Guardian Childcare & Education Clayfield

Guardian Childcare & Education Clayfield is a convenient choice for families living in Kalinga, Nundah and Wooloowin who are looking for childcare close to home, or on their way to work in Brisbane CBD. The Centre boasts a range of engaging environments that inspire curiosity, including native gardens, a water pump, a creek bed, natural play structures and a range of age-specific play areas.

These spaces encourage the children to explore and learn, with the added benefit of a Kindergarten Program led by quality teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

Children at Guardian Clayfield also have the opportunity to get out and about on excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit local ‘attractions’ such as the nearby train station and the local fruit market.

We are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays. As part of our community focus, we host family breakfast in the Centre every morning from 6:30am, thanks to our on-site cooks, Natasha and Tianne.

At Guardian Clayfield, the children enjoy delicious and nutritious meals, prepared on-site with fresh seasonal ingredients, every day. With a theatre-style kitchen and dining piazza, meals are always social and invite conversation around food and nutrition, which encourages the children to develop healthy eating habits for life.

On our blog, Natasha offers her insights into why exploring food from a young age is so important: “The relationship between nutrition, health and learning is undeniably strong. As our children experience periods of rapid growth, good nutrition gives them the energy to do this. Part of good nutrition is being exposed to different textures and also assisting with oral health and motor skills, which are important for speech development.”

Begin the adventure at Guardian Clayfield today. You can book a tour or speak to one of our team below.

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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 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Five nutritionally balanced meals, cooked on site, including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Bibs
  • Nappies
  • Bedding
  • Formula - S26

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 Clayfield

Your child will run smiling through our doors each morning – and greet you excitedly every afternoon with tales of what they’ve done that day. Because at Guardian, it’s all about fun, play and what they learn along the way.  

We are so thrilled to have our new Centre Manager Joshua create such great community spirit.  

Our Clayfield child care and early learning centre is in a fantastic environment for children aged six-weeks to six years to explore and with a dedicated team to help all the children become curious and imaginative learners. Join this beautiful community childcare centre today, and give your child the start they deserve. 

With an incredible new team, led by our experienced Centre Manager, Joshua, your child will thrive in the Guardian Clayfield childcare community. 

  • Caring and experienced team   Our new Centre Manager Joshua is brimming with enthusiasm and is excited to welcome you and your child into our nurturing environment. He leads a team of caring and dedicated educators, with decades of experience. 
  • Learn through play – With great resources and amazing indoor and undercover outdoor spaces that are accessible year-round, your child will have the room to explore and flex their curiosity and creativity. 
  • Leading Kindergarten program for children aged 3 and older.
  • We welcome babies from as young as six weeks.
  • Regular communication with you – Not only will you be kept up to date during the day through our family communication app, StoryPark, Joshua also makes a big effort to greet our families and children at drop off and pick up to ensure you hear all about how your child is progressing. It is this personal attention and interest in your child and their wellbeing that sets Guardian Clayfield apart. 
  • Community connections – Fun and confidence-boosting local excursions for all ages, including walks through the local area and babycinos at our nearby café!  
  • The best care at every age and stage – We welcome babies as young as six weeks, and work with families through the age stages until finally preparing our older children for the exciting transition to primary school with our leading Kindergarten Program. 
  • Easy for families – Dedicated on-site parking, bus stops on our doorstep and a two-minute walk to Clayfield train station, all adds up to convenience for those busy mornings and afternoons.   
  • All the extras – Long daycare hours, support with the Child Care Subsidy, an on-site chef and introducing Japanese and Mandarin lessons.  Our unique Visible Learning Program gives you a great understanding of your child’s learning for the day at pick up. It will give you plenty to talk about with them on the drive home! Plus, on-site parking for pick-up and drop-off, accessible from Sandgate Road. 

Designed to enhance the learning experience for babies and children, the early learning spaces at Guardian Clayfield include: 

  • Huge outdoor play areas for all age groups, featuring natural gardens, sandpits, scooter path and a natural creek bed for water play and discovery. 
  • Commercial ‘theatre-style’ kitchen and café-style dining designed to enhance interactions with food and the centre cook, as well as giving children the opportunity to socialise over meals. 
  • Art and science and sensory play with mirrored balls, shakers and instruments. 
  • Reading nook for quiet play and relaxation. 

It is within these rich environments that our team of passionate and highly qualified educators implement the Guardian curriculum – a Reggio Emilia inspired play-based, child-led early learning philosophy which encompasses literacy, numeracy, science, art, music, and language, underpinned by a focus on social and emotional development. 

It’s not hard to see why Guardian Clayfield is a great choice for your child. Book and a tour today and see experience it for yourself. Enrolling now for all ages. 

Areas that this Centre services

Guardian Childcare Clayfield services a number of local areas, including: Hendra, Sandgate, Ascot Breakfast Creek, Northgate, Wavell Heights, Kalinga, Wooloowin and Lutwyche.

Reviews from Google (11)

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    Eleonor Schwerdtfeger

    - 2 years ago

    My son started Bottlebrush, the 0-2 section six months ago. The staff are professional, amazing, loving, friendly and engaging with the children and exceptional at what they do. Joshua and his ... Read More

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    Angie Westerdale

    - 2 years ago

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    Trever Meres

    - 3 years ago

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    Nathan Dovey

    - 4 years ago

    This place is amazing. Very clean, educational and at the same time heaps of fun! Some days I have to drag our daughter out she is having so much fun ... Read More

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    Stephen O'brien

    - 4 years ago

    I enrolled my then 3 yr old and 2 yr old boys at GELC Clayfield in Oct '17. The open-planned area was a huge change to our previous centres and ... Read More

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    Suzie Watson

    - 4 years ago

    Guardian Clayfield is a fantastic daycare facility- with an excellent outdoor play area. The educators are always friendly, welcoming and provide regular updates daily. My son who attends loves it ... Read More

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    Jess Anselmi

    - 5 years ago

    Guardian Clayfield is amazing The staff are so great with the little ones and every one is so friendly and happy. The facilities are incredible I love the inside out side play ... Read More

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    A Anselmi

    - 5 years ago

    My son has attended Guardian Clayfield for a number of months now. They couldn't be more attentive to his wants and needs. He suffers food allergies and every care is ... Read More

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    Blake Duerden

    - 5 years ago

    We have known the centre manager for years from a previous daycare. Very attentive and friendly and gets to know the children well as she was a lead educator as ... Read More

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    Svetlana Spencer

    - 5 years ago

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    kamal hindu

    - 5 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.