Guardian Childcare & Education Maidstone

(Formerly Explorers Early Learning Maidstone)

Guardian Childcare & Education Maidstone is located only 8km north-west of the Melbourne CBD. The Centre is a convenient choice for families seeking high-quality care close to home, or on the way to the city for work. It is also a great choice for families living in bordering suburbs, including Braybrook, Maribyrnong, Avondale Heights and Footscray.

Guardian Maidstone boasts a range of exciting, resource-rich environments, including a ‘light and reflection’ room, expansive community garden, pets, and a worm farm and compost system. The light-filled Centre also has three large outdoor spaces specifically designed for each age group, as well as an art piazza.

All of our indoor learning environments have direct access to lovely, natural outdoor areas. Our indoor/outdoor program gives children the opportunity to choose whether they’d prefer to play indoors or outdoors.

Children and families at Guardian Maidstone also have the benefit of a Kindergarten Program led by quality Teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

We’re also fortunate to have a dedicated on-site chef who prepares nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. We also host regular cooking classes for the children to help them extend their knowledge of good nutrition and to try new foods and flavours.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Maidstone today by booking a tour to explore the Centre, or chat with our team of Educators to learn more about our high-quality curriculum.

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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 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Under 3 Years $138.00*
Over 3 Years $133.00*

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

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.

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.

What Our Families Say