Guardian Childcare & Education Kew East

Guardian Childcare & Education Kew East is one of more than 40 state-of-the-art Guardian Childcare Centres in Victoria. Located only 8km from the Melbourne CBD, it is a convenient choice for local families needing care close to home or on their way to the city for work. With easy drop off and pick up in the morning and evenings, Guardian Kew East makes life a little easier for families juggling the day-to-day commitments of life with a young family.

With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments – including two spacious indoor/outdoor play areas, Guardian Kew East is bursting with opportunities for children to play and learn. In this light-filled urban oasis, there are herb and vegetable gardens, a trough for water play, a sandpit, a two-tier bridge, wooden play structures and two levels of open-plan spaces where our programs come to life.

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

Children also have the chance to get out and about on weekly excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit locations such as local cafes, parks and the high street. The children also love visiting our local fruit supplier and picking out produce to use in meals, prepared by a dedicated on-site cook.

Our cook prepares all meals fresh each day in the Centre kitchen, where children also participate in frequent hands-on cooking classes that extend their knowledge of good nutrition. The children and Educators also often collect herbs and vegetables from the Centre’s gardens to add to the daily meals and use in their cooking classes.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Kew East today by booking a tour to explore the Centre and chat with our team of Educators about our high-quality curriculum.

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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 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen, hat and an environmentally friendly bag.
  • Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding
  • Free drop off and pick up parking zone

What to Bring

  • Expressed breastmilk or formula and bottles/cup
  • Spare change of clothing
  • A family photo

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 Kew East

Kew East is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria – located 8 km east from Melbourne’s CBD. Its local government area is the City of Boroondara. 

Guardian Kew East is one of more than 40 Guardian childcare centres in and around Melbourne. The Centre boasts a number of features: 

  • Spread over 2 levels, this custom-built and architecturally designed space offers expansive indoor/outdoor play areas 
  • Commercial grade kitchen with onsite cook who prepares five healthy and nutritious meals per day 
  • The kitchen is also a learning environment and features and open servery, giving visibility to the process of food preparation and promoting interaction with the cook 
  • Meals are shared together in the piazza, where children assist in setting the table, serving their own food and cleaning up afterwards.

Plus, the Centre has a long-standing and passionate Centre Manager, Janene – read more about Janene and her approach to childcare at Guadian Kew East. 

What are you most excited about working with children on/teaching children about and why? 

“Most of the excitement about working with children for me is the care aspect of what we do. Building bonds and relationships with children and their families is so special to me. I also love watching the children explore, learn and make connections both with people and with their development. I think people often underestimate children and their abilities, so I love showing families and Educators what the children are capable of and how important the process of that learning is, rather than the end product.” 

At Guardian Kew East The children also have the opportunity to participate in our regular Out and About Program, which with the luxury of our Octopram, means children of all ages can be a part of these exciting excursions. The children make regular visits to build on our connection to our local community to places such as the local fruit shop, local cafes, local parks and travelling on the tram to The Kew Library. 

At Guardian Kew East 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. 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. 

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 Kindergarten years. 

We also offer a number of additional benefits for busy families, such as: 

  • Designated drop off and pick up zones to assist with those busy mornings and afternoons. 
  • Casual care days where possible. 
  • 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. 
  • We hold parent and educator sessions to keep you informed of your child’s individual progress. 

Come and experience the difference at Guardian Kew East by booking a tour today! 

Areas that this Centre services 

Guardian Childcare Kew East services a number of local areas, including: Deepdene, Balwyn, Kew, Balwyn North and Alphington. 

Reviews (8)

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    Sarah Chang

    - 10 months ago

    My son has been attending for two years now. And yes, like some of the reviews in the last year, management had really gone down hill. But, Amy the new ... Read More

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    Aussie mum

    - 10 months ago

    Now under fantastic management. The centre manager goes out of her way to help with questions. My 2 girls love the new center manager.

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    Felipe Bettancourt

    - 1 year ago

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    Oana Muresan

    - 2 years ago

    My baby boy was with the centre for almost a year last year. And I’m bringing him back in January. (I transferred him for this year to Guardian FoxKids Brighton ... Read More

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    Anna Bucicova

    - 3 years ago

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    Natalie Waterworth

    - 3 years ago

    The staff at Guardian are friendly and hard working. The building and facilities are incredible, there is so much space for the kids to explore. The center has been very ... Read More

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    Mireille Oberholster

    - 3 years ago

    Great centre with amazing staff and incredible open plan facilities. Both our children love coming to the centre!

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    Marissa Fillipou

    - 10 months ago

    The Centre has been fantastic for my baby boy. He loves going there, loves his educators and I have noticed rapid learning and development in him since starting there. Only ... Read More

Begin the Adventure at Guardian

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