River Garden – A Guardian Early Learning Centre is a brand new, state of the art child care and early learning centre in South Yarra, near the Melbourne CBD.

We invite you to tour our centre to learn more about our high-quality curriculum and Reggio-Emilia inspired early learning environments. We provide long day care in a secure and modern setting, where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

Children at River Garden – A Guardian Early Learning Centre have open access to bright, nature-inspired spaces, structures and experiences with plenty of room for growing, inquisitive and energetic bodies to play, relax or quietly explore.


Learn More About Our Centre

Open 7:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Level 1, 670 Chapel Street
South Yarra, VIC, 3141

Learn More About Our Centre

River Garden is ideally placed to help families manage their work/life balance with an all-inclusive service, including a high quality, nutritious and varied menu for our children prepared by our in-house chef and served in our mezzanine dining area.

Our team of Bachelor-trained teachers lead our caring, professional and highly-skilled educators in all of our spaces, which are equipped with the highest quality Reggio Emilia-inspired learning resources and programs for all levels of early childhood development in line with the Guardian Curriculum.

In addition to the enriched indoor active play spaces for children, this centre offers your child a unique and welcoming environment with many amazing learning spaces for children. This includes a picturesque roof top garden and an outdoor Invention Centre classroom that will provide children with endless possibilities for creation and design.

With our regular Out-And-About excursions, all children are able to explore areas of our local community such as the Library, the Yarra River, Prahran Market and nearby parks and gardens. Our youngest children are also out and about in our 8-seat pram.

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
All Ages $165.00

Good to Know

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen, hat and an environmentally friendly bag.
  • Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding
  • Free drop off and pick up parking zone

What to Bring

  • Spare change of clothing
  • A family photo
  • Formula and bottles

Our Educators

Our educator team are committed and passionate about ensuring your child will be safe, nurtured and cared for every day. With Guardian children are encouraged to engage in interest-led play that creates learning and meaningful experience.

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.

Search Again

Find Your Closest Guardian Centre

Start by entering your suburb or postcode:

or Use my current location