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Great Benefits and Rewards

Great futures start here.

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Feel valued and supported every day in early childhood education

We are proud to have great people in our network of over 160 Centres. Our team ensures children and families have the best start in early childhood. We are committed to supporting our people with genuine recognition, rewards, and support. At Guardian, working with us means you receive benefits that address real needs and reward great outcomes, providing valuable early childhood opportunities. 

We start by celebrating YOU

We have created a range of reward and recognition programs that make it easy to give and receive praise for great work. 

  • G Star: Using a simple smartphone application, you can send and receive thanks and praise to your team members. It’s about creating a culture of positivity and valuing each other’s work. 
  • Mindset Months: Fun activities and surprises for teams to celebrate how brave, positive, thoughtful, and professional they are. 
  • Showcasing innovative teaching practice at national awards, conferences, and more, because we’re proud of the work you do. 
  • Team bonuses for Exceeding Quality results. 
  • The Aspires Awards: a huge annual awards program that covers every role in Centres. 
  • World Teachers’ Day and Educators’ Day celebrations. 

Getting the important things right

We understand the being happy in your job means getting the basics right, including your personal wellbeing. Here’s how we put our words into action: 

  • Above award wages with annual reviews. 
  • Staff wellness program, including gym and fitness clothing and equipment discounts. 
  • Subsidised diploma and degree further education opportunities. 
  • Loyalty program with discounted child care where you can save up to 95% on fees. 
  • A sector-leading rewards and recognition program. 
  • Employee Assistance Program for free and confidential personal and family support. 

Reward and Recognition

Awards by you & for you

Sector-leading awards for every role, nominations and voting is all peer-based.

G-Star Awards

Monthly peer-nominated reward and recognition program for Team Members who show exceptional effort, because positivity is contagious.

Recognising great teams

Team-based rewards and recognition programs in every Centre.

Help build your team

Receive up to $3,000 for successfully referring an employee to Guardian.

More perks that make Guardian a place people love to be

Discounted childcare

Save up to 95% on fees for you child


Help build your team

Receive up to $3,000 for successfully referring an employee to Guardian.


Fit and Healthy

Discounts on fitness clothing, gym memberships and more through WHEREFIT

Amazing development opportunities

We say great futures start here, because you can make your career whatever you choose to.

  • Work in high-quality, well-resourced environments where you have a voice in education programs and initiatives.
  • Move within the network to take up new opportunities.
  • FREE access to the Early Childhood Australia Learning Hub – worth more than $350 a year.
  • Diploma and degree support to further your career.
  • Access our network of mentors and workshops and leadership programs.
  • Join leadership councils to have a voice in curriculum, quality, and sustainability.

Take advantage of our subsidised diploma and degrees.

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Support for Your Personal and Family Life

  • Generous discounts on our child care services based on years of service at the centre of your choice. 
  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free and confidential support for work-life stressors, family issues, financial concerns, relationship problems, and even drug or legal concerns. 
  • Our One Team Guardian Fund offers temporary financial support for Team Members who are experiencing economic hardship due to a sudden emergency or unforeseen personal situation. 
  • Access Novated Lease arrangements to reduce the cost of buying and running a car. 

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The Guardian way is about people

  • All profits are invested back into the Centres – in upgrading rooms and outdoor areas, team training programs, and resourcing to ensure the best experience for children and teams. 
  • Work with a provider that is constantly evolving its curriculum based on world-class research – 94% of our Centres meet or exceed the National Quality Standard. 
  • Access leading professional development and learning through our national network of educators, teachers, mentors, and experts to guide and develop your career ambitions. Learn more. 
  • Be part of a thoughtful culture where our words and actions help create and maintain an inclusive environment. 

We are committed to making our Centres a place people love to be.

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