"My passion lies in the possibilities that a teacher/child relationship can offer and open up."
Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Blyth Street Early Learning Centre. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments – including four soon-to-be-renovated outdoor spaces – 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 7:00am 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.
Blyth Street Early Learning Centre is located in a beautiful old heritage home, just a short walk from Sydney Road and Lygon Street in urban Brunswick. Although the home has been renovated, it has retained its heritage look and feel, providing a warm, inviting atmosphere that is full of natural light.
Outside the children can explore four exciting play spaces that cater for a diverse range of learning styles. There are a variety of natural materials to discover, as well as challenges they can set themselves to learn and grow. A unique indoor/outdoor room is also available for all children to wander through and enjoy, as well as quiet spaces for more passive-style learning.
We provide healthy meals each day that reflect our local community, catering for vegan, vegetarian and halal preferences, as well as any other dietary requirements. We ensure our meals have minimal refined sugars, and wholefoods are used where possible.
To give new children the best start at our centre, we offer a three day flexible orientation process. We appreciate that leaving your child in care for the first time can be stressful, so we are committed to keeping you well informed on their progress through face to face conversations, phone calls, and emails. Our open door policy means you are also welcome to come and visit your child any time throughout the day. We also have excellent relationships with our local primary schools, and can assist you with the transition process when the time comes for them to leave our centre.
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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