Guardian Childcare & Education Allara Street

Guardian Childcare & Education Allara Street NQS Rated Exceeding by ACECQA

Our centre has been recognised as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard. This is the highest rating you can receive from a regulatory authority assessment and we are proud to deliver an exceptional service to the children and families who attend our centre.

Guardian Childcare & Education Allara Street is rated as exceeding in the National Quality Standard. The Centre is bursting with exciting, resource-rich environments, including an indoor/outdoor program, herb and vegetable gardens, and sustainably sourced outdoor resources.

Children at Guardian Allara Street are encouraged to explore and learn in the incredible and spacious setting, with highlights being a creek bed, water play area, Indigenous totem poles, beautiful shady trees, wooden decking, and a range of other age-specific play areas.

Teachers and Educators at Guardian Allara Street provide wonderful learning programs for the children, including a leading Preschool Program for those older children preparing for the transition to primary school.

The children often get out and about on excursions into the local community – we love going on nature walks, as well as attending Floriade and the Canberra Theatre once a year. Our proudly culturally diverse team celebrate a variety of holidays throughout the year, which gives the children a great appreciation for diversity and the world around them.

The team also organise regular visits from Duncan, a local Indigenous community leader, who teaches the children about traditional Aboriginal songs, symbols, art and plants. This is an incredible learning opportunity for the children, and they delight in having Duncan visit the Centre.

Our on-site cook prepares nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day, and also hosts regular hands-on cooking classes for the children.

We invite you to begin the adventure at Guardian Allara Street today by booking a tour to explore the Centre, or speaking to our team.

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Rhythm of The Day

With endless possibilities, there’s never a dull moment at Guardian and no two days are the same. Here’s what a day at Guardian might look like. Please note, this will vary depending on centre opening hours.

Helpful Information

Opening Hours

Open 8:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
Closed on Public Holidays

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Four nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding
  • Formula - S26

What to Bring

  • Spare clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Infant sleep aids (dummy, sleeping bag)

Our Educators

Our team of Educators are committed and passionate about ensuring your child will be safe, nurtured and cared for every day. At Guardian, children are encouraged to engage in interest-led play that creates learning and meaningful experiences.

Our Educators seek to optimise diverse learning opportunities and implement the Curriculum as framed by the Early Years Learning Framework.

You and Your Child

All Guardian Centres provide a Centre-to-Family communication platform so families can maintain contact with their children’s experiences through photos, stories and learning outcomes.

Our Centres use Storypark and each family is provided with a secure login to access on their computers, mobiles or apps.

More about Guardian Allara Street

If you’re looking for family day care in Canberra then take a tour at Guardian Allara Street and discover how we create our award winning, unique innovative learning environment. 

Guardian Allara Street is rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard (NQS) for Childcare. An Exceeding rating means the service is performing above and beyond the requirements of the NQS. The three Exceeding NQS themes are used to determine if approved education and care services exceed each of the fifteen NQS quality standards – the three themes include ‘Embedded in service operations’, ‘Informed by critical reflection’ and ‘Shaped by meaningful engagement with families and/or the community’.

Services must demonstrate these themes in practice for a standard to be rated as Exceeding NQS. In addition, there are seven Quality Areas. To be rated Exceeding NQS overall, all Quality Areas must be at least Meeting NQS, and four or more Quality Areas must be Exceeding NQS, with at least two of these being Quality Areas 1, 5, 6 or 7. The Quality Areas are: 

  1. Educational program and practice 
  2. Children’s health and safety 
  3. Physical environment 
  4. Staffing arrangements 
  5. Relationships with children 
  6. Collaborative partnerships with families and communities 
  7. Governance and leadership 

Read more about the National Quality Standard for Childcare. 

At Guardian Allara Street we prioritise working with families, not just children because we understand that a true family childcare service should focus on childhood education as well as connecting your young ones to the community and preparing them for school. 

With extended standard hours and a goal to create the best educational programs for children in the country, we’re here for you during those crucial Preschool years. 

We offer a curriculum broader than just literacy and numeracy, including language, art, music, social skills, sport, sustainability and much more. With a strong focus on family involvement, engagement and communication, Guardian Allara Street also offers a solid team of experienced educators who are passionate about their roles, and this is reflected in the genuine interest they take in each and every child and family. We love building connections with the families at our Centre, and endeavour to learn as much as we can about them. 

We value the role of families as a child’s first teacher and we’re committed to developing trusting relationships by listening and responding to families about all aspects of their child’s learning and development. So, our approach is focused on the latest research and insights into how children learn best, and the specific skills they will need to thrive in the 21st Century. 

We have an on-site cook who prepares all meals fresh each day, using seasonal and healthy ingredients. We also grow a range of fresh ingredients at most of our Centres, that the children love getting involved with – often harvesting those vegetables and herbs to use in the Centre kitchen as part of their learning about nutrition and wellness. It’s a real playground to plate experience! 

Allara Street is one of six leading Guardian childcare Centres in Canberra and the ACT. Our other Centres are located at Bruce, Forde, Forrest, Gungahlin and Wanniassa. While there are multiple day care providers in Canberra, Guardian is special and does things differently. Take a tour with us today and discover more. 

Areas that this Centre services

Guardian Childcare Allara Street services a number of local areas, including: Braddon, Campbell, Ainslie, O’Connor and Acton. 

Reviews from Google (11)

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    April dela cruz

    - 2 years ago

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    Matthew Checketts

    - 2 years ago

    We highly recommend this centre, a little gem tucked away in the city centre that should not be overlooked. We are so happy with our decision to send our 7 ... Read More

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    Dione S

    - 3 years ago

    Overall, an excellent centre. Strong, experienced management team. Caring, passionate, professional and engaged educators. Great resources and outdoor play area. Healthy menu, with a cook who carefully caters to all ... Read More

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    Candice Mikkonen

    - 3 years ago

    Allara Street ELC has nurtured and cared for our three children over the past seven years and we are so happy and impressed with the high quality care and professionalism ... Read More

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    Pla Lloyd

    - 3 years ago

    My son just loves coming to the centre everyday! Where do I begin? The facilities, educators and the kids are just great. The whole package just works! The educators are ... Read More

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    Francesca Lancioni

    - 3 years ago

    I love working at Allara street. The children's best interest comes always first; the team is supportive and management gives you all the instruments you need to succeed. I cannot ... Read More

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    Linda Wu

    - 3 years ago

    The childcare centre has high quality facilities. The outdoor area is spacious and has appellate decoration and view. It is in a convenient location with prominent sign at the entrance. ... Read More

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    Dlea 1

    - 3 years ago

    We are very happy with Allara Street, my child has attended full time for the past 3 years and is upset to miss a day. I'm exceptionally happy with the commitment ... Read More

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    - 4 years ago

    Very happy with this centre and my kids are happy here

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    Tris B

    - 5 years ago

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    Mia Cusack

    - 3 years ago

    Have been really happy with Allara St for my son. The educators are great and very engaged, the quality of food is excellent and my son has a great day ... Read More

Begin the Adventure at Guardian

To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.