Guardian Childcare & Education Mt Eliza

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4.4
(11)
Valeria B.
Valeria B.
01:37 30 Apr 24
Stacey B.
Stacey B.
00:26 19 Mar 24
Love this centre so much! My daughter is flourishing
Linda L.
Linda L.
00:10 23 May 23
This Centre is just amazing, I could not recommend highly enough. Both Management and Educators are just outstanding and go far and beyond to make both the parent and child feel at ease.
Georgia K.
Georgia K.
05:51 22 Aug 22
Great centre. Lovely staff who all care. Both my kids love it.
Jade T.
Jade T.
06:00 16 Aug 22
Both my children (5) & (3) attend this centre. Centre is clean, well maintained and the communication is great. Educators are very interactive with the parents and most importantly passionate and engaging with the children. The educational progress my children have made in the early years of their developmental phase is exceptional. Would highly recommend Guardian Mt Eliza
Linda B.
Linda B.
12:09 23 Jun 22
An outstanding centre, supportive environment and a great team. Highly recommend Guardian! They have been amazing.
Jessica K.
Jessica K.
02:01 22 Jun 22
The team at Guardian Mount Eliza are wonderful. We have 2 children that attend and have done from Nursery through to the other age-group rooms, including kindergarten. Couldn't recommend more highly.
Caitlin O.
Caitlin O.
01:18 22 Jun 22
We couldn't be happier. From the nursery through to kindergarten, we've enjoyed trusting and supportive relationships with the team and a nurturing, educational and fun environment for our child.
Mark P.
Mark P.
06:38 10 Jul 19
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 enjoying their jobs. The kids grow together, eating lots of good food (and the occasional treat), and get to explore ever changing indoor and outdoor areas.Every student (and their parents) is given a unique experience, and the educators are happy to work with you to make sure everyone's happy.Still, the place was not perfect. Billing was sometimes a bit muddled, and the carpark occasionally flooded.Would recommend for anyone who needs long hour daycare, honestly can't praise it highly enough.
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  • Expansive, modern Centre with impressive learning spaces full of world-class resources; rated Exceeding for nearly 10 years!
  • Amazing learning and play spaces including a spacious outdoor area with a treehouse, vegetable gardens, creek beds and worm farms.
  • 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 4yr olds in fee support on top of the Childcare Subsidy to help with the cost of kindergarten.
  • A diverse team of passionate Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support each child's growth through our incredible learning programs.

Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.

Hours

Mon to Fri 7:00 to 18:30

Address

1305 Nepean Highway
Mount Eliza, VIC, 3930


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Mt Eliza! We are a warm, vibrant early learning centre in Mt Eliza, where each child is supported to grow and develop through play-based learning. Our team of qualified Teachers and experienced Educators provide a stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age to discover the world in a safe and secure way.

Our Mt Eliza early learning centre is designed to support your child in the best way possible and begin a lifelong learning journey. Children have access to an incredible range of resources within our Mt Eliza daycare centre to educate and inspire them. The early learning centre includes:

  • Inspiring, light-filled learning spaces to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
  • Our outdoor play space includes a treehouse, herb and vegetable gardens, creek beds, worm farms, compost bins, and various age-specific studios and play areas.
  • Included programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Outdoor Learning, Out & About Community Excursions, and Sustainability, with daily learning experiences designed to support your child’s development and growth
  • On-site Chef who cooks fresh, nutritious meals daily in our fully equipped kitchen.
  • For babies, the Centre provides nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula and bed linen.

Children are surrounded by a supportive environment that ignites their curiosity and encourages their development and growth. They are supported by a dedicated team of culturally diverse and community-minded early childhood education Teachers and Educators, who tailor their care and approach to each child’s individual needs.

Our early learning and development approach uses play-based learning and a leading curriculum that encourages each child to explore, play, and learn in a nurturing environment.

Families searching for child care services in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula will be thrilled with the quality learning programs, support, communication, nutritious food and more. At our Mt Eliza early learning centre, we believe in creating a safe and secure learning environment where children are supported to be confident, creative and curious learners.

Children attending our Centre will also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our Mt Eliza kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child to transition from early learning to primary school.

The Victorian Government offers funding to provide families up to 15 hours of Free Kindergarten a week, in addition to the Childcare Subsidy. The funding offsets the fees for three and four-year-old children that are part of the Centre’s long day care Kindergarten program. Families will save up to $2,050 a year for children aged three years old and above in eligible long day cares in 2024. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre. 

Featuring an on-site cook, children receive fresh, 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 child care centre, families can view the day-to-day learning and educational programs 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 be 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 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 specialist two-year funded kindergarten program and beyond.

If you’re looking to start on an exciting learning journey, book a tour at our amazing Guardian Mt Eliza childcare today!

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Mt Eliza Centre Manager Image

Nicole Sheppard

"I love everything about my role, getting to know children and their families and being part of their special milestones and celebrations."

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

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Guardian hat
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen
  • High quality baby formula
  • All nutritious meals and snacks

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Spare change of clothing, labelled
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Baby's bottles for formula or breastmilk

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

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 that 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.

Our Educators and Teachers in each age room can provide some understanding of the various play materials and education spaces throughout the Centre to help you discover some ways to continue learning at home. We encourage involving the whole family in their child’s care and education to ensure they are happy as they learn and grow.

Our family communication app, Storypark, provides you with photos and updates on your child throughout the day, offering you the opportunity to stay informed about your child’s early learning and development. We also set up different learning outcomes for the children through Storypark, which supports them in achieving developmental milestones and understanding new ideas.

For children aged three and four, we have a kindergarten program led by university-qualified Teachers that can support your child in their preparation for the step up into primary school. Our kindergarten curriculum has the Victorian Government Kinder Tick, which demonstrates our commitment to providing the best possible start to life for your child through quality childcare services.

Our kindergarten program is led by specialist Educational Leaders who guide teaching and learning in a flexible and research-supported way. The leading curriculum supports discovery and gives children the best start to life, as well as being aligned with the National Quality Standard.

Through our high-quality kindergarten program, children on the Mornington Peninsula have the opportunity to learn some of the skills that are often only introduced in early primary school. We begin learning and exploring shapes, numbers and letters through fun, play-based activities.

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 Mt Eliza t 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!

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

4.4
(11)
Valeria B.
Valeria B.
01:37 30 Apr 24
Stacey B.
Stacey B.
00:26 19 Mar 24
Love this centre so much! My daughter is flourishing
Linda L.
Linda L.
00:10 23 May 23
This Centre is just amazing, I could not recommend highly enough. Both Management and Educators are just outstanding and go far and beyond to make both the parent and child feel at ease.
Georgia K.
Georgia K.
05:51 22 Aug 22
Great centre. Lovely staff who all care. Both my kids love it.
Jade T.
Jade T.
06:00 16 Aug 22
Both my children (5) & (3) attend this centre. Centre is clean, well maintained and the communication is great. Educators are very interactive with the parents and most importantly passionate and engaging with the children. The educational progress my children have made in the early years of their developmental phase is exceptional. Would highly recommend Guardian Mt Eliza
Linda B.
Linda B.
12:09 23 Jun 22
An outstanding centre, supportive environment and a great team. Highly recommend Guardian! They have been amazing.
Jessica K.
Jessica K.
02:01 22 Jun 22
The team at Guardian Mount Eliza are wonderful. We have 2 children that attend and have done from Nursery through to the other age-group rooms, including kindergarten. Couldn't recommend more highly.
Caitlin O.
Caitlin O.
01:18 22 Jun 22
We couldn't be happier. From the nursery through to kindergarten, we've enjoyed trusting and supportive relationships with the team and a nurturing, educational and fun environment for our child.
Mark P.
Mark P.
06:38 10 Jul 19
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 enjoying their jobs. The kids grow together, eating lots of good food (and the occasional treat), and get to explore ever changing indoor and outdoor areas.Every student (and their parents) is given a unique experience, and the educators are happy to work with you to make sure everyone's happy.Still, the place was not perfect. Billing was sometimes a bit muddled, and the carpark occasionally flooded.Would recommend for anyone who needs long hour daycare, honestly can't praise it highly enough.
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To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.