Guardian Childcare & Education Manifold Heights

  • Leading programs where children aged six-weeks to six years learn and discover through play.
  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to grow and thrive.
  • Safe, secure 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.


Mon to Fri


25-31 Bostock Avenue
Manifold Heights, VIC, 3218

Entrance via Narmbool Street car park

Welcome to our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Manifold Heights is NOW OPEN! Book a tour today!

A BRAND-NEW childcare and day care centre, perfectly situated for families living in surrounding suburbs such as Manifold Heights, Herne Hill, Newtown, Highton, Geelong West, and Hamlyn Heights.

Our modern early learning centre contains five beautiful, light-filled learning spaces, designed to offer a warm and stimulating learning environment for children aged six weeks to six years.

Offering a range of indoor and outdoor areas, including dedicated art spaces, ateliers, and various architecturally designed age-specific play spaces – each day is sure to inspire a sense of joy and adventure.

Featuring on-site parking and located close to nearby bus stops, our centre is situated closely to Manifold Heights Primary School, various parks and playgrounds, as well as multiple shops and cafes; making it conveniently accessible to all families.

With a highly dedicated team of Teachers and Educators, our carers take on a personalised approach to learning to ensure that each child receives the best possible care tailored to their own needs.

Unique to Guardian, families will also be able to gain an understanding of the progress of their child’s development through our Visible Learning Program. Located in the centre, our Learning Exchange Display provides the opportunity for families to connect with our team to discuss their child’s learning and progress.

Families also have access to our leading Kindergarten program, designed specifically to prepare children for a smooth transition from childcare to Primary School, which focuses on play-based experiences that:

  • Teach the basic numeracy and literacy skills needed for academic success and;
  • Have clear learning outcomes that deliver on the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood.

The Victorian Government offers funding to provide families up to 15 hours of Free Kindergarten a week, in addition to the Childcare Subsidy. The funding offsets the fees for three and four-year-old children that are part of the Centre’s long day care Kindergarten program. Families will save up to $2,050 a year for children aged three years old and above in eligible long day cares in 2024. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre. 

Families will also have access to our family communication app StoryPark, where we will share with you any additional updates on your child’s day to day, as well as any other important updates that happen in real-time within the Centre.

If you’re looking for the perfect childcare and are curious to learn more, click the button below to enquire now!

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Manifold Heights Centre Manager Image

Ashley Smale

Children are the heart of our community, and I am passionate about creating a space where they feel safe, inspired, and encouraged to explore their potential. My approach is rooted in creating a holistic learning environment that integrates play, creativity, and educational exploration.

I believe in the power of collaboration between educators, parents, and the community to provide the best possible experience for our children.Open communication is at the core of our success, and I am always here to listen, discuss, and work together to ensure the well-being and development of every child in our care.

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 Hours TBA
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Guardian hat
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen
  • High quality baby formula
  • All nutritious meals and snacks

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Spare change of clothing, labelled
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Baby's bottles for formula or breastmilk

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.

Reviews from Google

Dhvani S.
Dhvani S.
12:57 30 Nov 23
This childcare is such a beautiful place to work at. There’s just love and care all around ❤️ I’m so happy that I can be a part of this wonderful community.
brayden W.
brayden W.
07:54 28 Nov 23
My daughter has attended Guardian Manifold Heights full-time for over three months now, and I’ve been more that satisfied with the care being provided. The educator, Tiff provides daily updates via the StoryPark app with heaps of photos and meaningful observations on how my child is spending her days.Thanks team!
Tayla W.
Tayla W.
07:44 28 Nov 23
Such a great centre! The director is welcoming and very knowledgeable and commited to creating wonderful service for children. The children seemed very settled and educators engaged well.
Ryan O.
Ryan O.
07:15 27 Nov 23
My child has been attending Guardian Manifold heights since opening. He loves his educators and really enjoys the activities set out. We were previously at another centre before moving to this centre and couldn’t be happier, he no longer cry’s at drop off and there are wonderful changes being made since the new manager Ash came on board.We love that the centre celebarates special days and involves families in providing feedback to make improvements at the centre.
Zoe C.
Zoe C.
10:58 09 Nov 23
As an educator I have loved my experience here at Manifold Heights. The team are wonderful and always ready to take on new ideas and opportunities. The families are beautiful to be surrounded by and the children light up the yard with their giggles and happiness.
Shenae S.
Shenae S.
09:31 09 Nov 23
This centre is absolutely beautiful and I have had the best experience there. The educators, teachers and staff are all so lovely and professional
ash L.
ash L.
09:21 09 Nov 23
Beautiful Centre, with dedicated and caring Educators and Teachers
stephanie R.
stephanie R.
03:22 06 Nov 23
Great 👍
Hannah H.
Hannah H.
04:45 28 Feb 23
Kinder room is amazing!Good communication compared to other centres.

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.