"Being a part of moments where children learn, explore and discover new things makes my job worthwhile."
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Guardian Childcare & Education Lilyfield (formerly Billy Kids), is located a short drive from the Sydney Inner-West suburbs of Leichhardt, Haberfield, Rozelle and Forest Lodge . The Centre is a great option for local families wanting high-quality childcare close to home or on the way to the CBD for work.
The Centre is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard and boasts a range of exciting, resource-rich environments – including three spacious outdoor spaces complete with a water pump, a rock-climbing wall, hills and alfresco dining areas – children are encouraged to explore and learn.
Guardian Lilyfield is a light-filled Centre that is both modern yet homely, and is home to lots of native trees and bamboo, vegetable gardens and a range of age-specific studios where our programs come to life – including a leading Kindergarten Program for those aged from three and up.
Centre Manager Danielle shares on our blog why she loves working with children and leading her team of Educators to make a real difference in the learning experiences of the children at guardian Lilyfield:
“What I get most excited about is that learning for children is an endless adventure, and can be facilitated no matter the topic or idea. The possibilities can change, be questioned, be extended, or lead to something else entirely. No learning moment or experience is ever the same and once scaffolded and nurtured by our Educators, it can be so meaningful.”
Our on-site cooks prepare five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the Centre our Guardian Lilyfield Educators host hands-on cooking classes for the children to expand their understanding of good nutrition and to encourage them to try new foods.
Begin the adventure at Guardian Lilyfield today by booking a tour or speaking to one of our team.Read More
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 and cook.
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 our cook. 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. 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 before 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
|Age Group||Daily Fee|
|Less Than 3 Years||$166.50*|
|More Than 3 Years||$153.50*|
*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back use the calculator shown below:
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Before your child starts at Guardian, we invite you and your child to come and spend some time with us. This can help to make your child’s first day less daunting, particularly if they are new to formalised childcare. For extra peace of mind, we have an open door policy where you can call or drop in at any time of the day to check on your child.
Our playgrounds are designed as a place of wonder and inspiration and we have three separate playgrounds to meet the developmental needs for children of all ages. There are veggie patches to care for, a mud kitchen and water pump to ignite the imagination and promote thinking around maths and science. We have quiet spaces to relax and places for active play where children can ride their bikes, climb and run. Our outdoor art room and beautiful deck with al fresco dining provide multiple opportunities for outdoor experiences.
To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.
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Running for approximately 30 minutes, touring a centre is a great way to explore the exciting environments, chat to our Educators and see our high-quality curriculum come to life. It’s also a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
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“It’s not easy to leave your child in the care of someone else, however, from day one I can comfortably say that your staff have always provided the best care for both my children. I always see all the great things they do with the children but most importantly they are always there to comfort the children and take such great care of them.”
– Ivana Dusenjko, Mickleham Road, Vic
"The transition into childcare was made easy by the supportive and compassionate staff. Daily communication (both email and verbal) kept me up to date with my daughter's progress socially, emotionally and intellectually. The 'child centred' approach is amazing; for my child to make connections to her own world and experiences. She loves going.”
– Sarah Collingwood, Jacaranda – Sunnybank, Qld
"“The team are passionate about being early childhood Educators. The environment is filled with many indoor and outdoor activities allowing a child-led development by following their natural interests (inspired by Reggio Emilia). A philosophy we follow in our home. My four-year-old daughter’s language and social skills have improved greatly.””
– Angela K, Lane Cove, NSW
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