Guardian Childcare & Education Watsonia

Reviews from Google

4.6
(31)
Emily C.
Emily C.
01:22 14 May 24
We love Watsonia Early Learning, the centre is always so clean and inviting the staff are extremely friendly and approachable. My sons have created such beautiful bonds with their educators and learnt so much and grown so much confidence over the years
Tamsin Van de W.
Tamsin Van de W.
02:23 06 Apr 23
Both my girls have been going for 4 years. The staff are amazing and go above and beyond to make sure the kids have a great time. They take care with everything and have managed my daughters allergy’s better than the previous centre.Can’t thank them enough.
Jessica M.
Jessica M.
06:37 04 Apr 23
My daughter Maddy M just started and we already love it ! Sofia and Ely have been so lovely with her . We have just moved from another centre and im so glad we have . My newborn son is on the waitlist for December, I am looking forward to him learning and having fun at this centre, I feel safe. You can tell it’s run correctly and professional . Bonus points it’s always clean and smells amazing when you walk in. The director Loren was fast at emailing me back. The whole progress has been great so far, looking forward to the next few years. Jess
Tracey A.
Tracey A.
00:56 04 Apr 23
Our daughter started at Watsonia Early Learning centre this year. My gosh I can't explain the comfort it brings each day I drop her off. The carers and team are friendly, thoughtful and caring. Communication is regular and there is always activities to keep our bub entertained.Special call out to Caitlin, Sonja, Courtney, Miss Katie and Rhiannon!Tracey Kurz
Ashley F.
Ashley F.
08:43 03 Apr 23
Watsonia ELC and the entire team are fantastic. Over the past 4 years, they have cared for our two girls and taught them so many wonderful things. They make the kids feel so comfortable and always take the time to keep us updated on their progress. We especially love the daily communication and photos. Cannot recommend Watsonia ELC enough. 👍👍👍
Sheridan S.
Sheridan S.
00:31 01 Apr 23
Both my girls are loving daycare. They have come ahead leaps and bounds. The educators are so attentive and we cant thank them enough.
Santo S.
Santo S.
08:09 31 Mar 23
My granddaughters are thriving here! They can’t wait to tell me all about it. Thank You
Shae J.
Shae J.
05:14 31 Mar 23
Have loved watching my son blossom with the beautiful educators here
Stace W.
Stace W.
03:43 31 Mar 23
Highly recommend watsonia early learning my daughter has the best time there, the educators are incredible & so caring!
Fatimah
Fatimah
14:19 25 Jun 22
Center team is the most creative one among my all experiences. Center is literally a treat to watch. Center director and manager are very professional and helpful. The staff is so welcoming, nice and affectionate with kids. The structure and cleanliness is commendable. My kid is lucky to get a slot here.Love it.
S W.
S W.
22:05 28 Mar 22
We recently moved our daughter over to Watsonia ELC from another centre is the area, and we couldn’t be happier!She has gone from crying every single day at the other place, to happily waving goodbye! The centre itself is very welcoming, with excellent facilities. Big enough to offer a variety of activities, but small enough to know each family and child.All the staff are really caring and great with the kids, and the ongoing updates and photos throughout the day are really reassuring for parents.
D W
D W
15:04 10 Mar 21
Laura C.
Laura C.
08:24 04 Oct 20
Veronica H.
Veronica H.
13:29 14 Aug 20
I love this centre; brand new infrastructure but experienced and stable staff. My daughter loves it there. They have also been very supportive during this COVID crisis.
Alicia N.
Alicia N.
23:19 25 Jun 20
My son loves going to Watsonia Early Learning Centre. He happily gives us a wave and jumps into Ella's arms when I drop him off. He is engaged in different activities and is always learning and developing. The centre serves nutritious meals and the smell of freshly baked goods in morning is very inviting. The ready to take home meals once a week is also a great help for busy families. The director and staff are lovely and will follow up on any feedback or requests professionally and promptly. The centre has been very professional and kind during the COVID 19 pandemic. They never complained or gave the full extent of how it has effected them at their work place or personally. Their support during this time has always been about the kids and their families. I highly recommend Watsonia Early Learning Centre.
Elaine W.
Elaine W.
03:52 23 Jun 20
My daughter has been going there for nearly a year. Staff are amazing, kind and caring. A real family friendly environment
Marlo M.
Marlo M.
02:57 23 Jun 20
Exceptional care and love given to our kids, we couldn't recommend WELC highly enough. The staff are loving and caring, facilities are top notch, food delicious - our kids love going there. We love our kids going there. Thank you for everything you guys do.
Jamie S.
Jamie S.
01:50 23 Jun 20
Watsonia early learning has been a god send to our family. Our son is a very shy boy, with the help of the highly professional and patient educators he has come right out of his shell. Not to mention the food they create for the children is amazing.. they have managed to get my son to eat vegetables 😂 can’t recommend enough ❤️
Nicole S.
Nicole S.
10:43 22 Jun 20
I’m glad I listened to my husband because Watsonia ELC has been nothing short of superb. Amazing leadership from the director Emily shows amongst all the enthusiastic, professional and caring staff. Our daughter is happy when we pick her up every day.
Stacey W.
Stacey W.
08:41 22 Jun 20
My two kids have been attending Watsonia Early Learning Centre since it opened. The staff are fabulous with my kids and they always make them feel special. My kids are always coming home with artwork and love doing things there that they don’t get to do at home. The continuity of staff has been good.
tegan H.
tegan H.
05:05 22 Jun 20
We are very lucky to have our children cared for by the wonderful staff at Watsonia Early Learning Centre. We transitioned from another ELC last year due to personal circumstances and although we thought it was going to be stressful, our two children transitioned beautifully. The staff engage with the children and nothing is ever a hassle. The educators are honest, caring and always have a smile on their face. Their facilities are excellent and exciting for young children.
Alex S.
Alex S.
04:22 22 Jun 20
Amazing carers and managers and so attentive to the little ones and families.
Natasha T.
Natasha T.
04:16 22 Jun 20
All the staff are extremely lovely and very helpful when your in need of something. They are absolutely amazing with both of my girls. This centre has a very welcoming atmosphere and this is why we feel most comfortable. They also have a incredible coffee machine for all the parents to make in or on their way out of the centre. What i really love most is the generosity, they do family meals each week for parents who just need a break of cooking for the night. Couldn’t be more happier at this centre. Highly recommended! :)
Shelley B.
Shelley B.
03:25 22 Jun 20
We couldn’t be happier with the care provided to our child at Watsonia ELC, highly recommended !
Caroline R.
Caroline R.
03:18 22 Jun 20
The staff are very friendly and always greet us by name which reinforce a sense of belonging and childcare "family". The staff are also very responsive to questions and enquiries. The facilities are bright inspiring and clean. The outdoor areas are well thought out and set up. We love the weekly updates and photos emailed to us.
Jorja H.
Jorja H.
22:10 17 Dec 19
Changing Daycare Centres can be really hard on both the parents and children, but WELC made our transition so smooth and made sure both of my children (Nursery and Pre-Kinder) were comfortable and happy before their first full day.Since they started, we have not had any tears at drop off, and are excited to head to Daycare each day. We receive an impressive amount of daily updates from the centre too!I cannot recommend Loren and her team enough. WELC has been a game changer for our family. Thank you!
Brett S.
Brett S.
03:27 17 Dec 19
Wonderful, caring staff and a great environment. We get daily updates with photos and the staff offer plenty of activities for the kids throughout the day. Highly recommend!
Tara W.
Tara W.
03:22 01 Oct 19
The staff and facilities are fantastic! We get daily updates on how our child's day is going and staff always take the time to tell us about his day and listen to any feedback we have. I would highly recommend this centre.
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Formerly Watsonia Early Learning Centre

  • 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 4yr 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 7:00am to 6:30pm

Address

10-12 High St
Watsonia, VIC, 3087


Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Watsonia, formerly Watsonia Early Learning Centre, a modern, purpose-built childcare and day care centre for children aged six weeks to six years of age. Our child care centre is perfectly situated for families living in surrounding suburbs such as Macleod, Watsonia, Watsonia North, Bundoora and Greensborough.

Focused on giving your child the best possible start to life, diverse team of Teachers and Educators take on a personalised approach to learning – ensuring that each child receives the best possible care tailored to their own needs.

With four different rooms, from Nursery, Toddler, Pre Kinder and Kindergarten, each child is enabled to learn and discover the world in a modern, safe and secure environment.

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. 

At Guardian Watsonia, we are passionate about guiding developmental outcomes and providing a nurturing environment for children where we come together to share, learn and grow… inspiring lifelong learning along the way.

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Watsonia Centre Manager Image

Courtney O’Toole

“I love building strong relationships with families and the community to support children’s growth and development in their early years. I want to create a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment where children can learn whilst having fun!”

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 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
(31)
Emily C.
Emily C.
01:22 14 May 24
We love Watsonia Early Learning, the centre is always so clean and inviting the staff are extremely friendly and approachable. My sons have created such beautiful bonds with their educators and learnt so much and grown so much confidence over the years
Tamsin Van de W.
Tamsin Van de W.
02:23 06 Apr 23
Both my girls have been going for 4 years. The staff are amazing and go above and beyond to make sure the kids have a great time. They take care with everything and have managed my daughters allergy’s better than the previous centre.Can’t thank them enough.
Jessica M.
Jessica M.
06:37 04 Apr 23
My daughter Maddy M just started and we already love it ! Sofia and Ely have been so lovely with her . We have just moved from another centre and im so glad we have . My newborn son is on the waitlist for December, I am looking forward to him learning and having fun at this centre, I feel safe. You can tell it’s run correctly and professional . Bonus points it’s always clean and smells amazing when you walk in. The director Loren was fast at emailing me back. The whole progress has been great so far, looking forward to the next few years. Jess
Tracey A.
Tracey A.
00:56 04 Apr 23
Our daughter started at Watsonia Early Learning centre this year. My gosh I can't explain the comfort it brings each day I drop her off. The carers and team are friendly, thoughtful and caring. Communication is regular and there is always activities to keep our bub entertained.Special call out to Caitlin, Sonja, Courtney, Miss Katie and Rhiannon!Tracey Kurz
Ashley F.
Ashley F.
08:43 03 Apr 23
Watsonia ELC and the entire team are fantastic. Over the past 4 years, they have cared for our two girls and taught them so many wonderful things. They make the kids feel so comfortable and always take the time to keep us updated on their progress. We especially love the daily communication and photos. Cannot recommend Watsonia ELC enough. 👍👍👍
Sheridan S.
Sheridan S.
00:31 01 Apr 23
Both my girls are loving daycare. They have come ahead leaps and bounds. The educators are so attentive and we cant thank them enough.
Santo S.
Santo S.
08:09 31 Mar 23
My granddaughters are thriving here! They can’t wait to tell me all about it. Thank You
Shae J.
Shae J.
05:14 31 Mar 23
Have loved watching my son blossom with the beautiful educators here
Stace W.
Stace W.
03:43 31 Mar 23
Highly recommend watsonia early learning my daughter has the best time there, the educators are incredible & so caring!
Fatimah
Fatimah
14:19 25 Jun 22
Center team is the most creative one among my all experiences. Center is literally a treat to watch. Center director and manager are very professional and helpful. The staff is so welcoming, nice and affectionate with kids. The structure and cleanliness is commendable. My kid is lucky to get a slot here.Love it.
S W.
S W.
22:05 28 Mar 22
We recently moved our daughter over to Watsonia ELC from another centre is the area, and we couldn’t be happier!She has gone from crying every single day at the other place, to happily waving goodbye! The centre itself is very welcoming, with excellent facilities. Big enough to offer a variety of activities, but small enough to know each family and child.All the staff are really caring and great with the kids, and the ongoing updates and photos throughout the day are really reassuring for parents.
D W
D W
15:04 10 Mar 21
Laura C.
Laura C.
08:24 04 Oct 20
Veronica H.
Veronica H.
13:29 14 Aug 20
I love this centre; brand new infrastructure but experienced and stable staff. My daughter loves it there. They have also been very supportive during this COVID crisis.
Alicia N.
Alicia N.
23:19 25 Jun 20
My son loves going to Watsonia Early Learning Centre. He happily gives us a wave and jumps into Ella's arms when I drop him off. He is engaged in different activities and is always learning and developing. The centre serves nutritious meals and the smell of freshly baked goods in morning is very inviting. The ready to take home meals once a week is also a great help for busy families. The director and staff are lovely and will follow up on any feedback or requests professionally and promptly. The centre has been very professional and kind during the COVID 19 pandemic. They never complained or gave the full extent of how it has effected them at their work place or personally. Their support during this time has always been about the kids and their families. I highly recommend Watsonia Early Learning Centre.
Elaine W.
Elaine W.
03:52 23 Jun 20
My daughter has been going there for nearly a year. Staff are amazing, kind and caring. A real family friendly environment
Marlo M.
Marlo M.
02:57 23 Jun 20
Exceptional care and love given to our kids, we couldn't recommend WELC highly enough. The staff are loving and caring, facilities are top notch, food delicious - our kids love going there. We love our kids going there. Thank you for everything you guys do.
Jamie S.
Jamie S.
01:50 23 Jun 20
Watsonia early learning has been a god send to our family. Our son is a very shy boy, with the help of the highly professional and patient educators he has come right out of his shell. Not to mention the food they create for the children is amazing.. they have managed to get my son to eat vegetables 😂 can’t recommend enough ❤️
Nicole S.
Nicole S.
10:43 22 Jun 20
I’m glad I listened to my husband because Watsonia ELC has been nothing short of superb. Amazing leadership from the director Emily shows amongst all the enthusiastic, professional and caring staff. Our daughter is happy when we pick her up every day.
Stacey W.
Stacey W.
08:41 22 Jun 20
My two kids have been attending Watsonia Early Learning Centre since it opened. The staff are fabulous with my kids and they always make them feel special. My kids are always coming home with artwork and love doing things there that they don’t get to do at home. The continuity of staff has been good.
tegan H.
tegan H.
05:05 22 Jun 20
We are very lucky to have our children cared for by the wonderful staff at Watsonia Early Learning Centre. We transitioned from another ELC last year due to personal circumstances and although we thought it was going to be stressful, our two children transitioned beautifully. The staff engage with the children and nothing is ever a hassle. The educators are honest, caring and always have a smile on their face. Their facilities are excellent and exciting for young children.
Alex S.
Alex S.
04:22 22 Jun 20
Amazing carers and managers and so attentive to the little ones and families.
Natasha T.
Natasha T.
04:16 22 Jun 20
All the staff are extremely lovely and very helpful when your in need of something. They are absolutely amazing with both of my girls. This centre has a very welcoming atmosphere and this is why we feel most comfortable. They also have a incredible coffee machine for all the parents to make in or on their way out of the centre. What i really love most is the generosity, they do family meals each week for parents who just need a break of cooking for the night. Couldn’t be more happier at this centre. Highly recommended! :)
Shelley B.
Shelley B.
03:25 22 Jun 20
We couldn’t be happier with the care provided to our child at Watsonia ELC, highly recommended !
Caroline R.
Caroline R.
03:18 22 Jun 20
The staff are very friendly and always greet us by name which reinforce a sense of belonging and childcare "family". The staff are also very responsive to questions and enquiries. The facilities are bright inspiring and clean. The outdoor areas are well thought out and set up. We love the weekly updates and photos emailed to us.
Jorja H.
Jorja H.
22:10 17 Dec 19
Changing Daycare Centres can be really hard on both the parents and children, but WELC made our transition so smooth and made sure both of my children (Nursery and Pre-Kinder) were comfortable and happy before their first full day.Since they started, we have not had any tears at drop off, and are excited to head to Daycare each day. We receive an impressive amount of daily updates from the centre too!I cannot recommend Loren and her team enough. WELC has been a game changer for our family. Thank you!
Brett S.
Brett S.
03:27 17 Dec 19
Wonderful, caring staff and a great environment. We get daily updates with photos and the staff offer plenty of activities for the kids throughout the day. Highly recommend!
Tara W.
Tara W.
03:22 01 Oct 19
The staff and facilities are fantastic! We get daily updates on how our child's day is going and staff always take the time to tell us about his day and listen to any feedback we have. I would highly recommend this centre.
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