Lilyfield Early Learning Centre

Proudly owned by Guardian

  • Leading learning programs where children aged six weeks to six years grown and discover through play
  • Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to thrive
  • Safe, secure environments that support each child's social and emotional development.
  • Beautifully designed learning spaces full of high-quality educational resources to spark curiosity and wonder
  • High quality two-year preschool program, that prepares children for school with the benefits of long daycare. Plus get up to $500 in fee support for 3yr olds and $2,110 for 4yr olds and older on top of the Childcare Subsidy to help with the cost of preschool.

Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.

Lilyfield Early Learning Centre NQS Rated Exceeding by ACECQA

Our centre has been recognised as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard. This is the highest rating you can receive from a regulatory authority assessment and we are proud to deliver an exceptional service to the children and families who attend our centre.


Mon to Fri 7:30am to 6:00pm


2-6 Justin St,
Lilyfield, NSW, 2040

Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to Lilyfield Early Learning Centre, proudly owned by Guardian Childcare & Education!

Our warm and inviting child care centre in Lilyfield was originally a church and is located on a heritage site in inner west Sydney. Each space is designed around stages of children’s development to enable age-appropriate learning and play, with architecture that creates a flow and connection to the outdoors.

If you’re looking for childcare in inner west Sydney, our early learning centre in Lilyfield is an ideal option for families. Lilyfield ELC is located a short drive to Orange Grove Public School with easy access to public transport.

At our Lilyfield daycare centre, our play-based learning programs have been designed to engage curious minds, supporting the growth and development of children from six weeks of age through to six years.

Eligible children who turn 4 years old on or before 31 July 2024 will receive up to $2,110 in additional subsidies. This fee support is on top of any Child Care Subsidy eligible families may be receiving. If your child is 3 years old and not yet 4 years old on, or before 31 July in 2024 and is enrolled at our Centre, you will receive up to $500 in fee relief. Ask us for more information when you visit our Centre. 

Children attending our daycare in Lilyfield will have access to incredible, resource-rich environments, with:

  • Beautifully designed learning spaces to inspire curiosity, imagination, and a strong sense of belonging.
  • High quality programs such as All Weather Play & Excursions, Bush Kindy, Artist in Residence, Music, Yoga and Dance, Junior Parliament, Sustainability and Bonjour Babies.
  • Expansive outdoor play spaces to promote discovery and exploration
  • Leading Preschool Program to support your child make a smooth transition from early learning to primary school.

At Lilyfield Early Learning Centre, we provide learning experiences that reflect the unique diversity of the children, families and our local community.

Supported by a passionate, dedicated and close-knit team of university-qualified Teachers and Educators, our childcare in Lilyfield provides an inclusive learning environment for children. A personalised approach ensures each child is supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey.

If you’re looking to begin your childcare journey and are wanting to explore, book a tour today and meet our team at Lilyfield Early Learning Centre!

We’re Exceeding! What does that mean? Every six months, our Centres are assessed by ACECQA, the national body with the responsibility for monitoring the quality of all registered child care centres in Australia. A rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard means that you can be assured that this Centre is providing an exceptional level of care and attention for your child.

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Rhythm of The Day

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Helpful Information

Opening Hours

Open 7:30am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Guardian hat
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen
  • High quality baby formula
  • All nutritious meals and snacks

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Spare change of clothing, labelled
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Baby's bottles for formula or breastmilk

Centre Highlights

  • Beautifully designed learning spaces to inspire curiosity, imagination, and a strong sense of belonging.
  • Incredible programs such as All Weather Play & Excursions, Artist in Residence, Music, Yoga and Dance and Bonjour Babies.
  • Expansive and engaging outdoor play spaces featuring natural play structures, sandpits and water play to spark exploration and discovery.
  • Leading Preschool Program to support your child make a smooth transition from early learning to primary school.

Our Educators

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.

Begin the Adventure at Guardian

To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.