Guardian Childcare & Education Prahran

(Formerly High Street)

Guardian Childcare & Education Prahran NQS Rated Exceeding by ACECQA

Our centre has been recognised as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard. This is the highest rating you can receive from a regulatory authority assessment and we are proud to deliver an exceptional service to the children and families who attend our centre.

Guardian Childcare & Education Prahran is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. The modern yet homely centre boasts a range of exciting and inspiring environments, including two spacious outdoor yards, a water pump, workshop area, vegetable gardens, a worm farm and two open-plan studios.

The teachers and educators at Guardian Prahran provide wonderful learning programs for the children, including a leading Kindergarten Program that will help prepare your child for the exciting transition to primary school.

Children also get out and about on weekly excursions from Guardian Prahran, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community, visiting a range of locations, including Victoria Gardens, Prahran Library, Prahran Markets and Lumley playground. This helps the children gain an understanding of the world around them and build connections into the wider community.

At Guardian Prahran, we’re proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of events and holidays throughout the year. We also love to get involved in local fundraising events which further extends on our community connections.

The children enjoy meals freshly prepared on-site by our dedicated chef, using seasonal ingredients often harvested from our very own gardens. In addition, our educators love hosting regular hands-on cooking classes with the children. These experiences enhance the children’s understanding of good nutrition and lay the building blocks for establishing healthy food habits for life.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Prahran today by booking a tour below. Or you can speak to one of our team for more information about the Centre.

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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 6:00pm
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.

More about Guardian Prahran

Our childcare and early learning programs at Guardian Prahran offer so many benefits for families, including: 

  • Kindergarten Program: We help prepare your child for Primary School with our leading curriculum delivered by specialist Teachers and skilled Educators.
  • Partnership with Families: Your peace of mind is important to us, so we work with you and your child every step of the way. 
  • Community connections. Regular excursions to explore the local area, as well as a ‘home-away-from-home’ approach to care. 
  • Wellbeing and nutrition. Nutritionally balanced, seasonal meals and snacks prepared by a dedicated on-site chef, as well as regular cooking classes for the children. 
  • Provide real-world inspired environments. Our Centres inspire curiosity, foster creativity and support discovery with a variety of sensory-rich and sustainable spaces designed for early learning that encourage your child to think, question and do amazing things. 

The orientation and settling in period at your new Centre is all about understanding and respecting the needs of both families and children. You are welcome to stay with your child when dropping off or picking up for as long as you and our team feel is necessary. We’ll also take care of you at the start, because we know that sometimes mum and dad need some extra support and a tissue or two!  

We aim to make the orientation experience a positive and welcoming introduction to Guardian Prahran. We will provide options for your start at the Centre, which include:  

  • Inviting you to visit with your child at times that suit you, to familiarise yourself with the Centre prior to your child’s attendance.  
  • Providing you with a detailed tour of the Centre, which will include introductions to Educators, other children, and families, and that highlights procedures that impact you and your child.  
  • We will provide you with our Family Handbook, and plenty of opportunities to have all your questions answered.  
  • Supporting you and your family with the opportunity to stay with your child during the settling in process.  
  • Encouraging you to share information about your child and any concerns, doubts or anxieties you may have in regard to their enrolment.  

From your child’s first day we will work on building relationships with their educators and other children in their room. This will help your child create bonds which will make them feel secure and safe in the Centre. We will also support them to get settled in their new environment by encouraging them to have some fun and enjoy creative experiences which interest them.  

Read our FAQs for new families to help with any other questions you may have. 

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 Prahran is the right fit for you and your family.   

Areas that this Centre services

Guardian Prahran childcare services a number of local areas, including: South Yarra, Toorak, St Kilda, Armadale, Caulfield north and Malvern. 

Reviews from Google (2)

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    Rachael Blackman

    - 3 years ago

    Our daughter loved daycare here. They were very caring, supportive and flexible catering to the individual and ever changing needs of the child.

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    Renee Hansen

    - 5 years ago

    This daycare centre is so wonderful, great staff retention, our little boy LOVED it there. We moved out of the area and were so sad to have to let go ... 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.