Guardian Childcare & Education Richmond

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4.6
(29)
Kadija W.
Kadija W.
22:58 01 May 24
The best early learning center in Richmond. Personally I have tried all the other center near by and the only place I can feel safe to leave my son is Guardian. They are Very clean, welcoming and friendly staff from the manger to the educators.I love the free breakfast and free coffee they provide🥞 . Most important very multicultural and respectful environment. They look after all kids equally 👍
Holly T.
Holly T.
06:50 01 Apr 24
Michael G.
Michael G.
02:40 28 Mar 24
Outstanding care for long day care. Excellent attention to detail, diversity of learning and activities and good access front and rear. Nothing not to like
朱迎春
朱迎春
01:59 29 Jan 24
Diane J.
Diane J.
02:08 14 Nov 23
The Richmond Guardian centre is located in a fabulous open-plan space. The outside area is very large and allows for lots of great outdoor play. The centre is located on a busy road however there is no road noise inside the centre. I think this centre may be overlooked due to its location however it is on a train line and not far from the city so it should advertise this fact. The past year has been a time of staff stability which is welcomed. We have also had a new manager and I suspect that her management style has significantly contributed to staff retention. The centre is also responsive to feedback and queries. I am also very happy with the kinder program and the activities and experiences offered by the centre such as the exercise class. I am also looking forward to new initiatives such as a language class, cooking, gardening etc.
Felicity F.
Felicity F.
03:32 03 Nov 23
Brilliant centre - the carers always go the extra mile and take great care of the kids. The centre management is fantastic and runs a fantastic childcare centre. We have loved being a part of this community.
Libby L.
Libby L.
03:15 10 Oct 23
The team in Guardian is amazing! They’re professional, patient, loving and caring for each kids, the vibe and culture there is wonderful! We’re so fortunate to have Guardian back us up with high quality care and education for our kids in our busy life. We are very happy with this childcare centre and our kids love to go in too.
Gerald P.
Gerald P.
10:20 25 Jul 23
My son Darcy has been going here for just under a year. The team at this daycare is extraordinary. They care a tremendous amount and work so hard to make sure he’s slept the right amount at the right times, dietaries are met and he’s had an eventful, exciting day full of learning.Inside is like a kids wonderland with frogs, turtles, light room, endless games and activities and multiple outdoor areas. It’s really great.He always excited for daycare days - what more can you ask for.Thank you team for everything you do. You’re all heros.
Imogen B.
Imogen B.
10:13 12 Jul 23
My kid (18 months) has been to a nearby centre rated Excelling (for 3 months) and this one (for 6 months)... and this centre is infinitely better. If you're looking for a loving and kind group of professionals to cuddle and care for your baby, then this is the place. The nursery staff create the most beautiful happy environment and they foster friendships between all the babies and toddlers. My child has learned all types of songs, dance moves, words, and new skills. The previous centre, which was smaller, always had random casual relief staff, but here the three regular nursery staff are almost always there and if someone is away then an educator the kids know from another area fills in. This continuity creates a sense of calm for kids and parents alike. The centre manager walks the talk when it comes to child-centred care. Can't recommend this nursery enough.
Stephanie L.
Stephanie L.
04:24 25 Apr 23
The staff here are amazing!! From the moment we went to the centre to view it, we instantly knew this was the place for us. We always feel like our son is so well looked after. Every morning and afternoon the staff have a smile on their face and are always so welcoming to our family. Would highly recommend it and in actual fact, have recommended it to several people.
Robert L.
Robert L.
03:52 21 Mar 23
Fantastic place for your kids. And great support teachers and staff
Charlotte G.
Charlotte G.
23:12 03 May 21
The staff at Guardian Richmond are all lovely and I trust they are providing my son with the highest level of care. The facilities are also terrific - large, open spaces with lots of outdoor facilities. My son loves helping with the gardening, playing in the sandpit and with numerous animal and dinosaur toys.
Ali B.
Ali B.
05:11 30 Apr 21
My daughter has been attending Guardian Richmond since she was 11 months. She’s now in 4 year old kinder. Guardian has been a fabulous start for her learning and development. Some teachers have been at the centre for her duration at the Centre. So nice for her to have that constant familiarity. Guardian have been through a couple of management changes and can confidently say that current management is the dream team! The teachers, curriculum, daily meals are all at the highest standard. Will be sad to leave at the end of the year when my daughter starts big girl school in 2022. Little one will miss all her buddies and her teachers a lot !
Andrew B.
Andrew B.
22:41 28 Jan 21
Great centre with staff that really go above and beyond.
Bj M.
Bj M.
22:20 28 Jan 21
Finally a childcare centre that is well run!!! The carers are amazing and so knowledgeable... but it really feels like this is a really well organised place. I think that’s the difference. The employees seem so happy to do their job and know what they are doing. I’m so glad I finally found guardian Richmond!!! Thank you for looking after my little ones!!!!
Sprouts Y.
Sprouts Y.
04:16 22 Jun 20
Kathy N.
Kathy N.
03:43 10 Dec 19
Thank you to the most amazing, hard working carers for looking after my little ones, they have loved attending this centre for 2 years. Yes, they do come home messy... but that's because they've been doing fun messy activities! Shout out to Ada in the babies room for giving my son unlimited cuddles when he needed them the most.
Jen B.
Jen B.
04:41 25 Sep 19
My son and daughter both have attended Guardian for 4 months and I have nothing but good things to say. The staff there go above and beyond to understand my children’s individual needs. At the end of their days I always get a full and thorough report on what they’ve been up to. Highly recommend.
Rushabh S.
Rushabh S.
04:38 25 Sep 19
Great experience for our son and everyone at the centre is so helpful and friendly!! Very happy with our choice.
Rach M.
Rach M.
12:55 03 Jul 19
Loved this place!! My son attended this centre for 2 years and also loved the place. The educators were all super friendly, nurturing and approachable and had a genuine love for the kids. Food was also delish and being able to have a coffee and breaky with the kids in the morning was a nice touch, as was the fruit bowl on offer at pickup time. Sadly, we relocated back to Perth and miss this place very much....I have toured 6 centres here and none of them compare. Keep up the good work Guardian :-)
Forest T.
Forest T.
09:03 19 Dec 18
The calibre of educators here is absolutely exceptional, fresh facilities and approach to learning is on par. I feel fortunate to have found this place, my daughter loves it and I wouldn't dream of putting her anywhere else. Am always impressed. One of the nicer touches is you can enjoy breakfast and barista coffee in the dining area in the mornings with your little one, it's a nice way to ease your toddler in to the day and get some extra moments with them.
Susie Q.
Susie Q.
05:05 25 Jan 18
My 3 year old started childcare hitting and very unsettled, just a few weeks later he had stopped hitting and is so happy and well mannered now. It's been such a huge relief.
Nancy W.
Nancy W.
20:52 19 Dec 17
Will C.
Will C.
09:27 05 Sep 17
Great childcare centre with amazing staff who genuinely cares for the kids. They have a great facility and such a welcoming community, always looking forward to morning breakfast and even more so at pickup time. Keep up all the good work to the team at Guardian Richmond!
yuchen S.
yuchen S.
21:46 16 Aug 17
Lidia C.
Lidia C.
10:08 05 Sep 23
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  • A warm, inviting Centre offering incredible learning programs and extended opening hours to support families.
  • Secure, safe indoor and outdoor learning spaces where children can be bold, brave and curious in their learning.
  • Passionate, diverse team of educators and degree-qualified Teachers support each child's growth and wellbeing.
  • 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.

Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.

Hours

Mon to Fri 7:00am to 6:30pm

Address

67-81 Hoddle Street
Richmond, VIC, 3121


Entry access via Hoddle Street & Regent Street

Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Richmond! Our spacious, bright and welcoming early learning centre in Richmond provides leading learning programs in a nurturing environment for children aged six weeks to six years.

Our Richmond child care is a great choice for local families wanting high-quality education and care for their children. We are conveniently situated for families in surrounding suburbs such as Hawthorn, East Melbourne, Burnley and Southbank.

Situated on a main road, with safe access from a back lane, our impressive resource-rich environments include:

  • Modern, light-filled learning spaces including an art studio, a STEM atelier, and alfresco dining, designed to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
  • Engaging outdoor play areas with sand pits, community gardens and play structures, sparking imagination and exploration
  • Included programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Outdoor Learning, Out & About Community Excursions, and Sustainability, with daily learning experiences designed to support your child’s development and growth
  • Passionate Educators and Teachers who focus on building strong relationships with children and families
  • On-site Chef who cooks fresh, nutritious meals daily in our fully equipped kitchen.
  • For babies, the Centre provides nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula and bed linen.

Supported through a passionate and dedicated team, our day care in Richmond is an inclusive learning environment; a personalised approach ensures each child is supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey.

Children attending our Richmond child care centre will also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our two-year funded 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.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will also have the chance to gain an understanding of their child’s learning. Easily accessible for families, our Learning Exchange Display provides the opportunity for our experienced team to share with you any updates on their progress every day. You will also have the chance to share with us your own personal goals and visions for us to implement, having direct input in your child’s educational journey!

Families will also be given access to our family communication app Storypark, where we will share with you any significant updates in your child’s day, as well as any other important updates that happen in the centre – ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here.

If you’re looking to begin the adventure and want to explore, book a tour and meet our team at Guardian childcare in Richmond today!

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Meet our Centre Manager

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Amber Bramdaw

"Children are so very competent, capable, independent and have a strong sense of their own wellbeing. Seeing these moments and being part of a child’s learning journey is an absolute joy".

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 7:00am 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 Richmond is a beautiful, open-plan centre located on Hoddle Street, close to Bridge Road and on the fringe of the Melbourne CBD. Our spacious day care and child care centre provide a nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age, supporting them to discover the world in a safe and secure way.

The childcare centre is a homely environment filled with bright, stimulating materials that encourage children to explore and engage their curiosity to discover more about the exciting world around them. Children are supported through those important early years to explore and develop their social and emotional skills through their early learning journey by a dedicated team of university-qualified Teachers and Educators.

They create learning experiences in a nurturing environment that fosters creativity and imagination and a welcoming community for young age groups. Children’s learning and educational programs include creative arts and connections with the local community, supporting children to have a strong sense of belonging.

Guardian Richmond is open from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm every weekday, so each family are provided with plenty of flexibility for the hours they work and the time they choose to drop off and pick up their child. During drop-off or pick-up times, we encourage you to stay for a little while and spend some time exploring the learning environment.

Our Educators and Teachers in each age room can provide some understanding of the various play materials and early childhood education spaces throughout the Centre to help you discover some ways to continue learning at home. We encourage involving the whole family in their child’s care and education to ensure they are happy as they learn and grow.

Our family communication app, Storypark, provides you with photos and updates on your child throughout the day, offering you the opportunity to stay informed about your child’s early learning and development. We also set up different learning outcomes for the children through Storypark, which supports them in achieving developmental milestones and understanding new ideas.

For children aged three and four, we have a kindergarten program led by university-qualified Teachers that can support your child in their preparation for the step up into primary school. Our kindergarten curriculum has the Victorian Government Kinder Tick, which demonstrates our commitment to providing the best possible start to life for your child through quality childcare services.

Our program is led by specialist Educational Leaders who guide teaching and learning in a flexible and research-supported way. The leading curriculum supports discovery and gives children the best start to life, as well as being aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standard.

Through our high-quality kindergarten program, children have the opportunity to learn some of the skills that are often only introduced in early primary school. We begin learning and exploring shapes, numbers and letters through fun, play-based activities.

We develop each child’s literacy and numeracy skills to help them feel confident and prepared during the challenging leap into primary school. Our high-quality program supports the needs and routines of each of our families, and we ensure each child’s cultural and family background is supported and encouraged.

We’re committed to children’s nutrition, and our on-site cook prepares each meal fresh and packed with all the nutrients that children need at their age. We encourage children to engage in food preparation and to ask questions about where their food comes from, why it’s good for them, and how they can eat it. We also encourage exploration of the cultural heritage behind different foods, helping promote diversity and inclusion from an early age.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will be able to gain an understanding of their child’s education. Our Learning Exchange Display will provide the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share updates on your child’s progress. It will also be a chance for you to have direct input into your child’s learning!

Why not come and meet the team and have a look around our Centre today? We’d love to show you why Guardian Childcare & Education Richmond is the perfect learning environment for your child. At Guardian, we believe that together, we can give young children the best start to life.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Centre Highlights

  • Modern, light-filled learning spaces including an art studio, a STEM atelier, and alfresco dining, designed to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
  • Engaging outdoor play areas with sand pits, community gardens and play structures, sparking imagination and exploration
  • Included programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Outdoor Learning, Out & About Community Excursions, and Sustainability, with daily learning experiences designed to support your child’s development and growth
  • Passionate Educators and Teachers who focus on building strong relationships with children and families
  • On-site Chef who cooks fresh, nutritious meals daily in our fully equipped kitchen.
  • For babies, the Centre provides nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula and bed linen.

Reviews from Google

4.6
(29)
Kadija W.
Kadija W.
22:58 01 May 24
The best early learning center in Richmond. Personally I have tried all the other center near by and the only place I can feel safe to leave my son is Guardian. They are Very clean, welcoming and friendly staff from the manger to the educators.I love the free breakfast and free coffee they provide🥞 . Most important very multicultural and respectful environment. They look after all kids equally 👍
Holly T.
Holly T.
06:50 01 Apr 24
Michael G.
Michael G.
02:40 28 Mar 24
Outstanding care for long day care. Excellent attention to detail, diversity of learning and activities and good access front and rear. Nothing not to like
朱迎春
朱迎春
01:59 29 Jan 24
Diane J.
Diane J.
02:08 14 Nov 23
The Richmond Guardian centre is located in a fabulous open-plan space. The outside area is very large and allows for lots of great outdoor play. The centre is located on a busy road however there is no road noise inside the centre. I think this centre may be overlooked due to its location however it is on a train line and not far from the city so it should advertise this fact. The past year has been a time of staff stability which is welcomed. We have also had a new manager and I suspect that her management style has significantly contributed to staff retention. The centre is also responsive to feedback and queries. I am also very happy with the kinder program and the activities and experiences offered by the centre such as the exercise class. I am also looking forward to new initiatives such as a language class, cooking, gardening etc.
Felicity F.
Felicity F.
03:32 03 Nov 23
Brilliant centre - the carers always go the extra mile and take great care of the kids. The centre management is fantastic and runs a fantastic childcare centre. We have loved being a part of this community.
Libby L.
Libby L.
03:15 10 Oct 23
The team in Guardian is amazing! They’re professional, patient, loving and caring for each kids, the vibe and culture there is wonderful! We’re so fortunate to have Guardian back us up with high quality care and education for our kids in our busy life. We are very happy with this childcare centre and our kids love to go in too.
Gerald P.
Gerald P.
10:20 25 Jul 23
My son Darcy has been going here for just under a year. The team at this daycare is extraordinary. They care a tremendous amount and work so hard to make sure he’s slept the right amount at the right times, dietaries are met and he’s had an eventful, exciting day full of learning.Inside is like a kids wonderland with frogs, turtles, light room, endless games and activities and multiple outdoor areas. It’s really great.He always excited for daycare days - what more can you ask for.Thank you team for everything you do. You’re all heros.
Imogen B.
Imogen B.
10:13 12 Jul 23
My kid (18 months) has been to a nearby centre rated Excelling (for 3 months) and this one (for 6 months)... and this centre is infinitely better. If you're looking for a loving and kind group of professionals to cuddle and care for your baby, then this is the place. The nursery staff create the most beautiful happy environment and they foster friendships between all the babies and toddlers. My child has learned all types of songs, dance moves, words, and new skills. The previous centre, which was smaller, always had random casual relief staff, but here the three regular nursery staff are almost always there and if someone is away then an educator the kids know from another area fills in. This continuity creates a sense of calm for kids and parents alike. The centre manager walks the talk when it comes to child-centred care. Can't recommend this nursery enough.
Stephanie L.
Stephanie L.
04:24 25 Apr 23
The staff here are amazing!! From the moment we went to the centre to view it, we instantly knew this was the place for us. We always feel like our son is so well looked after. Every morning and afternoon the staff have a smile on their face and are always so welcoming to our family. Would highly recommend it and in actual fact, have recommended it to several people.
Robert L.
Robert L.
03:52 21 Mar 23
Fantastic place for your kids. And great support teachers and staff
Charlotte G.
Charlotte G.
23:12 03 May 21
The staff at Guardian Richmond are all lovely and I trust they are providing my son with the highest level of care. The facilities are also terrific - large, open spaces with lots of outdoor facilities. My son loves helping with the gardening, playing in the sandpit and with numerous animal and dinosaur toys.
Ali B.
Ali B.
05:11 30 Apr 21
My daughter has been attending Guardian Richmond since she was 11 months. She’s now in 4 year old kinder. Guardian has been a fabulous start for her learning and development. Some teachers have been at the centre for her duration at the Centre. So nice for her to have that constant familiarity. Guardian have been through a couple of management changes and can confidently say that current management is the dream team! The teachers, curriculum, daily meals are all at the highest standard. Will be sad to leave at the end of the year when my daughter starts big girl school in 2022. Little one will miss all her buddies and her teachers a lot !
Andrew B.
Andrew B.
22:41 28 Jan 21
Great centre with staff that really go above and beyond.
Bj M.
Bj M.
22:20 28 Jan 21
Finally a childcare centre that is well run!!! The carers are amazing and so knowledgeable... but it really feels like this is a really well organised place. I think that’s the difference. The employees seem so happy to do their job and know what they are doing. I’m so glad I finally found guardian Richmond!!! Thank you for looking after my little ones!!!!
Sprouts Y.
Sprouts Y.
04:16 22 Jun 20
Kathy N.
Kathy N.
03:43 10 Dec 19
Thank you to the most amazing, hard working carers for looking after my little ones, they have loved attending this centre for 2 years. Yes, they do come home messy... but that's because they've been doing fun messy activities! Shout out to Ada in the babies room for giving my son unlimited cuddles when he needed them the most.
Jen B.
Jen B.
04:41 25 Sep 19
My son and daughter both have attended Guardian for 4 months and I have nothing but good things to say. The staff there go above and beyond to understand my children’s individual needs. At the end of their days I always get a full and thorough report on what they’ve been up to. Highly recommend.
Rushabh S.
Rushabh S.
04:38 25 Sep 19
Great experience for our son and everyone at the centre is so helpful and friendly!! Very happy with our choice.
Rach M.
Rach M.
12:55 03 Jul 19
Loved this place!! My son attended this centre for 2 years and also loved the place. The educators were all super friendly, nurturing and approachable and had a genuine love for the kids. Food was also delish and being able to have a coffee and breaky with the kids in the morning was a nice touch, as was the fruit bowl on offer at pickup time. Sadly, we relocated back to Perth and miss this place very much....I have toured 6 centres here and none of them compare. Keep up the good work Guardian :-)
Forest T.
Forest T.
09:03 19 Dec 18
The calibre of educators here is absolutely exceptional, fresh facilities and approach to learning is on par. I feel fortunate to have found this place, my daughter loves it and I wouldn't dream of putting her anywhere else. Am always impressed. One of the nicer touches is you can enjoy breakfast and barista coffee in the dining area in the mornings with your little one, it's a nice way to ease your toddler in to the day and get some extra moments with them.
Susie Q.
Susie Q.
05:05 25 Jan 18
My 3 year old started childcare hitting and very unsettled, just a few weeks later he had stopped hitting and is so happy and well mannered now. It's been such a huge relief.
Nancy W.
Nancy W.
20:52 19 Dec 17
Will C.
Will C.
09:27 05 Sep 17
Great childcare centre with amazing staff who genuinely cares for the kids. They have a great facility and such a welcoming community, always looking forward to morning breakfast and even more so at pickup time. Keep up all the good work to the team at Guardian Richmond!
yuchen S.
yuchen S.
21:46 16 Aug 17
Lidia C.
Lidia C.
10:08 05 Sep 23
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