Guardian Childcare & Education Hillside

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4.9
(27)
Marie A.
Marie A.
03:17 14 May 24
Amazing Kindergarden! My son loves going every time the teachers are so caring and patient my son is learning so much highly highly recommend guardian hillside!
Juline M.
Juline M.
02:03 14 May 24
The staff are all so lovely and helpful but most importantly they are fantastic with my son.
Kristy D.
Kristy D.
19:42 30 Jan 24
Bianca S.
Bianca S.
06:57 18 Dec 23
The educators are friendly, caring and show genuine care towards my child. The activities and opportunities provided to my child are exciting and engaging.
Lyn S.
Lyn S.
23:15 24 Oct 23
The educators and centre manager Sam at Guardian Hillside had delivered a sensational care for my son. The customer service and great communication I received from them was well above my expectation. The educators developed a great rapport with my son and knowing that he felt safe in the environment and loved by many. The team treats you like a family and I had always felt very welcomed by them. Thank you for helping my son develop many milestone of learning!
N C.
N C.
21:09 30 May 23
Best team ever from educators to the center management, very friendly and easy to communicate with.
Monica W.
Monica W.
04:54 27 Dec 22
Lesley F.
Lesley F.
11:08 18 Oct 22
I feel very comfortable knowing that my children are going to be safe and well looked after at Guardian Hillside. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming.
Thilini S.
Thilini S.
01:23 11 Oct 22
Gemma E
Gemma E
11:38 06 Sep 22
Mani L.
Mani L.
04:39 23 Aug 22
I am very happy with my kids progress and with her confidence and her relation with the educators.
Mitch games 2.
Mitch games 2.
23:30 05 Jul 22
I'm really grateful to have my son with such experienced staff 💙. Ulka is one of those amazing ladies who taught my son many skills while he was new and not have good experience.If you are looking for a good childcare don't hesitate to choose such an incredible skilled staff to leave your child with. 😉
mubashira H.
mubashira H.
00:22 06 May 22
Amazing Team, Every time I walk in to sign in or out the staff are so welcoming and polite. I just wanted to let you all know that you are doing a great job. It makes my life, as a working mother, so much easier when I have a place like Guardian to be able to rely on. Keep up the great work and fun learning environment. Thank you for always being so accommodating and caring!
Ria R.
Ria R.
10:15 22 Mar 22
We love the team at Guardian Hillside. Very friendly, and easy to communicate with. Management was receptive to feedback. The educators go above and beyond to look after our kids, coming out with ways to help my little ones transition into childcare. Would definitely recommend.
Desiree F.
Desiree F.
06:31 09 Mar 22
I have had two kids attend this service and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of educators and management. The team are always there to support my children’s needs. The chef is just incredible - my kids eat things I could never imagine them eating at home! Thanks to the team for everything!
Katie N.
Katie N.
03:39 15 Feb 22
Our second family! My lil' girl joined Guardian Childcare & Education Hillside when she was a baby (Nursery room) and now has moved up to the next toddler room. I initially chose this centre because how cute and clean the place looked and what i could observe that the staff were warm, caring & nice people. I'm glad i trusted my instincts because every single person here is wonderful, takes pride in what they do, always has a smile on their face (even after a long hard day with a room full of tired babies) and most importantly surrounds our children with a loving, safe & happy environment that supports their growth and encourages education in a playful way. Our family loves it here and we would highly recommend!
Shreya K.
Shreya K.
12:25 14 Feb 22
My kiddo has been going to this centre since she was 5 month old. All the educators have been so amazing, friendly, loving and caring. They just make the kids feel like home. Very professional, hygienic, quality of the food is also great. Every weekend my daughter asks why is it a holiday on Saturday and Sunday. That speaks all I guess. Thanks to the GELC team.
Danielle D.
Danielle D.
09:59 14 Feb 22
Guardian Hillside is everything I could have hoped for in early childhood education and care for my children. The staff run engaging and educational programs. The rooms are clean and inviting for children and the staff are always willing to go above and beyond to assist families. The chef makes delicious meals, so much so, my children eat better at childcare than home!! Call the centre, book a tour and find out for yourself!
Taylor N
Taylor N
08:42 09 Feb 22
My daughter only recently started childcare, after a few tours at different centres Guardian was the only I could not fault.I quickly made sure I secured a spot for my daughter and we are loving every minute! We look forward to our days at childcare
Donna M.
Donna M.
08:34 09 Feb 22
Great place for children to learn and expand their minds
Michelle P.
Michelle P.
09:25 26 Oct 21
I am so happy with the centre and the team. The service and care is amazing and my child is happy everyday!
Jenny S.
Jenny S.
03:00 19 Oct 21
Great professional and friendly staff/educators who make our experience there great. Our daughter has been there from nursery to kinder (where she is now), and loves her educators and her time there. Great service and communication (espec during these covid times), from their greetings at entry, to their classrooms, to their regular story park updates about our daughter/curriculum for the week, to their emails/centre news letters etc. Would recommend
Loan N.
Loan N.
11:16 15 Sep 21
Excellent service, my little one always goes home with full tummy and happy face.
Katrina T
Katrina T
10:36 15 Sep 21
We came to Guardian Hillside only for a quick tour, to see if it was a good fit. And within seconds of seeing the place and talking to the manager, I knew this was where my kids would thrive. The staff and teachers have been nothing but exceptional! My kids were always happy at pick up and they learned so much. I always felt safe dropping off my kids and knew that they were being well taken care of. Communication is excellent with the staff and teachers, and with regular updates and tips on storypark, I don't feel like I am missing out and know how to support my child at home. Thank you!
Nicole G.
Nicole G.
03:33 15 Sep 21
My son loves going to Guardian Hillside. Like every child, he was apprehensive at first and it took a few days to settle in. However, he received thorough orientation sessions where he was able to explore the space and meet the educators. This allowed him to get comfortable sooner than I expected, which was particularly important as he has a speech delay and is currently going through an ASD assessment. Danica and Sam ensured us that they would apply for extra support for his additional needs and I found this process very simple as they guided me through it. It was important for me to know that with my son's addition needs, he was being cared for and looked after with all the supports he requires. I can see that my son is enjoying every minute of his time there through the daily updates on StoryPark. I highly recommend Guardian Hillside!
Ella M.
Ella M.
03:53 19 Jun 21
My son has attended guardian for the last two years. Educators have always gone above and beyond. The centre manager is fantastic. Always so approachable and happy to help.
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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.
  • 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

4 The Parks
Hillside, VIC, 3037


Welcome to our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Hillside is located north-west of Melbourne’s CBD and within a short drive of the suburbs Calder Park, Sydenham, Taylors Hill and Fraser Rise. A great option for local families wanting high-quality childcare close to home.

Guardian Hillside is big on space and light with unique features including a community library, vegetable gardens, a giant horse, a wooden fort, and a range of age-specific studios and workshops where our programs come to life.

We have also launched a community garden which highlights our connections to the local area, teaches the children about sustainability practices and educates them on where their food comes from. This is bought to life with our amazing on-site cook, Kathy, who prepares delicious meals and snacks every day, often accompanying children to source ingredients from the gardens. Having been with the Centre for over 10 years, Kathy loves chatting with the children whilst she prepares meals and offers self-serving so the children can customise each dish.

Children at Guardian Hillside also get out and about on regular excursions to Scienceworks, Essendon Traffic School, museums, the aquarium, and the local fire station and primary school. As well as these regular outings, we offer a range of incursions for the whole Centre, where children learn about many different topics.

The Teachers and Educators at Guardian Hillside provide wonderful learning programs for the children, including a leading 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. 

We are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year, including our regular family breakfast events.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Hillside today by booking a tour or speaking to the team.

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Hillside Centre Manager Image

Samantha Lamperd

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 Hillside provides a friendly and engaging centre for all families. The children can learn, grow and develop in a range of expansive spaces that offer endless stimulation for big imaginations. The outdoor spaces are set up daily with the children, which allow them to be the creators of their own play experiences.

The children at our centre love experimenting with recyclable materials, like constructing city buildings out of boxes. We also try to incorporate a lot of natural materials from local parklands into our program, so that children can learn about the natural environment around them.

The children enjoy hosting special guest visitors that link in with what they are learning. An example of this is when we were investigating owls, and we invited keepers to bring an owl along to our centre for the children to see and touch. Further to this the Children at Guardian Childcare & Education Hillside are provided with opportunities to further investigate topic of interest through Excursions. For example when the Pre Kinder Children we investigation different modes of transport the group were provided with the opportunity to go on a Bus Trip around Melbourne.

Our educators are always excited to meet new families and their children. We go the extra mile to ensure that you are well-informed about your child’s day and developmental progress. Our door is always open for you to visit throughout the day and on special events, and we can always call you to provide an update on your child for peace of mind.

Reviews from Google

4.9
(27)
Marie A.
Marie A.
03:17 14 May 24
Amazing Kindergarden! My son loves going every time the teachers are so caring and patient my son is learning so much highly highly recommend guardian hillside!
Juline M.
Juline M.
02:03 14 May 24
The staff are all so lovely and helpful but most importantly they are fantastic with my son.
Kristy D.
Kristy D.
19:42 30 Jan 24
Bianca S.
Bianca S.
06:57 18 Dec 23
The educators are friendly, caring and show genuine care towards my child. The activities and opportunities provided to my child are exciting and engaging.
Lyn S.
Lyn S.
23:15 24 Oct 23
The educators and centre manager Sam at Guardian Hillside had delivered a sensational care for my son. The customer service and great communication I received from them was well above my expectation. The educators developed a great rapport with my son and knowing that he felt safe in the environment and loved by many. The team treats you like a family and I had always felt very welcomed by them. Thank you for helping my son develop many milestone of learning!
N C.
N C.
21:09 30 May 23
Best team ever from educators to the center management, very friendly and easy to communicate with.
Monica W.
Monica W.
04:54 27 Dec 22
Lesley F.
Lesley F.
11:08 18 Oct 22
I feel very comfortable knowing that my children are going to be safe and well looked after at Guardian Hillside. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming.
Thilini S.
Thilini S.
01:23 11 Oct 22
Gemma E
Gemma E
11:38 06 Sep 22
Mani L.
Mani L.
04:39 23 Aug 22
I am very happy with my kids progress and with her confidence and her relation with the educators.
Mitch games 2.
Mitch games 2.
23:30 05 Jul 22
I'm really grateful to have my son with such experienced staff 💙. Ulka is one of those amazing ladies who taught my son many skills while he was new and not have good experience.If you are looking for a good childcare don't hesitate to choose such an incredible skilled staff to leave your child with. 😉
mubashira H.
mubashira H.
00:22 06 May 22
Amazing Team, Every time I walk in to sign in or out the staff are so welcoming and polite. I just wanted to let you all know that you are doing a great job. It makes my life, as a working mother, so much easier when I have a place like Guardian to be able to rely on. Keep up the great work and fun learning environment. Thank you for always being so accommodating and caring!
Ria R.
Ria R.
10:15 22 Mar 22
We love the team at Guardian Hillside. Very friendly, and easy to communicate with. Management was receptive to feedback. The educators go above and beyond to look after our kids, coming out with ways to help my little ones transition into childcare. Would definitely recommend.
Desiree F.
Desiree F.
06:31 09 Mar 22
I have had two kids attend this service and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of educators and management. The team are always there to support my children’s needs. The chef is just incredible - my kids eat things I could never imagine them eating at home! Thanks to the team for everything!
Katie N.
Katie N.
03:39 15 Feb 22
Our second family! My lil' girl joined Guardian Childcare & Education Hillside when she was a baby (Nursery room) and now has moved up to the next toddler room. I initially chose this centre because how cute and clean the place looked and what i could observe that the staff were warm, caring & nice people. I'm glad i trusted my instincts because every single person here is wonderful, takes pride in what they do, always has a smile on their face (even after a long hard day with a room full of tired babies) and most importantly surrounds our children with a loving, safe & happy environment that supports their growth and encourages education in a playful way. Our family loves it here and we would highly recommend!
Shreya K.
Shreya K.
12:25 14 Feb 22
My kiddo has been going to this centre since she was 5 month old. All the educators have been so amazing, friendly, loving and caring. They just make the kids feel like home. Very professional, hygienic, quality of the food is also great. Every weekend my daughter asks why is it a holiday on Saturday and Sunday. That speaks all I guess. Thanks to the GELC team.
Danielle D.
Danielle D.
09:59 14 Feb 22
Guardian Hillside is everything I could have hoped for in early childhood education and care for my children. The staff run engaging and educational programs. The rooms are clean and inviting for children and the staff are always willing to go above and beyond to assist families. The chef makes delicious meals, so much so, my children eat better at childcare than home!! Call the centre, book a tour and find out for yourself!
Taylor N
Taylor N
08:42 09 Feb 22
My daughter only recently started childcare, after a few tours at different centres Guardian was the only I could not fault.I quickly made sure I secured a spot for my daughter and we are loving every minute! We look forward to our days at childcare
Donna M.
Donna M.
08:34 09 Feb 22
Great place for children to learn and expand their minds
Michelle P.
Michelle P.
09:25 26 Oct 21
I am so happy with the centre and the team. The service and care is amazing and my child is happy everyday!
Jenny S.
Jenny S.
03:00 19 Oct 21
Great professional and friendly staff/educators who make our experience there great. Our daughter has been there from nursery to kinder (where she is now), and loves her educators and her time there. Great service and communication (espec during these covid times), from their greetings at entry, to their classrooms, to their regular story park updates about our daughter/curriculum for the week, to their emails/centre news letters etc. Would recommend
Loan N.
Loan N.
11:16 15 Sep 21
Excellent service, my little one always goes home with full tummy and happy face.
Katrina T
Katrina T
10:36 15 Sep 21
We came to Guardian Hillside only for a quick tour, to see if it was a good fit. And within seconds of seeing the place and talking to the manager, I knew this was where my kids would thrive. The staff and teachers have been nothing but exceptional! My kids were always happy at pick up and they learned so much. I always felt safe dropping off my kids and knew that they were being well taken care of. Communication is excellent with the staff and teachers, and with regular updates and tips on storypark, I don't feel like I am missing out and know how to support my child at home. Thank you!
Nicole G.
Nicole G.
03:33 15 Sep 21
My son loves going to Guardian Hillside. Like every child, he was apprehensive at first and it took a few days to settle in. However, he received thorough orientation sessions where he was able to explore the space and meet the educators. This allowed him to get comfortable sooner than I expected, which was particularly important as he has a speech delay and is currently going through an ASD assessment. Danica and Sam ensured us that they would apply for extra support for his additional needs and I found this process very simple as they guided me through it. It was important for me to know that with my son's addition needs, he was being cared for and looked after with all the supports he requires. I can see that my son is enjoying every minute of his time there through the daily updates on StoryPark. I highly recommend Guardian Hillside!
Ella M.
Ella M.
03:53 19 Jun 21
My son has attended guardian for the last two years. Educators have always gone above and beyond. The centre manager is fantastic. Always so approachable and happy to help.
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