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Guardian Childcare & Education Richmond is just 3km from the Melbourne CBD and is a convenient choice for working families.
Bordered by Hawthorn, East Melbourne, Burnley and Southbank, Guardian Richmond boasts two spacious outdoor areas, an art studio, vegetable gardens, a ‘tinker yard’, yoga program, and alfresco dining where children and families enjoyed shared meals prepared by our on-site chef.
Connections to the local community are so important at Guardian Richmond, which was reflected at our open day in 2017, where we opened our doors to the locals to come and meet the team.
Guardian Richmond shares a building with the Victoria Guardian Support Office and our famous Guardian Exchange, which brings our sustainability focus to life, as a home for resources to be shared throughout the Guardian community. Being part of this exciting hub means our team has access to brilliant training programs, and a shared café – including a well-loved barista – that we utilise for family breakfast each morning.
Guardian Richmond also has a leading Kindergarten Program, led by university-qualified teachers. This program is specifically designed to help children get ready for the exciting transition to primary school.
Our on-site chef prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. The children and Educators often collect vegetables from the garden to add to the daily meals and use in cooking classes and enjoy lunch in the café once a week.
Begin your adventure at Guardian Richmond by booking a tour to explore the Centre or speaking to one of our team.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.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast or a coffee with the children in the Guardian cafe.
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.
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 or with siblings. 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
Monday to Friday
|Age Group||Daily Fee|
|Under 3 Years||$140.00*|
|Over 3 Years||$132.00*|
*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back use the calculator shown below:
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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.
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.
Custom designed to enhance learning, the architecturally designed space references the history of the area and the building’s former service as an Australia Post distribution centre. Features include:
As well as giving our children a world-class early learning experience, this unique space features a materials centre known as The Exchange which will be the heart of The Guardian Education Project, providing resources and training to Guardian educators from all over Australia.
To find out more about the special experiences at our centre please call us on 13 82 30.
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.
To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.
Tours of our Victorian Centres for new families will be personalised, virtual tours to ensure we maintain government regulations and minimise visitors to our Centres.
Ready to Start the Adventure?
Running for approximately 30 minutes, touring a centre is a great way to explore the exciting environments, chat to our Educators and see our high-quality curriculum come to life. It’s also a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
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If there’s anything we can help with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 13 82 30.
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“It’s not easy to leave your child in the care of someone else, however, from day one I can comfortably say that your staff have always provided the best care for both my children. I always see all the great things they do with the children but most importantly they are always there to comfort the children and take such great care of them.”
– Ivana Dusenjko, Mickleham Road, Vic
"The transition into childcare was made easy by the supportive and compassionate staff. Daily communication (both email and verbal) kept me up to date with my daughter's progress socially, emotionally and intellectually. The 'child centred' approach is amazing; for my child to make connections to her own world and experiences. She loves going.”
– Sarah Collingwood, Jacaranda – Sunnybank, Qld
"“The team are passionate about being early childhood Educators. The environment is filled with many indoor and outdoor activities allowing a child-led development by following their natural interests (inspired by Reggio Emilia). A philosophy we follow in our home. My four-year-old daughter’s language and social skills have improved greatly.””
– Angela K, Lane Cove, NSW
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