Guardian Childcare & Education East Ivanhoe

Guardian Childcare & Education East Ivanhoe is rated as exceeding in the National Quality Standard. Located 10km north-east of the Melbourne CBD, Guardian East Ivanhoe is also a convenient choice for families living in bordering suburbs, including Heidelberg, Eaglemont, Alphington and Kew.

The Centre boasts a range of resource-rich environments including a spacious outdoor area, a covered deck, natural play structures and a range of age-specific play areas. As part of the Guardian East Ivanhoe sustainability program, the Centre also has vegetable gardens, a worm farm and an active recycling program with the Richmond Exchange.

The team of professionally-certified early childhood Educators and Teachers at Guardian East Ivanhoe deliver a play-based and nature-inspired curriculum, as well as a leading Kindergarten Program to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

We are proud to have such a culturally diverse team, and celebrate a variety of cultural events and holidays throughout the year. As part of our strong community focus, the Kindergarten children also participate in a bush kinder program every Friday.

At Guardian East Ivanhoe we have a dedicated on-site chef who prepares five nutritious and delicious meals and snacks every day. The children also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on cooking experiences to enhance their understanding of good nutrition and encourage them to try new foods and flavours.

Book a tour of Guardian East Ivanhoe today, or speak to one of our friendly 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 7:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Under 3 Years $146.00*
Over 3 Years $140.00*

*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back, click here.

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

Your child will love their day at Guardian Childcare & Education East Ivanhoe with our friendly and passionate team of Educators. We have high Educator to child ratios, allowing Educators and families to work together to ensure a happy and productive time whilst children are in our care.

Conveniently located on Heidelberg Road, East Ivanhoe our modern, fully air-conditioned centre provides children with a fun and secure learning space that also considers their health and nutritional needs.

Our Educators take the time to provide families with up-to-date information on their child´s day and development progress. We pride ourselves on the quality of our care and the warm and secure learning environment that we provide.

Your child’s learning and development will benefit greatly from the interaction with educators and other children at the centre. We make sure that our curriculum and school readiness program fits within the Commonwealth Government’s Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards.

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.

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