Guardian Childcare & Education Collins Street

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4.5
(21)
alison B.
alison B.
23:30 07 Jul 24
I had a great experience at this centre and am sorry to have left due to moving away. Nut, Hannah, Pat, Cher, and Lily have been so supportive of my daughter's development at the centre. They are warm and caring and always had a welcoming smile when I was there. They would take the children out on regular excursions, hold regular music days, provide cooking sessions and craft activities. The centre itself is very spacious and clean. Mona and Shiva were also lovely on the administration side. Five stars
David B.
David B.
02:54 28 May 24
Huzaifa Khalid A.
Huzaifa Khalid A.
02:29 23 Apr 24
So pleased with the centre as I know my child is safe and happy. All the educators have great sense of empathy & love for the kids. They take them out on excursions and do plenty of entertaining activities. Quality of food is top notch and hygiene around the centre is great. Shiv and Mona are very understanding and I really appreciate what they do for both parents & the kids.
Michelle G.
Michelle G.
04:40 25 Jan 24
5 stars! Guardian Daycare nurtured our daughter & made saying goodbye bittersweet. Shiv & Mona's admin support & sunny smiles were fantastic. The amazing carers instilled beautiful values in our daughter through patience, encouragement & a vibrant learning environment. Her love for arts & crafts, science experiments, music & even show & tell is a testament to their dedication. We're forever grateful for Guardian's positive impact on her life. Best wishes to all!
Clare F.
Clare F.
20:01 25 Jun 23
A wonderful daycare with excellent staff, my twins were there for short periods at a time (1 week, 5 weeks etc.) while we travelled to Melbourne for work and they always made them really welcome and helped with the adjustments. It’s been wonderful having such accepting adaptable daycare in Melbourne.
Mona Golestan F.
Mona Golestan F.
00:04 04 Oct 22
Wonderful caring team. As a parent I feel very good when seeing my son joins educators and kids happily and he is happy when I pick him up. The strength of the team can be recognised better when there is a difficult situation. We always had a great support from Guardian 101 Collins street.
Ali M.
Ali M.
23:31 03 Oct 22
A welcoming and fantastic daycare and kinder. The educators have a caring nature, and helped our son to develop. The team are looking after individual kid needs and tailor the program to suit all children. They are very attentive with our son and inclusive. It always felt like a second home for our Son! We have been extremely happy with Guardian Childcare & Education Collins Street, and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a warm, friendly and genuinely caring and educational environment for your kids.
Barbara L.
Barbara L.
04:57 20 Sep 22
We love Guardian at Collins. The team has been amazing from day 1 and our two children are so well cared for at the centre. We love the staff and the program plus the food is amazing. We are so happy with this centre and kudos to the amazing team of staff.
Nicole T.
Nicole T.
11:28 15 Sep 22
The educators @ Guardian Collins Street are amazing. We are extremely happy with Shiv and all her team of educators on level 8 and level 9. Most importantly our kids are happy, comfortable and feel safe at the centre.
masoom P.
masoom P.
03:12 14 Sep 22
Faultless kindergarten, the center manager and entire staff are amazing. Special thanks for the flexibility offered.A lot of genuine care for the children :) . Our daughter has been in little explorer for 6 weeks and the team has helped her settle in very well.
Adela B.
Adela B.
09:45 19 Dec 21
My first child spent 3 wonderful years at Guardian 101 Collins as we both work nearby. The location is excellent for us. The centre provided everything for us so we literally walked in with the child and walked out. The staff was always lovely and the management team was very responsive to our emails. We were happy with the meals provided and the range of curriculum/activities they offered.My child made a seamless transition into sessional kindergarten and we are grateful for our positive experience with Guardian 101 in his early years.
India S.
India S.
09:17 16 Oct 20
Our little one has been going here 3 days per week for over a year. The educators are top notch and really care about the kids as individuals. Our daughter has learned so much, and absolutely loves attending. They learn about yoga, art, aboriginal culture, numbers, and international topics. The food is amazing too. I can't praise Guardian enough, it is a little more pricey than some other centre's but well worth it.
Sprouts Y.
Sprouts Y.
04:18 22 Jun 20
Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.
11:16 24 Mar 20
Amazing childcare at the top end of the CBD in Melbourne. Sprawling play areas and lots of educational games and lessons provided for the babies and older children. The carers are genuinely interested in ensuring the kids are happy and occupied. Have been very pleased with the centre’s communication, both directly, and via the StoryPark app. Would not hesitate to recommend the centre, our little one loves it.
Google U.
Google U.
01:49 22 Jan 20
A great child care centre in the heart of the city. The girls that work here are all passionate, lovely educators who take a genuine interest in your child. Their app (Storypark) with daily updates is a great way to see what they have learnt that day. Highly recommend.
Wendy Di F.
Wendy Di F.
07:46 06 Jan 20
Today was the last day my son Elias (9 months old) spent in this centre as we are transitioning him to a centre near home. My husband and I can’t appreciate enough for the love and care my son have received from the educators. Huge thank you to Sophie, Gemma, Neri - You guys are AMAZING. You show genuine love and care to the babies and because of you my husband and I could walk out the centre comfortably knowing that our son will have a good day. Thank you thank you thank you xx ! Sad to say goodby as we have no idea if the new centre will match to this one!
James F.
James F.
07:39 06 Jan 20
The staff for the babies room are excellent. Our son loved to see the educators in the morning, and we always knew he was well looked after. Thank you.
Michael A.
Michael A.
09:02 19 Dec 18
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  • Fun and exciting opportunities with music and sports incursions, language programs and excursions into the community. Children love the large tree house in our outdoor yard.
  • We have availability across all ages on certain days. Let's work together to find the best schedule for your family.
  • Give your child a head start with our kindergarten program run by university-qualified teachers. Enjoy the extended hours of long day care, plus get up to $2,050 for 3 and 4-year-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.

Hours

Mon to Fri 7:30am to 6:30pm

Address

Level 9, 84 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC, 3000


Entry via 84 Flinders Lane, Please proceed to reception located on Level 9

Welcome to our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Collins Street is conveniently located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, which means families can access the highest quality education and care in close proximity to work. All with less rushing around and more time with your child! Our Centre welcomes children from 6 weeks to 6 years old.

Our long day care in Collins Street is ideally located for families working or living in Melbourne CBD and in surrounding suburbs near East Melbourne, Carlton, North Melbourne, Southbank, Docklands and Collingwood.

Our Collins Street childcare centre offers:

  • Quality learning programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking and Sustainability
  • Extensive outdoor space for children to explore
  • On-site Chef providing fresh snacks and meals daily
  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers
  • Nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula and bed linen provided
  • Extended hours of care each weekday from 7.30am to 6.30pm

With a warm, welcoming feel, our Collins St Melbourne CBD child care has range of resource-rich environments, including a family dining area, simulated outdoor spaces, vibrant gardens, a treehouse and multiple water play areas. These impressive environments encourage children to explore and discover. Our included learning programs provide opportunity for children to develop confidence, independence, self-awareness, and self-worth.

Children attending our Centre will also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our Collins St Kindergarten Program, designed specifically to help prepare your child to transition from early learning to primary school.

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. 

But the children are not confined to the Centre, with regular excursions out and about into the community. Favourite locations include the National Gallery of Victoria, Flinders Street, Treasury Gardens and Federation Square. On these adventures, the children have the opportunity to explore the exhibits, have a picnic, play some games or visit the animals.

The excursion program has been a part of the curriculum at our day care in Collins Street Melbourne since the Centre first opened, as the team is passionate about the children being involved in the community.

Our on-site cook prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using fresh, seasonal ingredients every day. Children enjoy their meals in the dedicated piazza and participate in regular hands-on cooking classes to further explore their understanding of nutrition.

To stay connected to families, you will have access to our family communication app, StoryPark. Here, we share relevant updates on your child’s day and any other important Centre updates.

We value the role of families as a child’s first teacher. At Guardian Collins St childcare, we are committed to developing trusting relationships by listening and responding to families about all aspects of their child’s learning and development. So, our approach is focused on the latest research into quality care and learning opportunities. and insights into how children learn best and the specific skills they will need to thrive. 

Our unique Visible Learning program allows families to witness their child’s progress first-hand. The Learning Exchange is a display in each learning space showing what your child is doing on any given day. Here, our Teachers and Educators will share with you any significant updates on your child’s development and your child’s education and provide the chance for you to share your own goals and visions – providing direct input into your child’s educational journey! 

We have a dedicated Baby Ambassador in our nursery room to help ensure that your child’s experience with us is a beautiful one that your whole family can enjoy. 

Begin the adventure at our Guardian Collins Street Melbourne CBD daycare today by booking a tour.

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Collins Street Centre Manager Image

Shivalika Sundriyal

"I am excited and passionate about being part of their amazing learning process and seeing them grow from babies to transitioning to school"

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

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.

Learn More About Our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education 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, Guardian Collins Street 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 eight-seater prams. For these children, the city is their teacher and they love indulging in the culture and creativity on 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.

Centre Highlights

  • Collins St Melbourne CBD child care has range of resource-rich environments, including a family dining area, simulated outdoor spaces, vibrant gardens, a treehouse and multiple water play areas. These impressive environments encourage children to explore and discover. Our included learning programs provide opportunity for children to develop confidence, independence, self-awareness, and self-worth.
  • 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. We also offer dinner service from 5.30pm for late pick ups.
  • 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 love taking our children out on daily excursions into the CBD and surrounds in our eight-seater prams. For these children, the city is their teacher and they love indulging in the culture and creativity on offer. Excursions include visits to the library, art gallery, gardens, playgrounds, museum, cafes and even the graffiti covered lanes of the CBD.
  • Kinder lending library: Educational books that Kinder children can borrow and enjoy at home.

Reviews from Google

4.5
(21)
alison B.
alison B.
23:30 07 Jul 24
I had a great experience at this centre and am sorry to have left due to moving away. Nut, Hannah, Pat, Cher, and Lily have been so supportive of my daughter's development at the centre. They are warm and caring and always had a welcoming smile when I was there. They would take the children out on regular excursions, hold regular music days, provide cooking sessions and craft activities. The centre itself is very spacious and clean. Mona and Shiva were also lovely on the administration side. Five stars
David B.
David B.
02:54 28 May 24
Huzaifa Khalid A.
Huzaifa Khalid A.
02:29 23 Apr 24
So pleased with the centre as I know my child is safe and happy. All the educators have great sense of empathy & love for the kids. They take them out on excursions and do plenty of entertaining activities. Quality of food is top notch and hygiene around the centre is great. Shiv and Mona are very understanding and I really appreciate what they do for both parents & the kids.
Michelle G.
Michelle G.
04:40 25 Jan 24
5 stars! Guardian Daycare nurtured our daughter & made saying goodbye bittersweet. Shiv & Mona's admin support & sunny smiles were fantastic. The amazing carers instilled beautiful values in our daughter through patience, encouragement & a vibrant learning environment. Her love for arts & crafts, science experiments, music & even show & tell is a testament to their dedication. We're forever grateful for Guardian's positive impact on her life. Best wishes to all!
Clare F.
Clare F.
20:01 25 Jun 23
A wonderful daycare with excellent staff, my twins were there for short periods at a time (1 week, 5 weeks etc.) while we travelled to Melbourne for work and they always made them really welcome and helped with the adjustments. It’s been wonderful having such accepting adaptable daycare in Melbourne.
Mona Golestan F.
Mona Golestan F.
00:04 04 Oct 22
Wonderful caring team. As a parent I feel very good when seeing my son joins educators and kids happily and he is happy when I pick him up. The strength of the team can be recognised better when there is a difficult situation. We always had a great support from Guardian 101 Collins street.
Ali M.
Ali M.
23:31 03 Oct 22
A welcoming and fantastic daycare and kinder. The educators have a caring nature, and helped our son to develop. The team are looking after individual kid needs and tailor the program to suit all children. They are very attentive with our son and inclusive. It always felt like a second home for our Son! We have been extremely happy with Guardian Childcare & Education Collins Street, and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a warm, friendly and genuinely caring and educational environment for your kids.
Barbara L.
Barbara L.
04:57 20 Sep 22
We love Guardian at Collins. The team has been amazing from day 1 and our two children are so well cared for at the centre. We love the staff and the program plus the food is amazing. We are so happy with this centre and kudos to the amazing team of staff.
Nicole T.
Nicole T.
11:28 15 Sep 22
The educators @ Guardian Collins Street are amazing. We are extremely happy with Shiv and all her team of educators on level 8 and level 9. Most importantly our kids are happy, comfortable and feel safe at the centre.
masoom P.
masoom P.
03:12 14 Sep 22
Faultless kindergarten, the center manager and entire staff are amazing. Special thanks for the flexibility offered.A lot of genuine care for the children :) . Our daughter has been in little explorer for 6 weeks and the team has helped her settle in very well.
Adela B.
Adela B.
09:45 19 Dec 21
My first child spent 3 wonderful years at Guardian 101 Collins as we both work nearby. The location is excellent for us. The centre provided everything for us so we literally walked in with the child and walked out. The staff was always lovely and the management team was very responsive to our emails. We were happy with the meals provided and the range of curriculum/activities they offered.My child made a seamless transition into sessional kindergarten and we are grateful for our positive experience with Guardian 101 in his early years.
India S.
India S.
09:17 16 Oct 20
Our little one has been going here 3 days per week for over a year. The educators are top notch and really care about the kids as individuals. Our daughter has learned so much, and absolutely loves attending. They learn about yoga, art, aboriginal culture, numbers, and international topics. The food is amazing too. I can't praise Guardian enough, it is a little more pricey than some other centre's but well worth it.
Sprouts Y.
Sprouts Y.
04:18 22 Jun 20
Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.
11:16 24 Mar 20
Amazing childcare at the top end of the CBD in Melbourne. Sprawling play areas and lots of educational games and lessons provided for the babies and older children. The carers are genuinely interested in ensuring the kids are happy and occupied. Have been very pleased with the centre’s communication, both directly, and via the StoryPark app. Would not hesitate to recommend the centre, our little one loves it.
Google U.
Google U.
01:49 22 Jan 20
A great child care centre in the heart of the city. The girls that work here are all passionate, lovely educators who take a genuine interest in your child. Their app (Storypark) with daily updates is a great way to see what they have learnt that day. Highly recommend.
Wendy Di F.
Wendy Di F.
07:46 06 Jan 20
Today was the last day my son Elias (9 months old) spent in this centre as we are transitioning him to a centre near home. My husband and I can’t appreciate enough for the love and care my son have received from the educators. Huge thank you to Sophie, Gemma, Neri - You guys are AMAZING. You show genuine love and care to the babies and because of you my husband and I could walk out the centre comfortably knowing that our son will have a good day. Thank you thank you thank you xx ! Sad to say goodby as we have no idea if the new centre will match to this one!
James F.
James F.
07:39 06 Jan 20
The staff for the babies room are excellent. Our son loved to see the educators in the morning, and we always knew he was well looked after. Thank you.
Michael A.
Michael A.
09:02 19 Dec 18
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