Guardian Childcare & Education Sunnybank

(Formerly Jacaranda)

Guardian Childcare & Education Sunnybank is a convenient choice for local families seeking high quality care and education for children aged six weeks to six years. The recently renovated outdoor space is a highlight of the light-filled and warm Centre, which also boasts a herb and vegetable gardens, Australian Native stingless bees, a wooden fort, water pump and natural play structures.

The team of professionally-certified early childhood Educators and Teachers deliver an advanced play-based curriculum, as well as a leading Kindergarten Program to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school.

At Guardian Sunnybank, children get out and about on regular excursions into the local community. They visit various local attractions such as Sunnybank Hills Tricare to partake in an inter-generational playgroup which is a delight for everyone involved. The children also love visiting the local shopping Centre, cafes and the library.

With a community-minded team of Educators who have been with the Centre for a long time, at Guardian Sunnybank we’re proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year.

Our dedicated cook prepares nutritious and delicious meals on site, every day. The children and Educators enjoy venturing into the Centre gardens to harvest ingredients for the meals and to be used in cooking classes.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Sunnybank today by booking a tour or speaking to one of 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 6:45am to 6:15pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen
  • Nutritionally balanced meals including: Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea
  • Nappies (for our Steiner, Gerber and Da Vinci rooms)
  • Bibs

What to Bring

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

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 Sunnybank

Previously known as Jacaranda Childcare centre, Guardian Childcare & Education Sunnybank is an early learning centre that services a number of local areas, including: Springwood, Logan Central, Mount Gravatt, Rocklea and Beenleigh. 

At the centre we encourage and use a holistic approach for the children, families, educators and the community. For our children to be, belong and become we foster the values of intentional teaching, love, diversity, respect, equity, kindness and friendship. 

As Educators we use intentional teaching and play based learning to enhance every child’s desire to know and learn. We welcome the diversity of our families and the local community and we encourage participation in all aspects of our curriculum. We invite you to share our values and welcome discussion with our experienced educators. Your child will love their day at Guardian Sunnybank 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 the interaction with educators and other children at the centre. We make sure that our curriculum and school readiness program fits within the Commonwealth Government’s Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards. 

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 St Kilda South 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.   

We tailor our services at the centre to make life easier for our busy families. We provide nutritionally balanced meals prepared by our own chef in our centre kitchen. We also provide necessities such as nappies and sunscreen for nap times. 

We invite you to come and see today why Guardian Childcare & Education Sunnybank is a great choice for your family. Book and tour to come and meet our incredible educators and learn what a day at Guardian is like. 

Reviews from Google (12)

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    kanly Tuen

    - 2 years ago

    The service is wonderful. My son has a great first day in Gerber room. The educators are amazing. Miss Shirley and Miss Grace and Miss Oriel support us in an ... Read More

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    Casey O

    - 2 years ago

    I am so thankful for the wonderful educators at this service that make it so easy to leave my daughter in their care. They are all so welcoming, nurturing and ... Read More

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    Ison Teddy

    - 3 years ago

    thank you soooo much

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    yuqin wang

    - 3 years ago

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    peng zhang

    - 3 years ago

    (Translated by Google) The kindergarten is very good, the teacher is very friendly, the children can play safely inside! (Original) 幼儿园非常好,老师非常友好,小朋友们可以在里面很安全的玩耍!

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    Aleisha Richter

    - 3 years ago

    My son absolutely loves daycare days! The teachers are caring and love him as if he was their own. The management is the easiest olif ever had to deal with ... Read More

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    Margaret Barnett

    - 4 years ago

    My youngest graduated from Jacaranda just last year after we have attended as a family for over 9 years. The staff have always been amazing and gone above and beyond ... Read More

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    Sam Butler

    - 4 years ago

    My 8 month old has been attending the centre for a few months now and the team there have been absolutely amazing. He has developed so much and I am ... Read More

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    Big Panda

    - 5 years ago

    No one is perfect so I can say this is the best childcare around our suburbs if you r looking for a modern facilities, very organized n off course there're ... Read More

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    Addie Matts

    - 5 years ago

    My 2 daughters were at this day care for 5 years each before primary school. No issues at all.

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    Lillian Lu

    - 3 years ago

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    swati agarwal

    - 5 years ago

    My Daughter 2.5 y goes to this day care from past one year and she totally loves it. We never had any issue with anything. :)

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.