanding new ideas.

For children aged three and four, our Mulgrave East child care centre has a kindergarten program led by university-qualified Teachers that can support your child in their preparation for the step up into primary school. Our kindergarten curriculum has the Victorian Government Kinder Tick, which demonstrates our commitment to providing the best possible start to life for your child through quality childcare services.

Our child care program is led by specialist Educational Leaders who guide teaching and learning in a flexible and research-supported way. The leading curriculum supports discovery and gives children the best start to life, as well as being aligned with the National Quality Standard.

Through our high-quality kindergarten program, children have the opportunity to learn some of the skills that are often only introduced in school. We begin learning and exploring shapes, numbers and letters through fun, play-based activities.

At our Mulgrave East child care centre, we develop each child’s literacy and numeracy skills to help them feel confident and prepared during the challenging leap into school. Our high-quality program supports the needs and routines of each of our families, and we ensure each child’s cultural and family background is supported and encouraged.

We’re committed to children’s nutrition, and our on-site cook prepares each meal fresh and packed with all the nutrients that children need at their age. We encourage children to engage in food preparation and to ask questions about where their food comes from, why it’s good for them, and how they can eat it. We also encourage exploration of the cultural heritage behind different foods, helping promote diversity and inclusion from an early age.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will be able to gain an understanding of their child’s education. Our Learning Exchange Display will provide the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share updates on your child’s progress.

Why not come and meet the team and have a look around our great child care Centre today? We’d love to show you why Guardian Childcare & Education Mulgrave East is the perfect learning environment for your child. At Guardian, we believe that together, we can give young children the best start to life.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Centre Highlights

  • Our Mulgrave East early learning centre boasts a light and spacious interior and exterior.
  • The Centre’s herb and vegetable gardens are the perfect places to see our multi-age learning approach in action. The garden is a great place to learn about sustainability and responsibility, plus a connection to the natural world.
  • Our high-quality, well-resourced outside environments also include a treehouse, a creek bed, a water play area, and natural play structures, all of which are places children are encouraged to explore and learn.
  • A huge outdoor play area featuring natural gardens, climbing structures, natural play equipment, sand pits and water play.
  • Reggio Emilia inspired floor plan including atelier, art studio, piazza and stage
  • Parent rooms.
  • Onsite drop-off and pick-up car parking spots are allocated directly adjacent to the entry.
  • Commercial grade, open plan kitchen with onsite cook, providing nutritionally balanced meals catering for all children’s dietary needs.
  • The early childhood education and care Teachers and Educators at Guardian Mulgrave East provide wonderful learning programs for the children, including a leading two-year funded kindergarten program for those preparing for the transition to primary school.

Reviews from Google

4.0
(25)
Deepak K.
Deepak K.
10:57 14 May 24
Mel H.
Mel H.
10:38 29 Jan 24
Jessica J.
Jessica J.
03:07 10 Jan 24
Great staff. Great facilities. My child loves attending and never wants to leave!
Kerrie-Anne L.
Kerrie-Anne L.
03:39 15 Dec 23
Highly recommended! They educators are great - switched on and caring. They are always organised - the schedule activities during the day to ensure kids are learning and developing whilst also enjoying their time. And the newly-renovated outdoor area creates a great space for the kids to play.
Azam N.
Azam N.
10:36 13 Sep 22
Samantha S.
Samantha S.
22:02 30 Aug 22
Tharun D.
Tharun D.
00:02 28 Jul 22
Azam N.
Azam N.
01:12 22 Mar 22
Helen R.
Helen R.
01:15 16 Nov 21
Yee Mon A.
Yee Mon A.
22:01 25 Sep 21
My daughter enjoys and loves going to Guardian Mulgrave East. All the staff were very loving and friendly. Natural and thoughtful outdoor setting. The chef Jackie is amazing and puts love into her food. Highly recommend.
indah K.
indah K.
11:54 23 Sep 21
Mallar S
Mallar S
01:06 23 Sep 21
Enrolled my child in the centre and the quality care given to him was exceptional. He settled in very quickly and they are very caring and always assuring me that he is doing well. They never fail to notify me if he is unwell or not drank his milk. They showed great professionalism. He enjoys coming to the centre and have learned so much in the last couple months. Thank you very much for all the love and dedication you have put into all of our children in the centre.
District T.
District T.
08:13 19 Nov 20
My son has been attending the centre since he was 4 months old. He has developed beautiful relationships with the educators and looks forward to going to "work".
ben C.
ben C.
11:24 17 May 20
This centre is amazing! The educators are so caring, nurturing and professional. The management team is very responsive and always puts you and you child first, especially Alyce the centre manager. The environments are beautiful and educational. We can not recommend this centre enough!
Ella D.
Ella D.
06:37 07 Nov 19
The most amazing childcare centre. My daughter has been attending this centre since she was 6 months old and we couldn't be happier with how well she's looked after, how happy she is there and all the things that she's learned.
Kim R
Kim R
12:41 05 Jun 19
This is a great child care centre! I've been so touched on many occassions how well they look after my daughter and how well they know her even though she is only in there once or twice a week. They do great activities and the it always looks very clean. Their playground is amazing, love how it's nature play!
farhad Z.
farhad Z.
00:23 07 Feb 19
Most considerate people. Thanks guys.
Ruiqian S.
Ruiqian S.
23:55 11 Dec 18
Nader H.
Nader H.
07:09 03 Jun 18
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To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.