Guardian Childcare & Education Acacia Gardens

(Formerly Playdays)

Guardian Childcare & Education Acacia Gardens 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 Acacia Gardens is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. The Centre boasts an incredible outdoor area, including vegetable gardens, a water pump, mud pit, a street library, giant climbing net, and a range of age-specific play areas for children aged six weeks to six years.

At Guardian Acacia Gardens it’s ‘garden by name, garden by nature’. The children adore getting their hands dirty in the Centre vegetable patch, often harvesting goodies for the dedicated on-site chef to add to meals and use in hands-on cooking classes. This is a wonderful opportunity for real-world learning and expanding on the children’s understanding of good nutrition.

Teachers and Educators at Guardian Acacia Gardens also provide wonderful learning programs for the children, including a leading Kindergarten Program for those preparing for the transition to primary school.

Children at Guardian Acacia Gardens get out and about on weekly excursions, so we have a great connection with the local community. This connection even extends to our local nursing home, where the children regularly send letters as part of our pen pal program.

Begin the adventure at Guardian today by booking a tour to explore the Centre, or chat with our team of Educators to learn more about our high-quality curriculum and care.

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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 7:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Four nutritionally balanced meals including: Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding

What to Bring

  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Water bottle

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 Acacia Gardens

Guardian Childcare & Education Acacia Gardens is located in the quiet streets of Acacia Gardens, providing care for children from six weeks until they head off to primary school. We believe that by providing a warm, nurturing, safe and secure environment which supports children’s learning, we will contribute to a strong foundation for life-long learning. 

Our children are involved in programs that are fun, exciting and engaging which follows their interests and supports their developmental strengths and capabilities. We encourage and motivate children to develop positive attitudes to learning through open ended play based learning experiences, incorporating their environment and building friendships. 

Our team of experienced Educators are passionate and motivated to create inviting learning spaces and work collaboratively with families to provide the best for their children. At Playdays Acacia Gardens, we pride ourselves on offering only the best and encourage you to visit us to see for yourself the exceptional qualities we boast. 

In addition to high quality care and education, we also provide: 

  • Preschool Program: We help prepare your child for Primary School with our leading curriculum delivered by Teachers with specialist early childhood university degrees. 
  • Partnership with Families: Your peace of mind is important to us, so we work with you and your child every step of the way. 
  • Community connections. Regular excursions to explore the local area, as well as a ‘home-away-from-home’ approach to care. 
  • Wellbeing and nutrition. Nutritionally balanced, seasonal meals and snacks prepared by a dedicated on-site chef, as well as regular cooking classes for the children. 
  • Real-world inspired environments. Our Centres inspire curiosity, foster creativity and support discovery with a variety of sensory-rich and sustainable spaces designed for early learning that encourage your child to think, question and do amazing things. All of the classrooms overlook the outdoor learning environment which is surrounded by trees, producing plenty of natural shade and it encourages curiosity and exploration. 

Our close partnership with families allows us to offer a range of additional benefits to the learning and childcare experience for the children in our Acacia gardens childcare centre. We pride ourselves on the support we offer families and want to help make it a little easier to balance all those daily commitments, through initiatives such as:  

  • Designated drop off and pick up zones to assist with those busy mornings and afternoons. 
  • Casual care days where possible to help you manage the unpredictable nature of work life and home life.   
  • Assisting you with government subsidies and entitlements to help you make the most of the financial support which may be available 
  • Our family communication app StoryPark to keep you informed throughout the day with photos, videos and updates about your child  
  • We hold parent and educator sessions to keep you informed of your child’s individual progress.  
  • Providing your child with unexpected benefits such as exposure to a range of cultures and languages via our diverse and multi-cultural educator mix.   

If you’re thinking of enrolling at Guardian Acacia Gardens, we’d encourage you to book a tour today. During your tour you will have the opportunity to meet our Centre Manager, Educators and have a really good look around the Centre while the team answer any questions you may have.   

Areas that this Centre services

Guardian Acacia Gardens services a number of local areas, including: Parklea, Stanhope Gardens, Glenwood, Kings Park, Quakers Hill and Marayong. 

Reviews from Google (16)

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    Benjamin Teo

    - 2 years ago

    My kids have been going here for the past 4 years and we've just finished in 2020. I just want to say that Playdays (the name I'll always love) is the ... Read More

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    Amanda Eisenhuth

    - 2 years ago

    My daughter has attended for the last 4 years (since 8mths old) and my son attended the year previous so we have been part of their family for 5 years. So ... Read More

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    KK Squared !

    - 2 years ago

    I couldn’t be happier leaving my child in such a high quality, nurturing and professional environment. Communication with the centre is prompt and reliable and I am kept informed and ... Read More

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    - 2 years ago

    Guardian Acacia Gardens is an absolutely amazing centre and I am so thankful every day that my children were lucky enough to get a spot there. I have a little ... Read More

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    Gemma Hobson

    - 2 years ago

    Since my daughter first started in care at 6 months old in 2014 I have had nothing but wonderful interactions with her educators and she still misses them and asks ... Read More

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    Samitha Fernando

    - 2 years ago

    All the teachers are professional and helpful. My daughter loves to go to the daycare!

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    Maria Treminio

    - 2 years ago

    I only heard good things about Guardian Childcare (previously playdays) and was excited and nervous at the same time to enrol my daughter there. My worries and anxiety about daycare for ... Read More

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    Sinnwa Hoang

    - 3 years ago

    A fantastic Early learning Centre that both our children have attended over the last 4 years from nursery through to preschool rooms. We were initially drawn to the welcoming home ... Read More

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    Toni-Marie Dakin

    - 3 years ago

    A great centre that really takes the time to get to know every parent and every child. Highly recommend.

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    Kirsten Duggan

    - 3 years ago

    Guardian Acacia Gardens is a wonderful centre with caring, dedicated staff. Our daughter has attended there over the past 3.5 years and each room from Nursery to Preschool has been ... Read More

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    Sangeeta hans

    - 3 years ago

    My daughter has been at Guardian Acacia garden for couple of months now,we are so happy and thankful for the management to gave us the opportunity to be the part ... Read More

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    lisa clark

    - 3 years ago

    This is a brilliant child care service. A supportive and nurturing environment where your children develop both themselves and friendships with their peers. Additional needs for children are met without ... Read More

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    Lisa G

    - 3 years ago

    I have the pleasure of having my children in this service for two years now. When I first saw the centre I noticed how homely and clean it was and ... Read More

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    Emma Shamoun

    - 4 years ago

    Over the past 4 years I have been a parent of this centre as I have sent all 3 of my daughters to Play Days Acacia Gardens. Over this time ... Read More

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    Phoebe Teo

    - 6 years ago

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    Naomi Parrish

    - 6 years ago

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.