Childcare and Early Learning Centres in Melbourne South Eastern Suburbs

We want children to have the best start to life. At Guardian, we create the space to help your child feel safe and secure to explore their world. We put your child at the centre of their growth, becoming curious and creative learners as they develop their sense of self.

Searching for high quality childcare in south eastern Melbourne? With Guardian, you’re spoilt for choice! We can offer the option of nine amazing Centres in the area!

Mt Eliza

Mt Eliza Featuring a range of resources to educate and inspire, including an outdoor treehouse, herb and vegetable gardens, creek beds, worm farms, compost bins, and various age-specific studios.

Mulgrave East

Mulgrave East boasts a light and spacious interior and exteriors. The Centre’s herb and vegetable gardens are the perfect places to see our multi-age learning approach in action.

Mulgrave South

Mulgrave South this modern yet homely Centre includes a spacious open-plan yard with herb and vegetable gardens, native trees, a fort and natural play structures.

Oakleigh East

Oakleigh East features four outdoor play areas with a wooden cubby house, herb and vegetable gardens, fruit trees and pet bunnies, along with Mandarin lessons.


Chadstone includes a beautifully designed yard with a cubby house and water pump. The Centre also has sandpit areas, worm farms, vegetable gardens, compost bins and engaging, well-resourced indoor learning spaces.


Elsternwick has beautifully designed indoor spaces, ready for fun and learning. There is a range of natural play structures outside, as well as a treehouse!


McKinnon boasts indoor learning spaces with a wealth of age-appropriate resources. The Centre offers a French language program, and an outdoor music space to boost curiosity and creativity.

Bentleigh East

Bentleigh East has a range of bright and inviting indoor spaces. There’s a range of gardens and natural play structures outside, with an abundance of space to play and discover.


Bentleigh is a multi-level Centre where a mix of indoor and outdoor learning environments bring the exciting programs to life.

Regardless of which Centre in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs you choose, you will find engaging indoor and outdoor environments for children aged six weeks to six years.

You’ve chosen a great time to get started – we are now enrolling! Browse our Centres below and book your tour today.

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