Guardian Childcare & Education Richmond

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.

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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
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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Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Four nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding

What to Bring

  • Formula and bottles
  • 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

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:

  • Spacious outdoor play areas with shade, sand-pits and play-structures
  • A kitchen garden where children will grow and harvest veggies and herbs
  • An art-studio located in a shipping container which will offer pottery, arts and crafts, fostering a love of creative expression
  • A piazza where children can interact with the kitchen and socialise whilst sharing meals
  • Huge windows that allow children to look out onto Hoddle Street and beyond

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.

Introducing Guardian’s Summer Rain Program

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

  • Science, sensory, technology and music
  • Science and literacy
  • Puppetry, engineering sculpture, and song
  • Sculpture and Song
  • Science, poetry, and music
  • Visual arts and storytelling

Are you interested in participating in our Summer Rain Program? Book a tour today.

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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