Open 7:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
Guardian Childcare & Education South Yarra
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- Spacious and vibrant and modern centre with 164 places and extended opening hours, located a short drive from Toorak Primary School.
- Close to South Yarra Train Station and multiple tram stops; convenient parking for pick up and drop off.
- Experienced, diverse team of passionate Educators and degree-qualified Teachers who support children to thrive.
- 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 4-year-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.
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Welcome to our Centre
Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education South Yarra, a spacious and light-filled childcare centre. Our early childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, and our spacious day care and child care centre provides 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.
- Passionate Educators who focus on relationships with children and families.
- Expansive learning spaces with a ‘Wellness Centre’ for daily yoga, and an ‘Invention Centre’ to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging.
- Engaging outdoor environment with spacious rooftop garden and yard featuring a water pump, a creek bed and natural climbing structures.
- Leading learning programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Out & About Community Excursions, Sustainability and more.
- On-site Chef providing fresh meals daily, full of the best seasonal ingredients.
- Our Centre will provide baby nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, all nutritious meals and snacks, high-quality formula and bed linen.
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 before 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
- 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
- Free drop off and pick up parking zone
What to Bring
- Spare change of clothing
- A family photo
- Formula and bottles
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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 South Yarra is a new and purpose-built Centre in east Melbourne, where children aged six weeks to six years can come for a safe and secure environment to freely grow and develop. We’re open from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm on weekdays, so families have plenty of flexibility around drop-off and pick-up times.
Guardian South Yarra is perfect for families living in or near the South Yarra area, including the surrounding suburbs of Prahran, Toorak, Cremorne and Richmond. Our childcare centre is conveniently located close to South Yarra train station and multiple tram stops, making it easy for families to commute to work each day.
We have qualified Teachers and Educators who are passionate about creating experiences for children that promote learning and development through play, offering activities such as music and movement, arts and craft, literacy and numeracy, problem-solving games, balanced nutrition (prepared fresh on-site) and much more.
Our highly qualified Educators are all passionate, and we have university-qualified Early Childhood Teachers providing care and education to the children as well. Our Teachers and Educators work to understand each child’s unique characteristics, own interests and talents to make learning a more fun and engaging experience.
We have a spacious outdoor area filled with stimulating natural materials for children to explore their world and develop an understanding of nature. They may choose to spend some time creating amazing shapes and structures in our shaded sandpit area, or running around on our spacious grass space.
Communication and transparency are important to us, and our family communication app, Storypark, provides us with the opportunity to freely share photos, videos and updates with families on their child’s development, growth and learning. Through informing families on their child’s progress, families can be empowered to continue the learning at home and further discuss any new ideas or concepts that the child explored that day.
Guardian South Yarra fosters strong community connections, supporting children through their development of communication and social skills. We regularly go out on fun and engaging excursions in our local area. Children have the chance to run around and engage in some physical activity in an outdoor environment while interacting with the public when we head to a local park or football oval.
Our kindergarten program is another way we begin to prepare our children for the exciting, but often daunting, transition into primary school. Three and four-year-olds have the opportunity to learn some of the basic skills they’ll be exposed to in their first year of primary school, such as shapes, colours, numbers and phonics. Through introducing these in preschool, children can feel more prepared and confident as they begin the transition.
Our kindergarten program also aims to develop children’s social and emotional skills, by providing a safe and secure learning environment, they have the space to take risks and challenge themselves, helping build self-confidence and develop independence. The leading curriculum supports discovery and gives children the best start to life, as well as being aligned with the National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework.
We make early learning fun through engaging play-based learning, helping instil positive attitudes towards learning that develop the children into naturally curious, lifelong learners. South Yarra preschool and kindergarten also come with the benefit of long day care, making it ideal for busy families.
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 South Yarra 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!
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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.
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