Guardian Childcare & Education Prahran

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4.4
(19)
Sam C.
Sam C.
00:43 28 Feb 24
Thank you so much to Prahran Guardian. Our daughter has flourished for the last 2.5 years, we cannot speak more highly of the team.
Ashlinn M.
Ashlinn M.
01:39 14 Feb 24
We have been very happy with our experience at Guardian Childcare Prahran. Staff are attentive and caring, providing excellent play and learning opportunities for the children. Each day is different, keeping it exciting for them and making them eager to return.Parents are kept in the loop via the app. Easy to navigate, it's great knowing what they have been up to during the day along with how they have slept and what they've eaten.A big thank you to all staff for their enthusiasm and professionalism.
Cha C.
Cha C.
06:07 30 Jan 24
Guardian Childcare Prahran is a true gem!The caring and attentive staff provide a safe environment for our son and give him the opportunity to grow with confidence. We firmly believe that this center provides a secure environment that has facilitated our son's crucial developmental skills.The staff provides daily precise feedback – it is reassuring as parents to know what is going on during the day. We feel we can talk about anything and receive help when needed.The facility is fantastic, featuring a spacious outdoor area, cute animals, and a flourishing veggie garden.We recommend Guardian Childcare Prahran to parents seeking an exceptional childcare experience.
Amanda M.
Amanda M.
03:58 30 Jan 24
I can't say enough positive things about GCE Prahran. Emily, Nina, Phuong, Sandra, Corraine and the team have become like a second family to our little one. The centre is spotless, friendly, cosy and vibrant, while the educators provide a rich and colourful learning experience for our baby, who has thrived since joining. Every little detail is taken care of and, given the small classes, I can rest assured knowing baby is getting attention and personalised care the whole time.
Andrew B.
Andrew B.
01:25 01 Jan 24
Melanie H.
Melanie H.
03:06 16 Nov 21
Bernice T
Bernice T
00:28 28 Apr 21
Our daughter have been attending this facility since she was 7 months old. The environment has been so nurturing and safe. Although it is a small center, the educators make the effort to put up play and learning materials around the theme they are learning that week and change them very regularly to keep the children engage. The educators have so much love and patience for the children, you can feel this when you are there. We also love that they provide regular updates and share pictures of their daily activities. I highly recommend this center!
Michael S.
Michael S.
23:50 27 Apr 21
A great childcare centre. We're very happy with the team of carers. Very personable and they really care for the kids. Can highly recommend.
Lucy M.
Lucy M.
12:56 27 Apr 21
Both of our children love their time with the team. They are smiling each day we leave them. It gives us such piece of mind to have such an incredible and stable team looking after our little ones. The team are consistent which has enabled our kids to create great bonds with the carers. We are lucky to face found such a magical centre.
Amanda J.
Amanda J.
10:03 27 Apr 21
We are so lucky to have our son attend Guardian Prahran!! He absolutely adores all of the staff, they provide amazing care and a supportive learning environment. It is a fantastic set up with a lovely outdoor area for all of the children to play and bond. We couldn't recommend this centre enough, there is no comparison if you are looking for child care in the area.
miso J.
miso J.
04:02 27 Apr 21
The best childcare I ever dreamed of... From the day one when my daughter started, she was welcomed and surrounded by caring teachers. Really lovely place, nice outdoor set up and yummy food. Highly recommend!
Meg J.
Meg J.
02:09 27 Apr 21
I'm so incredibly grateful for the team at Guardian Prahran and couldn't recommend the centre more highly. My son Oscar has attended the centre since he was just over a year old, and I remember feeling so well supported during that transition, particularly as a single mum. Oscar is 2.5y/o now and basically runs in on the days he attends Guardian Prahran! He's learnt so much and has developed strong bonds with all of the educators. It's such a joy to see how much he values his time at the centre and it's been a wonderful experience as a mother to watch him thrive in that setting, too. Thank you so much to everyone at Guardian Prahran.
Katherine M.
Katherine M.
01:31 27 Apr 21
Guardian Early Learning in Prahran is so wonderful. Both our children have started here around 6 months old. I love all the carers and the learning environment. I realise now how lucky we are to go here where class sizes are small compared to other local ELCs. Highly recommend!
David C
David C
22:37 30 Mar 21
Amazing team who care so much for the littlies, provide a nurturing environment, and keep parents well informed. Nothing better than seeing the kids so excited to go to kinder every morning. Thank you Guardian Prahran team.
Rachael B.
Rachael B.
02:25 15 Sep 20
Our daughter loved daycare here. They were very caring, supportive and flexible catering to the individual and ever changing needs of the child.
Renee H.
Renee H.
00:53 10 Aug 18
This daycare centre is so wonderful, great staff retention, our little boy LOVED it there. We moved out of the area and were so sad to have to let go of this centre. No centre has been able to live up to it - we tried two others in the area before High street and I wasn't happy with either of them, the wait list at High Street was originally 18 months, so we were thrilled to get in. We loved every one of the educators there, great indoor and outdoor space, very nurturing, attentive and caring. So many other centres we went to even through the tours had staff who were tuned out and disinterested, I never saw that at High Street - staff always present and on the ball.
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  • Leading programs where children aged six-weeks to six years learn and discover through play.
  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to grow and thrive.
  • Safe, secure environments that support children’s social and emotional development.
  • High-quality two-year funded Kindergarten program that prepares children for school with the benefits of long daycare. 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.

Guardian Childcare & Education Prahran 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.

Hours

Mon to Fri 7:00am to 6:00pm

Address

349 High Street
Prahran, VIC, 3181


Welcome to our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Prahran is a modern, welcoming centre with a range of exciting and inspiring environments, including two spacious outdoor yards, a water pump, workshop area, vegetable gardens, a worm farm and two open-plan studios.

The teachers and educators at our Prahran childcare centre provide quality learning programs for the children, including a two-year funded Kindergarten Program that will help prepare your child for the exciting transition 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. 

Children also get out and about on weekly excursions at our Prahran early learning centre, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community, visiting a range of locations, including Victoria Gardens, Prahran Library, Prahran Markets and Lumley playground. This helps the children gain an understanding of the world around them and build connections into the wider community.

At our long daycare centre in Prahran, we’re proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of events and holidays throughout the year. We also love to get involved in local fundraising events which further extends on our community connections.

The children enjoy meals freshly prepared on-site by our dedicated chef, using seasonal ingredients often harvested from our very own gardens. In addition, our educators love hosting regular hands-on cooking classes with the children. These experiences enhance the children’s understanding of good nutrition and lay the building blocks for establishing healthy food habits for life.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Prahran today by booking a tour below. Or you can speak to one of our team for more information about the Centre.

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 6:00pm
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 Prahran

Our childcare and early learning programs at Guardian Prahran offer so many benefits for families, including: 

  • Kindergarten Program: We help prepare your child for Primary School with our leading curriculum delivered by specialist Teachers and skilled Educators.
  • Partnership with Families: Your peace of mind is important to us, so we work with you and your child every step of the way. 
  • Community connections. Regular excursions to explore the local area, as well as a ‘home-away-from-home’ approach to care. 
  • Wellbeing and nutrition. Nutritionally balanced, seasonal meals and snacks prepared by a dedicated on-site chef, as well as regular cooking classes for the children. 
  • Provide real-world inspired environments. Our Centres inspire curiosity, foster creativity and support discovery with a variety of sensory-rich and sustainable spaces designed for early learning that encourage your child to think, question and do amazing things. 

The orientation and settling in period at your new Centre is all about understanding and respecting the needs of both families and children. You are welcome to stay with your child when dropping off or picking up for as long as you and our team feel is necessary. We’ll also take care of you at the start, because we know that sometimes mum and dad need some extra support and a tissue or two!  

We aim to make the orientation experience a positive and welcoming introduction to Guardian Prahran. We will provide options for your start at the Centre, which include:  

  • Inviting you to visit with your child at times that suit you, to familiarise yourself with the Centre prior to your child’s attendance.  
  • Providing you with a detailed tour of the Centre, which will include introductions to Educators, other children, and families, and that highlights procedures that impact you and your child.  
  • We will provide you with our Family Handbook, and plenty of opportunities to have all your questions answered.  
  • Supporting you and your family with the opportunity to stay with your child during the settling in process.  
  • Encouraging you to share information about your child and any concerns, doubts or anxieties you may have in regard to their enrolment.  

From your child’s first day we will work on building relationships with their educators and other children in their room. This will help your child create bonds which will make them feel secure and safe in the Centre. We will also support them to get settled in their new environment by encouraging them to have some fun and enjoy creative experiences which interest them.  

Read our FAQs for new families to help with any other questions you may have. 

If you’re thinking of enrolling, 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.  We even have a list of questions you can ask us to make sure Guardian Prahran is the right fit for you and your family.   

Areas that this Centre services

Guardian Prahran childcare services a number of local areas, including: South Yarra, Toorak, St Kilda, Armadale, Caulfield north and Malvern. 

Reviews from Google

4.4
(19)
Sam C.
Sam C.
00:43 28 Feb 24
Thank you so much to Prahran Guardian. Our daughter has flourished for the last 2.5 years, we cannot speak more highly of the team.
Ashlinn M.
Ashlinn M.
01:39 14 Feb 24
We have been very happy with our experience at Guardian Childcare Prahran. Staff are attentive and caring, providing excellent play and learning opportunities for the children. Each day is different, keeping it exciting for them and making them eager to return.Parents are kept in the loop via the app. Easy to navigate, it's great knowing what they have been up to during the day along with how they have slept and what they've eaten.A big thank you to all staff for their enthusiasm and professionalism.
Cha C.
Cha C.
06:07 30 Jan 24
Guardian Childcare Prahran is a true gem!The caring and attentive staff provide a safe environment for our son and give him the opportunity to grow with confidence. We firmly believe that this center provides a secure environment that has facilitated our son's crucial developmental skills.The staff provides daily precise feedback – it is reassuring as parents to know what is going on during the day. We feel we can talk about anything and receive help when needed.The facility is fantastic, featuring a spacious outdoor area, cute animals, and a flourishing veggie garden.We recommend Guardian Childcare Prahran to parents seeking an exceptional childcare experience.
Amanda M.
Amanda M.
03:58 30 Jan 24
I can't say enough positive things about GCE Prahran. Emily, Nina, Phuong, Sandra, Corraine and the team have become like a second family to our little one. The centre is spotless, friendly, cosy and vibrant, while the educators provide a rich and colourful learning experience for our baby, who has thrived since joining. Every little detail is taken care of and, given the small classes, I can rest assured knowing baby is getting attention and personalised care the whole time.
Andrew B.
Andrew B.
01:25 01 Jan 24
Melanie H.
Melanie H.
03:06 16 Nov 21
Bernice T
Bernice T
00:28 28 Apr 21
Our daughter have been attending this facility since she was 7 months old. The environment has been so nurturing and safe. Although it is a small center, the educators make the effort to put up play and learning materials around the theme they are learning that week and change them very regularly to keep the children engage. The educators have so much love and patience for the children, you can feel this when you are there. We also love that they provide regular updates and share pictures of their daily activities. I highly recommend this center!
Michael S.
Michael S.
23:50 27 Apr 21
A great childcare centre. We're very happy with the team of carers. Very personable and they really care for the kids. Can highly recommend.
Lucy M.
Lucy M.
12:56 27 Apr 21
Both of our children love their time with the team. They are smiling each day we leave them. It gives us such piece of mind to have such an incredible and stable team looking after our little ones. The team are consistent which has enabled our kids to create great bonds with the carers. We are lucky to face found such a magical centre.
Amanda J.
Amanda J.
10:03 27 Apr 21
We are so lucky to have our son attend Guardian Prahran!! He absolutely adores all of the staff, they provide amazing care and a supportive learning environment. It is a fantastic set up with a lovely outdoor area for all of the children to play and bond. We couldn't recommend this centre enough, there is no comparison if you are looking for child care in the area.
miso J.
miso J.
04:02 27 Apr 21
The best childcare I ever dreamed of... From the day one when my daughter started, she was welcomed and surrounded by caring teachers. Really lovely place, nice outdoor set up and yummy food. Highly recommend!
Meg J.
Meg J.
02:09 27 Apr 21
I'm so incredibly grateful for the team at Guardian Prahran and couldn't recommend the centre more highly. My son Oscar has attended the centre since he was just over a year old, and I remember feeling so well supported during that transition, particularly as a single mum. Oscar is 2.5y/o now and basically runs in on the days he attends Guardian Prahran! He's learnt so much and has developed strong bonds with all of the educators. It's such a joy to see how much he values his time at the centre and it's been a wonderful experience as a mother to watch him thrive in that setting, too. Thank you so much to everyone at Guardian Prahran.
Katherine M.
Katherine M.
01:31 27 Apr 21
Guardian Early Learning in Prahran is so wonderful. Both our children have started here around 6 months old. I love all the carers and the learning environment. I realise now how lucky we are to go here where class sizes are small compared to other local ELCs. Highly recommend!
David C
David C
22:37 30 Mar 21
Amazing team who care so much for the littlies, provide a nurturing environment, and keep parents well informed. Nothing better than seeing the kids so excited to go to kinder every morning. Thank you Guardian Prahran team.
Rachael B.
Rachael B.
02:25 15 Sep 20
Our daughter loved daycare here. They were very caring, supportive and flexible catering to the individual and ever changing needs of the child.
Renee H.
Renee H.
00:53 10 Aug 18
This daycare centre is so wonderful, great staff retention, our little boy LOVED it there. We moved out of the area and were so sad to have to let go of this centre. No centre has been able to live up to it - we tried two others in the area before High street and I wasn't happy with either of them, the wait list at High Street was originally 18 months, so we were thrilled to get in. We loved every one of the educators there, great indoor and outdoor space, very nurturing, attentive and caring. So many other centres we went to even through the tours had staff who were tuned out and disinterested, I never saw that at High Street - staff always present and on the ball.
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