Meet our Centre Manager
"I love being able to support the children’s individual journey of development and foster their imagination and inquisitive nature to instil a lifelong love of learning".
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.
Handover time with children, families and our friendly Educators. There’s a chance to share what’s important for the day and any news from home.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
An opportunity to play and discover with open-plan play in family groups and multi-age groupings.
Planned experiences. This is where the Guardian difference comes to life. Alongside our Educators your child’s exploration leads to learnings in numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, creative arts and much more.
An opportunity for children to come together for a healthy snack, often they help prepare their food alongside our carers.
Individually tailored to your child’s needs and curiosity the planned experiences continue, this includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
Another nutritious meal expertly prepared by Kids Gourmet Food. Families are invited to join the children for meals and excursions if they wish.
If your child wants to, or needs to sleep, it’s time to rest and recharge. For children who don’t need to rest the planned experiences continue, in most cases outdoors.
Another chance for the children to come together and re-fuel in small groups or with siblings. There is also an opportunity to rest or play together and reflect on the day.
As you arrive to pick up your child, there’s a chance to speak with our Educators and share news about the day. Our Storypark App also allows you to stay in touch 24/7 wherever you are.
End of day
Your child is encouraged to grab a light snack as they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary, throughout the day if we notice your child looking tired food will be provided.
Open 7:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
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
At Guardian Childcare & Education Hornsby we pride ourselves in building a community of learners. Our innovative education program is full of exciting experiences planned by our qualified Educators based on the needs and interests of both individuals and groups of children.
Our secure environment outdoors encourages sensory, messy and exploratory play. This provides children with a great opportunity to make their own discoveries using their senses, curiosity and knowledge as children engage in the sandpit, mud pit, water creek and bark area.
Anna Di B.
01:25 27 Nov 23
Excellent child care centre with kind experienced educators, a fun and engaging program and a very caring team! The staff are amazing and the communication and organisation of the centre is excellent!
Pawel Hawalej Mineral Energy P.
04:17 21 Nov 23
01:54 17 Nov 23
We moved our toddler here a year ago and couldn't be happier with our choice. We have always had tough drop-offs with our little one but the staff have been caring, taking time to reassure us and make that process as easy as possible. Great educators who are kind, friendly and design creative and thoughtful activities for the kids. Excellent communication from staff.
Guardian Childcare is an amazing place for young kids.The educators are extremely friendly and professional.They really make an effort to engage the kids and develop them in every possible way.I’ve seen lot of improvements in my son and he always looks forward to going there.I would recommend this daycare to anyone that is looking for a quality care.Thanks!
Mordecai and his family feel this lovely place is home away from home.The centre manager Sophie and her team go the extra mile to make the children feel very safe and very happy at all times.Best wishes, Katharina De Vos.
The educators here are absolutely amazing ! As a first time mum I was so overwhelmed with different feelings when my son started day care but the stuff made every step of the way easier and were incredibly supportive of me and so caring of my son. I have seen them treat every child with so much respect and do their utmost to look after our kids. I’m so grateful I found this place. Thank you team for always working so hard to take care of our precious children ! 15/10 from me :)
I've been so pleased with my son's transition into Guardian Hornsby – he's come out of his shell and enjoys his days there, and I give full credit to the wonderful staff and the environment they've created. The large outdoor play area is such a bonus, and I always look forward to the regular Storypark updates where I can see the creative and well-thought-out activities the kids have been up to that day. I also appreciate the effort that goes in to producing the newsletter for parents, which provides tips and resources, community events, casual day availability, upcoming menus and more. A big thank you to Sophie and the team for all of your efforts.
I couldn’t recommend Guardian Hornsby more highly - it truly is an outstanding childcare centre. The staff are kind, engaging and creative and highly responsive to my child’s needs. The physical environment is wonderful inside and out, with a large covered outdoor space that can be utilised even during inclement weather. I was a bit anxious how my child would adjust to the new environment, having been timid to join in at their previous centre, but it was a seamless transition thanks to all of the carers. I’m greatly impressed with their daily activities including music sessions, sports, crafts, stories and useful skill development and can hardly believe how much my child participates as they actively include and support them. The centre director, Sophie, is a great leader. She was so helpful securing our place, has been flexible in accomodating our needs and always replies quickly to emails and is available on the phone. Thank you Guardian Hornsby!
03:22 27 Jan 23
This centre is honestly amazing. My daughter was struggling to settle into another centre so we moved her to Guardian Hornsby, and she absolutely loves it! The teachers are caring, nurturing, kind and patient, the centre managers are kind and always so helpful, they do numerous fun activities throughout the day, and the outside play area is awesome. So grateful to have found such a special place for our little girl.
The director and staff are AMAZING and they have a great space and do lots of awesome, fun stuff with the kids, including a great music program! My only tiny niggle is that the centre is fairly large, but then... still not as large as some.
12:45 17 Jan 23
The care my children have received at this centre is second to none. Great manager and team, always so approachable and accommodating and my child is consistently so content at the end of the day. Would recommend to anyone looking in this area.
Dayna Foden B.
23:17 05 Jan 23
We are loving Guardian Early Learning at Hornsby.My daughter's language and behavioural skills have improved so much since attending.The staff are kind and caring towards my daughter and are supporting her toilet training and the development of other skills.I visited many different centres in the area and Guardian was the only one that felt right. It was the way I observed the staff interact with the children that made me decide Guardian was the right place for my daughter.
22:42 17 Oct 22
The staff retention, the staff in general, the facilities and equipment and variety of toys and experiences the children have available to them have encouraged us to return to the centre with our second child long after our first child had finished up. The room set up is tricky in the existing building but the team make it work and both my boys have loved their time there.
03:13 24 Aug 22
My Daughter Grace is now in the toddler room! Grace continues to love the centre and looks forward to going everyday she goes! She feels so loved, comfortable and safe. She has great educators and friends! Highly recommend this daycare!
My child loves coming to Guardian (Hornsby campus)She’s learnt so much since being here and can really see her develop in all aspects!Staff are amazing
We have been so thrilled with the care our son has received at Guardian Hornsby. Being our first child and sending him to care when he was one year old, we were instantly put at ease with the caring nature of the staff and the wonderful environment for learning and play. The centre sets up a wonderful space and program for play and learning, with a focus on key social, emotional and developmental skills through play. The staff and children have been exceptional, and have loved watching our son's learning since attending the centre.We highly recommend Guardian Hornsby!
Our daughter loves going to Guardian- the Educators are professional, friendly and provide for an educative yet fun environment which she really enjoys. Great place to send your kids
My elder boy started from nursery room to the preschool room. Now he is in kindy and he still loves to visit his old buddies when we pick up his little brother from the daycare.The educators are professional and patient. They have lots of activities for children everyday. Plus the communication between parents and centre are very well. Feel me and my kids are in very good hands. Highly recommended!!
My daughter loves Guardian Hornsby and the educators. Staff is friendly and professional. I would highly recommend Guardian Hornsby to everyone with little ones.
I have been working in this centre for more than eleven years, as an educator I am thankful of having this wonderful opportunity. Working in a friendly, supportive environment make me feel like this centre is my second home. We learn and share our experiences with the children. We are providing quality care for our children and well do. I am blessed working in such a great environment. I highly recomend Hornsby Guardian not because I work there, that's because your children will get not only care , but quality care. I highly recomend Hornsby Guardian not because I work in there, this is the place that your child will get not only care but quality care.
10:37 27 Jul 22
Such a lovely centre with amazing staff who are always ready to go above and beyond to make sure your child feels welcomed and cared for. This centre is one of the best centre in the area, with warmth and a family like atmosphere. I personally felt that my child increased dramatically in her confidence and development since attending over the last year. A credit to all the wonderful and engaging programs they have in place.Highly recommended!!
Toddler room educators are lovely and look after kids with care and affection. Highly recommend Guardian for Hornsby area.
Patricia Contreras U.
10:14 02 Nov 21
21:45 08 Apr 21
My 4 years old son is in the pre-school room at Guardian Hornsby. He is extremely shy so at the beginning it was a real challenge and struggle to get him to attend school. His room educators have been amazing and I can’t speak highly enough of them. They are very caring, nurturing and provided plenty of support to my son, in which he now really enjoys going to the centre. He is progressing well, having more interactions with other children. Natalie is the centre manager and she has also been very helpful and accommodating. She is easy to talk to and takes time to understand our situation. Natalie and the educators communicate with each other to assist us in anyway that they can. We are just so grateful to have found Guardian for our youngest member of the family, and I would highly recommend this centre to future families looking for childcare.
Guardian Childcare Hornsby is the best!! My son has been going here for almost a year now and he loves it. All the educators are so warm and caring. Keep it up Guardian family!
We were part of Bird House family for the last 4 years and were lucky to find this place. My kid loved the daycare and all her educators and made some amazing friends. Educators are very caring, enthusiastic and value the relationship with the child & their families. Centre Manager is very approachable and flexible with your needs.Highly recommended centre in Hornsby.
Would highly recommend this centre to any family!The educators and Manager are all so warm and welcoming, My daughter loves coming everyday!The communication is great from all the staff. They are very approachable to discuss anything about my daughter and I get to see all the activities they've been engaging in throughout the day daily on an app as well as regular updates on learning and development specific to my daughter.We love the great range in food too!We feel very lucky to have found such a great centre!
Our son has been attending Bird House since he was 7 months old and he absolutely loves it. The educators are great - very professional, caring and helpful. We are very impressed with all the creative learning activities on offer and feel very lucky to have found Bird House to care for our son.
This centre is amazing, the staff are so kind and caring towards the children. Ive had a really great experience here over the last 2 years that ive been taking my daughter here. She really enjoys going so that makes a parents life easier. Keep up the great work girls as you do an amazing job.
02:09 08 Jun 19
I love this center, so beautiful place and good staffs and amazing center manager, Natalie is very kind and lovely center manager.High recommended.
Highly recommended ! My daughter loves going to her daycare. Hornsby birdhouse is a home away from home! Educators and manager are really good.
My 2 girls love going to the Bird House at Hornsby. The carers are amazing and so caring, the set up is fantastic and the kids seem to have a lot of fun everyday.Highly recommend this place to all parents.
Genuinely caring educators. My son absolutely loves it there, no tears at drop offs and a happy boy at pick ups.
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