Guardian Childcare & Education
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It was good experience but had too much work pressure

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It was so busy everyday I learned how to work in busy environmentManagement was good somehow Hardest part was cleaning and changing was like di cleaning every time and change nappies ..nothing else




Too much work pressure
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Stressful work life balance

To start with it was good place but as time went on things started changing to the worse.. stressful , over worked , spend half time cleaning than looking after children
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Based on 9 survey responses
What people like
  • Trust in colleagues
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Inclusive work environment
Areas for improvement
  • Fair pay for job
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Overall satisfaction

Work life balance

Some places of guardian is prefet, some places are lack of Management and shortly staff, ignore the ratio.Working on the Nursery room is too much physically, emotionally cause lower back pain.
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Fun and productive

What is the best part of working at the company?Feeling happy with work environment What is the most stressful part about working at the company?No stress with the company, but work load sometimes What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Comfortable and flexible work environment What is a typical day like for you at the company?First welcome each family and staff ,Start to do list giving priority to the urgent tasks
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I enjoy there sometimes,overall I love to work in guardian

What is the best part of working at the company?I love guardian they give the opportunity for work to everyone who are qualified not asking the experience,I learn many things in guardian which help me to promote my knowledge and skills.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?To work with permanent educators sometimes they behave very rudely to new staff.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Work environment is good everyone respect every culture.What is a typical day like for you at the company?I was new and one of permanent staff behave very rudely ,otherwise all good
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Productive and fun

Enjoyed working at guardian great management and overall support. Environments are beautiful and well resourced. Training provided and ongoing professional development
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Toxic environment

Not great leadership team, very competitive and not transparent and not supported. Would not recommend Guardian as an employer. Felt bullied by Operations Managers and CEO in particular.
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Amazing company

Super supportive company, competitive salaries and great culture. The company puts a lot of emphasis on celebrating successes which is very inspiring.
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Great workplace

Supportive management and structures in place. Great team amd overall positive environment. Programs for children are great,communication for families is awesome. Can't fault my centre
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If you are permanent you are treated kind of well, if you are casual people can be very mean to you. A lot of people are there only for the pay not for the children.High staff turn over.Big systems in place, that is good.People from main office are totally disconnected from the reality on the floor.


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Low pay, no work advancement, higher positions clearly not culturally diverse, clearly seen by which people are on the floor and which people can achieve higher positions
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Productive induction

Great support team and productive introduction. Great resources have been provided. Friendly team members. Will look forward to start working with guadian team.
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Stressful and Biased

I only lasted at Guardian for about five months and everyday I came home stressed and unhappy. They require you to do extensive programming ON THE FLOOR. They gave so little programming and observation time at work so I had to bring paperwork home. It was awful. The management was a mess. Prideful and biased. Yes they can have a say on how to run a room of course but everyday they would come in and criticise routines and every other tasks that you’re doing (then change their minds the next day) e.g they didn’t allow the children to go outside when UV was 8 but when one of the management had to be on the floor, all of a sudden the children can go outside even when the UV was 11. It seems that they do not realise what the workers go through. They also have a lot of favourites- only a few can leave early, take in their suggestions but decline others or prioritise them for early shifts etc.




Money hungry
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Guardian Childcare & Education

Continually evolving and open to trying new ideas and concepts. Progressive approach to flexible working and very supportive. No negatives, I never want to leave!


Remote working with lots of flexibility


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A company that strives to be the best it can be and delivers.

I have worked here for almost 9 years, and I still love what I do. I am proud to work for a company that puts the children and its employees first. The Leadership team listen and are open to ideas. I can honestly say there are no limits to what you can achieve if you are passionate about what you do.


The flexibility, the opportunities to try different things, to move interstate, into other departments, the support from management.
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The manager shae at guardian Forrest was biased and favoured people of certain background! Rooms are crowded with children but a lack of educators to support them ! Unreliable rosters and toxic management who aren’t willing to understand and support your situation. Qualification and experience isn’t valued if you do hold a certain ethnic background ! Often asked to stay back to cover ratios but hardly got paid for overtime
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Child focused, inclusive practice, are part of work culture.

The company cares about staff, Hard work never gone unnoticed. Mixed shift times are great, with one short shift. On going opportunities for professional development.
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Very high educated staff

Love that place and love to work with Guardian. Amazing staff . Lots of educational learning experience for children. Very professional staff and management.
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Collaborative team

I am fortunate enough to have a collaborative team and a manager that can handle her branch well enough to provide us work life balance. It is rare to find such people/ team.
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Friendly environment with supportive and motivational culture

Lovely work culture to work with. If I did not change my career, I would still love to work with the company.Company has very good policy for its clients and employees.
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poor higher management

centre was lovely and good team culture. higher management was not supportive when the centre needed it. Guardian didn’t prioritise what the centre needed especially for health and safety of the children, budgets came before the children and staff
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Great networking between states

Company support you if you want to achieve further education or upgrade skillsYou work in different cultures, different type personalities and always encouraging you to be a positive person


Sometimes they give you great perks such as new uniforms, free flu shot, free training


Sometime too many personal problems between staff involved in the professional job
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Based on 92 reviews

Ratings by category

3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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