Guardian Childcare & Education St Kilda North

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Guardian Childcare & Education St Kilda North is located just 6km south-east of the Melbourne CBD. Close to the suburbs of Prahran, Middle Park, Windsor, Balaclava and Elwood, Guardian St Kilda North is a convenient choice for families who work in the city and want high-quality early education and care.

The light-filled, modern yet homely Centre boasts a rooftop playground with incredible scenic views. It also has multi-age play spaces, a wooden tram car (in true Melbourne style), herb and vegetable gardens, a water pump, a bike path, and natural climbing structures for children to explore.

The Teachers and Educators at Guardian St Kilda North provide wonderful learning programs for the children, including a leading Kindergarten Program for those preparing for the transition to primary school.

We are proud to have a culturally diverse team that celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year. The community-minded team organise a range of family events, including our annual Gran Prix party in the rooftop garden.

The Guardian St Kilda North community spirit was alive and on show recently when the children decided to create a beautiful rainbow banner to display in their window for the locals to enjoy. They then donated this to the local police station to “share the love”.

Read more on our blog about the Guardian St Kilda North approach to community.

Our on-site chef, Lydia, prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the Centre, our Educators host hands-on cooking classes for the children to enhance their understanding of good nutrition and to encourage their curiosity about new foods.

Begin the adventure at Guardian St Kilda North today by booking a tour or speaking to our friendly team.

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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 7:00pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
Less Than 3 Years $163.00*
Over 3 Years $159.00*

*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

What to Bring

  • Formula
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Hats
  • 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

There is so much to see, touch, learn and explore at Guardian Childcare & Education St Kilda North!

Our high-quality early childhood centre is conveniently located in the lovely area of Melbourne on St Kilda Road near Albert Park Lake and Fawkner Park.

The centre boasts of remarkable views, overlooking Port Phillip Bay, Albert Park and wonderful views of the city which spark the most incredible conversations with children about our world!

Our modern and light filled centre is equipped with Reggio-Emilia inspired learning materials across seven classrooms, shared active spaces, a shared dining hall, and an open aired rooftop garden. The recently renovated rooftop includes veggie gardens, a water play area, sand and gravel pits and expansive views over the bay and city.

Our babies room features an indoor sandpit along with a variety of open-ended experiences where inquisitive minds can touch, play and learn.

Natural resources, loose parts and recycled materials are used throughout the learning environments to foster creativity, excitement and wonder as the children explore and discover.

Our team of passionate Educators and leaders are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all children and families. The educational experiences offered within the rooms reflect the needs, developmental levels and interests of each child and is created in accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework and our own Guardian Curriculum.

Our integrated kindergarten program, run by a Bachelor Qualified Early Childhood Teacher, is dedicated to offering educational, fun and developmentally appropriate classes where each child can learn through play and exploration. The program incorporates incursions, group focused projects and other kinder specific experiences focused on educating children to prepare for their transition to school and life outside of an early childhood environment.

Reviews (25)

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    Morgane Le Cossec

    - 4 weeks ago

    Both my son and us had a wonderful experience with them! My son enjoyed every day going there and all the team were so responsive, kind, caring, always there for us. ... Read More

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    Alsu 333

    - 3 months ago

    Dear Educators and the whole Family of The Guardian St Kilda North. We would like to say a big thank you for all of you as you became part of ... Read More

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    Joyce Saun

    - 5 months ago

    My 14 month old son started at Guardian Childcare & Education St Kilda North in the baby room in August 2020 in the middle of stage 4 lockdown. I had ... Read More

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    Daniel Rolnik

    - 6 months ago

    The child care is excellent! Our son absolutely loves it. Excellent professionals, great education, good food. Could not recommend more!

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    Marcus Salmon

    - 9 months ago

    My son loves his time here, such a well run centre, professional and with great care and passion for what they do, Ebony and the team do a wonderful job. Katrina ... Read More

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    Kate McGrath

    - 9 months ago

    Our daughter has been at the centre for several years. We adore her educators. They care for her and genuinely love her. The education she is receiving is incredible and of a ... Read More

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    Alex Thong

    - 9 months ago

    our children have attended full time for most of their lives there, our son for nearly 3 years to kinder now and our 2 yo daughter from 5 months in ... Read More

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    Shadi Sanagoo

    - 9 months ago

    Highly recommended! Great experience with this childcare. My son was here since he was a little baby. It is full of caring and passionate educators who treated my child as ... Read More

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    John Lee

    - 9 months ago

    Fantastic educator and truly multicultural place in one of the best areas in Melbourne. Great large play area and beautiful rooftop with fabulous view of St Kilda road and Albert Park. ... Read More

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    Cria Eugenio

    - 9 months ago

    Guardian St Kilda Road has become my son’s second home. He loves his teachers and friends. The teachers are amazing and the new management has done an awesome job in ... Read More

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    Nadine Moradi

    - 1 year ago

    Lovely staff, very loving and caring educators, one of the best childcare centers in Australia!!

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    Deepti K

    - 1 year ago

    This childcare is absolutely fantastic. They have proper processes in place and the staff follows them religiously. It is full of caring and passionate educators who treated my child as ... Read More

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    Lyndsey Walker

    - 2 years ago

    I cannot say enough good things about Guardian, St Kilda Road (woodlands). They have looked after my son for the past 19 months impeccably, and I have never had a ... Read More

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    Chris Bunney

    - 3 years ago

    My son loves this place. He has been coming here since the 2nd of July last year for 2 days per week. He looks forward to coming to see his ... Read More

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    Anna Sedko

    - 3 years ago

    Absolutely love this place. My little one started his first day care with them. His english was bad bad cause we just moved to Australia and our lovely Shauna took ... Read More

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    Rebecca Sandmeyer

    - 3 years ago

    St Kilda Road has truly become such an amazing centre! New management has done wonders, with a team full of incredibly dedicated, passionate, and caring educators who love what they ... Read More

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    Hasan A

    - 3 years ago

    Since the start of a new management team about a year ago, the centre considerably improved and continuously developing. I was initially reluctant to choose the centre on a tall ... Read More

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    MELINDA RUTLAND

    - 5 years ago

    After what we thought was going to be big changes with the new management it has been such a great transition. They have been so helpful and accommodating and I can ... Read More

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    Nazimuddin Fahad

    - 5 years ago

    excellent service!! Highly recommended

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    Joseph Shapcott

    - 6 years ago

    Wonderful .Very friendly staff.Love coming in each morning and seeing happy children and parents..Teachers care and take their time to make everyone feel welcome.

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    Abby McLean

    - 6 years ago

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    Melissa Harrington

    - 6 years ago

    The centre is full of young, smart & passionate people. There's lots of focus on education, children and parents. You're looked after very well in while you are away at ... Read More

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    ljalee

    - 7 years ago

    My 3 year old girl loves here, he brings her craft everyday home with pride and keeps on talking to me about it. The staff are so creative, they plan ... Read More

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    Liu Peggy

    - 5 years ago

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    Charlie Hawkins

    - 5 years ago

    Mark and his team were outstanding and my 3 yr old daughter has benefited immensely from the quality of care and education and the cultural diversity. Look forward to seeing ... Read More

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