More than Childcare
Guardian Childcare & Education is more than Childcare – it’s a place filled with magic, wonder and new adventures. With 92% of our assessed centres exceeding or meeting the National Quality standard – you can rest assured your child is receiving high quality Childcare & Education.
Each day at Guardian is filled with movement, opportunity, and growth. We support your child’s development by creating environments that are safe, nurturing and inspiring. Before you know it, together we’re uncovering an entire world that has been inspired by a single idea.
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Guardian leads the sector with 93% of our centres meeting or exceeding the National Quality Standard.
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Our teams are experts that possess a can-do attitude that empowers our families and children. We are the Storytellers, Co-Pilots, Friends, Leaders, Artists and Explorers who ignite children’s curiosity and learning – making every day an adventure.
Our highly qualified teams bring learning to life in fun-filled tangible ways, from the use of open-ended resources to making real world connections and with interest-led projects and experiments. You can rest assured your child is learning something new and exciting every day at Guardian.
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Our programs prepare children for their transition to school. We do this through intentional learning experiences and by nurturing social and emotional development; which helps to ensure a successful start to school and future education.
Good nutrition helps form the building blocks for every child’s development. We provide children with delicious and nutritious meals and snacks using fresh ingredients and seasonal produce prepared by our onsite cooks.
We are fortunate to have a wealth of cultures in our Centres. From our teams to our families, everyone is encouraged to share their culture and customs.
More than water.
Playing with water creates many opportunities to wonder about the natural world. What does it feel like? How can I hold it? Where has it gone? It can build understanding of concepts such as temperature and properties of the physical world such as gravity.
Exploring outdoor environments supports children to develop dispositions such as curiosity, persistence, enthusiasm and creativity. These become attitudes towards life.
When children play outside, with natural materials, they learn about the properties of those materials. A rock may feel rough and hard, water is cold and wet, sand is soft but sticks to me!
More than a shadow.
When children engage in ‘pretending’ it means their brain is developing to understand another person’s perspective. Children enjoy taking on other roles as a way of making sense of the world around them and to imagine how it might feel to be another person.
Playing together in groups enables children to work together to negotiate roles, to be patient, to solve problems and to practice how to resolve conflict.
Taking on roles or performing is another form of expression where children can try out their ideas, use their imagination and experience bringing pleasure to others
More than an outing.
Our excursions encourage children to make connections with the many aspects of the natural world and create a love for the community.
We work hard to build relationships both within centres and the world around us, and our excursion program are a key aspect of Guardian’s Curriculum.
Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, form their identities and feel a part of a community.
More than a box.
Children use everyday materials as props in their play – developing their imagination and expressing their ideas.
When children get inside things they are learning how to move their bodies, how to fit themselves within space, how to balance and how to feel a sense of enclosure.
More than play.
When children ‘see’ themselves, are they perhaps asking us, the important adults in their lives – ‘Do you ‘see’ me too? Do you know and recognise me?’ They are developing their sense of identity and where they ‘fit’ in the world.
Children make connections in their brain based on the ‘input’ from their senses. What can they see? How does it feel? By coming to know about the people, places and things around them, children build a foundation to understand new information.
More than music.
When children explore things around them, such as instruments, they use scientific processes such as experimenting, testing, problem-solving and trial and error. They start to understand the connection between their actions and the consequence (cause and effect).
Musical play enables children to integrate the connection between what their body is doing and what their brain is understanding.
Playing with music supports children’s later language develop as they use skills such as listening and hearing different sounds, tones, tempos and rhythms Their brains work hard to differentiate between different sounds which supports language learning as they process the language they hear and then produce
Drop in and say hello!
The best way to find out if our centre is right for you and your family is to drop by and visit. Our tours are the perfect way to explore our environments and meet our team. It also gives you the opportunity ask any questions that you or your family may have.Find Your Centre