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Guardian Early Learning – Kew East

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Guardian Early Learning – Kew East is now open! Book your tour today.

Our Kew East centre is custom-designed to offer nurturing and stimulating early learning environments for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. Guardian Kew East features expansive and light filled indoor/outdoor play areas equipped with reggio-inspired materials and resources, huge windows which connect the children with the community and educators who will lead structured and unstructured learning experiences which develop each child’s natural skills and curiosity.

Guardian Kew East is conveniently located on High Street, a major arterial road into the city and street parking is available. The centre is also within walking distance of both Clyde Street and Station Street tram stations and provides pram parking on-site to ease the commute.

Learn More About Our Centre

Open 7:00am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

720 High Street
Kew East, VIC, 3102

Learn More About Our Centre

Highlights of the centre include:

  • Spread over 2 levels, this custom-built and architecturally designed space offers expansive indoor/outdoor play areas
  • Commercial grade kitchen with onsite cook who prepares 5 healthy and nutritious meals per day
  • The kitchen is also a learning environment and features and open servery, giving visibility to the process of food preparation and promoting interaction with the cook
  • Meals are shared together in the piazza, where children assist in setting the table, serving their own food and cleaning up afterwards

Meet our Centre Manager

I’m Janene Melchior and I am the Centre Manager at Guardian Early Learning – Kew East. I’ve been in Early Childhood for nearly 30 years and have an Associate Diploma in Social Science Child Care as well as a Diploma in Business.

I have always believed that the child is at the centre of their own learning and that we need to allow them the space to explore, wonder and create independently. It is important to build relationships and to really immerse yourself in your interactions with the children and with each other as educators. I am inspired by the families, children and by educators at our centres. Every day they teach me something and I like that we are on this learning journey together.

The children’s ideas and interests are the basis of our curriculum. It would simply not exist without them and are what drives the evolution of experiences. Our observations, extension and documentation of their ideas and interests assist to continue to develop the curriculum.

I am very new to the Kew East community so really look forward to exploring my new environment. Already neighbouring businesses have been extremely friendly and welcoming, and I look forward to us being great neighbours in return.

When I’m not at the centre you can find me spending time with my family (I have 4 ½ year old twins), reading a book or watching movies – with popcorn, of course!

Fee Information

Age GroupDaily Fee
Under 3 Years$135.00
Over 3 Years$125.00

Good to Know

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen, hat and an environmentally friendly bag.
  • Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding
  • Free drop off and pick up parking zone

What to Bring

  • Expressed breastmilk or formula and bottles/cup
  • Spare change of clothing
  • A family photo

Our Educators

Our educator team are committed and passionate about ensuring your child will be safe, nurtured and cared for every day. With Guardian children are encouraged to engage in interest-led play that creates learning and meaningful experience.

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.

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