Open 7:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
Guardian Childcare & Education East Ivanhoe
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- Leading learning programs that support children to explore, discover and grow.
- Passionate, experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers.
- Secure and engaging indoor and outdoor 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.
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.
Mon to Fri 7:00 to 18:00
71 Lower Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe, VIC, 3079
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Take a Look Around
Welcome to our Centre
Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education East Ivanhoe! Our bright, vibrant Centre offers high quality education and care for children aged 6 weeks – 6 years.
- 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.
Meet our Centre Manager
"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.
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 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 7:00am to 6:00pm
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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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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!
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Guardian Childcare East Ivanhoe services a number of local areas, including: Darebin, Heidelberg, Kew North, Eaglemont, Ivanhoe East and Bellfield.
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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.