River Garden

Every day is a new opportunity for discovery and growth at River Garden. With a range of resource-rich environments – including a spacious rooftop garden and yard – children are encouraged to explore and learn.

The light-filled and modern centre also features a water pump, a creek bed, natural climbing structures, a Wellness Centre with a daily yoga program, an Invention Centre and a range of open-plan ateliers.

Children get out and about on excursions, so we have a great connection with the surrounding community. Favourite locations include the Rockley Gardens, Como Park, Prahran Markets, Chapel Street and our local library.

We are proud to have such a culturally diverse team and plan to celebrate a variety of cultural events and holidays throughout the year.

We work with an esteemed catering company, that prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients, and brings them up to the centre every day. Children enjoy their meals in the dedicated piazza while socialising.

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 7:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen, hat and an environmentally friendly bag.
  • Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding
  • Free drop off and pick up parking zone

What to Bring

  • Spare change of clothing
  • A family photo
  • Formula and bottles

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

River Garden is ideally placed to help families manage their work/life balance with an all-inclusive service, including a high quality, nutritious and varied menu for our children prepared by our in-house chef and served in our mezzanine dining area.

Our team of Bachelor-trained teachers lead our caring, professional and highly-skilled educators in all of our spaces, which are equipped with the highest quality Reggio Emilia-inspired learning resources and programs for all levels of early childhood development in line with the Guardian Curriculum.

In addition to the enriched indoor active play spaces for children, this centre offers your child a unique and welcoming environment with many amazing learning spaces for children. This includes a picturesque roof top garden and an outdoor Invention Centre classroom that will provide children with endless possibilities for creation and design.

With our regular Out-And-About excursions, all children are able to explore areas of our local community such as the Library, the Yarra River, Prahran Market and nearby parks and gardens. Our youngest children are also out and about in our 8-seat pram.

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.