Guardian Childcare & Education Mt Eliza

Guardian Childcare & Education Mt Eliza NQS Rated Exceeding by ACECQA

Our centre has been recognised as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard. This is the highest rating you can receive from a regulatory authority assessment and we are proud to deliver an exceptional service to the children and families who attend our centre.

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Mt Eliza, a childcare perfectly located for families living near Mount Martha, Mornington, Frankston South, Baxter, Moorooduc, Osborne, Tanti Park and Somerville. A place where children are welcomed to their true home away from home.

Focusing largely on play-based learning, children are surrounded with an environment that ignites their curiosity and encourages their development and growth. Children are supported with a dedicated team of culturally diverse and community-minded Teachers and Educators, who tailor their care and approach to each child’s individual needs. 

Having been rated Exceeding in the National Quality Standard for almost 10 years, our large, light-filled Centre is designed to help shape your children in the best way possible. Children have access to a range of resources within the Centre to educate and inspire them, these include areas such as our outdoor treehouse, herb and vegetable gardens, creek beds, worm farms, compost bins, and various age-specific studios and play areas. 

These resources have been implemented to encourage various levels of learning for different age groups and are used to support our educational programs within the Centre. These include: 

  • Cooking & Nutrition Programs 
  • Sustainability Programs 
  • Literary & Numeracy Programs 

Featuring an on-site cook, children receive three nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day, with children and Educators often collecting herbs and vegetables from the gardens to add to the daily meals and use in cooking classes. 

At Guardian Mt Eliza, families can view the day-to-day learnings of their children through our Visible Learning program, an approach that is unique to Guardian. This program enables parents to understand their child’s learnings via the Learning Exchange Display – located near the front of our centre. 

Families will also able to keep up to date with their child’s progress through our family communication app StoryPark. This app is a direct way to discover deeper insights on what’s happening day-to-day with their children, as well as any other updates and experiences that happen within the Centre.  

Our Teachers and Educators have are passionate about creating a sense of family, with children often seeing the same familiar faces as they grow from attending our nursery and move on up to our Kindergarten program and beyond.  

If you’re looking for a childcare for your child, book a tour at Guardian Mt Eliza or speak to one of our friendly team members to learn more today! 

We’re Exceeding! What does that mean? Every six months, our Centres are assessed by ACECQA, the national body with the responsibility for monitoring the quality of all registered child care centres in Australia. A rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard means that you can be assured that this Centre is providing an exceptional level of care and attention for your child.

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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

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen
  • Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding

What to Bring

  • Hats
  • Formula and bottles
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Water bottle

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.

More about Guardian Mt Eliza

Guardian Childcare & Education Mt Eliza is designed for year round fun! Each room at the child care centre has a large verandah space and designated yard, allowing for outdoor play in all weather conditions. Surrounded by large trees, veggie patches and worm farms, there are plenty of opportunities for inquisitive minds to explore and learn in nature. 

As well as the indoor/outdoor experiences on offer, the children love special visits from the local community. We have established connections with both Kunyung Primary School and the local retirement village, and look forward to our visits with the students and residents. Our Kindergarten Program helps prepare your child for Primary School with our leading curriculum delivered by Teachers with specialist early childhood university degrees. 

Our passionate and experienced educators have been with the centre for many years, which helps to create our family feel. Families love returning with their new little additions and seeing the same warm, friendly faces that looked after their older children years before. 

We take the time to learn about each new child and their family, including their traditions and celebrations, to ensure they settle in as quickly as possible. From a reassuring phone call to an action shot via email, you’ll always have peace of mind that your child is in safe, capable hands. 

The importance of nutrition is emphasised, with fresh fruit and vegetables prepared daily by our qualified chef. We also strive to instill a love of learning, with a high quality program that supports the children to develop socially, emotionally and intellectually. Each child’s individual interests and abilities are nurtured, and creativity is encouraged through play, art, dance and music. 

Our close partnership with families allows us to offer a range of additional benefits to the learning and childcare experience for the children in our Mt Eliza childcare centre. We pride ourselves on the support we offer families and want to help make it a little easier to balance all those daily commitments, through initiatives such as:  

  • Designated drop off and pick up zones to assist with those busy mornings and afternoons. 
  • Casual care days where possible to help you manage the unpredictable nature of work life and home life.   
  • Assisting you with government subsidies and entitlements to help you make the most of the financial support which may be available 
  • Our family communication app StoryPark to keep you informed throughout the day with photos, videos and updates about your child  
  • We hold parent and educator sessions to keep you informed of your child’s individual progress.  

If you’re thinking of enrolling at Guardian Mt Eliza, we’d encourage you to book a tour today. During your tour you will have the opportunity to meet our Centre Manager, Educators and have a really good look around the Centre while the team answer any questions you may have.   

Areas that this Centre services

Guardian Mt Eliza services a number of local areas, including: Mount Martha, Mornington, Frankston South, Baxter, Moorooduc, Osborne, Tanti Park and Somerville. 

Reviews from Google (2)

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    Mark Pendergast

    Our son attended here for a little over a year, and we were all so sad when it came time to move on. The staff there are so passionate, so obviously ... Read More

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    Child care centre recognised for excellence in prestigious Mt Eliza. Great service and very modern.

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.