Why Guardian?

Supporting young children to be bold, creative, curious learners.

Care is better, together

You’re not alone when it comes to giving your child the best start to life.

Choosing a trusted partner for the care and education of your child is a big decision. You want someone who will love your child as much as you do, and someone who is there for you every step of the way.

We are that partner. From preparing for your first day, to ensuring fussy eaters find food they love, you will feel supported every step of the way.

Our partnership doesn’t stop at the end of the day. We’ll support you with advice and tools that enrich your child’s learning at home, ensuring they get the best start to life.

Be involved in your child’s learning

Saying goodbye when your child first starts care can be difficult. Because you want to know they’ve eaten well, rested peacefully, and been cared for like they are at home. We want to connect with families, so you are directly involved in their learning and growth.

We have numerous ways to connect with families so you can see what your child is learning and have a voice in your child’s care. Through our in-Centre Visible Learning Displays and updates via the Storypark app, you can be reassured that your child is progressing well and being taught effectively.

We want you to be as excited as we are about your child’s accomplishments and see the progress they are making. You won’t miss a thing.

Together, we will ensure your child has the best start to life

Like you, we want what’s best for your child. To be confident your child is being nurtured and supported emotionally, mentally, and physically. To understand their needs to support them to grow and learn in a safe, secure environment.

Our people are at the heart of your child’s learning and development. The relationship between your child, your family, and our people is critical, so we do everything we can to attract and retain the best Educators, Teachers, Cooks, Chefs and other team members in the sector.

Then we support them with opportunities to grow and provide the resources to do the work they love. Teams who are valued, supported, and empowered are teams that provide the best learning outcomes for children.

Because you are part of our family, we want to know what you think, to feel part of our life at our Centre, and contribute to our shared success. Through our regular surveys and an open-door policy with Centre Managers, your feedback helps us to make continuous improvements.

Building strong, resilient communities

Nothing lights up young imaginations like a trip to the fire station, or when the animals come to visit. Through excursions and incursions, we can support children to expand their world, to get to know their community, and have a sense of belonging. Their learning thrives when they feel safe, welcome, and that they belong.

Through exposure to diverse languages and cultures, children will have new experiences and develop new perspectives, knowing they are part of something bigger: a community.

We make every effort to turn our Centres in community hubs. Bringing people together to connect with each other and form friendships, support networks, and build bonds that make for stronger, more caring communities.

Learning at Guardian

Children learning looks just like children at play, and that’s where amazing things happen. We have a team of leading early childhood experts who develop and guide a curriculum based on the latest research. They support our teams across the country, mentoring and supporting each Centre and team member to develop their practice and expertise in early childhood.

Having the best curriculum teams means we have the best learning programs. At each Centre, play-based experiences support learning where children become communicators, collaborators, and friends. They learn to move in big and small ways, and they become problem solvers and thinkers.

Every step of the way, children are supported in their social and emotional growth. The foundations for language, literacy and numeracy are embedded into programs that support children to develop the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

The Guardian learning experience combines a modern, evidence-based curriculum aligned to the Early Years Learning Framework and connected to the Australian School Curriculum.

Find a centre near you

Enter your suburb or postcode to find your nearest Guardian Centre and book a tour to see
what makes Guardian different.

Or use your current location

Learn more about our approach to learning

Learning at Guardian