Nestled along the banks of the Barwon River, the suburb of Highton is a prime spot to take in a gorgeous Australian view. Locals enjoy the greenery found on the hilly landscape as well as the crystalline sights of a riverscape off in the distance. And at roughly 82 kilometres Southwest of Melbourne, Highton is a reasonable distance away for a daily commute into the big city—whether it be for work or for pleasure.
Its green spaces are just one of the many reasons living in Highton, VIC is so enjoyable. From picnicking at Highton Reserve to hiking along the paved trails at Queens Park, one can easily spend an entire afternoon enjoying all of the wide-open spaces Highton has to offer.
Plus, families living within the suburb of Highton also enjoy biking the paved tracks along the river, playing golf at the Queens Park public golf course, and visiting the specialty shops located around town—especially those along Belle Vue Avenue in Highton Village.
For these, and many other reasons, Highton is one of those quaint little Australian suburbs one simply must experience for themselves.
Another major benefit of living in this area is having a high-quality Highton childcare option available to growing families. Working parents in this suburb appreciate just how easy it is to leave their children—ages 6 weeks to 6 years of age— in the care of our skilled early childhood education and care professionals at Guardian.
At just 4.4 kilometres away, our Guardian Manifold Heights location is more than just your ordinary Highton daycare. In fact, our brand-new facility offers five attractive, light-filled learning spaces for children to explore. These warm and inviting learning environments stimulate young minds and spark their curiosity on a daily basis. So while you’re busy at work, your children can stay busy playing, learning, and growing in a safe and secure learning environment.
Plus, our Manifold Heights centre brings Highton child care to the next level with our age-specific indoor and outdoor play spaces—including dedicated art spaces and ateliers—where children enrolled in our centre can create and innovate.
In fact, children enrolled at Guardian Manifold Heights put their thinking caps on each day as they learn through play and explore the ever-changing world around them. And at Guardian Manifold Heights, we’re developing a lifelong love for learning in all of the children we serve
Of course, with such an impressive option for childcare in Highton, parents may be left wondering how to get there as quickly as possible in order to see it for themselves. But rest assured, Guardian Manifold Heights is conveniently located to nearby bus stops. And we also offer plenty of on-site parking so you can transport your children safely in and out of our building.
Situated so close to Manifold Heights Primary School, various parks and playgrounds in the area, as well as shops and cafes, child care in Highton has never been more accessible to so many local families as it is today. When we designed our Guardian Manifold Heights location, we were very intentional about making our centre as convenient as possible for busy families—and it shows.
For those searching for Highton preschool and Highton kindergarten options, Guardian Manifold Heights is proud to say that we also offer innovative educational programs with a world-class curriculum based on the Reggio framework. Even better, we have built a team of dedicated and passionate Teachers and Educators who we feel are the very best carers around, and we’re not afraid to say it.
At Guardian Manifold Heights, our main focus is supporting children in their learning. We take a very unique approach to early years education by placing children at the centre of their own learning journeys and adapting our curriculum as needed to give each child the very best care based on their unique and very personal needs.
To stay informed of their child’s personal progress, parents of children enrolled at Guardian Manifold Heights are encouraged to use Guardian’s Visible Learning Program to receive important news and updates about their child’s education. And these updates provide the perfect opportunity for discussion at the dinner table with your family.
When your busy workday has ended, consider taking a stroll through Highton on the paved path along the Barwon River. At an impressive 160 kilometres long, the Barwon River is fed by thirteen different tributaries before it empties into itself into Bass Straight.
Some of the main sights along the Barwon River—both in and around Highton—include the Queens Bridge and the very picturesque Buckley Falls. So, grab the kids and the dog and start exploring this Highton gem.
Highton Reserve is a large green space located within the suburb of Highton. It makes the perfect spot for families looking to get out for a walk, eat a picnic or bbq, or play sports together on the well-manicured turf.
There is also a wooden play structure at Highton Reserve for children of all ages to enjoy climbing, riding, and sliding. Plus, Highton Reserve is the training ground for the Geelong Falcons.
Highton Village is a shopping district located in the suburb of Highton that offers many boutique shops, a salon, cafes, and a supermarket. Locals can stroll up and down Belle Vue Avenue looking at the many wares offered here, grab a cuppa, and pick up the ingredients they need to prepare their next meal at home.
The best thing about Highton Village is how walking-friendly it is. So, get outside, enjoy the beautiful weather, and get some of your shopping done at Highton Village.
Queens Park is another recreational area located in the suburb of Highton. Visitors to Queens Park enjoy biking, running, and walking along the paved trails that run along the banks of the Barwon River—providing a scenic view to those looking to stay active.
There is also a public golf course located there. And Queens Parks proudly hosts the Newton and Chilwell Cricket Club as well as the Geelong Amateur Football and Netball Club.