Guardian Childcare & Education Mentone West

Guardian Childcare & Education Mentone West boasts a range of exciting, resource-rich environments, including a recently refurbished outdoor space with a creek bed, a water pump, a climbing fort, vegetable gardens and a range of age-specific play areas.

We have a loyal and long-standing team of Educators, some of whom have been with us for more than five years. Because of this dedication, our teams really get to know the families in our Guardian Mentone West community, and the children are incredibly comfortable with our team of educators and teachers.

At Guardian Mentone, West children are encouraged to explore and learn every day, 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.

We are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of customs and holidays throughout the year. Our community-minded Educators also take the kinder children on regular excursions out into the Mentone West community. As part of this connection to the wider community, our ‘Wallaby’ class recently created a banner for the front fence to help spread the message of positivity in our community. Read more about this project on our blog.

Our on-site cook prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. The children and Educators often collect vegetables from the gardens to add to the daily meals and use in cooking classes, which extends on the children’s knowledge about where their food comes from and encourages them to try new flavours.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Mentone West today by booking a tour to explore the Centre or speak 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 7:00am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

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

What to Bring

  • Hats
  • Formula and bottles
  • 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.

Learn More About Our Centre

If you’re looking for the right Mentone childcare and kindergarten then take a tour of Guardian today and discover how we do things differently.

With our centre being well above the Australian national average, we are focused on the outcomes for children along with working closely with parents to help deepen your child’s respect for the local communities along with the other children and their independent development.

While you have many different child care centres to choose from around Mentone, if you take a tour with Guardian you’ll discover why this is one of the preeminent Mentone preschools.

There are currently vacancies available at Guardian Mentone so come by and find out how we can help.


“Thanks again for the settling in sessions this week. I’m so incredibly happy with our decision to come to you, the centre feels so much like what we are at home – relaxed and calm, friendly and caring.”
– Alicia

Reviews from Google (9)

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    Kate Wright

    - 3 years ago

    Guardian have provided a caring and supportive environment for my little boy. I couldn't be happier with their gentle approach and the way they consider the needs of every family ... Read More

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    Christine Rowe

    - 3 years ago

    Wonderful centre with amazing staff, who care and provide the children with a calm and fun learning environment. Highly recommend! Thank you Jes , Bec and team :)

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    simone lewis

    - 3 years ago

    My daughter has been at Guardian for a number of years now and we love it! Her educators are kind and knowledgeable and take the time to cater for individual ... Read More

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    Brant Rowe

    - 3 years ago

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    Sally Bailey

    - 3 years ago

    I am so thrilled with the care my granddaughter receives at Guardian Mentone-West. I have seen a lot of centre's & this is by far one of the best. The ... Read More

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    Katrina Macleod

    - 3 years ago

    Could not ask for better care for both of my children, both who ask for their educators often at home. The centre is like a home away from home, with ... Read More

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    Shaye Woodhouse

    - 3 years ago

    Great center and very friendly staff. My children went here in 2018 after leaving while on a pregnancy pause we are now back for 2020 and wouldn't have wanted to ... Read More

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    Tay Noonan

    - 3 years ago

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    Dianne Astwood

    - 3 years ago

    Lovely staff in a wonderful setting.

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.