Everyday thousands of families across Australia entrust Child Care Centre with the education and care of their children. Choosing a quality child care centre is so important. But, yet challenging. WHY?
The most important influence on a child’s brain development is where and how they spend their early years. Positive stimulating and nurturing environments help them to thrive and grow and learn; alternately negative environments can have a significant adverse impact on their cognitive, emotional and behavioural development.
In response to that, Guardian Early Learning Group has a commitment to provide the best supports for families to strengthen their work and life balance with an early education centre and care approach that nurtures their young children in their early years so they may fulfil their potential through formal schooling, life and employment. Through their unique play-based early education curriculum which is designed to build confidence and initiative, helping children develop successful social relationships, resolve conflicts and become emotionally resilient, preparing them with a set of skills and aptitudes to become active participants in an increasingly complex, globally-connected and changing world.
And this afternoon, I and my son had a privileged to be hosted a private tour at the new centre in the heart of Barangaroo – level 1, 100 Barangaroo Avenue(Corner of Shipwright Walk and Hickson Road). We had such a fun time playing and learning. And, as I promised I would give some reviews on the whole experience.
Location: convenient for the parents who work within the area. Easily accessibly by public transport. Since its a new centre, finding car parks for a drop-off and pick-up could be a bit challenging as they’re located right on the side of the main road, Hickson Rd. They are currently working on getting some car parks available for parents. SO it won’t be a problem anymore in the long run.
Centre: closed and exclusive area for staffs, parents and children’s enrolled ONLY. You need a swipe key to get in which I strongly agree on. Safety first when it comes to your children. Spacious indoor play area as well as outdoor area (still in construction) featuring lush natural gardens, sand-pits and play structures designated according to the age groups and children’s interests. Wooden custom based – natural made material – to educate the children on preventing further degradation of the environment.
Staff – most of them are welcoming and helpful during my visit. They all look presentable and collective. So, I am quite happy.
Learning Curriculum – focuses on developing children’s natural skills and curiosity to prepare them for success in life long learning, such as problem-solving and to respect one another. They enforce the older children to learn to do things that most adults usually do, for example: pouring water onto their own glass (non-plastic), serve their own meal using ceramic plates and utensils. They are also the first centre which commence initiative designed to help the children to build connections to Australia’s indigenous community.
Special Program – “Out & About” excursion program. It is designed to connect the children with the local community. They build their 8-seaters pram which I though so cool. I wanna ride it.
Opened kitchen – healthy nutritious meals, prepared by on-site cooks using fresh and seasonal produce in a commercial kitchen. Children are allowed to see and involved in the process of serving the food as well as requesting some snacks they’d love to eat. Breakfast starts at 7am and first drop off at 7.30am. It gives sometime for parents to sit down having breakfast together with their children as well as lunch.
For those parents who are currently looking for a high quality Child Care Centre around the CBA area. Get your eyes on this new centre which just opened 2 weeks ago. They have such an exceptional positive environments and staffs for your young ones. They provide a meaningful play based centre for early brains.
For further informations, visit Guardian Early Learning Group Barangaroo, level 1, 100 Barangaroo Avenue – or contact 02 8321 2280 for more info. And I wish you all the best!!