Blackburn Early Learning Centre

Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Blackburn Early Learning Centre, which is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments – including two spacious outdoor spaces – children are encouraged to explore and learn.

The light-filled and homely centre also has a secret garden, vegetable patches, native trees, cubby houses, a tree swing, and a range of age-specific ateliers.

We are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year.

Children get out and about on excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. We often visit Cootamundra Park to spot birds, collect rubbish and play under the trees, in addition to visiting the dentist and post office to deliver letters to overseas pen pals.

Our on-site cooks prepare five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. The children and Educators often collect herbs and vegetables from the gardens to add to the daily meals and use in cooking classes.

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 6:30am 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

Blackburn Early Learning Centre offers a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, with an exciting outdoor learning environment that has dedicated spaces for different ages. Children under two have access to a cosy yard with a sheltered verandah and AstroTurf where learning opportunities are planned and set up based on the children’s interests.

The toddler space includes a large sandpit and cubby house, with easels fixed on the fence for children to use in various creative ways. It also has a large hanging tree which provides plenty of shade during summer. Children over three have a large space covered in AstroTurf, complete with climbing and obstacle equipment to continuously challenge children’s growing skills and abilities. There is also a cubby house and a very popular mud kitchen where children enjoy experimenting and creating.

All children have access to our unique ‘Secret Garden’, a fenced off space at the back of the centre that is filled with large trees and plants, a big sandpit and dirt pit, gazebo, and a fruit and vegetable patch created by the kindergarten children. They love picking different products from this space to include in their lunch. Our qualified cook prepares fresh and nutritious meals on-site each day, using a four week rotating menu that changes each season.

Our educators are approachable, knowledgeable and passionate about each and every child in their care. They go out of their way to create strong and trusting relationships with families, so that all children and families feel confident and supported.

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.