Guardian view children as strong, unique and resilient individuals, capable of complex thinking and their own perspectives. That’s why Guardian’s curriculum has been designed with the influence of world leading insights and approaches, such as Reggio Emilia, the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standard for early childhood.
Guardian believe the children of today will face a different world tomorrow. They are entering a fast-paced, rapidly changing world, where technology rules and the traditional methods of teaching are no longer as effective. That’s why their 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.
Qualified Teachers and Educators
Guardian Teachers and Educators work with a dedicated Curriculum team who have global experience in international school settings – giving a unique, contemporary approach to early education.
With degree-qualified Teachers, Educators and Curriculum specialists in every Guardian centre, parents can be assured children are supported, encouraged and enabled to become a lifelong learner via their unique approach that:
Sparks a child’s natural curiosity
Inspires them to ask questions
Builds their confidence and
Shows them that knowledge can be gained in all sorts of wonderful ways
Partnership with families
Guardian's close partnership with families allows them to offer a range of additional benefits to the learning and childcare experience for the children in their centres. They pride themselves on the support offerred to 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.
Their family communication app StoryPark to keep families informed throughout the day with photos, videos and updates about their child.
Guardian hold parent and educator sessions to keep families informed of their child’s individual progress.
Providing each child with unexpected benefits such as exposure to a range of cultures and languages via their diverse and multi-cultural educator mix.
Leading long day Preschool & Kindergarten programs
Gurdian Childcare & Education Preschool and Kindergarten Programs are designed and led by teachers with specialist early childhood university degrees – all with all the benefits of long day care flexibility for families.
These programs have been carefully crafted to purposely deliver on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS) for childcare.Guardian's practices and programs connect directly to the foundation stages of the Australian School Curriculum, from which students will be taught when they enter the formal schooling system.
Guardian design engaging Preschool and Kindergarten Programs which set the foundations for a positive start to each child’s first year of school. These programs focus on open-ended, play-based experiences that:
Teach the basic numeracy and literacy skills needed for academic success.
Embed valuable social and emotional skills required to be confident and resilient.
Have clear learning outcomes to prepare children for formal schooling, and beyond.
Custom-designed Centres and resources
All of Guardian's centres inspire curiosity, foster creativity and support discovery with a variety of sensory-rich, real-world, sustainable spaces designed for early learning. The environment plays a huge factor in learning outcomes for children, so they pride themselves on helping children and families feel welcome and able to build a sense of belonging, which supports their teaching.
Children are provided with a wide range of resources and materials to inspire their learning and development. Guardian focus on real-world, ‘open-ended’ materials that encourage creativity, problem-solving and physical development. This type of play launches children into an environment where the learning opportunities are endless!
Dedicated to Health and Wellbeing
Guardian know parents are busy, so their policies – whilst grounded in safety – also consider life’s practicalities. All team members are trained to appropriately manage the various situations that can arise in a childcare setting, which include:
Children and water play
Sun protection for children
Creating safe environments in our Centres
Handling incidents and injuries
Guardian have additional healthy and safety measures in place such as designated pick up and drop off locations and procedures; routine temperature checks to manage illness; a diligent approach to hygiene and hand washing; and effectively raising and consulting on safety or wellbeing concerns in all centres.
In addition, educating children about the importance of healthy eating and wellbeing is an important part of early childhood development. Guardian believe in providing a positive eating environment that reflects dietary requirements, cultural and family values, and promotes lifelong learning for children.
Focus on Community, Connection and Belonging
Guardian Childcare & Education are incredibly passionate about connections, communication and being an active part of their local community at every Guardian Centre. With excursions into the local community to explore and learn, plus a variety of incursions and in-Centre events – their practices and programs focus on collaboration, diversity, uniqueness and experiences that open up young minds to a world of possibilities. Some of the unique community experiences include:
Getting out and about into the community in the Octopram, with up to eight children at a time, expanding their understanding of the world around them.
Offering children a range of additional cultural experiences thanks to Guardian's diverse educator mix. This includes exposure to different languages, cultural celebrations and customs.
Each centre makes a point of partnering with local businesses and supporting the community wherever possible. From sponsoring local sporting teams, to attending and even hosting fundraising events in the community.
Guardian supports children to learn, play and, most of all, have fun! They pride themselves on their partnership and communication with families to ensure you get the absolute most out of this precious time.
Book a tour at your local Guardian Childcare & Education centre today!