Guardian Childcare & Education McKinnon

(Formerly Kids Time)

Guardian Childcare & Education McKinnon boasts a range of resource-rich environments, including water play areas, a vegetable garden, and natural climbing structures where children are encouraged to explore and learn. The Centre is a convenient choice for families living in and around McKinnon, Bentleigh, Brighton East and Ormond.

Guardian McKinnon is a light-filled and spacious childcare Centre with incredible learning facilities, including an outdoor music space, French lessons, and weekly cooking classes for parents to support our partnership with families and to help you continue great nutrition into the home

The first five years of your child’s life are incredibly important when it comes to social and emotional development, and setting them up with a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. That’s why, at Guardian McKinnon, we’re focused on teaching children how to learn versus just ticking a box. This approach to education comes to life in our Kindergarten Program, which is led by qualified teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

Our diverse team of Educators celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year, which gives the children an appreciation for diversity and the world around them. Our programs also include teaching the Kindergarten children sign language.

Our on-site cook prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. The children and Educators at Guardian McKinnon often collect vegetables and herbs from the Centre garden to add to the daily meals and use in hands-on and educational cooking classes.

Begin the adventure at Guardian McKinnon today by booking a tour to explore the Centre or speaking with one of our 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 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Under 3 years $145.50*
Over 3 Years $145.50*

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

Learn More About Our Centre

Our internal and external environments provide children with endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. Guardian Childcare & Education McKinnon also boasts:

  • An on-site kitchen that prepares healthy and delicious meals
  • Cooking classes
  • Dance and music classes
  • Yoga
  • Herb and veggie garden
  • Three and four year old kinder programs

Kids Time McKinnon believes in providing children with a wide range of experiences to ignite their curiosity, develop their skills and create a lifelong love of learning.

We invite you to book a tour to meet our friendly staff and to see the centre for yourself!

Introducing Guardian’s Summer Rain Program

From November to January, five Guardian Centres – 101 Collins, Kids Time Mckinnon, Rivergarden, Richmond and St Kilda Road – are running a Summer Rain Program with bespoke experiences for children from 0 to 5 years. Run in and around the art ateliers at each of the five centers, the program is designed by Multidisciplinary Artist, Heidi Weatherald. From visual arts, science and technology to dramatic play and literacy, no two days will look the same.

A taste of the experiences in the program

  • Science, sensory, technology and music
  • Science and literacy
  • Puppetry, engineering sculpture, and song
  • Sculpture and Song
  • Science, poetry, and music
  • Visual arts and storytelling

Are you interested in participating in our Summer Rain Program? Book a tour today.

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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