Guardian Early Learning 101 Collins Street

Every day is a new opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Early Learning 101 Collins Street, which is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. With a range of resource-rich environments, including a family dining area, city views, and a range of age-specific ateliers, children are encouraged to explore and learn.

The warm and homely centre also features simulated outdoor spaces, vibrant gardens, a treehouse, a weekly yoga program and multiple water play areas.

Children get out and about on excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. Favourite locations include the National Gallery of Victoria, Flinders Street, Treasury Gardens, Federation Square.

We are proud to have a diverse team of Educators and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year.

Our on-site cook prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. Children enjoy their meals in the dedicated piazza while socialising, and partake in regular cooking classes hosted by our Educators to further explore food at the centre.

Begin the adventure at Guardian today by booking a tour to explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and 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 7:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
All Ages $161.50*

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

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Mandarin speaking classes for ages 2+
  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Five nutritionally balanced meals, cooked on site, including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding
  • Formula and bottles

What to Bring

  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Water bottle

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.

Learn More About Our Centre

Guardian Early Learning Centres provide over 11,000 families across Australia with the peace of mind and confidence that their child is receiving the best education and care every single day. Providing long day care as well as vacation care, our 101 Collins Street early learning and childcare centre is no different.

Staffed by a team of highly professional and experienced Educators, we provide a bright and inspiring space that caters to all interests and levels of development. Our multicultural Educators bring a range of languages into the centre including Mandarin, Arabic, French, Greek, Pilipino, Indonesian and Indian.

We offer delicious, seasonal and nutritionally-balanced meals that are specially crafted by our in-house chefs to give children all the nutrients that growing minds and bodies need. Our family dining area encourages families to have breakfast with us (we provide a selection of cereals, toast, spreads and fruit) to help bridge the gap from home to care, creating quality family time and a smooth transition to the start of the working and learning day ahead.

Our unique curriculum prepares children for successful lifelong learning, and our specially designed indoor and outdoor environments have been created to promote learning, curiosity and adventure, as well as provide the space for all-important quiet time and rest.

We love taking our children out on daily excursions into the CBD and surrounds in our massive eight-seater prams. For these children, the city is their teacher and they love indulging in the culture and creativity the CBD has to offer. Excursions include visits to the library, art gallery, gardens, playgrounds, museum, cafes and even the graffiti covered lanes of the CBD.

We’re passionate about building relationships with all of our families, and believe that two-way communication is of paramount importance. So whether you have questions, feedback, or suggestions on how we can make the Guardian experience even better for you and your child, we’re always happy to have a chat and develop something that works for you. Our open door policy means that families are welcome to come in at any time throughout the day to play, feed or just to say hi.

To find out more about the special experiences at our centre, please call our friendly team today on 13 82 30.

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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