Guardian Childcare & Education South Melbourne

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education South Melbourne, a light-filled and recently refurbished centre. Our childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, where 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.

Our South Melbourne day care and child care centre is just three kilometres south of Melbourne CBD; conveniently situated for families living or working in surrounding suburbs such as Southbank, Port Melbourne, Albert Park and Middle Park.

Our exciting, resource-rich environments include:

  • Passionate Educators who focus on relationships with children and families
  • Cooking and Nutrition Program, as well as a Sustainability Program
  • Bright, modern learning spaces designed to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
  • Engaging outdoor environment including a rooftop garden, natural climbing structures and a vegetable garden, to help spark learning and exploration.

Supported through a passionate and dedicated team of University-qualified Teachers and Educators, our child care and day care centre in South Melbourne is an inclusive learning environment for children where a personalised approach to learning opportunities ensures children are supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey.

Children attending our South Melbourne 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 Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child transition from early learning to primary school.

Our dedicated on-site cook prepares five nutritious meals daily. Building on our sense of community and unity, our team hosts family breakfasts each morning in our dedicated piazza area.

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 Teachers and Educators 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 are wanting to explore, book a tour and meet our team at Guardian Childcare & Education South Melbourne today!

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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 7:00am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

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

Are you looking for the best South Melbourne Child Care options? At the Guardian child care centre in South Melbourne we provide more than just a child care service. We are focused on creating innovative learning environments that help our staff better care for children while focusing on making life easier for our families.

We work closely with our community to ensure that our children’s development is well rounded and they are well prepared for kindergarten.

If you have questions about the child care subsidy and how it works, we’ll be more than happy to help answer all of those questions on the tour.

Before you make the big decision of which child care centre is right for your child, take a tour at Guardian and find out what makes us different.

Reviews from Google (8)

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    Natasa Miklic

    - The Educators are super nice, supportive and professional. - The Management Team is super nice, very responsive and supportive. - I like a lot weekly topics that learnings is based on. - ... Read More

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    Claire Nicol

    My daughter LOVES going to guardian every day. She has formed really close bonds with the educators, Naz, Tara, Stella, Jade, Nat, Anna etc... most of whom have been at ... Read More

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    Hana Chainy

    Love the center, the director and all educators and the chef too! I love the way Kirsten the director genuinely care about all educators and kids. Beautiful place for my ... Read More

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    Jonathan O'Doherty

    We have had a great experience with them so far. The staff who looks after our daughter is extremely professional, helpful and friendly. Management has been great too.

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    Korina Morrissey

    We moved both of our daughters over to Guardian from another center in the area a couple of years ago and couldn't be happier with the decision. The staff are ... Read More

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    Alison Schafter

    The staff are so warm and caring. They are sensitive to not only my son's needs but mine. The facilities are amazing, with loads of natural light and outdoor play space ... Read More

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.