Guardian Childcare & Education Oakleigh East

  • Small, cosy centre with a family-feel, offering music and sports incursions
  • We have availability across all ages on certain days. Let's work together to find the best schedule for your family.
  • Nurture your child's social, emotional, literacy and numeracy skills with our comprehensive kindergarten program. Enjoy the extended hours of long day care. 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.


Mon to Fri 6:30am to 6:30pm


82 Ferntree Gully Rd
Oakleigh East, VIC, 3166

Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Oakleigh East, a modern, inviting childcare centre in south-east Melbourne.

At our Oakleigh East early learning Centre, early childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, and we provide 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 Oakleigh East child care Centre is conveniently situated for families living in the surrounding suburbs of Oakleigh, Huntingdale, Chadstone, and Clayton. Located on Ferntree Gully Road, it’s close to major transport routes of the Princes Highway, the Monash Freeway and Dandenong Road.

Our early learning Centre in Oakleigh East is focused on providing an environment that allows children to learn through play. The early education learning programs are designed to encourage physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development appropriate to each age group.

Our exciting, resource-rich environments include:

  • Passionate Educators and university-qualified Early Childhood Education Teachers who focus on relationships with children and families
  • Beautifully designed learning spaces, Mandarin lessons and weekly yoga inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
  • Four outdoor play areas with a wooden cubby house, herb and vegetable gardens, fruit trees and pet bunnies
  • Nutritious meals and snacks are prepared fresh, on-site by our amazing Cooks and Chefs
  • Our Centre provides nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula, and bed linen

Supported through a caring, dedicated team of University-qualified Teachers and Educators, our Oakleigh East child care Centre is an inclusive learning environment where a personalised approach ensures children are supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey.

We celebrate our culturally diverse team at our Oakleigh East daycare Centre with a variety of events throughout the year. Children go out and about on regular excursions to grow their connection with the surrounding community. We visit locations including the local nursing home, park, and local primary school.

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 Oakleigh East Kindergarten program. This funded two-year Kindergarten program is designed specifically to help prepare your child to transition from early learning to primary school, and is aligned with the Early Years Framework.

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. 

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 our Centre–ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here.

If you’re looking for high-quality child care services in the Oakleigh area that support children to grow and thrive, come and meet the team today. Book a tour and see why our Oakleigh East child care Centre is the best possible start to life for your child.

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Meet our Centre Manager

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Arvin Kaur

"My name is Arvin and I have been working in the pre-school education sector for 14 years. I am passionate about providing children and their families with the best first school experience in their early years"

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 6:30am 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

Learn More About Our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Oakleigh East provides a warm and welcoming environment that enhances early learning for children through meaningful play-based learning experiences. Your child will run smiling through our doors each morning – and greet you excitedly every afternoon with tales of what they’ve done that day. Because at Guardian, it’s all about fun, play and what they learn along the way. 

Guardian Childcare & Education Oakleigh East boasts: 

  • Friendly, dedicated educators supporting your child to learn, grow and thrive
  • Music and movement programs 
  • Yoga 
  • Multicultural programs and events 
  • Cooking classes 
  • Herb and vegetable garden 

We foster children’s learning through a rich array of experiences that caters to each child’s unique interests. And we offer a range of additional benefits to help support you day-to-day. 

Regular communication with you – The transparency between educators and parents is important, so we use an app called Storypark. It enables the Centre to provide real time updates to families, which is important for you but also supports open communication between the educators and the families. The focus is on providing children with plenty of opportunities and set them up for a lifelong love of learning. You’ll be kept up to date on our unique Visible Learning Program, which gives you a great understanding of your child’s learning for the day at pick up. It will give you plenty to talk about with them on the drive home! 

Community connections – Fun and confidence-boosting local excursions for all ages, plus a wide range of cultures represented in our Centre to help you feel welcome.  

Learn through play – With great resources and amazing indoor and outdoor spaces, your child will have the room to explore and flex their curiosity and creativity.  

The best care at every age and stage – We welcome babies as young as six weeks, and work with families through the age stages until finally preparing our older children for the exciting transition to primary school with our leading Preschool Program. In fact, we have an amazing Nursery Team that includes a ‘Baby Ambassador’ who specialises in the developmentally appropriate care and learning of babies. One-on-one time and cuddles are prioritised for your baby, with the security of always having a familiar Educator close by who knows your baby. 

Easy for families – Ample on-site parking, bus stops on our doorstep and a short walk to Caringbah train station, all adds up to convenience for those busy mornings and afternoons.   

All the extras – Long care hours, support with the Child Care Subsidy and an on-site chef who prepares fresh and delicious meals each day. 

We invite you to book a tour to meet our friendly staff and to see the centre for yourself! 

Guardian Childcare & Education Oakleigh East is an early learning centre that services a number of local areas, including: Springvale, Moorabbin, Glen Waverley, Camberwell, Malvern, Prahran and St Kilda. 

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.