"After 11 years at one centre, I love where I work and I am happy coming into work every day."
Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Kent 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, natural resources, a sandpit, and a range of age-specific ateliers, children are encouraged to explore and learn.Read More
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.
Handover time with children, families and our friendly Educators. There's a chance for conversation to share what's important for the day/what's happened the night before at home.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
As children are arriving and families are coming and going, there's an opportunity for play as well as family grouping, open-plan play and multi-age grouping.
As the children come together, planned experiences begin. This is where the Guardian programs and practices come to life. Examples of learning include numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, science, creative arts, curiosity and more.
There's an opportunity for children to come together and enjoy morning tea.
Following morning tea, the planned experiences continue. This includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
There's an opportunity for children to come together for lunch. With an open-door policy, families are able to join the centre for meals and excursion if they wish.
For children who want to, or need to, there's an opportunity to sleep, rest or relax. For children who don't need to rest, there are planned experiences, which are more likely to be outdoors.
Children come together for afternoon tea in small groups or with siblings (they can also rest and play together, too). This time also presents an opportunity to reflect on the day.
End of the day
As families arrive to pick up children, there's an opportunity to speak to Educators and share information about the day.
End of the day
Some centres offer early tea or light snack at the end of the day, which they can grab as they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary at home, so if throughout the day, we notice children look tired, food will be provided.
Open 8:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
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.
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.
Kent Street Early Learning Centre extends over two floors, boasting views of Barangaroo, Sussex Street, Kent Street and the surrounding city. We provide a welcoming atmosphere for the children, with the warmth and comfort of home.
The ground floor has a lovely outdoor space where the children enjoy playing in the sandpit and tending to our trees and herbs. They also love looking through the windows at the daily commotion of the city. The first floor is flooded with natural light due to the floor to ceiling windows and skylights. In the outdoor space, children enjoy water play and caring for the edible garden.
At our centre children are viewed as capable individuals, and we believe in exposing them to experiences that challenge them in a controlled environment. Our routine is flexible, which means we can cater to each child’s unique needs and interests. Children are also free to choose from our abundant collection of resources and materials in different play spaces.
We believe that children of different ages playing together has mutual benefits. For older children it’s an opportunity to be a proud role model, and for the younger children it’s a chance to develop skills like self-feeding and appropriate social play. It also means brothers and sisters can interact throughout the day.
Our open door policy means families are welcome to visit any time, and we can also call or email you during the day with an update. Two-way communication with families is critical and so we connect with them in a variety of ways, such as our regular newsletter that highlights the fun and learning we experienced that week.
Our experienced chef prepares an array of healthy and delicious meals from scratch each day. The children love trying new dishes, and discovering different textures and flavours. We even attach recipes to our weekly newsletter as they are in such high demand! Breakfast is provided daily for our families at 7.30am, which is a great time to chat to our educators and meet other families.
To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.
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Running for approximately 30 minutes, touring a centre is a great way to explore the exciting environments, chat to our Educators and see our high-quality curriculum come to life. It’s also a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
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