Open 7:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
Guardian Childcare & Education Collins Street
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- Located in Melbourne CBD, with easy access to public transport and extended opening hours to support working families.
- Modern, secure and safe learning spaces, filled with world-class educational resources.
- 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.
- Multicultural, passionate team supports each child through our incredible learning programs including cooking and community excursions.
Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.
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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.Read More
Meet our Centre Manager
"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.
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 chef.
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 chef. 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 as 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 7:30am to 6:30pm
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What we Provide
- Mandarin speaking classes for ages 2+
- Five nutritionally balanced meals, cooked on site, including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
- Formula and bottles
What to Bring
- Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
- Spare change of clothing
- Water bottle
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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.
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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.
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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.
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