Guardian Childcare & Education Hillside

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.

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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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

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

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 (17)

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    mubashira hanif

    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 ... Read More

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    Mitch games 2018

    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 ... Read More

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    Ria Romerona

    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, ... Read More

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    Rebecca Bourke

    The team at guardian hillside are nothing but amazing, welcoming and friendly! They truely enjoy doing what they do and take a real interest in getting to know the children ... Read More

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    Desiree Fournaris

    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. ... Read More

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    Katie Nguyen

    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 ... Read More

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    Shreya Nadgir

    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 ... Read More

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    Danielle Diamond

    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 ... Read More

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    Taylor N

    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 ... Read More

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    Michelle Piliciauskas

    I am so happy with the centre and the team. The service and care is amazing and my child is happy everyday!

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    Jenny sing

    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 ... Read More

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    Katrina T

    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, ... Read More

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    N Chidiac

    Best team ever from educators to the center management, very friendly and easy to communicate with. And they treat the kids like family ❤ My son had the best year going ... Read More

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    Nicole Ganad

    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 ... Read More

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    Ella Marie

    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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    Donna Marie

    Great place for children to learn and expand their minds

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    Loan Nguyen

    Excellent service, my little one always goes home with full tummy and happy face.

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.