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"Being able to be the foundation to their learning, to show them love and support each family on the journey of education is why I love my job"
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 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 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
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.
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
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
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. 👍👍👍
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.
We love Watsonia Early Learning, the centre is always so clean and inviting the directors and staff are extremely friendly and approachable. My son has learnt so much and grown so much confidence over the last two years.
My granddaughters are thriving here! They can’t wait to tell me all about it. Thank You
Have loved watching my son blossom with the beautiful educators here
Highly recommend watsonia early learning my daughter has the best time there, the educators are incredible & so caring!
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.
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.
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.
00:20 30 Jul 20
We recently moved into the area and our 15 month old had to settle into a new home and new daycare, leaving behind a daycare where he was very much loved and where he loved the staff dearly.I was worried about him settling into a new day care, especially considering all the other change he was going through, but he has settled in beautifully. The staff are all very caring and attentive to his needs and have immediately picked on his personality, cues and little quirks.We are also feeling very valued as a family unit as a whole, and the daily updates are incredible. I appreciate the open two line of communication as well, and never feel like I cannot ask a question.Thank you Watsonia Early Learning Centre for making something that could be really stressful, especially under added Covid issues into a wonderful stress free experience. We could not be happier being part of this extended family.
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.
My daughter has been going there for nearly a year. Staff are amazing, kind and caring. A real family friendly environment
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.
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 ❤️
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.
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.
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.
Amazing carers and managers and so attentive to the little ones and families.
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! :)
03:25 22 Jun 20
We couldn’t be happier with the care provided to our child at Watsonia ELC, highly recommended !
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.
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!
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!
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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