Guardian Childcare & Education Pascoe Vale

Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Education Pascoe Vale. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments – including three spacious outdoor yards – children are encouraged to explore and learn.

The light-filled and warm centre also has candles and oil burners in each room, herb and vegetable gardens, a climbing forte, mud pits, a copper water wall, a rain tank, yoga experiences, and a range of age-specific ateliers.

Children get out and about on regular excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit various locations including the community garden, park, the post office, supermarket and primary school.

We are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year. The team also organise a range of fundraising events for the children to be involved in.

Our on-site cook prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. The children and Educators enjoy venturing into the centre’s garden to gather food to use in meals and cooking classes throughout the week.

Begin the adventure at Guardian today by booking a tour to explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum.

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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 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Under 3 Years $136.00*
Over 3 Years $131.00*

*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back, click here.

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.

Learn More About Our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Pascoe Vale is located on Cumberland Road in Pascoe Vale, close to both the Tullamarine Freeway and Bell Street, providing easy access  for commuters in the north and west of Melbourne. We pride ourselves on our  professional, safe, inviting and natural learning environments which warmly welcome all children, families and visitors.

Our centre has 188 places and caters for children from six weeks to five years of age in nine beautifully appointed rooms. We are known for our delicious and nutritious menu which offers breakfast, lunch and three snacks delivered by an innovative cook and kitchen staff. We have strong community partnerships, including those with our local primary schools and we actively support a positive transition to school for our funded kindergarten four and five-year-old children.

Our educational and learning programs are planned for each age group by qualified Educators, supported by a Senior Educational Leader who provides guidance and mentorship. Children’s interests, ideas, strengths and needs are central and we work in partnership with both children and their families to ensure that learning is meaningful.

Our passionate team of Early Childhood Teachers and Educators are guided in their practice by many important documents and statements including, the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, The National Quality Framework, The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics and our own play-based Guardian Curriculum, which itself is largely influenced by the Reggio Emilia Educational Project.

Our learning program includes a combination of structured and unstructured experiences, routines and rituals, and is largely child centred, placing high value on children’s inquiry, their voices and unique differences. Children are celebrated as active and curious learners, capable and competent with rights and agency.

Our learning programs also place value on giving children many opportunities for building their skills with self-help, self-regulation, co-construction with peers, independence, responsibility, persistence, social competence and emotional resilience.

At PVELC we have a culture of inclusivity, joy, empathy and community and look forward to welcoming your family into our family, where everybody belongs!

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.

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