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Review: Guardian Early Learning Centre, Freshwater

Guardian Early Learning Centre in Freshwater celebrates childhood… the magic, the wonder and the endless possibilities.

Guardian at Freshwater (formerly Blueys Treehouse) is a 79 place early learning centre that is open from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and is located on Waine Street in Freshwater. The centre offers families of the Northern Beaches a warm and nurturing early childhood environment. The centre is embracing sustainability and encourages children to explore and learn.

The centre has 4 rooms – 0 to 1 years, 1 to 2 years, 2 to 3 years and 3 to 5 years. Each room caters to the children based on their requirements, and the preschool room follows a school readiness program to ensure that the children who will be heading to school, are ready with the skills and learning which will ensure a smooth transition into their first year of primary school. The children also get out and about on excursions around the community and enjoy some lovely relationships with local businesses around Freshwater.

The centre has been beautifully set up with beach-themed outdoor spaces and light-filled rooms. The rooms are set up based on the children’s requirements and focus on play based learning. The centre also has non-stinging bees, worm farms, a boat and alfresco dining areas. The outdoor areas are undercover which allows the children to be outside regardless of rainy days or overly sunny days… so they will never be stuck inside!

The onsite cook prepares nutritionally balanced meals every day. She also is great at ensuring any special dietary requirements are catered for. The aim is to make eating nutritious food easy and fun.

The educators at the centre are either diploma trained or early childhood teachers, and are dedicated to support the children’s learning and development. These community-minded team of educators have been at the centre for a long time and are a culturally diverse team who ensure that a variety of cultures and holidays are celebrated by the centre as a whole. You can tell there is so much love at the centre!

The transparency between educators and parents is important, so they use an app called Storypark. It enables the centre to provide real time updates to parents, which is important for the parents but also supports open communication between the educators and the parents. The focus is on providing children with plenty of opportunities and set them up for a lifelong love of learning.

With underground parking, drop offs and pick ups are easy and convenient for families. If you are living in the Freshwater area, a tour of this centre is a must!

To book a tour, visit https://www.guardian.edu.au/childcare-early-learning-centres/nsw/freshwater/ or call 13 82 30.

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