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Guardian Childcare & Education Collins Street


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$170 104
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Long Day Care

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6 wks to 15 mths


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Price $170.50 /day

15 mths to 2 yrs


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2 yrs to 3 yrs


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3 yrs to 5 yrs


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Price $168.50 /day

Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care

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6 wks to 5 yrs


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Pre-school

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3 yrs to 5 yrs


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About

Through learning experiences that develop academic, social, and critical thinking skills, as well as environments to support physical development, our programs prepare your child for formal schooling and beyond.

We invite families to tour Guardian Childcare & Education - Collins Street to experience the Guardian Way in action by completing a contact form with Care For Kids so our friendly Centre staff may get in touch to arrange a visit!

Why Care For Kids families should consider Guardian Childcare & Education

Every day, thousands of families entrust Guardian with the education and care of their children across our network of centres around Australia. Our approach is designed to nurture and stimulate young children to fulfill their potential whilst supporting families to strengthen their work-life balance.

We are an indoor Melbourne CBD childcare Centre that ‘drives’ children, aged birth to five years old to daily outings in the CBD and surrounds on massive eight-seater prams. For these children the city is their teacher, spending up to 5 days per week, not actually in care but out and about indulging in all the culture and creativity the city has to offer. Educators and children, visit the Libraries, art gallery, gardens, playgrounds, museums, cafes and graffiti-covered lane-ways of Melbourne taking early learning to a completely new level.

We have an ‘Out and About’ program, where children of all ages experience nature, learning though nature play about environmental science, challenging their gross motor, fine motor and cognitive development that cannot be matched with man-made equipment. This provoking experience occurs throughout the year, Guardian 101 Collins provide Scandinavian ‘wet weather jumpsuits’ so that all children can experience nature, even in the wet- enjoying jumping in muddy puddles and dancing in the rain!

Guardian Childcare & Education - Collins Street applies a unique play-based learning approach that focuses on developing childrens' natural skills and curiosity to prepare them for success in navigating school, employment and life. Our centres are staffed by caring and professional educators who ensure children are safe, respected and stimulated in high quality and naturally inspired environments. Our spacious centres are equipped with high quality Reggio-inspired learning materials for all levels of early childhood development and outdoor areas include natural-play spaces, structures, and experiences with plenty of room for growing, inquisitive and energetic bodies.

In general, our centres offer a no-fuss all inclusive service in convenient locations to work and home that provides everything children require during their time at our centres, covering:

- Secure and conveniently location
- Five healthy and nutrition's meals per day, prepared with fresh food and produce
- Sunhats, sunscreen, nappies, linen, bottles, formula and cups provided
- Teams of professionally-certified early childhood education specialists
- We are multicultural within our Centre with staff fluent ina variety of languages collectively including Mandarin, French, Spanish and Indian dialect
- An advanced play-based and nature-inspired curriculum that sits above the National Quality Standard
- We hold information evenings on topics of interest such as health and school readiness for our families
- Child to staff ratios on or above those governed by the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations
- Interactive communication via the StoryPark family portal

Service Features

Allergy Aware
Bottles Supplied
Education & Developmental programs
Meals Provided
Nappies Supplied
NQS Rating
Sun Safe Aware

Services - what are the different

  • Long Day Care (Child Care Centre)
  • Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
  • Pre-school

Location

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National Quality Standard Rating

What the National Quality Standard Ratings mean for families
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AREA NQS RATING
Overall Exceeding
Educational Program and Practice Exceeding
Children's Health and Safety Meeting
Physical environment Exceeding
Staffing Arrangements Exceeding
Relationships with children Exceeding
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Exceeding
Governance and leadership Meeting
NQS rating last updated 29-Jun-2022

Reviews for Guardian Childcare & Education Collins Street

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Gold star 4.8 Care for Kids (9 reviews)
Gold star 4.2 Google (13 reviews)
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My first child spent 3 wonderful years at Guardian 101 Collins as we both work nearby. The location is excellent for us. The centre provided everything for us so we literally walked in with the child and walked out. The staff was always lovely and the management team was very responsive to our emails. We were happy with the meals provided and the range of curriculum/activities they offered. My child made a seamless transition into sessional kindergarten and we are grateful for our positive experience with Guardian 101 in his early years.

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Our little one has been going here 3 days per week for over a year. The educators are top notch and really care about the kids as individuals. Our daughter has learned so much, and absolutely loves attending. They learn about yoga, art, aboriginal culture, numbers, and international topics. The food is amazing too. I can't praise Guardian enough, it is a little more pricey than some other centre's but well worth it.

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Jennifer Mekis image
Amazing childcare at the top end of the CBD in Melbourne. Sprawling play areas and lots of educational games and lessons provided for the babies and older children. The carers are genuinely interested in ensuring the kids are happy and occupied. Have been very pleased with the centre’s communication, both directly, and via the StoryPark app. Would not hesitate to recommend the centre, our little one loves it.

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A great child care centre in the heart of the city. The girls that work here are all passionate, lovely educators who take a genuine interest in your child. Their app (Storypark) with daily updates is a great way to see what they have learnt that day. Highly recommend.

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Today was the last day my son Elias (9 months old) spent in this centre as we are transitioning him to a centre near home. My husband and I can’t appreciate enough for the love and care my son have received from the educators. Huge thank you to Sophie, Gemma, Neri - You guys are AMAZING. You show genuine love and care to the babies and because of you my husband and I could walk out the centre comfortably knowing that our son will have a good day. Thank you thank you thank you xx ! Sad to say goodby as we have no idea if the new centre will match to this one!

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The staff for the babies room are excellent. Our son loved to see the educators in the morning, and we always knew he was well looked after. Thank you.

Lilly Jordan image
I didn’t like this centre. The communication was poor and slow. They didn’t do many of the things they proposed to do such as twice weekly outings and regular picture and story updates. My daughter never got used to the place and seemed to cry a lot until we moved her elsewhere.

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How Guardian Childcare & Education Collins Street compares with Melbourne, 3000
Price
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This centre $170
Melbourne $154
Reviews
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Melbourne
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National quality standard
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This centre Exceeding
Melbourne Meeting
VIC Melbourne Guardian Childcare & Education Collins Street
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