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The community at Queens View – Market Street Early Learning Centre have recently welcomed a couple of rather curiously named additions to the centre. Flower Hotcakes and Lollypops are the resident chickens who have become quite at home in their inner-city abode and are already a popular fixture at the centre.

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In early September, Guardian Childcare & Early Learning – Point Cook received a full page feature in local community paper, Around Point Cook. The article titled ‘Creative Learning in Point Cook’ showcased the centre’s Reggio-Emilia inspired early learning philosophy as well as the importance of encouraging children’s curiosity through meaningful play-based learning.

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It’s been a very busy few months at Guardian Early Learning Centre – Forde! With local initiatives, exciting excursions and creating connections with the Indigenous community, there’s never a dull moment at Forde. Here are just a few of the great things that have been happening at this early learning centre in the ACT…

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On September 9 and 10, Guardian joined a number of fantastic vendors at the One Fine Baby fair in Melbourne. One Fine Baby is a family and lifestyle fair that sets itself apart with a premium, handpicked selection of the best and most stylish vendors in the baby and child-related industries. It’s a wonderful opportunity for families to explore creative and beautiful ideas in a fun and interactive environment. With plenty of new products to discover, craft activities, play areas and even a petting zoo, One Fine Baby is a fun day out for the whole family.

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In exciting news for Guardian, every Sydney CBD early learning centre – with the exception of our brand new Barangaroo centre, which has yet to be assessed – is now Exceeding the National Quality Standard (NQS).

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Coming Soon! Guardian Early Learning – Augustine Heights will open in Winter 2018.

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Our brand new Guardian Early Learning – Mulgrave threw open the doors to its fantastic environments in early September. Conveniently located on Wellington Road, the centre has been designed with a focus on natural materials and green spaces. Our huge wooden structure at the centre of our outdoor area ignites children’s imaginations and on any given day can be imagined into a spaceship, house, or fort – whatever the children dream up!

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Getting out and about into the community is not only an exciting change of scene from the early learning centre, but it also provides a whole host of benefits for children.

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According to Autism Spectrum Australia, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects one in 100 Aussies, which is almost 230,000 people. What’s more, Autism affects almost four times as many boys than girls.

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On October 1 2017 some important changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF) will come into effect. These changes will give child care providers more authority over who they put in charge and cut through a lot of the red tape that often gets in the way of offering quality care.

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Opening in February 2018, Guardian Early Learning – Laurimar is an innovative new childcare and early learning centre offering rich and stimulating environments for babies and children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. Guardian – Laurimar features two expansive outdoor play areas equipped with natural play structures, tunnels and water play.

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After a tragic car accident in the neighbourhood, the children at Acre Woods Eastwood and their families began to have conversations about the incident and what road safety means. This prompted the centre to introduce Road Safety Week to the August calendar of events to help reinforce children’s understanding about road safety and to develop their knowledge and awareness of common road rules.

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In early August, the Guardian Early Learning – Queen Street community were involved in supporting Queensland’s largest hunger relief organisation – Foodbank.

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An Ode to Parents

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They say the time goes so fast. “Don’t wish it away,” they say,“You’ll blink and those same babies will be graduating.”

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The brand new Guardian Early Learning – Mulgrave will be throwing open its doors on Monday 4 September. In the lead up to the grand opening and to give prospective families a bit of a sneak peek, we held a Gala Day to give adults and children alike an opportunity to come in and explore the centre for themselves.

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At Guardian, our early learning philosophy is deeply inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach which views children as capable and resilient, with the capacity for complex thinking. The Reggio Emilia approach places importance on these distinct characteristics:

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a chef extraordinaire or an amateur who burns pasta, the common experience is that most children are finicky when it comes to food. Children can take ‘fussy’ to a whole new level – it’s not the right shape, it’s too green or too rough. To add sauce to your food sorrows, you may find they love something one day and throw it on the floor the next.

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Whether you’re in the ‘I love planning children’s parties’ camp or whether you subscribe to the more loathing leaning, there’s no easy way out of getting the nitty gritty done. When you’re elbow-deep in icing and are drowning in hundreds and thousands, it’s important to remember – it’s supposed to be fun. That’s why we’ve collected eight party planning tips to see you through.

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Welcome to the Guardian Early Learning Group page for Allens Linklaters employee families.

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There’s a lot of value in reading through the different methods for wrangling raising toddlers. These perspectives can validate our own struggles, help us feel less isolated, and make it seem like we’re proactively seeking answers on days when all our toddlers do is melt down over sandwiches cut the wrong way.

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Do you choose an early learning centre that’s close to home or close to work? It’s a debate that has plagued parents since the beginning of childcare history. While there are arguments for both sides, there’s nothing more exciting for a child than jumping on a bus and heading in to work with mum or dad. And, it turns out, there are several benefits for parents when it comes to choosing a city-based centre.

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Setting children on the path to good nutrition is an important part of day to day life at our Guardian centres. Over recent months, we have worked with Dietitian Vanessa Schuldt from Nutrition Speak who helped us develop the healthy, varied and delicious menu at our Camperdown and Caringbah centres.

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The Guardian Curriculum has been deeply inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. This educational philosophy was founded by Loris Malaguzzi in Italy in the mid 20th Century and views children as strong, capable and resilient, with the capacity for complex thinking and unique perspectives.

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As your child moves through their early years, the transition to formal schooling is one of their most significant milestones. Preparing your child for the transition to school and their future doesn’t just happen in the year before school, it happens from the day they are born. Through the Guardian’s contemporary early learning Curriculum, we scaffold children’s learning through a wide range of experiences that set them up for lifelong learning.

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Download our latest Media Release Form for families.

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These Terms and Conditions are for Guardian’s community centres.

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GuardianConnect is Guardian’s very own communication app and is the best place to stay up to date on the latest company and industry news and to share what’s happening in both the Centres and Support Office.

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Ashleigh Bellingham is the Centre Manager at our fantastic Forde centre in the ACT. Having been in the early years education sector for a decade, Ashleigh is a deeply passionate and highly experienced professional. We take two minutes with Ashleigh to find out about her career journey, some of her highlights at Forde and even discover her passion for animal care and rescue. She’s a true wonder woman!

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In June, the children at Guardian Early Learning Centre – Haberfield had a very special visit from the Living Eggs NSW Program. Living Eggs gives schools and care homes a chance to experience the exciting hatching process and first few days of a chick’s life. A big white box complete with an incubator and 11 eggs took up residence in the centre’s preschool room for ten days while we waited for them to hatch.

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Rochelle Ritchie, Guardian’s Social Media Specialist attended the REAIE Conference and took a moment to reflect on her experiences at this event.

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Earlier this month, the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE) ‘Landscapes of Identity’ Conference was held in Sydney. As a sponsor of this conference Guardian held an exclusive event to celebrate the official opening of Guardian Early Learning Centre – Barangaroo.

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Choosing the right childcare centre is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. To help you make your decision, we have compiled a list of questions to ask your prospective childcare centre.

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For Families

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Enrolling your child at an early learning centre is a big step in the life of your family. If you’ve already decided on which early learning centre you’ll be sending your little one to, you may have many other questions before they even begin care. To make this exciting and quite possibly nerve-wracking time easier for you and your child, we have developed this section of the site just for you.

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If you’ve been on the streets of Brisbane lately, you may have seen some rather unusual looking prams out and about. The children from Guardian Early Learning Newstead, Queen Street and Charlotte Street have recently acquired these unique “megaprams” and have been taking them for a spin around the local community.

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Located in the vibrant Melbourne hub of Richmond, The Guardian Pedagogical Exchange encapsulates Guardian’s Early Learning philosophy and vision. Inspired by the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre in Italy and the Remida Centre in Western Australia, The Exchange is how we have interpreted the Reggio Emilia Approach in Australia for the Australian culture.

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Lizards Early Learning Centre, Brisbane, has been very busy over the last couple of months. With sustainability projects, new team members and some celebratory days, there’s been plenty to keep everyone at the centre busy!

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When the playgrounds are frosty, the sports fields are muddy, and trips to the beach have been rained out – winter’s here. With the arrival of the chilly season, keeping the children entertained may seem hard, but the family fun doesn’t have to stop just because the sun isn’t shining. We’ve put together a list of ace activities that’ll keep your children in warm spirits this winter, and they’re all within an easy drive of Melbourne.

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Working at Guardian is more than just a job. It's an opportunity to progress your career in a highly rewarding and growing sector. Guardian was recently featured in The Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun where journalist Cara Jenkin features Guardian's Claire Penno. Read the full article below.

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We believe that children are intuitive and skilful researchers. By exploring the world around them, making observations and creating their own hypotheses, children are researching, learning and growing all the time. With the collaboration of educators, children’s research is formed into overarching projects and documented for reflection and discussion.

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Thank you to everyone who visited our stand at the REAIE 2017 Conference and entered our competition.

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We often think of Brisbane and surrounds as being only about summer, but winter in this Queensland capital can be jam-packed full of chilly season fun. To add some winter warmth to your recreation repertoire, we’ve put together five activities that are sure to bring some cosy to your chill.

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An exciting addition to Guardian Early Learning Group, our King Street site will be opening in early 2018 as part of stage three of the 15 year, $2.9 billion urban regeneration project at Brisbane Showgrounds. According to Andrew Hay, Project Director for the Brisbane Showgrounds, the centre is an important addition to King Street and is an essential element for those working or living in or around the area.

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Sydney and its surrounds are often associated with the sizzle of summer, but winter can be both fun and adventure-filled. To add some winter warmth to your weekends, we’ve put together five activities that are sure to bring some charm to your chilly season.

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NAIDOC Week at Guardian

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Last week, our centres observed the importance and resilience of the languages, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia through the theme ‘Our Languages Matter’ for NAIDOC Week.

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Employee Benefits

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Choosing the right early learning centre is one of the most important early education decisions you will make for your child. You need to consider where your child might be happiest, which style of care will suit your family values, the composition of each centre (group numbers, physical layout), as well as their curriculum.

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Cosy and comfortable interiors, large outdoor yard with sandpit, dry creek bed for water play and a team of passionate and dedicated educators, Guardian Early Learning Centre – Forde is a fantastic centre in ACT.

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At Guardian, we recognise that learning is a lifelong journey, and we support our team on that journey of development throughout their career with us.

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Opening Early 2018

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Brrrr… It’s safe to say that winter is definitely here! Cold days and nights call for warming comfort food and what better way to warm your insides than with this fantastic (and easy to make) slow-cooked lamb ragu? Created as a winter lunch for the children at Melbourne early learning centre, 101 Collins Street, this meal is nourishing, filling and is always a big hit.

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Taking risks is an important part of life. It’s also important in the development of children. By taking risks during play, children are pushing their own limits and learning many valuable lessons along the way.

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Every year, Guardian presents the highly coveted “Centre Manager of the Year” award to the Centre Manager who has been absolutely exceptional in their role. This year we had two inspirational women take out this title: Simone Azzopardi from Point Cook and Alexi McMahon-Hide from Pascoe Vale. Last week we interviewed Simone (read the interview here) and this week we focus on Alexi.

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We all probably use more disposable plastic than we should. From coffee cups to plastic bags at the fruit shop to the let’s-just-order-in takeaway containers, these plastics don’t break down and end up becoming permanent pollution.

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You’re dreaming of a family road trip with the children in the back. The fantasy of happy faces, singalongs and fun soon gives way to the reality of tears, tantrums, boredom and hunger. There’s a line every parent crosses on the road when the symphony of whingeing reaches breaking point and you’ve resorted to play ‘I spy.’ To keep your sanity and sense of adventure, here are some tips for turning road trips into big adventures.

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Lane Cove Early Learning Centre is a lovely childcare centre in Sydney. With bright and comfortable indoor spaces and large yards, it’s the perfect place for children to learn, develop and grow. Situated in a converted home, there’s a beautiful wooden deck which doubles as a performance stage, a sandpit and plenty of nature-inspired materials for children to explore.

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Simone Azzopardi is the Centre Manager at Guardian Early Learning Centre – Point Cook and was recently awarded Centre Manager of the Year. From starting out her professional life in a completely different field, to becoming a highly respected and inspiring Centre Manager, we take two minutes with Simone to find out a bit more about her background, what gets her out of bed in the morning and her crazy cheesecake creations.

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Guardian Early Learning – Newstead is a bright and friendly childcare centre in sunny Brisbane. The open plan spaces coupled with nature-inspired spaces and open-ended resources provide endless opportunities for children to learn and develop. With music time, dress up area, recycling centre and regular incursions, there’s never a dull moment here at Newstead!

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Playdays Preschool & Day Care Centre – Wahroonga is a wonderful early learning centre uniquely situated on the grounds of the Sydney Adventist Hospital. Over the years they have developed a strong connection with the local primary school and hospital as well as with the families of the centre.

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Children thrive on consistency and routine and most people are, by their very nature, not keen on change. But life happens. Children grow, families move, and educators switch jobs. So how do we help our children deal with changes to their early learning environment?

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‘Intentional learning’ is used to illustrate education programmes where the learning focus is equally weighted to the roles of both child and educator. While learning is child-led in terms of the child being given the freedom to gravitate towards experiences and topics that spark their interest, it is the role of the adult (whether they are the educator or family member) to actively engage with the child, providing intentional and purposeful interactions.

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Art and science can be considered the cornerstones of our cultural society, the complexity and juxtaposition that these two ideas constantly challenge us with are what help us create meaning and understanding of the world around us.

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Mickleham Road Early Learning Centre is an amazing centre located in Tullamarine in Victoria. This centre provides a large outdoor space that’s ideal for play and exploration and light-filled, comfortable interiors with plenty of space to engage in groups or enjoy quiet time. One of the strongest assets of this wonderful centre is the team of long-standing and dedicated educators.

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Located in the family friendly suburb of Brighton East sits the warm and welcoming Fox Kids Early Learning Centre. The friendly team of educators are passionate about early childhood education and have developed excellent relationships with the families at the centre. Recently the centre’s outdoor environments have had a bit of a revamp and the nursery yard has just been completed much to the joy of everyone at the centre.

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Life is fast and full. With the mix of work, activities and family time, it’s hard to find a minute. Preparing dinner is something that we do every night, so why not make it a family task and turn mealtime into quality together time. Cooking can be collaborative; connecting and chatting over food preparation. At the same time, learning about making healthy food is a great way to discover first-hand all about healthy eating habits. Here are six ways to involve your child in mealtimes.

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With an abundance of natural light, inspirational interiors, and a team of caring educators, Guardian Early Learning Centre – Queen Street is a childcare centre in Brisbane that’s doing great things – both inside and outside the centre. This 118 place service consists of spaces for art, play, exploration and quiet times and boasts magnificent floor to ceiling windows the look over Story Bridge, Customs Building and Brisbane River. It’s truly a place to be inspired!

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When your children start creating it’s a beautiful thing to see them imagining and dreaming up artworks, paintings and drawings. With masterpieces coming in multitudes, it’s hard to find a home for all their artworks. Thinking outside the canvas can keep your fridge door from filling up and save paintings and drawings from the recycling bin. Here’s a list of ways to show off your child’s creativity without covering up your walls.

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Turning one is a big deal. On Tuesday 6th June Guardian Early Learning Centre – Newstead celebrated its first birthday. And what a party it was! There was (of course) birthday cake, party hats and balloons as well as some canvasses out the front where parents wrote birthday messages. The children were busy decorating cupcakes and played party games throughout the day.

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Guardian Early Learning – 101 Collins Street is a beautiful new early learning centre in the heart of Melbourne. The specially designed indoor and outdoor environments, plus a rich array of resources on offer provide plenty of opportunities for discovery and learning. One such opportunity for learning was the adoption of a brand new centre pet.

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Export Park Childcare Centre is an early learning centre in Adelaide that is not only doing great things within the centre, but also getting out and about into the community. Centre Manager Toni Shatwell shares a recent experience of an incursion which turned into an exciting excursion for the children.

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This just in, Guardian Vacation Care children make their own newspaper… and news program!

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Playdays Kellyville is an early learning centre in Sydney that prides itself on its wonderful educators. Many of the team members have been at the centre for a number of years creating a solid and reliable team with strong bonds and connections to each other and the service’s families.

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Mmm… Potato bake! A warming winter treat that’s a perfect side dish or delicious bring-a-dish option for your next BBQ. This recipe was inspired by Wallaby Street’s Miss Melissa’s recipe and is easy to make… Plus your children can join in on the preparation too. Enjoy!

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Guardian Early Learning Group operates over 90 high quality child care and early learning centres across Australia, as well as bespoke School Holiday Care solutions for our corporate partners.

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September 25 - October 6, 7am-6pm

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September 25 - October 6, 2017

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Children are constantly bombarded by food and drink. Sugary options are now abundant from an early age to a point where 50% of 5 – 6-year-old Aussie children experience decay in their baby teeth. To keep your toddler’s teeth in top condition, we need to champion diet and oral hygiene. Every child is different, so to mix up your approach, here are some ideas to help your child become buddies with their toothbrush.

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Mud. Sure, it’s messy and, well, muddy but the benefits children get from mud play are invaluable. You may remember making mud pies when you were young, and children’s love of mud hasn’t changed! But what is it about this magical combination of earth and water that is just so good?

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The children and educators at Guardian Early Learning Centre – Charlotte Street have been very busy in their thriving garden. From planting veggies to watering, harvesting to seed saving, the children have been learning so much from their gardening experiences.

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This June, Sydney CBD childcare centre, Little Steps is turning five. And it’s not every day you turn half a decade so we are celebrating this momentous occasion with a Family Fun Day for all Guardian families, prospective families and friends on Saturday 17th June at Five Dock Park from 10am till 1pm.

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From 2018, accessing childcare will be more accessible. Providing higher levels of financial support to the families who earn the least aims to make the process of returning to work less financially draining. More importantly, this initiative will give your child an opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of an early childhood education. Family life is busy – in between juggling work and family life, there’s not a lot of time left to catch up on legislative changes, so we’ve outlined them for you.

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We all need a bit of Vitamin N (that’s N for Nature) in our lives and it’s especially true for children. There are a multitude of benefits to nature play which include physical and cognitive development to sensory stimulation, just to name a few.

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The pre-schoolers at Guardian Early Learning Centre – Bruce have been exploring the exciting world of art in recent weeks. Sandi, the Preschool educator has been facilitating experiences in the room regarding art and what artists do (with the children asking extensive questions about this).

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Smith Street Early Learning Centre is located in a quiet street in Thornbury. It’s a 65 place centre with a welcoming atmosphere and community feel. Assistant Director, Sarah Rowbottom shares what’s been happening at this wonderful childcare centre in Melbourne.

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It’s a long-held myth that party food has to be sweeter than a Disney princess. Your child’s birthday is always a great excuse for a healthy celebration. With a little creative planning, you can put on a doozy of a do that doesn’t start and end with sugar. We’ve jotted down some great ideas to get you feeling festive without all the saturated fats! Steer clear of the junk and go to town with fun, fuss-free food. Here are 7 suggestions to keep your party healthy.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Charlotte Street is a bright and friendly childcare centre in Brisbane. With a strong focus on sustainability at the centre coupled with their thriving garden, we chat to Centre Manager, Jo Ferguson to find out more about their inspiring garden and how gardening provides positive learning outcomes for children.

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Playdays West Pennant Hills is a childcare centre in Sydney that provides high quality early learning in a safe and secure setting. The on-site kitchen prepared nutritionally balanced meals daily and the regular incursions and excursions are highly anticipated events in the Playdays West Pennant Hills calendar.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Wanniassa is a wonderful childcare centre in the ACT. It’s a bright and happy place filled with natural light and plenty of resources to spark children’s imaginations. The team at Wanniassa are a new but enthusiastic group and are always excited to embark on new projects and explorations with the children.

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The children at Playdays Acacia Gardens have been gardening up a storm over the past few weeks. With their newly renovated backyard, the educators and pre-schoolers are making the most of the new space by planting a range of vegetables in the garden.

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Kids Club Torquay is a happy and friendly early learning centre with a team of well established and dedicated educators. Centre Manger, Shayne Cronin leads a long standing team with herself being at the centre for ten years. Having been within the Early Childhood sector for 25 years, Shayne is a highly experienced professional with a true passion for early learning.

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The preschool children at Guardian Early Learning Centre – Caringbah have been working on an exciting art project. Initiated from creating a literacy room in their play space, Centre Manager, Hannah Barnett says, “We’re encouraging the children to work on the transition to school. For example, pencil grip and cognitive functions as we transfer what we see in images to paper.”

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High Street Early Learning Centre is a childcare centre in Prahran that provides a real family feel in a supportive and homely environment. Centre Manger, Casey Redwood says, “At High Street we are lucky to have a tight knit team consisting of no more than 12 educators a day. With this comes a family feel to our service allowing the educators to know each and every child’s personality, learning style, and personal needs.”

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For children, and for their unwitting parents, autumn tends to overcome us with chesty coughs and sniffly noses. Germs afflict early learning centres with about as much familiarity as Elsa’s winter fun dress and these months can be a macabre scene of tissues, tears and sleepless nights.

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Go into any café and you’ll probably see bliss balls sitting pretty on the counter. But did you know they are super easy for you and your children to make yourselves? We take inspiration from Sam Hall’s family from Wallaby Street Early Learning Centre for this sweet and chocolately bliss balls recipe.

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This childcare centre in Melbourne has a strong sense of culture and community. Being a part of the local area for many years, the team at Moorabbin have formed true bonds with the community and families and have created a childcare centre that is known and loved.

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Although your park dates might be washed out, rainy days can actually offer an opportunity for some grass roots family fun.

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March was certainly a wet month for those on the East Coast of Australia! Guardian Early Learning Centre – Bruce had its fair share of rain, so much so they had to call in the SES. Educator Sandi Hudson shares with us the exciting story of the day the SES came to the centre.

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We believe that children are intuitive and skilful people who are actively engaging in their own research. And sensory play is exactly that – research! During sensory play children are learning to be pioneers in their own learning.

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There are many benefits in having a childcare centre in the CBD. One such benefit is the seemingly endless options for exciting excursions. From trips to the nearby museum to visits to local businesses, every week presents something new for the children. Recently the children from Margaret Street took a walk to the park which was inspired by one of the books they had recently read. Educator, Joan Richardson, tells us about this excursion.

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Hear that? That’s the sound of the music coming from Wallaby Street Early Learning Centre in Blackwall, NSW. Recently the team at this Central Coast childcare centre have introduced a music program into the centre which has already proven very popular with educators, children and their families.

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Located right next to Adelaide Airport, Export Park Childcare Centre has been open since 1988 and a Guardian centre since 2005. With a lovely outdoor space, dedicated Outdoor Leader, language lessons and daily family breakfasts, this childcare centre in Adelaide is a wonderful place for families and a true part of the community.

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Essendon Early Learning Centre & Kindergarten is a childcare centre in Melbourne that has been in the community for nearly 10 years. With a wonderful outdoor space complete with sandpit and water play area and a team of welcoming and dedicated educators, children receive high quality care and support during their time at the centre.

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According to Autism Spectrum Australia, “Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people.” Those with autism may have a different way of feeling, hearing or seeing things and can find communicating with others difficult.

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Acre Woods Pymble is a childcare centre in Sydney that prides itself on their diverse and passionate team of educators. With a variety of cultural backgrounds, the educators bring their own experiences to the centre giving children an opportunity to explore other rich and vibrant cultures.

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Preschool programs may be provided in long day care centres and other settings and are primarily for children in the year before they begin full time schooling. Guardian Early Education Group provides excellent programs for children in their care.

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This early learning centre in Canberra is nestled comfortably in the ACT’s newest eco-friendly suburb, Forde. Guardian Early Learning Centre – Forde is surrounded by nature parks and beautiful lakes which provide a perfect backdrop for our centre. And now, we’ve got a brand new yard and art studio!The spacious new yard has been designed to offer the children a variety of challenges. Centre Manager Ashleigh Bellingham notes, “As this is a mixed age space, we have made intentional decisions around the materials we use and where they will be located.”

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There are many benefits to choosing a childcare centre that's close to your work in the CBD. From being able to pop in to visit or breastfeed, less rushing out of the office to make pick ups, and the opportunity to spend time with your child on the commute home, there are many great reasons to choose a childcare centre in the CBD.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Caringbah is a wonderful childcare centre in the Shire with lots of natural light and high ceilings indoors and plenty of open space to explore and play outside. We talk to Centre Manager, Hannah Barnett to find out what’s been happening at the centre and to get to know a couple of their team members.

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What used to be a church has been transformed into a wonderful childcare centre in Brisbane. With a brand new, nature inspired outdoor space and plenty of space for children to play and learn, Sherwood Forest Children’s Centre has a real home away from home feel.

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When children play it’s more than simply ‘playing’. During this play children are learning valuable skills that include social, cognitive and physical development as well as exploring areas that interest them.

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Every day is a play day at Kids Club at Rouse Hill. Offering before and after school care and vacation care, this childcare centre in Sydney is a “home away from home” and a place where children can learn, explore and play. The jungle-like outdoor area is hugely popular and there’s always something to discover in the garden.

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Guardian Early Learning Group provides kindergarten programs for children across their high quality early learning centres in Australia. These kindergarten programs are designed to meet government guidelines to support children’s participation in quality early childhood education. Many state governments offer funded kindergarten programs, so be sure to check with your state government to review what rebates your family may be able to receive.

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Mmm pizza. Who doesn’t love pizza? Here’s a recipe inspired by the families of Wallaby Street Early Learning Centre that the children will not only love but can help make too.

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Guardian Childcare & Early Learning – Mentone is a childcare centre in Melbourne that provides high quality childcare with their team of qualified and experienced educators. We chat to Centre Manager, Briana Thorne about the centre’s Early Childhood Teachers (ECTs) and why having skilled educators is beneficial to children.

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Garden Street Early Learning Centre loves exploring their local community through regular excursions. Whether they are visiting the fruit shop, the local aged care facility or a nearby public school, the children enjoy meeting the community (and the locals love meeting them too!).

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Day care these days is more than simply dropping your child off and hoping that they have a good time. While having a great time is a huge part of childcare, it’s also much more than that. Questions like ‘What will my child eat?’, ‘How will I find out about what my child does every day?’ and ‘Are there set programs?’ are all important things to consider.

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Guardian Childcare & Early Learning – Hillside provides an excellent space for children to grow, develop and, of course, have fun! Every day the children help to set up the expansive outdoor areas, allowing them to create their own experiences alongside supporting educators.

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Building an understanding and appreciation of different cultures is an important part of the Curriculum here at Guardian. We explore various cultures and traditions through projects and events, and love to invite our local community to take part.

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Sustainability is a big focus for us here at Guardian. That’s why we took part in this year’s Earth Hour event which saw us switching off the lights at many of our centres and even in the support office!

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Did you know that approximately 5 – 8% of preschool children have language delays? These delays can continue well until adulthood and are associated with reading and writing difficulties, poorer academic performance, limited employment opportunities and difficulties with social relationships (The Hanen Centre, 2016).

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Acre Woods Roseville prides itself on their team of dedicated and long-standing educators. Hailing from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, three team members are celebrating their 10th year with Acre Woods and another six who have been with the centre for over six years. This consistency has made for a strong and cohesive team who have built solid relationships with families and the local community.

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The children and educators at Playdays Preschool & Day Care Centre – Rouse Hill have been very busy this year – and it’s only March! With so many new discoveries and experiences had over the last few months, Centre Manager, Melinda Parker shares just a few of the stories from this wonderful childcare centre in Sydney.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Gungahlin is a childcare centre in Canberra committed to providing high quality care and learning for children. Our new centre has a team of enthusiastic and well trained educators who take pride in creating exciting learning experiences to foster children’s growth and development.

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The creation and running of a high quality childcare centre goes far beyond simply filling a building with children (which we’re sure you’re well aware of). It’s a combination of curiosity-igniting indoor and outdoor areas, a team of dedicated educators, endless opportunities for exploration, excellent nutrition, plus many other factors.

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Acre Woods Pymble has been a fixture in the Pymble community for a decade. With a stable team, many of whom have been at the centre for over five years (with one at the centre for ten years!), this childcare centre in Sydney prides itself on its caring, experienced and long-standing educators. Altogether, our staff have over 80 years experience in the early childhood industry.

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A key member of the Guardian Early Learning Centre – Haberfield team, Vicky Podesta has been at the centre since August 2014. She’s the Toddler Room Leader and WHS Officer at Haberfield and absolutely loves what she does.

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In February, Guardian Early Learning Group opened its world-class Pedagogical Exchange in Melbourne. This education and training facility is the first of its kind in Australia and was recently featured on The Northsider.

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The children at Little Steps in Bligh Street are no strangers to an inner city excursion. Recently they visited the Museum of Sydney’s Sand in the City exhibition which proved to be fun, exciting and educational for the children.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Marrickville has been part of the local community for five years. We’re proud of our culturally diverse centre and enjoy giving our children the opportunity to explore the rich culture of our community through incursions and excursions.

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River Garden Turns One!

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It’s not every day you turn one. Yesterday Melbourne childcare centre, River Garden celebrated its first birthday in style. With cupcakes, balloons and a Polaroid memory book where families could write down their favourite River Garden memory, it was an exciting day in the life of the River Garden community.

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Promoting greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways and being is an important part of the curriculum at Guardian. At Allara Street Early Learning Centre this has been made a central focus with the introduction of an Indigenous Program.

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Families of the Richmond community were invited to discover the exciting new environments of Guardian Early Learning – Richmond Centre on Hoddle Street on Saturday 4th February. Greeted by the friendly educators, families were guided into the piazza where they enjoyed the various activities situated around the centre.

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Eating. It’s one thing we all have in common and is something that brings us all together. Meal times at Guardian Early Learning – Richmond are no different.

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For a healthy start to the day or for a nutritious, energy boosting snack, Isaac’s Super Fruit Smoothie is a perfect go to. A great recipe for children to make themselves, just make sure an adult helps with cutting the fruit and removing the jug.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Tempe is a bright and airy childcare centre that sits prettily by the water. With bright, customised spaces, plenty of room to move and a team of dedicated educators, children not only learn skills for life but also have a whole lot of fun doing it too.

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It’s all in the details at Point Cook Play and Learn. From a team of long standing educators to regular excursions in their brand new eight-seater pram to pick-me-up coffee and biscuits for parents, this early learning centre in Victoria offers high quality childcare in a supportive and friendly environment (for both children and the parents!).

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Nature Walks have become an integral part of the daily lives of the children, families and educators at Guardian Early Learning Centre Springfield. QLD Curriculum Mentor, Bronwyn Thomson shares the experience in conjunction with the University of Southern Queensland.

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With Chinese New Year done and dusted for 2017 (we hope the Year of the Rooster is treating you well so far!), it’s been great to see what one of our child care centres did to celebrate this time of year.

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After the children at Guardian Early Learning Centre – Bruce showed an interest in writing letters, the preschool room saw the addition of a writing station complete with a bright red Australian post box. A discussion quickly arose between the children and the educators about how letters travel and make their way to our homes.

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What do you get when you combine a beautifully designed environment, passionate educators and a rich and meaningful program for children aged 0 to 6 years? Guardian Early Learning-Forrest, a centre for Early Learning in Canberra.

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You may not necessarily pick it but there is an outdoor sanctuary for children in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Darling View - Market Street Early Learning Centre has a coveted outdoor area where children can learn and explore in alongside our dedicated educators.

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At Guardian, we love what the Starlight Foundation does for the sick children of Australia and this year, we’ve got our sights set on cycling our way to a fundraising fortune. As the primary peddler in the peloton, our CEO, Tom Hardwick, has got the wheels turning for our team in this year’s ‘Tour de Kids.’

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The city of Sydney and its surroundings have become an integral part of learning for the children of Castlereagh Street Early Learning Centre. With our weekly excursions into the heart of the city we’ve loved exploring the important history of the city and its people.

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We love an excuse to eat pancakes and what better excuse to do so than on Shrove Tuesday AKA Pancake Tuesday. Educator, Lisa Colcannon, and the children at Martin Place Early Learning Centre celebrated the day by having conversations with the children about pancakes, the history of Shrove Tuesday and, most deliciously, make pancakes!

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One of the first things you will notice when you walk into Market Street Early Learning Centre – Queens View is the impressive view over the Queen Victoria Building, but there is so much more to this childcare centre in Sydney’s CBD.

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Late last year Little Steps Early Learning Centre in Sydney’s CBD held a bake sale to raise money for Starlight Foundation. Little Steps educators, children and families came together and baked up a storm with brownies, cakes and cookies lined up across the tables at 1 Bligh Street right in the heart of the CBD. Alongside their family and educators, children sold their sweet treats to office workers and passersby to raise money and support for the Starlight Foundation.

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Community and sustainability matters at our brand new childcare centre in Canberra. The 136-place open plan centre comes complete with an Atelier which features a well-equipped art studio, beautiful environments, and a whole host of natural resources.

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Thank you to all the families who entered our “Win a Family Holiday in Fiji” competition!

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Guardian Early Learning Group’s Playdays Preschool and Long Day Care in West Pennant Hills is a small centre with a big heart. Nestled in the West Pennant Hills valley, Playdays offers children happy days in a place where they can develop and be nurtured in a safe, stimulating and inspiring environment that fosters a love of learning and strong friendships.

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At Guardian, our centres focus on early learning in supportive and inclusive environments. With custom-designed spaces built to ignite curiosity and learning, and teams of dedicated educators, every one of our child care centres provide high quality early learning for children. But what exactly is early learning and why is it important for children?

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Kent Street Early Learning Centre is a childcare centre in Sydney that values the voices of children and families. Whether that is by allowing the children to explore on their own terms or listening to parental feedback and suggestions, Kent Street listens.

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From the moment you enter the Acre Woods Childcare centre in Eastwood you immediately encounter an overwhelming sense that you and your child are at home. The friendly and highly experienced team of educators have created a strong sense of belonging in a warm and open environment that enables children to relax and explore.

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Our goal over the next three years is to halve the electricity consumption in our centres.

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At Elizabeth Street Early Learning Centre, we have a variety of programs in place to foster relationships with our families as well as a strong sense of belonging within the community. At the end of the day, there’s no better endorsement than having those families spread the word about our wonderful educators and how much their children love it here.

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If you want to spend less time commuting while still enjoying access to quality early learning and child care, George Street Early Learning Centre is here to support you. With the city as a backdrop, our children are encouraged and supported as they explore, develop and grow.

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A major part of a child’s cognitive, physical and social development occurs in the first few years of their lives. With this knowledge, it’s imperative that we provide children with environments that foster this growth.

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Sustainability is a huge part of everyday life at Walker Street Early Learning Centre. After being awarded North Sydney Council’s Green School grant in July 2016, this childcare centre in Sydney has been putting that grant money to good use—so much so that that Better Business Partnership has featured them as a case study on their website.

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Guardian Childcare & Early Learning – Bentleigh East provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for children to explore, interact, learn, and most of all, develop and encourage their own individual personalities. The centre welcomes and embraces families from all backgrounds and cultures making it a popular and culturally diverse environment that promotes respectfulness, acceptance and enrichment.

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Did you know that 70% of brain development occurs within the first three years of life? While that figure is incredible (and, to be honest, a little daunting), as parents it may not be so surprising considering how quickly our children seem to learn and grow every single day. However, this fact means that the first few years are imperative to the development of your child.

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Paradise Early Learning Child Care Centre & Kindergarten is embracing its outdoor learning environment and experiencing the benefits.

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Guardian Early Learning Centres are teaching children about nature and watching them thrive.

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On arrival at the Guardian Early Learning Centre – Camperdown you are instantly greeted with a sense of peace and tranquillity. Families love the fact that they can immediately escape the hustle and bustle of the city and everyday life when they walk in the door.

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Located atop a contemporary office building in one of Melbourne’s most sought after locations, Woodland Education St Kilda Road – a Guardian Early Learning Centre displays magical panoramic views of the city and surrounds providing a stunning environment for its children and families to enjoy. Recently renovated to meet modern educational standards, it retains the feeling of a spacious, warm and welcoming home.

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Children learn most readily in an environment where they can experiment, enjoy and discover things for themselves. This intentional way of learning is exactly the kind of environment we’ve created at Guardian Early Learning Centre Caringbah. Our experienced educators support learning and development by creating spaces that allow children to view the world differently; inventing, creating and imagining a whole new world of possibilities.

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From February through to June 2017, the Hundred Languages of Children exhibition will be on display in Richmond at Guardian Early Learning Group’s Pedagogical Exchange building. An expression of the thoughts, ideas and work of children through photographs, words, paintings, drawings and sculpture – it’s an imagination spectacular. Now in the fifth edition, this ‘narrative of the possible’ has been on show worldwide for more than 35 years. Showcasing incredible creativity and embracing the child as their own ‘seeker of meaning,’ it gives us a unique, beautiful and intriguing insight into how children think.

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The new Jacaranda Early Learning Centre in Underwood is designed to get children engaged in a nurturing environment, placing a strong emphasis on communication and family involvement. We wholeheartedly support your child in undertaking a journey of discovery in a caring environment designed to expand natural curiosity and wonder. Our new Centre Manager, Mel Connell, has more than 20 years’ experience in the child care industry and is passionate about quality education programs.

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Discover Guardian Early Learning- Mulgrave, a custom designed childcare and early learning centre, conveniently located at 211 Wellington Road. Designed with a focus on natural materials, green spaces and light, Guardian Mulgrave will offer your child a high-quality educational experience in a nurturing, stimulating and supportive environment. Register your interest to secure a place for your child today.

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The warm and welcoming Acre Woods Childcare Gladesville is an enchanting setting for children to explore and discover the world around them, with an emphasis on supporting their individuality and creativity.

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At Martin Place Early Learning Centre, we’re proud of our diversely rich educational program. Since the first footprints on our welcome mat in 2014, we’ve built a large family of caring and qualified educators to implement the Guardian Curriculum and develop strong relationships with children and their families.

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Children learn about themselves and construct their own identity within the context of their families and communities. This occurs in hundreds of ways throughout the day. In the babies space at our new Richmond centre, the children have been exploring self and identity through reflections.

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As one of the smaller centres within the Guardian Child Care family, Margaret Street has a rare offering: a cosy and nurturing environment within the busy Sydney CBD. From six weeks to six years old, it’s an inner city haven where children can learn, discover and explore their natural sense of curiosity.

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Situated in a recently renovated and redesigned heritage-listed church, the Munro Street Early Learning Centre is a uniquely charming and welcoming space. Its warmth and creativity make a meaningful environment for your child to begin their thinking and learning journey.

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Our centre in Bruce recently had a local Indigenous Artist by the name of Duncan Smith create a canvas that represents the local Ngunnawal people of the Canberra region. The painting is about the different tribes that would travel to Ngunnawal Country for the Bogong Moth feast.

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Hot weather can take a serious toll on our health, especially on children.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre - Caringbah is the perfect place for your child to begin their journey of discovery. In this caring environment designed to nurture natural curiosity and wonder – they’ll thrive.

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BrisbaneKids.com.au recently published an article showcasing our Early Learning centres in Queensland.  We have 11 centres throughout the greater Brisbane area, each offering a nurturing and stimulating environment for babies and children aged between six weeks to six years.

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Guardian was recently successful in securing $2,500 of funding from North Sydney Council - the “greeNSchools” grant - for Walker Street Early Learning Centre. The greeNSchools program supports North Sydney preschools, childcare centres, primary schools and high schools to develop, implement, review and celebrate environmentally-friendly actions and outcomes. Through a range of initiatives, North Sydney Council help schools understand and take action on energy, waste, water, climate change and biodiversity.

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One of our amazingly dedicated centre cooks, David at Sweet Peas Early Learning Centre, has developed a new menu full of homemade goodies packed with nutritional goodness that are great for our little people.

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In November, MamaMag featured an article focused on Guardian's approach to Reggio Emilia within our Early Learning Centres, particularly our River Garden centre in Victoria. Learn how our River Garden centre was created with space designed to provoke wonder through an abundance of natural light, where concepts of light, transparency and shadow are enhanced.

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Our 72 diploma students have now completed their last teaching day for 2016! Each teaching day encourages the exploration of new found knowledge and leads to some wonderful conversations and reflection. The students are busily completing their assessment tasks and this has been supported by the centres, as the assessments include some workplace questions.

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Coming Soon! Guardian Early Learning – Kew East will open in April 3, 2018.

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Guardian Early Learning Group has four high-quality child care and early learning centres conveniently located in the Inner West region of Sydney in NSW. These centres are conveniently located in the suburbs of Balmain, Camperdown, Haberfield, Marrickville and Tempe.

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Acre Woods Childcare – Roseville is situated within a heritage listed federation house alongside a purpose built educational play space surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, the ideal location to encourage children’s curiosity and exploration. We provide long day care in a secure and modern environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Acre Woods Childcare – Pymble is a wonderful child care and early learning centre located within a business park near the intersection of Ryde Road and Pacific Highway. This day care is also a short 10-minute walk from Pymble train station making it convenient for both drop off and pick ups. We provide long day care in a secure and modern environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Acre Woods Childcare – Macquarie Park is a wonderful child care and early learning centre located on Talavera Road near both Macquarie University train station and Macquarie Shopping Centre. We provide long day care in a secure and modern environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Acre Woods Early Learning Centre in Gladesville is a child care and early learning centre located near both Victoria Road and Ryde Aquatic Centre. The day care has easy access to public transport into the CBD with off street parking available for drop off and pick up times. Our convenient location means you can spend less time commuting between home and work and enjoy more quality time with your child, hearing about all the exciting things that they’ve learned with us during the day.

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Welcome to Guardian Early Learning And Childcare Centre in Eastwood, where we also proudly serve the surrounding suburbs of North Ryde, Macquarie Park, Epping and Denistone.

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Bird House Early Learning Centre is located in a quiet, leafy green residential area in West Pennant Hills. Providing state of the art education and care for children from nursery age all the way through to kindergarten and preschool aged children, we offer a tailored and personalised early education offering to every family in the community.

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Bird House Early Learning Centre – Hornsby is conveniently located near both Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital and Westfield Hornsby. We have a large underground car park providing a safe space for all families to drop off and collect their children each day. Our centre provides long day care in a secure and modern environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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We offer your family 4 high quality early learning centres in Ascot Vale, Elsternwick, Preston and St Kilda and provide care and early education to children aged six weeks to school age, incorporating a kinder (preschool) program.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Clayfield is conveniently located on Sandgate Road Clayfield with only a 2 minute walk from Clayfield Station, appealing to both locals and those commuting to Brisbane CBD.

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Welcome to the Guardian Early Learning Group page for UBS employee families.

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Welcome to the Guardian Early Learning Group page for PwC employee families.

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Guardian works closely with organisations to tailor childcare solutions that meet the needs of families as well as the organisation's business objectives. Guardian provides its corporate partners with flexible and scalable partnership options, and a dedicated account and enrolment management team.

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Mickleham Road Early Learning Centre is an amazing child care and early learning centre in Tullamarine, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Kids Club Torquay is an exceptional child care and early learning centre in Torquay, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Smith Street – Children’s Centre & Kindergarten is an exceptional child care and early learning centre in Thornbury, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Sydenham Road Early Learning Centre is an amazing child care and early learning centre in Sydenham, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Tree House Early Learning Centre – St Kilda is an exceptional child care and early learning centre in St Kilda, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Tree House Early Learning Centre – Preston is an incredible child care and early learning centre in Preston, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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High Street Early Learning and Childcare Centre is a wonderful child care and early learning centre in the heart of Prahran, VIC, and conveniently located for families in the Prahran, Windsor and Toorak areas.

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Point Cook Play & Learn Early Learning Centre is a wonderful child care and early learning centre in Point Cook, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Point Cook is a wonderful child care and early learning centre in Point Cook, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and professional educators.

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Pascoe Vale Early Learning Centre & Kindergarten is an incredible child care and early learning centre in Pascoe Vale, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Love Kids Early Learning Centre – Mulgrave is an exceptional child care and early learning centre in Mulgrave, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Mt Eliza is an outstanding child care and early learning centre in Mount Eliza, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and professional educators.

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Welcome to Guardian Child Care & Early Learning in Moorabbin. We’re the perfect solution for busy families who want to give their children the absolute best start in life. Whether your child is nursery, toddler, kindergarten or preschool age, we have a range of specialist programs designed to nurture your child’s natural interests and curiosities, and delivered by our team of friendly and professional educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Montmorency is an exceptional child care and early learning centre in Montmorency, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Mentone is an incredible child care and early learning centre in Mentone, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and professional educators.

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Creative Beginnings Early Learning & Kindergarten is a warm, spacious, modern and welcoming child care and early learning centre in Mentone, VIC, conveniently located just opposite Mentone Park Primary school.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – St Kilda Road is a wonderful child care and early learning centre located on St Kilda Road, in Melbourne, VIC. With specially-designed learning areas designed to inspire children’s natural wonder and curiosity, we offer a warm and inviting atmosphere for each and every child – from nursery through to preschool age – to fully explore their own individuality and personality in a nurturing and loving environment.

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East Ivanhoe Early Learning Centre is an amazing child care and early learning centre in Ivanhoe, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Guardian Childcare & Early Learning Centre – Hillside is an outstanding child care and early learning centre in Hillside, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Essendon Early Learning Centre & Kindergarten is an incredible childcare and early learning centre in Essendon, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Tree House Early Learning Centre – Elsternwick is an amazing child care and early learning centre in Elsternwick, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Warrandyte Road Early Learning Centre is a wonderful child care and early learning centre in Doncaster East, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and professional educators.

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Love Kids Early Learning Centre – Chadstone is an outstanding child care and early learning centre in Chadstone, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Lemon Tree Children’s Centre is an outstanding child care and early learning centre in Carlton, just north of the Melbourne CBD, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Tiggers Childcare Centre and Kindergarten is an exceptional child care and early learning centre in Camberwell, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and professional educators.

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Blyth Street Early Learning Centre is an exceptional child care and early learning centre in Brunswick, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Fox Kids Early Learning Centre is an exceptional child care and early learning centre in Brighton East, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Sweetland Road Early Learning Centre is a wonderful child care and early learning centre in Box Hill, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Rugratz Retreat Early Learning Centre is an outstanding child care and early learning centre in Blackburn, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Blackburn Early Learning Centre is an outstanding child care and early learning centre in Blackburn, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Welcome to Guardian Early Learning & Child Care Centre in Bentleigh East, VIC. With modern facilities and experienced, passionate educators, we provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool programs.

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Tree House Early Learning Centre – Ascot Vale is an incredible child care and early learning centre in Ascot Vale, VIC. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Welcome to the Guardian Early Learners child care and early learning centre in Altona North — the perfect place for your child to get the best start in life.

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River Garden – A Guardian Early Learning Centre is a brand new, state of the art child care and early learning centre in South Yarra, near the Melbourne CBD.

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Guardian Early Learning – Richmond is now open. This beautiful and unique new centre will offer your child a high-quality educational experience in a nurturing, stimulating and supportive environment.

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Welcome to the exceptional Guardian Early Learning Centre at 101 Collins Street, an education and childcare centre right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Step inside an environment designed to inspire wonder and curiosity in the hearts and minds of children, as they explore, grow, play, learn, and interact in a safe, supportive and secure environment.

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Guardian Early Learning Group are proud to operate twelve high quality Child Care and Early Learning Centres in the Melbourne CBD.

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Paradise Early Learning Child Care Centre & Kindergarten is a beautiful child care and early learning centre in Paradise, near Adelaide, SA. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Export Park Childcare Centre is an outstanding child care and early learning centre in Export Park, next to Adelaide Airport, SA.

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Guardian Childcare & Early Learning Centre – Flinders Street is a forthcoming child care and early learning centre in Adelaide, SA. We will provide long day care in a secure and modern environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Welcome to Guardian’s Jacaranda Early Learning Centre, located in Underwood, QLD. No matter what your child’s personality, our bright, stimulating spaces in our custom-designed buildings, and our expert educators will ensure their own individual talents, interests and learning styles are nurtured in a comfortable, safe, and encouraging environment.

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Jacaranda Early Learning Centre – Sunnybank is an incredible child care and early learning centre in Sunnybank, QLD. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Springfield is an incredible child care and early learning centre in Springfield Central, QLD. We provide long day care in a secure and modern setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Sherwood Forest Children’s Centre is an exceptional child care and early learning centre in Sherwood, QLD. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Charlotte Street is a beautiful child care and early learning centre in Brisbane, QLD. We provide long day care in a secure and modern setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Brassall Early Learning Centre is an incredible child care and early learning centre in Brassall, QLD. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Lizards Early Learning Centre is a beautiful child care and early learning centre in Aspley, QLD. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our Nursery, Toddler, Junior Kindy, Pre-Kindy and Queensland Government Approved – Pre-Prep programs by our exceedingly caring and professional educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre Newstead is Guardian’s amazing new child care and early learning centre for Fortitude Valley and Newstead, Brisbane.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Queen Street is a wonderful Guardian child care and early learning centre in the Brisbane CBD. We offer long day care in a secure and modern setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Group are proud to operate twelve high quality Child Care and Early Learning Centres in the Brisbane CBD.

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Munro Street Early Learning Centre is a beautiful Guardian early learning and child care centre in Auchenflower just west of Brisbane’s CBD.

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Maylands Early Learning Centre is a wonderful child care and early learning centre in Maylands, WA. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Guardian’s child care and kindergarten centres in South Australia provide inspiring and custom-built environments designed to ignite children’s curiosity and creativity.

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Guardian’s child care centres in Victoria are custom-designed to nurture the physical, emotional, cognitive and social interests of young children at all developmental levels. Our day care centres provide nutritious and seasonal menus, a team of passionate educators and a range of nature-inspired resources to set your child up for a future of lifelong learning. We prepare your child for their transition into school and kindergarten.

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Playdays Preschool & Long Day Care Centre – Wahroonga is an outstanding child care and early learning centre in Wahroonga, NSW. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and professional educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Tempe is an incredible child care and early learning centre in Tempe, NSW. We provide long day care in a secure and modern environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and professional educators.

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One of our state-of-the-art early learning centres in Australia, our George Street child care centre is located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, making it a convenient option for working families who want to spend less time commuting, and more time with their children. Offering long day care for children from nursery up to preschool and kindergarten age, our George Street Early Learning Centre offers your child bright, custom-designed learning spaces to nurture inquisitive bodies and minds. With the perfect balance of knowledge building, playing and resting, our Reggio-inspired early learning environments and curriculum will give your child the best throughout their critical formative years.

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Welcome to our beautiful Elizabeth Street Early Learning Centre – An inspiring and stimulating child care and learning centre located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, NSW. We offer a warm and inviting atmosphere for children to learn, develop and grow in a nurturing long day care format.

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Due to public works on the adjacent building, The Pavilion Early Learning Centre is currently closed and unable to fulfill enrollment requests for 2017. We expect to re-open early 2018. Click here to explore our other Sydney CBD services.

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Welcome to Queens View Early Learning Centre, a wonderful education and childcare centre on Market Street in Sydney’s CBD. We take responsibility for doing everything we can to ensure your child’s experiences during their time with us are as beneficial, exciting, positive and stimulating as they possibly can be.

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Margaret Street Early Learning Centre is an exceptional child care centre in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. We provide long day care for families with nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool aged children.

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Little Steps Early Learning Centre is a warm and inviting centre located in Sydney’s CBD. One of our numerous state of the art early learning centres in NSW, our caring and professional educators nurture each and every child’s individuality, and follow a carefully prescribed curriculum designed to enhance curiosity, imagination and a lifelong passion for learning and exploration.

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Kent Street Early Learning Centre is an amazing child care and early learning centre in Sydney, NSW. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Darling View – Market Street Early Learning Centre is an outstanding child care and long day care centre in Sydney’s CBD.

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Castlereagh Street Early Learning Centre is a wonderful child care and early learning centre in the Sydney CBD, NSW. We provide long day care in a secure and modern environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Kids Club at Rouse Hill

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Kids Club at Rouse Hill is an outstanding out of school care centre in Sydney. This centre covers before and after school care, and vacation care for children aged 5 years to 12 years in a secure and comforting setting.

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Playdays Preschool & Long Day Care Centre – Rouse Hill is an incredible child care and early learning centre in Rouse Hill, NSW. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our Discoverers, Explorers and Investigators programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Welcome to Playdays Preschool & Long Day Care Centre in West Pennant Hills. Here your child will be a part of an environment that fosters curiosity and exploration, while also providing skills to prepare them for the future.

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Walker Street Early Learning Centre is a wonderful child care and early learning centre in North Sydney, NSW. We provide long day care in a secure and modern setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Marrickville is a wonderful child care and early learning centre located close to Tempe Station in Marrickville, NSW. We also have plenty of parking available for drop off and pick up times. Our centre also provides before and after school care.

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Garden Street Early Learning Centre is an exceptional child care and early learning centre in Maroubra Junction, NSW. Located a short distance from Anzac Parade, the centre has easy access by bus into the CBD as well as street parking on Garden Lane near the entrance into the centre.

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Maroubra Early Learning Centre is a beautiful child care and early learning centre in Maroubra, NSW.

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Lane Cove Early Learning Centre is a wonderful child care and early learning centre in Lane Cove, NSW. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our toddler and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Playdays Preschool & Long Day Care Centre – Kellyville is a wonderful child care and early learning centre in Kellyville, NSW. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Sweet Peas Early Learning Centre is an amazing child care and early learning centre near the Olympic Park in Homebush Bay, NSW. We provide long day care in a secure and modern environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Guardian Early Learning – Haberfield is a wonderful childcare and early learning centre in Haberfield, NSW. Located on Parramatta Road, this centre has easy access to public transport into the CBD area and off street parking available for drop off and pick up times. This is a beautiful centre that has recently been renovated so if you live in the area, make sure you come visit our centre.

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Guardian Early Learning – Caringbah is a beautiful child care and early learning centre in Caringbah, NSW. We provide long day care in a secure and modern setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and professional educators.

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Guardian Early Learning – Camperdown is an incredible child care and early learning centre in Camperdown, NSW. Located near Parramatta Road only a short walk away to RPA Hospital, it is close to public transport into the CBD area with off street parking available for parents during drop off and pick up times.  We provide long day care in a secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Arthur Street is Guardian’s beautiful and recently built early learning and childcare centre in North Sydney — a prime location near many offices, and only a short walk from North Sydney station.

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Our day care centres in North Sydney provide high quality care in custom-designed environments. Children engage in meaningful play-based learning alongside a team of dedicated child care and preschool professionals. With fresh, seasonal and nutritious menus, an abundance of nature-inspired resources and Reggio Emilia inspired Curriculum in all our kindergarten centres; children are inspired, nurtured and challenged in a supportive environment.

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Wallaby Street is a warm and inviting childcare and early learning centre for children from 6 weeks to 6 years old in Blackwall and Woy Woy, NSW. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and professional educators.

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Balmain Cove Early Learning Centre is an amazing child care and early learning centre in the heart of Rozelle and Balmain, NSW. We provide long day care in a secure, spacious and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Playdays Preschool & Long Day Care Centre – Acacia Gardens is an exceptional child care and early learning centre in Acacia Gardens, NSW. We provide long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Wanniassa is a beautiful child care and early learning centre in Wanniassa, ACT. We provide long day care in a secure and modern environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Gungahlin is a wonderful child care and early learning centre in Gungahlin, ACT. We provide long day care in a secure and modern setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Forde is a wonderful child care and early learning centre located opposite Heritage Park in Forde, ACT. Our centre provides long day care in a secure and comforting environment where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool programs by our caring and dedicated educators. There is ample street parking available surrounding the centre, making it easy for families during drop off and pick up times.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Forrest is a beautiful child care and early learning centre in Forrest, ACT. We provide long day care in a secure and modern setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool programs by our incredibly caring and highly-qualified educators.

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Allara Street Early Learning Centre is a wonderful child care and early learning centre in the Canberra CBD. We provide long day care in an established, secure and comforting setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kinder and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and professional educators.

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Guardian Early Learning Centre – Bruce is an amazing child care and early learning centre in Bruce, ACT. We provide long day care in a secure and modern setting where young children are nurtured through our nursery, toddler, kindergarten and preschool programs by our exceedingly caring and professional educators.

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Employer Sponsored Care

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We integrate our unique early learning and child care model with exceptionally high-quality centres based conveniently in or near CBD workplace locations to support companies who wish to assist their employees in managing the challenges of balancing home and work commitments.

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Community

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Guardian seeks to improve the lives of others less fortunate than us and to develop in our children an appreciation of the need to build charitable missions into their future lives. We do this by including fundraising and other charitable activities into the daily life of our centres, so that our children have first-hand experience from the earliest of ages.

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Sustainability

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Guardian seeks to reduce its environmental impact by improving the sustainability of our early learning centres.

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Our Values

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Our vision to become the highest quality provider of early learning and child care centres in Australia is underpinned by our set of six Guardian values:

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Our Leadership Team

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Guardian’s leadership team is made up of leading early childhood professionals with many years of combined experience in the sector and other industries. This team guides the business and our centres.

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Our Story

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Guardian was founded in 2004 to provide management and child care business services to private investors who were looking to outsource the day-to-day management of their child care centres. Since 2006 Guardian’s focus has been applied to owning and managing our own Centres, merging our experience of child care management with structural and curriculum expertise to form a holistic early learning package.

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Career Pathways

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Work With Guardian

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Meals and Nutrition

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Good nutrition is an essential part to every child’s development. At Guardian we provide children with meals and snacks using fresh ingredients and seasonal produce prepared by our on-site* cooks.

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Our Educators

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We pride ourselves on our highly qualified and caring educators at Guardian. They are a team of professionally-certified early childhood education specialists, dedicated to providing children with the best start in life through loving care and learning development.

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The Guardian Curriculum

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Shaping the world of tomorrow through the children of today.

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Learning at Guardian

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Did you know that in the first few years of life, more than 1 million new neural connections form every second? This ‘wiring’ in the early years will be the foundation for later development.¹

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Guardian’s six child care, preschool and day care centres in Canberra and the ACT provide high quality early learning and care for your child. With fantastic outdoor environments, resource rich interior spaces and educators who are passionate about learning in the early years, your child will be nurtured, inspired and cared for during their time at Guardian.

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Our day care centres in Queensland set children on the path to lifelong learning by providing them with inspiring, curiosity-igniting resources and environments, delicious and nutritious meals and a team of passionate early learning professionals.

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Guardian Early Learning Group are proud to operate over a dozen Early Learning and Childcare Centres in Sydney’s CBD. We offer the highest quality centres in close proximity to where you work, meaning there’s less rush for you in the mornings and evenings and more time with your child.

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Our Day Care Centres in Sydney and surrounds boast custom-designed environments, nutritious and delicious menus and teams of caring and passionate educators. All our preschool and kindergarten spaces are designed to ignite children’s sense of wonder and to appropriately challenge them in relation to their developmental levels.

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Early Learning Centres Near You

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Guardian proudly own and operate 96 Child Care and Early Learning Centres around Australia. Every day thousands of families entrust us with the care and education of their children.

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Putting the New in Newstead

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Following a successful gala launch last month, Guardian’s newest early learning centre officially opens its doors today in Newstead, Brisbane.

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Guardian are delighted to announce the opening of Munro Street Early Learning Centre in Auchenflower, Queensland.

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Welcome to River Garden

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Guardian’s wonderful new centre in South Yarra, Melbourne has officially opened! River Garden, a Guardian Early Learning Centre is an extraordinary custom-designed centre for children from 6 weeks to 6 years old and sets a new high benchmark for childcare in Victoria.

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Guardian’s amazing new Centre in Bruce, ACT has officially opened its doors!

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Educator Clay Arts Practice

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Guardian Educators from our NSW Centres recently participated in a professional development program that focused on artistic practice in the mediums of drawing and clay sculpture.

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Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Guardian Early Learning Group on behalf of its clients.

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Well done to Guardian’s Garden Street Maroubra Early Learning Centre that was recently featured on Sky Business’ Smart Money program.

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Guardian Early Learning Group CEO, Tom Hardwick, has been profiled in the July 2015 edition of CEO Magazine.

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