Open 7:00am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
Guardian Childcare & Education Kew East
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- A vibrant, modern Centre offering incredible learning programs including music and sport.
- Engaging indoor and outdoor learning environments, including herb and vegetable gardens.
- Multicultural team of educators and degree-qualified Teachers to support each child's growth and wellbeing.
- 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.
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Welcome to our Centre
Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Kew East! Our bright, beautiful and welcoming early learning centre in Kew East provides leading learning programs in a nurturing environment for children aged six weeks to six years. Our Kew East child care centre is an excellent choice for local families wanting high-quality education and care for their child in a nurturing environment.Read More
Meet our Centre Manager
“You’re lucky enough to be different, never change” – Taylor Swift
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 chef.
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 chef. 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 6:30pm
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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
- 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
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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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Kew East is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria – located 8 km east of Melbourne’s CBD. Its local government area is the City of Boroondara.
Guardian Kew East is one of more than 40 Guardian childcare centres in and around Melbourne. The Centre boasts a number of features:
• Spread over two levels, this custom-built and architecturally designed space offers expansive indoor/outdoor play areas
• Commercial-grade kitchen with an onsite cook who prepares five healthy and nutritious meals per day
• The kitchen is also a learning environment and features an 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.
Plus, the Centre has a long-standing and passionate Centre Manager, Janene – read more about Janene and her approach to childcare at Guadian Kew East.
What are you most excited about working with children on/teaching children about and why?
“Most of the excitement about working with children for me is the care aspect of what we do. Building bonds and relationships with children and their families is so special to me. I also love watching the children explore, learn and make connections both with people and with their development. I think people often underestimate children and their abilities, so I love showing families and Educators what the children are capable of and how important the process of that learning is, rather than the end product.”
At Guardian Kew East The children also have the opportunity to participate in our regular Out and About Program, which with the luxury of our Octopram, means children of all ages can be a part of these exciting excursions. The children make regular visits to build on our connection to our local community to places such as the local fruit shop, local cafes, local parks and travelling on the tram to The Kew Library.
At Guardian Kew East we prioritise working with families, not just children because we understand that a true family childcare service should focus on childhood education as well as connecting your young ones to the community and preparing them for school.
We value the role of families as a child’s first teacher and we’re committed to developing trusting relationships by listening and responding to families about all aspects of their child’s learning and development. So, our approach is focused on the latest research and insights into how children learn best, and the specific skills they will need to thrive in the 21st Century.
With extended standard hours and a goal to create the best educational programs for children in the country, we’re here for you during those crucial Kindergarten years.
We also offer a number of additional benefits for busy families, such as:
• Designated drop-off and pick-up zones to assist with those busy mornings and afternoons.
• Casual care days where possible.
• Assisting you with government subsidies and entitlements to help you make the most of the financial support that may be available.
• Our family communication app StoryPark keeps you informed throughout the day.
• We hold parent and educator sessions to keep you informed of your child’s individual progress.
Come and experience the difference at Guardian Kew East by booking a tour today!
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Guardian Childcare Kew East services a number of local areas, including: Deepdene, Balwyn, Kew, Balwyn North and Alphington.
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