Guardian Childcare & Education East Ivanhoe

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4.2
(16)
Linda A.
Linda A.
05:54 28 May 24
Phil & Lauren L.
Phil & Lauren L.
05:34 14 May 24
The Ivanhoe East centre is really cute, with terrific areas for the kids to learn & engage.Love the outdoor space, great activities that encourage play in a communal way across all the rooms.The staff from the Centre Managers (Michelle & Colleen) , Sally the chef & all the educators are wonderful, friendly & super professional. We are treated like family/friends & you know your child is in safe care & can feel at ease here.Our son enjoys it, he loves the educators & never wants to leave during pick up time.Do go check it out & go on a tour, this is a popular Guardian centre that's in demand, its a true reflection on how amazing the staff are!We were on a waitlist for over 6 months & now so glad we chose to wait & enrol here!
Michelle H.
Michelle H.
23:36 11 Mar 24
This is a fantastic centre. My grandson attends the centre and has been supported so much and enjoys his day. I have also been here for over 5 years and have a fantastic team who are supprtive, caring and provide quality and required care and welcome all families.
Edith K.
Edith K.
08:15 21 Dec 23
We got lucky when I returned to work and this was the only daycare with days available. The centre is fantastic and our child loves the shared play spaces. The meals are healthy, delicious and lovingly prepared and the fruit tray left every afternoon is a hit with our toddler (and a saviour on the ride home).The staff are just wonderful. Everyone is so welcoming, attentive and caring. We receive regular communication and updates on our child’s development. We cannot recommend this daycare enough.
Akshita U.
Akshita U.
02:30 18 Dec 23
Sarah T.
Sarah T.
21:02 14 Dec 23
Our daughter loves going to childcare and bonded with her fantastic carers very quickly. Very accommodation to your baby’s needs to make the transition easy. All of the staff are very friendly and go above and beyond.
Lauren P.
Lauren P.
18:08 14 Dec 23
A fantastic centre. My daughter loves going here and the staff are so friendly and thoughtful. They always take the time to make sure my child is happy and feels secure. She has made great friends and we have been very impressed with the commitment of the staff to make us feel welcome and valued.
Akriti B.
Akriti B.
10:04 14 Dec 23
My son is in fantastic hands at this centre from last 4 years. The carers are lovely and attentive; there is a lot of variety in the curriculum and he has learnt so much as a result and find big helping hand in making him ready for school next year , He always feels welcomed and excited to attend…Highly recommend to all my family and friends
Serrah E.
Serrah E.
00:41 10 Jun 23
Sharan Kumar R.
Sharan Kumar R.
12:17 02 Aug 22
Samantha S.
Samantha S.
11:29 24 Jan 19
Fantastic staff especially the leadership team. Great indoor and outdoor spaces. Very impressive menu!
Michaela B.
Michaela B.
06:05 28 May 18
My son is in fantastic hands at this centre. The carers are lovely and attentive; there is a lot of variety in the curriculum and he has learnt so much as a result. They love the kids and that's what's most important. Highly recommend.
Natasha H.
Natasha H.
00:05 15 Dec 23
This is a great service, over this past year in the 3 yr old kinder class, my son has thrived. With the care and guidance of his caring educators, he has grown more confident in his social skills, building great friendships and has lots of fun while learning 😊.
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  • Our Centre is rated 'Exceeding' in the National Quality Standards, and we are proud of our world-class learning programs and safe, secure environments.
  • Places available across all ages on specific days. Reach out to see how we can fit into your family's routine.
  • Nurture your child's social, emotional, literacy and numeracy skills with our comprehensive kindergarten program. Enjoy the extended hours of long day care. Plus, get up to $2,050 for 3 and 4-year-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.

Guardian Childcare & Education East Ivanhoe NQS Rated Exceeding by ACECQA

Our centre has been recognised as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard. This is the highest rating you can receive from a regulatory authority assessment and we are proud to deliver an exceptional service to the children and families who attend our centre.

Hours

Mon to Fri 7:00am to 6:00pm

Address

71 Lower Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe, VIC, 3079


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education East Ivanhoe! Our bright, vibrant long day care centre offers high quality education and care for children aged 6 weeks – 6 years.

Our Centre is rated ‘Exceeding’ in the National Quality Standards, and we are proud of our world-class learning programs and safe, secure environments.

Our long day care in East Ivanhoe is ideally located northeast of the Melbourne CBD, our Ivanhoe East childcare centre is conveniently located for families living near Heidelberg, Eaglemont, Alphington and Kew.

Our East Ivanhoe childcare centre offers:

  • Quality learning programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking and Sustainability
  • Extensive outdoor space for children to explore, which includes a covered deck, natural play structures, vegetables gardens and a worm farm
  • On-site Chef providing fresh snacks and meals daily
  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers
  • Nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula and bed linen provided
  • Extended hours of care each weekday from 6.30am to 6.30pm

At our child care in East Ivanhoe, a personalised approach to learning ensures children of all age groups are supported to be creative and curious in their learning journey.Our team of passionate Educators and degree-qualified Teachers deliver a play-based and nature-inspired curriculum.

We are proud to have such a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultural events and holidays throughout the year.

Children will also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our East Ivanhoe Kindergarten program. This two-year funded Kindergarten program for 3-5 year olds is designed to prepare your child for a smooth transition from early learning to school. Each of our learning programs align with the Early Years Learning Framework.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will also have the chance to gain an understanding of their child’s learning. Easily accessible for families, our Learning Exchange Display provides the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share with you any updates on their progress every day. You will also have the chance to have direct input in your child’s educational journey!

Families will also be given access to our family communication app Storypark, where we will share with you any significant updates in your child’s day, as well as any other important updates that happen in our centre – ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here. Speak to our Centre Manager or any of the team about our programs – we can even help you understand the Child Care Subsidy.

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. 

If you’re looking to begin the adventure and want to explore, book a tour and meet our team at our East Ivanhoe child care today!

We’re Exceeding! What does that mean? Every six months, our Centres are assessed by ACECQA, the national body with the responsibility for monitoring the quality of all registered child care centres in Australia. A rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard means that you can be assured that this Centre is providing an exceptional level of care and attention for your child.

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Meet our Centre Manager

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Michelle Hadden

"I enjoy supporting children’s learning and school readiness from an early age to provide them with lifelong skills of knowledge to support them for their future aspirations and goals."

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 7:00am to 6:00pm
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

If you’re looking for childcare near Heidelberg, then consider taking a tour at Guardian East Ivanhoe and find out how we do childcare differently and why those extra few minutes in the car are worthwhile. We are conveniently located and provide high-quality care and education services for families in East Ivanhoe, and the neighbouring suburbs of Eaglemont, Alphington and Kew.

We focus on creating an innovative learning environment by focusing on relationships with children and working closely with parents to ensure each child is getting the focused attention they need.

Guardian East Ivanhoe is rated as exceeding the National Quality Standard (NQS) for Childcare. An Exceeding rating means the service is performing above and beyond the requirements of the NQS.

Our close partnership with families allows us to offer a range of additional benefits to the learning and childcare experience for the children at Guardian East Ivanhoe. We pride ourselves on the support we offer families and want to help make it a little easier to balance all those daily commitments.

For children aged three and four, we have 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. Our program is led by specialist Educational Leaders who guide teaching and learning in a flexible and research-supported way.

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 develop each child’s literacy and numeracy skills to help them feel confident and prepared during the challenging leap into primary school. Our program supports the needs and routines of each of our families, and we ensure each child’s cultural background is supported and encouraged.

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 Centre today? We’d love to show you why Guardian East Ivanhoe is the perfect learning environment for your child. At Guardian, we believe that together, we can create life-long learners.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Areas that this Centre services 

Guardian Childcare East Ivanhoe services a number of local areas, including: Darebin, Heidelberg, Kew North, Eaglemont, Ivanhoe East and Bellfield. 

Centre Highlights

  • Our Centre is rated ‘Exceeding’ in the National Quality Standards, and we are proud of our world-class learning programs and safe, secure environments.
  • A spacious outdoor area, a covered deck, natural play structures, vegetables gardens and a worm farm.
  • Included programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Outdoor Learning, Out & About Community Excursions, and Sustainability, with daily hands-on learning experiences.
  • On-site Chef who cooks fresh, nutritious meals daily in our fully equipped kitchen.
  • All nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high quality and bed linen is provided.

Reviews from Google

4.2
(16)
Linda A.
Linda A.
05:54 28 May 24
Phil & Lauren L.
Phil & Lauren L.
05:34 14 May 24
The Ivanhoe East centre is really cute, with terrific areas for the kids to learn & engage.Love the outdoor space, great activities that encourage play in a communal way across all the rooms.The staff from the Centre Managers (Michelle & Colleen) , Sally the chef & all the educators are wonderful, friendly & super professional. We are treated like family/friends & you know your child is in safe care & can feel at ease here.Our son enjoys it, he loves the educators & never wants to leave during pick up time.Do go check it out & go on a tour, this is a popular Guardian centre that's in demand, its a true reflection on how amazing the staff are!We were on a waitlist for over 6 months & now so glad we chose to wait & enrol here!
Michelle H.
Michelle H.
23:36 11 Mar 24
This is a fantastic centre. My grandson attends the centre and has been supported so much and enjoys his day. I have also been here for over 5 years and have a fantastic team who are supprtive, caring and provide quality and required care and welcome all families.
Edith K.
Edith K.
08:15 21 Dec 23
We got lucky when I returned to work and this was the only daycare with days available. The centre is fantastic and our child loves the shared play spaces. The meals are healthy, delicious and lovingly prepared and the fruit tray left every afternoon is a hit with our toddler (and a saviour on the ride home).The staff are just wonderful. Everyone is so welcoming, attentive and caring. We receive regular communication and updates on our child’s development. We cannot recommend this daycare enough.
Akshita U.
Akshita U.
02:30 18 Dec 23
Sarah T.
Sarah T.
21:02 14 Dec 23
Our daughter loves going to childcare and bonded with her fantastic carers very quickly. Very accommodation to your baby’s needs to make the transition easy. All of the staff are very friendly and go above and beyond.
Lauren P.
Lauren P.
18:08 14 Dec 23
A fantastic centre. My daughter loves going here and the staff are so friendly and thoughtful. They always take the time to make sure my child is happy and feels secure. She has made great friends and we have been very impressed with the commitment of the staff to make us feel welcome and valued.
Akriti B.
Akriti B.
10:04 14 Dec 23
My son is in fantastic hands at this centre from last 4 years. The carers are lovely and attentive; there is a lot of variety in the curriculum and he has learnt so much as a result and find big helping hand in making him ready for school next year , He always feels welcomed and excited to attend…Highly recommend to all my family and friends
Serrah E.
Serrah E.
00:41 10 Jun 23
Sharan Kumar R.
Sharan Kumar R.
12:17 02 Aug 22
Samantha S.
Samantha S.
11:29 24 Jan 19
Fantastic staff especially the leadership team. Great indoor and outdoor spaces. Very impressive menu!
Michaela B.
Michaela B.
06:05 28 May 18
My son is in fantastic hands at this centre. The carers are lovely and attentive; there is a lot of variety in the curriculum and he has learnt so much as a result. They love the kids and that's what's most important. Highly recommend.
Natasha H.
Natasha H.
00:05 15 Dec 23
This is a great service, over this past year in the 3 yr old kinder class, my son has thrived. With the care and guidance of his caring educators, he has grown more confident in his social skills, building great friendships and has lots of fun while learning 😊.
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