Guardian Childcare & Education Oakleigh East

(Formerly Coco's)

Guardian Childcare & Education Oakleigh East is one of more than 40 incredible Guardian Childcare Centres across Victoria. The Centre is big on space with four incredible outdoor areas where children are encouraged to explore and learn.

The light-filled and homely Centre is a home-away-from-home for the children, with a wooden cubby house, herb and vegetable gardens, fruit trees, pet bunnies, weekly Mandarin lessons and yoga classes as part of our commitment to wellbeing. These spaces encourage the children to learn about the world around them through a play-based approach, with the added benefit of a Kindergarten Program led by university-qualified teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

Children at Guardian Oakleigh East also have the opportunity to get out and about on weekly excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit various locations in the area, including the local nursing home, park, and local primary school, which is an important part of our Kindergarten Program.

Our on-site chef at Guardian Oakleigh East prepares nutritious and delicious meals every day, using seasonal ingredients – some harvested by the children from our very own vegetable and herb gardens. To further explore food at the Centre, our chef and educators host regular hands-on cooking classes to enhance the children’s’ knowledge of nutrition and to encourage them to try new foods.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Oakleigh East today. You can book a tour or speak to one of our team below.

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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.

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Opening Hours

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

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 educators with low staff turnover 
  • 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. 

Reviews from Google (22)

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    M Walsh

    The staff at Guardian Childcare & Education Oakleigh East are absolutely amazing. Our daughters love attending the center as they feel safe, supported and loved. We couldn't have asked for ... Read More

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    Thelma Chen

    Over the past five years, I have both my two children enrolled in Guardian early learning centre. We had been through all the rooms from nursery to kinder 2. ... Read More

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    ma effie

    My daughter is in toddler 2 and she loves Sumitra and the Asian lady in the room, they are so nice and kind to the kids, I can fell they ... Read More

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    PaikYee Oh

    Definitely one of the best childcare centres in this neighbourhood! Both my sons have grown and learnt a lot since the day they join the Centre. Well done to all ... Read More

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    Neha Malhotra

    It has been the best experience for my child. Ive seen incredible growth in him guided by the fantastic and highly experienced and friendly staff. Highly recommend for both babies and ... Read More

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    Lena Merrin

    My kid loves this centre. Stuff is very professional and friendly.

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    ASHISH SHARMA

    All the teacher are really professional and responsive. Management is so good and straight forward. My daughter really enjoy here and we are really happy with childcare

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    Renee McNamara

    I have nothing but praise for the team at Guardian Oakleigh East. From the day my daughter started here (a little over a year ago) they have been absolutely wonderful. ... Read More

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    koutro vella

    Have had my son enrolled in the nursery since January this year. The staff has been nothing but supportive at all times. ... Read More

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    Lisa Jonga

    Really happy with the support, communication and feedback that is provided at Cocos (Guardian). All questions are answered in a timely manner. Most importantly my child is happy here and ... Read More

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    Nicole Perera

    Fantastic childcare centre!!! My daughter has been there for over 2 years and loves it. From the very beginning they supported me and my daughters journey. She comes home each ... Read More

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    Michael Chitham

    My two boys love going to daycare here! The educators are great and both boys are engaged in the program, coming home full of information to share with us. Would ... Read More

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    Maria Herrera

    Coco's Caulfield has been the best start on my baby's life, Michelle and the educators are really caring. We love the time spent there and recommend the centre to all the ... Read More

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    Uyen Tran

    Staff are friendly, and the facilities are clean and vibrant. My son loves going there as there is always something new to explore

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    Loren Narkiewicz

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    Johnny Moto Events Clark

    Our children go here and they enjoy it, as parents we have complete confidence in the staff. We couldn't ask for more. Highly Recommended

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    Chloe Chuah

    During the orientation process, i found that the information provided to me of what would occur on the day was very vague. Upon reflection, i think it's due to the ... Read More

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    Robin B

    nice place for kids

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    Munish Poonia

    My feedback is solely for the admin team and how they have handled the child care payments with subsidies last year during the lockdown. My daughter enjoyed the care ... Read More

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    Alex Brown

    Wouldn’t recommend. Most of the trainers/teachers are actually fine but clearly being overworked/underpaid. Front staff/centre mgmt and overall organisation clearly only care about revenue and profit and whether the kids ... Read More

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    Kody Wu

    Terrible management, my 4 year old son’s finger is badly cut by scissor in Coco’ Oakleigh, they just call my wife and require her to sign on the NON- SERIOUS ... Read More

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    miffylic miffylic

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