Open 7:00am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
Guardian Childcare & Education South Melbourne
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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 kindergarten program that prepares children for school with the benefits of long daycare. 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.
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Welcome to our Centre
Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education South Melbourne, a light-filled and recently refurbished centre. Our childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, where our spacious day care and child care centre provides 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.
- World-class learning spaces full of high-quality educational resources to promote curiosity and wonder.
- Extensive outdoor space to spark discovery and imagination.
- Leading learning programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking, Out & About Community Excursions, Sustainability and more.
- On-site Chef providing fresh meals daily, full of the best seasonal ingredients.
- Our Centre will provide baby nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, all nutritious meals and snacks, high-quality formula and bed linen.
Meet our Centre Manager
"A child is an explorer. Personal experiences and relationships within their environment make up the knowledge that they gather through play and the natural environment".
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.
Handover time with children, families and our friendly Educators. There’s a chance to share what’s important for the day and any news from home.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
An opportunity to play and discover with open-plan play in family groups and multi-age groupings.
Planned experiences. This is where the Guardian difference comes to life. Alongside our Educators your child’s exploration leads to learnings in numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, creative arts and much more.
An opportunity for children to come together for a healthy snack, often they help prepare their food alongside our carers and chef.
Individually tailored to your child’s needs and curiosity the planned experiences continue, this includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
Another nutritious meal expertly prepared by our chef. Families are invited to join the children for meals and excursions if they wish.
If your child wants to, or needs to sleep, it’s time to rest and recharge. For children who don’t need to rest the planned experiences continue, in most cases outdoors.
Another chance for the children to come together and re-fuel in small groups. There is also an opportunity to rest or play together and reflect on the day.
As you arrive to pick up your child, there’s a chance to speak with our Educators and share news about the day. Our Storypark App also allows you to stay in touch 24/7 wherever you are.
End of day
Your child is encouraged to grab a light snack as they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary, throughout the day if we notice your child looking tired food will be provided.
Open 7:00am to 6:30pm
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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.
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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.
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Guardian Childcare & Education South Melbourne is a purpose-built Centre in heart of South Melbourne, where children aged six weeks to six years can come for a safe and secure environment to freely grow and develop. We’re open from 7am to 6.30pm on weekdays, so families have plenty of flexibility around drop-off and pick-up times.
Guardian South Melbourne is perfect for families living in or near the South Melbourne area, including Albert Park, Middle Park, and East Melbourne, providing an environment that is both welcoming and nurturing in the heart of the local community.
Our Educators and Early Childhood Education Teachers are all passionate and highly experienced, and we have university-qualified Early Childhood Teachers providing care and education to the children as well. Our Teachers and Educators work to understand each child’s unique characteristics, interests and talents to make learning a more fun and engaging experience.
We have a spacious outdoor area filled with stimulating natural materials for children to explore their world and develop an understanding of nature. They may choose to spend some time creating amazing shapes and structures in our shaded sandpit area, or running around on our spacious grass space.
Communication and transparency are important to us, and our family communication app, Storypark, provides us with the opportunity to freely share photos, videos and updates with families on their child’s development, growth and learning. By informing families on their child’s progress, families can be empowered to continue the learning at home and further discuss any new ideas or concepts that the child explored that day.
Guardian South Melbourne fosters strong community connections, supporting children through their development of social, communication and emotional skills. We regularly go out on fun and engaging excursions in our local area. Children have the chance to run around and engage in some physical activity in an outdoor environment while interacting with the public when we head to a local park or football oval.
We also have a strong relationship with local schools. Through this community connection and interaction with school-age children, we can begin preparing children for the step up into formal education.
Our kindergarten program aims to develop children’s social and emotional skills, by providing a safe and secure learning environment, they have the space to take risks and challenge themselves, helping build self-confidence and develop independence. The two-year program is led by professional early childhood education Teachers who are committed to high-quality learning and child safety.
The leading early childhood education curriculum supports discovery and gives children the best start to life, as well as being aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standard.
We don’t just provide school hours care. Guardian childcare in South Melbourne is open from 7:00am to 6:30pm, so there is plenty of flexibility for when you choose to drop off and pick up your child. We encourage you to spend these times in our centre, discussing your child’s early learning and care experience with our friendly Educators and Teachers, while taking a look around the learning environment for yourself.
We’re committed to children’s nutrition, and our dedicated, on-site cook prepares each meal fresh and packed with all the nutrients that children need at their age. We encourage children to engage in food preparation and to ask questions about where their food comes from, why it’s good for them, and how they can eat it. We also encourage exploration of the cultural heritage behind different foods, helping promote diversity and inclusion from an early age.
Our unique Visible Learning Program helps families feel connected to their child’s education. Our Learning Exchange Display will provide the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share updates on your child’s progress. It will also be a chance for you to have direct input into your family’s early childhood education experience.
You’ll see why so make families make Guardian South Melbourne their chosen child care centre.
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