Guardian Childcare & Education Preston West

Reviews from Google

4.6
(29)
Lisa B.
Lisa B.
04:47 21 May 24
Absolutely fabulous centre from reception to the educators to the amazing cooks. We love the centre and just love seeing what great things our little one gets up to is great. We can’t wait to see what she gets up to in the kinder program next year.
Fatin F.
Fatin F.
01:21 07 May 24
Annette M.
Annette M.
00:50 09 Apr 24
Lulu W.
Lulu W.
02:12 25 Mar 24
Daniel F.
Daniel F.
07:03 19 Mar 24
Our two year old son loves his time here. The staff are happy and engaged and the children follow suit, secure and content in consistent care. We are grateful to be a part of this community 😊
Madeleine H.
Madeleine H.
20:13 18 Mar 24
Fantastic staff, excellent facilities, delicious healthy food. Cannot be more grateful or impressed with the centre as a whole. Communication between the centre and parents is excellent, really really happy with West Preston Guardian. The team is wonderful.
Lauren G.
Lauren G.
23:25 23 Feb 24
Cynthia A.
Cynthia A.
06:08 17 Feb 24
We have been part of the Guardian Preston West family for almost 3 years and absolutely love this centre.My daughter started when she was 2 and as a parent new to the early childhood environment I was so nervous to send her, however, she had the most warm and beautiful educator, Julie, who went above and beyond to comfort, educate and nurture her. My daughter was lucky enough to have Julie for 2 years and we were so excited for this. Julie brings a wonderful program, implementing a strong indigenous connection to her learning, giving the children so much wonderful knowledge and experiences.When it was time for my second child to start care I didn’t hesitate to send him, based on my experience with Julie and the wonderful management team I knew my babies were going to be looked after and loved, my second child had Penny and Thanusha, they were wonderful and welcoming, communication was fantastic and when I would pick him up from his room in the afternoon he was always clean and his bag packed ready to go home.For his second year he had the wonderful Krystiana, Renee and June, who were just as wonderful, they were organised, always had fun and engaging experiences ready for the children and were so easy to talk to.We have been so fortunate in our amazing experience at this centre and are so grateful of the family we have created through this service. We cant wait for the year ahead.
Loren A.
Loren A.
05:31 17 Feb 24
My children have attended this centre spanning over 7 years. The centre is always clean and presentable. The rooms are always changing to keep children engaged with interests they are showing at the time. All staff are wonderful with the children. There is minimal turnover in staff which I love for my children, and for me, it shows that they are happy to be there, which makes for a happy environment. There is a strong sense of warmth and care. I highly rate the communication received on a daily basis. My children and I strongly recommend this centre.
jorgio El Z.
jorgio El Z.
05:12 13 Feb 24
Annette M.
Annette M.
01:59 14 Nov 23
Could not speak more highly. The staff are truelly incredible and wonderful people. They are kind, caring and so supportive. My girls have been so happy and are confident thanks to the team at Guardian. The educators and all the staff are truelly amazing and my girls have blossomed thanks to all the care, attention, fun and support they have received.
Kate J.
Kate J.
02:29 03 May 23
As a new Parent placing my Child into care was hard and I looked at around 15 childcare centres in and around my area. I found Guardian Preston West the best, I felt that the atmosphere of the centre was warm with Educators and children happy and enthusiastic. I found the management staff very easy to get along with and happy to take the time with each interaction they had from families to staff. I find the communication from center Management comprehensive and very easy to access. I love having daily updates of what my little has been up to each day along with a lesson plan, sleep times, bottle/food times and special moments via video and photos.We have been able to work with our educators on a particular sleep schedule along with reusable nappies our family uses.After a few months at Guardian Preston West my Child has settled into their Community and I can see his understanding of his surroundings growing with the genital encouragement of the educators. My Childs favourite activity is the 1980's projector they use as shadow play, thing like this sets Preston West apart.I trust my educators, as they are an extension of our family and who my Child counts as there safe guardians while Mum and Dad are away.
Shinelle Y.
Shinelle Y.
08:41 16 Mar 23
rosemary M.
rosemary M.
00:57 21 Dec 22
Emma C.
Emma C.
02:28 22 Nov 22
The Staff and Educators have been amazing over the last 4 years.
Vesna V.
Vesna V.
09:36 12 Nov 22
Very friendly and supportive staff, highly recommend.
Luke Pacconi Nathalie A.
Luke Pacconi Nathalie A.
01:46 01 Nov 22
Couldn’t recommend highly enough!! Amazing and kind educators and great staff that are always going above and beyond to make our children feel safe and secure in their environment. They communicate really well the daily experiences of the child, and often go above and beyond showing cognitive advancements and interests with specific videos and reflections on them which make us feel so happy and included to see!! They have worked so well with our eldest in helping him become more confident and social with others and with his overall sense of belonging. We really love Guardian and all it’s done for helping in the development of our little people and how much joy it’s brought to them in sending them there. Thank you!!
Caroline Amy J.
Caroline Amy J.
02:08 19 Oct 22
Best daycare ever!! I’ve had one child there for three years and second baby for 6 months. Centre management is absolutely fantastic. The place is run so smoothly and efficiently. And the educators are wonderful. They truly care for your children, and also teach them so well! It’s not easy dropping your babies in care but this centre makes it easy.
tess M.
tess M.
03:41 20 Sep 22
Allegra R.
Allegra R.
06:49 02 Sep 22
Best experience I could’ve asked for. the staff are caring, enthusiastic, kind and always go above and beyond to cater for the children’s needs.
Chloe D.
Chloe D.
01:11 14 Jun 22
Wonderful staff, caring centre.
Martin C.
Martin C.
05:49 23 Mar 21
A caring and nurturing environment designed to embrace and encourage your children. Wonderful educators and duty of care. We have seen our little man grow in leaps and bounds!
Dotahn C.
Dotahn C.
05:26 22 Mar 21
My daughter loves her childcare! Attentive staff, great facilities and a caring environment have helped her grow, learn and form strong bonds with her peers. A great centre.
Seamus O.
Seamus O.
03:56 22 Mar 21
I can't speak highly enough of Guardian Preston West. A dedicated team of caring staff who facilitate a structured learning program for the children. The facility and resources are maintained like brand new. A responsive and understanding team of administrative team. Excellent access and procedures to ensure the safety of the children. I couldn't want better care for our child.
stefanie C.
stefanie C.
02:45 22 Mar 21
Andrew W.
Andrew W.
02:04 22 Mar 21
When your 2.5 year old comes home from childcare every day with a big smile and raves about his carers and friends you know youve found a good match. Since minute one I’ve been so impressed with guardian Preston west. It is a very professionally run centre delivering high quality care, always with a big smile. My son is always excited to go and we as parents receive such detailed wrap ups of each day, you really feel like you’re along for the ride. Can’t speak more highly of it.
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  • Culturally diverse team who speak a variety of languages, offering a great program of incursions and excursions to connect with the local community
  • Limited places available on select days. Contact us today, and we'll do our best to secure a place for your child
  • Experience the best of both worlds with our two-year kindergarten program: school readiness combined with the convenience 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.

Hours

Mon to Fri 6:30 to 18:30

Address

391 Murray Road
Preston, VIC, 3072


Welcome to our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Preston West is a light-filled Centre bursting with incredible resources and indoor and outdoor environments for children to explore and learn. The Centre includes an art piazza, an outdoor dining space, community gardens, a messy play area, cubby houses, climbing equipment, sensory gardens, tepees and much more.

Guardian Preston West offers a leading Kindergarten Program, led by our university-qualified teachers which helps prepare our older children for the exciting transition to school. This program is in addition to the amazing learning experiences our dedicated Educators and Teachers prepare for children of all ages – from six months to six years.

Our children at Guardian Preston West love playing peek-a-boo, and Educator Yoyo Zhou recently shared this learning opportunity on the Guardian Learning Exchange. She incorporated a mirror into the game as another learning opportunity for the children. This is just one example of how our dedicated Teachers and Educators go above and beyond to deliver meaningful learning experiences for the children.

The team at Guardian Preston West use the family communication app StoryPark to stay connected and ensure families are kept up-to-date about what’s happening. We share photos, videos and updates about the experiences the children are doing throughout each day, and the learning outcomes delivered from these. This ongoing partnership promotes continuity of learning and ensures our families feel connected to what is happening in the Centre at all times.

As part of our commitment to health and wellbeing, our dedicated on-site chef prepares nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. The children also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on cooking classes using ingredients sourced from our vegetable and herb gardens.

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. 

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

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Preston West Centre Manager Image

Jacqueline Gerali

Our Centre Managers are the heart of our Centres. Leading our Teachers and Educators to deliver the highest quality care and education to all children.

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

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.

Reviews from Google

4.6
(29)
Lisa B.
Lisa B.
04:47 21 May 24
Absolutely fabulous centre from reception to the educators to the amazing cooks. We love the centre and just love seeing what great things our little one gets up to is great. We can’t wait to see what she gets up to in the kinder program next year.
Fatin F.
Fatin F.
01:21 07 May 24
Annette M.
Annette M.
00:50 09 Apr 24
Lulu W.
Lulu W.
02:12 25 Mar 24
Daniel F.
Daniel F.
07:03 19 Mar 24
Our two year old son loves his time here. The staff are happy and engaged and the children follow suit, secure and content in consistent care. We are grateful to be a part of this community 😊
Madeleine H.
Madeleine H.
20:13 18 Mar 24
Fantastic staff, excellent facilities, delicious healthy food. Cannot be more grateful or impressed with the centre as a whole. Communication between the centre and parents is excellent, really really happy with West Preston Guardian. The team is wonderful.
Lauren G.
Lauren G.
23:25 23 Feb 24
Cynthia A.
Cynthia A.
06:08 17 Feb 24
We have been part of the Guardian Preston West family for almost 3 years and absolutely love this centre.My daughter started when she was 2 and as a parent new to the early childhood environment I was so nervous to send her, however, she had the most warm and beautiful educator, Julie, who went above and beyond to comfort, educate and nurture her. My daughter was lucky enough to have Julie for 2 years and we were so excited for this. Julie brings a wonderful program, implementing a strong indigenous connection to her learning, giving the children so much wonderful knowledge and experiences.When it was time for my second child to start care I didn’t hesitate to send him, based on my experience with Julie and the wonderful management team I knew my babies were going to be looked after and loved, my second child had Penny and Thanusha, they were wonderful and welcoming, communication was fantastic and when I would pick him up from his room in the afternoon he was always clean and his bag packed ready to go home.For his second year he had the wonderful Krystiana, Renee and June, who were just as wonderful, they were organised, always had fun and engaging experiences ready for the children and were so easy to talk to.We have been so fortunate in our amazing experience at this centre and are so grateful of the family we have created through this service. We cant wait for the year ahead.
Loren A.
Loren A.
05:31 17 Feb 24
My children have attended this centre spanning over 7 years. The centre is always clean and presentable. The rooms are always changing to keep children engaged with interests they are showing at the time. All staff are wonderful with the children. There is minimal turnover in staff which I love for my children, and for me, it shows that they are happy to be there, which makes for a happy environment. There is a strong sense of warmth and care. I highly rate the communication received on a daily basis. My children and I strongly recommend this centre.
jorgio El Z.
jorgio El Z.
05:12 13 Feb 24
Annette M.
Annette M.
01:59 14 Nov 23
Could not speak more highly. The staff are truelly incredible and wonderful people. They are kind, caring and so supportive. My girls have been so happy and are confident thanks to the team at Guardian. The educators and all the staff are truelly amazing and my girls have blossomed thanks to all the care, attention, fun and support they have received.
Kate J.
Kate J.
02:29 03 May 23
As a new Parent placing my Child into care was hard and I looked at around 15 childcare centres in and around my area. I found Guardian Preston West the best, I felt that the atmosphere of the centre was warm with Educators and children happy and enthusiastic. I found the management staff very easy to get along with and happy to take the time with each interaction they had from families to staff. I find the communication from center Management comprehensive and very easy to access. I love having daily updates of what my little has been up to each day along with a lesson plan, sleep times, bottle/food times and special moments via video and photos.We have been able to work with our educators on a particular sleep schedule along with reusable nappies our family uses.After a few months at Guardian Preston West my Child has settled into their Community and I can see his understanding of his surroundings growing with the genital encouragement of the educators. My Childs favourite activity is the 1980's projector they use as shadow play, thing like this sets Preston West apart.I trust my educators, as they are an extension of our family and who my Child counts as there safe guardians while Mum and Dad are away.
Shinelle Y.
Shinelle Y.
08:41 16 Mar 23
rosemary M.
rosemary M.
00:57 21 Dec 22
Emma C.
Emma C.
02:28 22 Nov 22
The Staff and Educators have been amazing over the last 4 years.
Vesna V.
Vesna V.
09:36 12 Nov 22
Very friendly and supportive staff, highly recommend.
Luke Pacconi Nathalie A.
Luke Pacconi Nathalie A.
01:46 01 Nov 22
Couldn’t recommend highly enough!! Amazing and kind educators and great staff that are always going above and beyond to make our children feel safe and secure in their environment. They communicate really well the daily experiences of the child, and often go above and beyond showing cognitive advancements and interests with specific videos and reflections on them which make us feel so happy and included to see!! They have worked so well with our eldest in helping him become more confident and social with others and with his overall sense of belonging. We really love Guardian and all it’s done for helping in the development of our little people and how much joy it’s brought to them in sending them there. Thank you!!
Caroline Amy J.
Caroline Amy J.
02:08 19 Oct 22
Best daycare ever!! I’ve had one child there for three years and second baby for 6 months. Centre management is absolutely fantastic. The place is run so smoothly and efficiently. And the educators are wonderful. They truly care for your children, and also teach them so well! It’s not easy dropping your babies in care but this centre makes it easy.
tess M.
tess M.
03:41 20 Sep 22
Allegra R.
Allegra R.
06:49 02 Sep 22
Best experience I could’ve asked for. the staff are caring, enthusiastic, kind and always go above and beyond to cater for the children’s needs.
Chloe D.
Chloe D.
01:11 14 Jun 22
Wonderful staff, caring centre.
Martin C.
Martin C.
05:49 23 Mar 21
A caring and nurturing environment designed to embrace and encourage your children. Wonderful educators and duty of care. We have seen our little man grow in leaps and bounds!
Dotahn C.
Dotahn C.
05:26 22 Mar 21
My daughter loves her childcare! Attentive staff, great facilities and a caring environment have helped her grow, learn and form strong bonds with her peers. A great centre.
Seamus O.
Seamus O.
03:56 22 Mar 21
I can't speak highly enough of Guardian Preston West. A dedicated team of caring staff who facilitate a structured learning program for the children. The facility and resources are maintained like brand new. A responsive and understanding team of administrative team. Excellent access and procedures to ensure the safety of the children. I couldn't want better care for our child.
stefanie C.
stefanie C.
02:45 22 Mar 21
Andrew W.
Andrew W.
02:04 22 Mar 21
When your 2.5 year old comes home from childcare every day with a big smile and raves about his carers and friends you know youve found a good match. Since minute one I’ve been so impressed with guardian Preston west. It is a very professionally run centre delivering high quality care, always with a big smile. My son is always excited to go and we as parents receive such detailed wrap ups of each day, you really feel like you’re along for the ride. Can’t speak more highly of it.
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