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Planting the seeds of success with Guardian Childcare & Education

Guardian Childcare & Education believes a lifetime love of learning starts early. As Australia’s premium provider of early childhood education experiences, Guardian is much more than a childcare provider – it is a place where children feel safe and secure to be themselves.

We all want the best for our children, and every family wants to give their children every opportunity to succeed in life. But there’s one key factor that will determine their long-term success: gaining a love of learning from an early age. 

Those first five years of a child’s life are so crucial. A young child’s brain is rapidly developing and absorbing new information, which has a significant impact on their cognitive, social, and emotional wellbeing. 

A nurturing and stimulating environment where young children feel safe and secure supports children to learn skills such as communication, problem-solving, and emotional regulation, which are essential for their future success in school and beyond. At Guardian’s 56 Centres in New South Wales, we support children to be brave, curious, and creative learners. 

Why start early: thriving in a changing world

High-quality early childhood education is key to laying the foundation for a successful life. Research shows that a quality early learning experiences can lead to a better future for children. Here are just a few of the positive outcomes based on long-term research:

Improved academic outcomes: children develop important skills like language and literacy, problem-solving, and critical thinking abilities.

Better social-emotional development: skills such as empathy, cooperation, and self-regulation help children to make and keep friends.

Improved health outcomes: including improved nutrition and physical activity, reduced rates of childhood obesity, and better access to healthcare.

Increased school readiness: children who attend high-quality programs are more prepared to excel academically and become school-ready.

Clearly, investing in early childhood education means investing in our future generation, ensuring they have the best possible start to life. 

Choosing the right provider – what to look for in quality services

Choosing the right early childhood education provider is one of the most important decisions a parent can make for their young child. However, not all early childhood education programs are created equal, and selecting the right one can be overwhelming. Where do families start? Top of the list of considerations is finding a provider that is a trusted partner for your child’s care and education. 

Finding a provider that values open communication and fosters a sense of community among families is vital. This is the heart of the Guardian approach. From preparing for your first day, to ensuring fussy eaters find food they love, you will feel supported every step of the way. Our partnership doesn’t stop at the end of the day. We’ll support you with advice and tools that enrich your child’s learning at home, ensuring they get the best start to life. 

Literacy and numeracy and skills for life 

Learning should be not only based on world-leading methods, it should be fun. Learning through play encourages children to explore and understand their world at their own pace. Our learning programs are taught by qualified Educators, degree-qualified Early Childhood Teachers and specialist Educational Leaders who guide the program at each Centre. 

Having the best curriculum teams means we have the best learning programs. At each Centre, play-based experiences support learning where children become communicators, collaborators, and friends. They learn to move in big and small ways, and they become problem solvers and thinkers. The Guardian learning experience is a modern, evidence-based curriculum aligned to the Early Years Learning.

Being connected to your child’s learning

Saying goodbye when your child first starts care can be difficult. Because you want to know they’ve eaten well, rested peacefully, and been cared for like they are at home. Families also want to know how their child is progressing in their learning. We want to connect with families, so you are directly involved in their learning and growth.

We have numerous ways to connect with families so you can see what your child is learning and have a voice in your child’s care. Through our in-Centre Visible Learning Displays and updates via the Storypark app, you can be reassured that your child is progressing well and being taught effectively. We want you to be as excited as we are about your child’s accomplishments and see the progress they are making. You won’t miss a thing. 

Come and see what makes Guardian different. Book a tour today at: www.guardian.edu.au

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