"Children never fail to make me laugh with their beautiful personalities and innocent view of the world."
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.Read More
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 cook.
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 cook. 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. 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
Monday to Friday
Our internal and external environments provide children with endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. Guardian Childcare & Education McKinnon also boasts:
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!
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
Are you interested in participating in our Summer Rain Program? Book a tour today.
I would like to tell someone who is looking for a good childcare in McKinnon area.... I am a grandmother of Claire Liu. Over one year I was taking Claire to ... Read More
My son has been attending Guardian McKinnon for over a year, starting in nursery and now in the toddler room, he has learned so much and absolutely adores his educators. ... Read More
My two boys have been attending here for over 2 years and love it. The educators in each room are exceptional, and their tenure is long lasting, which is a ... Read More
Guardian McKinnon is an amazing childcare. They strive to create a wonderful environment, as soon as you walk in the doors you know your kids are going to be well ... Read More
My 4 year old and 1 year old attend Guardian McKinnnon 4 days a week. Both have flourished both developmentally and in confidence since commencing. All the educators have been ... Read More
We love going to Guardian, my little girl has been there since 3 months old. I felt very comfortable leaving her with the educators, she is now 15 months old ... Read More
Our son started at The Guardian in McKinnon in January and he loves it, the educators are so kind and caring, our son goes 3 days a weeks there is ... Read More
The love the carers show for the kids makes this centre different from the other childcares centres in the area. My daughter joined the centre when she was 6 months ... Read More
My son has been attending this centre for over a year. We have had a great experience with all staff members, the highlights of the centre are: caring, friendly and ... Read More
Our daughter has been attending this centre for the past 2 years. The instructors and management are kind, knowledgable and reliable. Our daughter loves going there and has developed great ... Read More
Lovely staff and lovely facilities. They have a wonderful range of activities for the children. My children have really enjoyed their time there and learnt so much.
My kids love the centre activities and have a ball there. Staff are always so lovely to the children and you can tell they really care about their development.
I love our childcare centre. My boys love (and loved) going there every day, they learn so much and every day is varied and packed full of fun and learning. ... Read More
We transitioned recently into Guardian McKinnon from another childcare and have had nothing but a wonderful and supportive experience with the educators and the senior management. Our little one has ... Read More
My children have always enjoyed this centre and formed many bonds with the staff over the years. The staff are always friendly, professional, reliable, and helpful. This centre is more ... Read More
Educators are nice and centre is new and clean.
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Pretty pleased the centre. My son attended the centre and had a great time when he was there. He was always very fond of the educators he had.
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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