Guardian Childcare & Education Westgarth

Reviews from Google

4.0
(3)
Nancy C.
Nancy C.
05:50 30 May 24
Henry T.
Henry T.
05:22 10 Nov 23
We have had a fantastic experience with Timeout Westgarth this year. The staff are all very sweet and our daughter is clearly very happy spending the day there.
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Formerly Timeout Educare Westgarth

  • At Westgarth long day care centre we offer amazing programs including Cooking, Nutrition, Languages, Sustainability, Fitness & Yoga, Art, Music.
  • We have availability across all ages on certain days. Let's work together to find the best schedule for your family.
  • Give your child a head start with our kindergarten program run by university-qualified teachers. Enjoy the extended hours 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 7:30am to 6:00pm

Address

26/28 Pearl St,
Northcote, VIC, 3070


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Westgarth, formerly TimeOut Educare Westgarth.  Our purpose-built Guardian Westgarth long day care centre within the inner-city Melbourne suburb of Northcote features seven beautifully designed learning spaces, two infant sleep rooms, six art rooms, a dining hall, a visual learning room and three libraries!

Our long day care centre in Westgarth is ideally located for families in surrounding suburbs near Clifton Hills, Thornbury, Fitzroy North, Alphington and Brunswick East.

Our play-based learning programs are designed around stages of children’s development to enable age-appropriate learning and growth. We offer amazing programs including Cooking, Nutrition, Languages, Sustainability, Fitness & Yoga, Art, Music.

Children attending our Westgarth child care centre will have access to engaging, resource-rich environments, with:

  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers
  • Quality learning programs such as Joy of Reading, Cooking and Sustainability
  • Bright, vibrant learning spaces full of resources designed to inspire
  • Extensive outdoor space for children to explore
  • On-site Chef providing fresh snacks and meals daily
  • Nappies, SPF 50+ sunscreen, high-quality formula and bed linen provided
  • Extended hours of care each weekday from 7.30am to 6.00pm

Children have the opportunity to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room into our dedicated, funded Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child to transition from early learning to primary school.

Supported through a passionate and dedicated team of University-qualified Teachers and Educators, our childcare centre in the Westgarth neighbourhood provides a safe, secure environment for children. Our personalised approach ensures each child is supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey.

Conveniently located next to Westgarth Railway Station, a bus stop and the tram stop on High Street, there’s also plenty of safe off-street parking in our basement carpark to make drop off and pick up easy for families.

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.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families have the chance to gain an in-depth understanding of their child’s learning. Easily accessible for families, our Learning Exchange Display provides the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share with you any updates on their progress every day. You will also have the chance to share with us your own personal goals and visions for us to implement, having direct input in your child’s educational journey!

Families will also be given access to our family communication app Storypark, where we will share with you any significant updates in your child’s day, as well as any other important updates that happen in the centre – ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here.

Looking to begin your childcare journey? Don’t miss your chance to explore our Centre – book a tour today and meet our amazing team at Guardian Childcare & Education Westgarth!

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Meet our Centre Manager

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Nabeela Ahmed

"The greatest joy for me is witnessing the magic of transformation. It's seeing a child's eyes light up with discovery, curiosity, their confidence blossom through play, and their sense of self emerge through meaningful interactions. We just don't care for children, we nurture the seeds of their potential, and that's a privilege beyond measure".

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 7:30am to 6:00pm
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.

Centre Highlights

  • Vibrant, state-of-the-art centre in Melbourne’s inner city suburb of Westgarth with world class resources
  • Incredible learning 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.

Reviews from Google

4.0
(3)
Nancy C.
Nancy C.
05:50 30 May 24
Henry T.
Henry T.
05:22 10 Nov 23
We have had a fantastic experience with Timeout Westgarth this year. The staff are all very sweet and our daughter is clearly very happy spending the day there.
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