Open 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
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.Read More
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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.
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 cook.
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 cook. Families are invited to join the children for meals and excursions 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 or with siblings. 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 or dinner before 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 6:30am to 6:30pm
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What we Provide
- Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
What to Bring
- Formula and bottles
- Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
- Spare change of clothing
- Water bottle
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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.
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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.
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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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I am so happy with the centre and the team. The service and care is amazing and my child is happy everyday!
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
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
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
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
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.
Great place for children to learn and expand their minds
Excellent service, my little one always goes home with full tummy and happy face.
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