"Most of my career has been with Guardian, and I’ve spent over 15 years working with children."
Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Early Learning – Hillside. With a range of exciting, resource-rich environments – including a soon-to-be launched community garden – 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 6:30am to 6:30pm
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.
Guardian Childcare & Early Learning Centre – Hillside provides a friendly and engaging centre for all families. The children can learn, grow and develop in a range of expansive spaces that offer endless stimulation for big imaginations. The outdoor spaces are set up daily with the children, which allow them to be the creators of their own play experiences.
The children at our centre love experimenting with recyclable materials, like constructing city buildings out of boxes. We also try to incorporate a lot of natural materials from local parklands into our program, so that children can learn about the natural environment around them.
The children enjoy hosting special guest visitors that link in with what they are learning. An example of this is when we were investigating owls, and we invited keepers to bring an owl along to our centre for the children to see and touch. Further to this the Children at Guardian Childcare & Early Learning – Hillside are provided with opportunities to further investigate topic of interest through Excursions. For example when the Pre Kinder Children we investigation different modes of transport the group were provided with the opportunity to go on a Bus Trip around Melbourne.
Our educators are always excited to meet new families and their children. We go the extra mile to ensure that you are well-informed about your child’s day and developmental progress. Our door is always open for you to visit throughout the day and on special events, and we can always call you to provide an update on your child for peace of mind.
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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