"With over 14 years experience, I love working alongside the diligent and inspiring team at St Kilda Road."
Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Early Learning Centre St Kilda Road. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments – a rooftop playground with incredible scenic views – children are encouraged to explore and learn.
The light-filled and homely centre also has multi-age play spaces, a wooden tram car, herb and vegetable gardens, a water pump, a bike path, and natural climbing structures.
We are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year. The community-minded team also organise a range of family events throughout the year, including our annual Gran Prix party in the rooftop garden.
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 cooking classes for the children to get involved in to enhance their understanding of good nutrition.
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.Read More
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 for conversation to share what's important for the day/what's happened the night before at home.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
As children are arriving and families are coming and going, there's an opportunity for play as well as family grouping, open-plan play and multi-age grouping.
As the children come together, planned experiences begin. This is where the Guardian programs and practices come to life. Examples of learning include numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, science, creative arts, curiosity and more.
There's an opportunity for children to come together and enjoy morning tea.
Following morning tea, the planned experiences continue. This includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
There's an opportunity for children to come together for lunch. With an open-door policy, families are able to join the centre for meals and excursion if they wish.
For children who want to, or need to, there's an opportunity to sleep, rest or relax. For children who don't need to rest, there are planned experiences, which are more likely to be outdoors.
Children come together for afternoon tea in small groups or with siblings (they can also rest and play together, too). This time also presents an opportunity to reflect on the day.
End of the day
As families arrive to pick up children, there's an opportunity to speak to Educators and share information about the day.
End of the day
Some centres offer early tea or light snack at the end of the day, which they can grab as they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary at home, so if throughout the day, we notice children look tired, food will be provided.
Open 7:00am to 7:00pm
Monday to Friday
|Age Group||Daily Fee|
|Less Than 3 Years||$158.00|
|Over 3 Years||$154.00|
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.
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.
Guardian Early Learning Centre St Kilda Road is a beautiful day care centre located in the leafy green area of Melbourne on St Kilda Road near Albert Park Lake and Fawkner Park. Our kindergarten is dedicated to offering fun, developmentally appropriate classes where each child can learn through play and exploration.
The learning spaces within the centre foster creativity, excitement and wonder as the children explore and discover. The art studio features a curved window overlooking the park to inspire creativity and imagination.
The recently renovated rooftop garden boasts water play area, sand and gravel pits, and even a tram cubby house perfect for creative and sensory play. Children love tending to the vegetable garden which grows the likes of eggplants, lettuce and cauliflower, much of which are used in the centre’s meals or shared with families. With wooden frames for climbing and expansive views over the bay and city, this outdoor environment is a wonderful place to explore and learn.
Our babies room features an indoor sandpit where inquisitive minds can touch and play – perfect for sensory exploration. The rooftop features a large open air outdoor play space where that promotes learning, curiosity and adventure – there you can find our unique cubby house inspired by the trams around St Kilda Road.
Our spacious centre is equipped with the finest Reggio Emilia-inspired learning materials for every level of early childhood development. We have a team of passionate and committed educators who are dedicated to making every child and family member feel loved and supported in our home away from home environment.
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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Running for approximately 30 minutes, touring a centre is a great way to explore the exciting environments, chat to our Educators and see our high-quality curriculum come to life. It’s also a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
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“It’s not easy to leave your child in the care of someone else, however, from day one I can comfortably say that your staff have always provided the best care for both my children. I always see all the great things they do with the children but most importantly they are always there to comfort the children and take such great care of them.”
– Ivana Dusenjko, Mickleham Road, Vic
"The transition into childcare was made easy by the supportive and compassionate staff. Daily communication (both email and verbal) kept me up to date with my daughter's progress socially, emotionally and intellectually. The 'child centred' approach is amazing; for my child to make connections to her own world and experiences. She loves going.”
– Sarah Collingwood, Jacaranda – Sunnybank, Qld
"“The team are passionate about being early childhood Educators. The environment is filled with many indoor and outdoor activities allowing a child-led development by following their natural interests (inspired by Reggio Emilia). A philosophy we follow in our home. My four-year-old daughter’s language and social skills have improved greatly.””
– Angela K, Lane Cove, NSW
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