Guardian Childcare & Education Sherwood Forest

Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Education Sherwood Forest. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including herb and vegetable gardens, shady trees, a swing set and a fort, children are encouraged to explore and learn both indoors and out – taking advantage of the beautiful Queensland climate.

The character and light-filled Centre is located in a converted church, and features the building’s original stained-glass windows, natural play structures, and a range of age-specific play areas.

At Guardian Sherwood Forest, the children get out and about on regular excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit locations such as Mt Cootha, the local dentist, Ipswich Civic Centre for the show and the local Sherwood primary school, which forms an important part of our Kindergarten Program. The program is led by university-qualified teachers and helps prepare your child for the exciting transition to primary school.

With a community-minded team of Educators who have been with Guardian Sherwood Forest for a number of years, we are proud to offer a culturally diverse team who celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year, extending on the children’s knowledge about the world around them.

Our on-site cook prepares fresh meals each day in our Centre kitchen, often including herbs and vegetables that the children and Educators grow and harvest from our Centre gardens. These ingredients are also used in regular hands-on cooking classes, where the children learn about good nutrition and are encouraged to try new foods and flavours.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Sherwood Forest today by booking a tour to explore the centre. Or you can speak with our team to learn more about our approach to high-quality care and education.

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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
  • Bibs
  • Nappies
  • Bedding*
  • Formula and bottles*
  • *Items provided for Nursery 1 only

What to Bring

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

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 Sherwood Forest

Guardian Childcare & Education Sherwood Forest is located just behind the main street in Sherwood. The building has been lovingly transformed from a church into a warm and welcoming home away from home, complete with colourful and stimulating indoor and outdoor spaces. 

With great resources and amazing indoor and outdoor spaces, your child will have the room to explore and flex their curiosity and creativity. Our playgrounds are designed as a place of wonder and inspiration, and we have incredible spaces to meet the developmental needs for children of all ages – from six weeks to six years of age. We have quiet spaces to relax and places for active play where children can ride their bikes, climb and run. 

Our routines are flexible, and programs are based on the children’s personal interests. Each child is encouraged to contribute their ideas about what to learn. We offer a variety of incursions and excursions throughout the year, all of which are included in your child’s fees. 

We want to better understand your child to deliver them the best early learning experience possible. So, we connect with families in person and through our StoryPark app, so you can enjoy the learning journey alongside your child. StoryPark enables the centre to provide real time updates to families, which is important for you but also supports open communication between the educators and the families. The focus is on providing children with plenty of opportunities and set them up for a lifelong love of learning. You’ll be kept up to date on our unique Visible Learning Program, which 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! 

Many of our Educators have been with the centre for many years, and have forged strong bonds with local families. We love seeing the children grow and develop during their time with us, and then welcoming their siblings when it’s their turn to attend the centre. It’s this consistency and family focus that has earned us the trust of our community. 

Your child will love their day at Guardian Childcare & Education Sherwood Forest with our friendly and passionate team of Educators. We have high Educator-to-child ratios allowing educators and families to work together to ensure a happy and productive time whilst children are in our care. 

Our Educators take the time to provide families with up-to-date information on their child’s day and development progress. Our Educators are selected for their qualifications and expertise in the early childhood field, and we pride ourselves on the quality of our care and the warm and secure learning environment we provide. 

Your child’s learning and development will benefit greatly from their interaction with Educators and other children at the centre.  

If you’re thinking of enrolling, 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.  We even have a list of questions you can ask us to make sure Guardian Sherwood Forest is the right fit for you and your family.   

If you wish to enrol after your tour, our Centre Manager will support you with this process, including our full induction pack and information. You will receive details about government subsidies, immunisation requirements and any other documents needed to confirm your place. If you are not ready to enrol, you will be able to join our waitlist and stay up to date with vacancies and Centre news. 

Reviews from Google (5)

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    Shayle Marino

    - 2 years ago

    My son (9 months) attends guardian Sherwood Forest in the nursery room. Starting at 5 months old, from day one was absolutely happy and settled with the amazing educators that ... Read More

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    Bella Rose

    - 2 years ago

    I have two children that attend care at Sherwood Forest (10 months and 2.5years) they both love the centre and are so connected with the educators there. I feel perfectly ... Read More

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    Haley Hanley

    - 2 years ago

    My son absolutely loves attending Guardian Childcare & Education Sherwood Forest. He often asks if it is a Kindy day, and whenever he speaks about Kindy, it is with excitement ... Read More

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    steve bhaman

    - 2 years ago

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    Adam Bos

    - 4 years ago

    We have a child who had to move from a kindy that was not working so well. Sherwood Forest was so welcoming, the vibe was highly positive so the place ... 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.