Guardian Childcare & Education South Melbourne

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education South Melbourne, the perfect childcare for families situated in surrounding suburbs such as Southbank, Port Melbourne, Albert Park and Middle Park. Recently refurbished and expanded, our resource-rich environments provide the perfect learning environment for children aged six weeks to six years. 

Placing children at the centre of their growth, our centre provides children with ample opportunities for adventure. Featuring indoor and outdoor play areas, a rooftop garden, natural climbing structures, and a vegetable garden, it’s a wonderful way for children to learn and discover the world in a safe and secure way! 

Led by our highly experienced Centre Manager Kirsten, our team of dedicated and passionate Teachers and Educators implement a personalised approach to learning, ensuring that each child receives the best possible care tailored to their own needs. 

Building on our sense of community and unity, our team hosts family breakfasts each morning in our dedicated piazza area, providing opportunities for us to connect with families each and every day.  

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will also have the opportunity to learn and get involved with the progress of their child’s learning via the Learning Exchange Display – found directly in the centre. Here, our team of Teachers and Educators will be able to share with you updates on your child’s development, whilst also giving you the chance to share your goals and input so that we can implement them in your child’s learning! 

Families will also have access to our family communication app StoryPark; here, we will share with you updates on your child’s progress day to day, as well as any other fun and exciting news that happens within the Centre. 

Children will also see the same familiar faces as they move on up into our Kindergarten program, designed specifically to prepare your child for a smooth transition from childcare to Primary school. 

Offering longer care hours, our program provides open-ended experiences that: 

  • Teach the the basic numeracy and literacy skills needed for academic success and; 
  • Has clear learning outcomes, delivering on the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood 

Children will also be treated to five nutritious meals daily, prepared fresh by our dedicated on-site cook! Our focus on play-based learning ensures that children are enabled to learn at their own pace, with exposure to fun and exciting activities via our Cooking and Nutrition Program, as well as our Sustainability program! 

Begin the adventure at Guardian South Melbourne by speaking to one of our team members and book a tour 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.