Walker Street Early Learning Centre

Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Walker Street Early Learning Centre, which is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including herb and vegetable gardens, a worm farm, and natural play structures, children are encouraged to explore and learn.

The light-filled centre is also home a spacious outdoor area – including an alfresco dining space, stage, an obstacle course, and troughs for water play – and a range of age-specific ateliers where our programs come to life.

Children get out and about on regular excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We visit locations such as our local library, post office and grocery store.

We are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays. Our community-minded Educators also organise family dinners on a Friday evening, as well as various events and fundraisers throughout the year.

Our on-site cooks prepare five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the centre, our Educators host cooking classes for the children to get involved in to enhance their understanding of good nutrition.

Begin the adventure at Guardian today by booking a tour to explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more 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 8:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Hats
  • 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
  • Formula - S26

What to Bring

  • 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

Walker Street Early Learning Centre offers the warmth and comfort of a family home. Our purpose-built outdoor space is accessible from every classroom, and has plenty of room in which to run, ride and explore. The children love playing outside with friends of different ages, or with their brothers and sisters. We also have a quiet decking space for babies to safely explore the world alongside the older children, which helps to develop their social interaction skills.

We have many budding artists in our care, making our ‘art studio’ a hub of activity! We believe in embracing our children’s interests and encourage creative expression, whether that’s individually or collaboratively. Project-based learning allows children to extend their knowledge and abilities in both small and large groups.

Our educators are friendly and approachable, and go out of their way to build strong relationships with families before their child even begins with us. We offer tours of our centre to become familiar with our educators and the environment, and an orientation program to ensure you are comfortable and confident to leave your child with us. Once in our care you are welcome to drop by and play alongside your child any time, and to discuss their progress with our educators. We also offer monthly meetings in which we can reassess shared goals for your child.

Our children love cooking, and often bake cupcakes to raise money for the Starlight Foundation. Our wonderful on-site cook prepares nutritious and delicious daily meals that cater to the fussiest of eaters. Breakfast starts at 7.30am and is a great opportunity to spend time with your child, our educators and other families before we begin our busy day. Seasonal fruit platters are also made available twice daily.

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.