Guardian Childcare & Education Wodonga

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4.1
(10)
CatLaPuma
CatLaPuma
10:21 28 Jun 23
Our toddler Lily has only been going here for 6 months, but she absolutely loves the Nursery One team. It's so lovely seeing her happily playing when we pick her up, or getting a cuddle from one of the ladies. They are always updating us on how she's been doing, sending home projects she's been working on, and focusing on key areas we think she'll enjoy. The weekly email updates are a highlight, spotting Lily in each photo. The centre staff have also been lovely, helping us in whatever way they can. We are unfortunately moving on (heading back to Melbourne), and I know Lily is going to miss Jacinta, Georgia, Caitlin and Sheridan very much.
Zealand H.
Zealand H.
11:09 26 Jan 21
I can not say enough good things about this place. Fun Family atmosphere that begins with the owner Dunkin and is multiplied through the rest of the staff to the children, loving, kind staff, attentive but not over barring, allow children to have challenging experiances, yet nurturing when the children need it. We absolutely love bubble bees! And I'm sure you will too.
Anna H.
Anna H.
09:37 28 Oct 20
Superb standard of care. I would rate higher if I could. I really appreciate the family values of the place and the center has earned our trust several times over. Our daughter has been going a couple days a week for several months now and she looks forward to it, and talks about the warm friendly staff by name (she is 2.5yo). The center has talked about their focus on education and it shows in our child's behavior. It's not just all about the new age teaching but has truly appropriate programs and routines that benefit our daughter in many other environments. Thank you Bumblebees. 😊
Thomay K.
Thomay K.
13:39 26 Jan 19
Our kids loved coming here. Lots of space and play. Great staff.
Pallavi N.
Pallavi N.
07:30 03 Aug 18
The best childcare centre. All the educators are awesome. None of the other childcare centres can match the standards. This is an amazing facility. You are lucky if your child goes to this centre.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
13:29 25 Nov 17
Our daughter loves her day here and everyone is eager and they work hard to make sure she is adapting well, and communicating with us as parents. They are always upskilling themselves for example importantly to us key sign and visual aids. We are very thankful we were able to find a place here for our girl
LORNA C.
LORNA C.
05:04 13 Mar 13
LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CENTRE, WONDERFUL STAFF, BEAUTIFUL CENTRE, HELPFUL AND SUPPORTIVE
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Formerly BumbleBees Wodonga

  • Learning spaces full of quality educational resources to spark curiosity and wonder.
  • Passionate Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support to each child's social and emotional development.
  • Leading programs where children aged six weeks to six years learn through play-based experiences.
  • Dedicated two-year kindergarten program, that prepares children for school with the benefits of long daycare. 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.

Hours

Mon to Fri 6:30am to 6:00pm

Address

71 Thomas Mitchell Drive
West Wodonga, VIC, 3690


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Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Wodonga, formerly Bumble Bees Childcare.  

Our childcare centre in Wodonga caters for children aged 6 weeks – 6 years, providing them with a warm, inviting ‘home away from home’ where they can grow and develop. 

In our Wodonga early learning centre, we have six spacious rooms grouped by age, from the babies’ nursery through to 4-year-old kindergarten. Our expansive outdoors area is ideal for curious children with play equipment, climbing structures, sandpits and lots of room to run, jump and explore. Located on Thomas Mitchell Drive, the centre is easy to access, with ample onsite parking. 

Our engaging learning programs support each child to learn through hands-on play. At our Wodonga child care, we ensure children are always given opportunities to engage their natural curiosity. Fresh and nutritious meals and snacks are all prepared on-site daily. 

Our engaging environments include: 

  • Experienced, dedicated educators who focus on building relationships with children and families 
  • Learning spaces filled with quality resources to inspire curiosity, fun, and imagination 
  • Outdoor environment to spark learning and exploration 

Supported through our passionate team of university-qualified Teachers and Educators, our long day care centre in Wodonga is a warm and inclusive environment for children. We celebrate diversity and a sense of belonging, through an appreciation of different cultures and backgrounds.  

Each child is supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey. 

Children attending our Guardian Wodonga child care centre will also have the chance to see the same friendly and familiar faces as they move on up from the nursery room as babies, into our leading two-year Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child transition from early learning to primary school.  

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.   

If you’re looking to start your learning journey with a high-quality childcare centre in Wodonga, enquire today! 

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Meet our Centre Manager

Kaylene Houston

Centre Manager

“Having a nurturing environment for our children to learn and grow while providing support for our families is what keeps a smile on my face every day”

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 6:30am 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.

Learn more about Guardian Wodonga

Guardian Childcare & Education Wodonga is a warm, welcoming early education centre located on Thomas Mitchell Drive. 

Our early childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, and our spacious Wodonga day care centre provides a nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age, supporting them to discover the world in a safe and secure way. 

At our Wodonga childcare centre, where we offer long day care services, families will love the bright, stimulating materials that encourage children to explore and engage their curiosity to discover more about the exciting world around them. 

Children at Guardian Wodonga are supported through their early learning journey to explore and develop their social and emotional skills. The early education programs are led by a dedicated team of university-qualified Teachers and Educators. They create early education learning experiences in a nurturing environment where play and fun foster creativity and imagination in a safe environment for young age groups. 

Guardian Wodonga is open from 6:30am to 6pm every weekday, so families are provided with plenty of flexibility for the education and care hours they work and the time they choose to drop off and pick up their child. During drop-off or pick-up times, we encourage you to stay for a little while and spend some time exploring the learning environment and speaking to our Educators. 

Our Educators and Teachers in each age-specific room can provide some understanding of the various play materials and education spaces throughout the Centre to help you discover some ways to continue learning at home. We encourage involving the whole family in their child’s care and education to ensure they are happy as they learn and grow. 

For children aged three, four and five, we have a two-year kindergarten program led by university-qualified Teachers that can support your child in their preparation for the step up into primary school. 

During kindergarten, your child is led by specialist Educational Leaders who guide teaching and learning in a flexible and research-supported way. The leading curriculum supports discovery and gives children the best start to life, as well as being aligned with the National Quality Standard. 

Through our high-quality kindergarten program, children can learn some of the skills that are often only introduced in early primary school. We begin learning and exploring shapes, numbers and letters through fun, play-based activities. 

We support literacy and numeracy skills as well as those important emotional and social skills to help them feel confident and prepared during the challenging leap from early years into primary school. Our high-quality program supports the needs and routines of each of our families in a caring environment. 

We’re committed to children’s wellbeing, and our on-site cook prepares fresh, nutritious meals packed with all the nutrients that children need at their age. We encourage children at our early learning centre to engage in food preparation and to ask questions about where their food comes from, why it’s good for them, and how they can eat it. 

Our Learning Exchange Display will provide the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share updates with families about their child’s day. It will also be a chance for families to have direct input into their child’s learning! 

Get in touch with us – we’d love to show you why our Centre is the perfect place for families to start their child’s learning journey. 

At Guardian Wodonga, we believe that together, we can give young children the best start to life. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our Centre! 

Centre Highlights

Our engaging environments include: 

  • Experienced, dedicated educators who focus on building relationships with children and families 
  • Six Learning spaces filled with quality resources to inspire curiosity, fun, and imagination 
  • Outdoor environment to spark learning and exploration 

Reviews from Google

4.1
(10)
CatLaPuma
CatLaPuma
10:21 28 Jun 23
Our toddler Lily has only been going here for 6 months, but she absolutely loves the Nursery One team. It's so lovely seeing her happily playing when we pick her up, or getting a cuddle from one of the ladies. They are always updating us on how she's been doing, sending home projects she's been working on, and focusing on key areas we think she'll enjoy. The weekly email updates are a highlight, spotting Lily in each photo. The centre staff have also been lovely, helping us in whatever way they can. We are unfortunately moving on (heading back to Melbourne), and I know Lily is going to miss Jacinta, Georgia, Caitlin and Sheridan very much.
Zealand H.
Zealand H.
11:09 26 Jan 21
I can not say enough good things about this place. Fun Family atmosphere that begins with the owner Dunkin and is multiplied through the rest of the staff to the children, loving, kind staff, attentive but not over barring, allow children to have challenging experiances, yet nurturing when the children need it. We absolutely love bubble bees! And I'm sure you will too.
Anna H.
Anna H.
09:37 28 Oct 20
Superb standard of care. I would rate higher if I could. I really appreciate the family values of the place and the center has earned our trust several times over. Our daughter has been going a couple days a week for several months now and she looks forward to it, and talks about the warm friendly staff by name (she is 2.5yo). The center has talked about their focus on education and it shows in our child's behavior. It's not just all about the new age teaching but has truly appropriate programs and routines that benefit our daughter in many other environments. Thank you Bumblebees. 😊
Thomay K.
Thomay K.
13:39 26 Jan 19
Our kids loved coming here. Lots of space and play. Great staff.
Pallavi N.
Pallavi N.
07:30 03 Aug 18
The best childcare centre. All the educators are awesome. None of the other childcare centres can match the standards. This is an amazing facility. You are lucky if your child goes to this centre.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
13:29 25 Nov 17
Our daughter loves her day here and everyone is eager and they work hard to make sure she is adapting well, and communicating with us as parents. They are always upskilling themselves for example importantly to us key sign and visual aids. We are very thankful we were able to find a place here for our girl
LORNA C.
LORNA C.
05:04 13 Mar 13
LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CENTRE, WONDERFUL STAFF, BEAUTIFUL CENTRE, HELPFUL AND SUPPORTIVE
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