Guardian Childcare & Education Lilyfield

(Formerly Billy Kids)

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.

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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.

Helpful Information

Opening Hours

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

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
0-24 Months $171.00*
24-36 Months $171.00*
Over 36 Months $158.00*

*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back, click here.

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Nutritious and tasty morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Huggies Nappies, SIDS and KIDS Nappy Wipes
  • Linen for rest time

What to Bring

  • Hat and Sunscreen
  • A Spare Change of Clothing

More about Guardian Lilyfield

Before your child starts at Guardian Lilyfield – formerly Billy Kids – we invite you 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 long daycare or early learning. For extra peace of mind, we have an opendoor policy where you can call or drop in at any time of the day to check on your child. 

Your child will run smiling through our doors each morning – and greet you excitedly every afternoon with tales of what they’ve done that day. Because at Guardian Lilyfield, it’s all about fun, play and what they learn along the way 

Our Lilyfield Centre is in a fantastic environment for children to become curious and imaginative learners. Join this beautiful community childcare centre today, and give your child the start they deserve. 

We welcome babies as young as six weeks, and work with families through the age stages until finally preparing our older children for the exciting transition to primary school with our leading Preschool Program. Our Preschool Program is specifically designed and delivered to prepare your child for the exciting transition to primary school – all with the added benefit of long care hours for our families.   

Guardian Lilyfield is rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard for childcare, and it’s not hard to see why. Our Centre Manager Danielle and her wider team have been with the Centre for many years, providing a great sense of stability for our children and families. Our team of dedicated and caring educators will welcome your child in a nurturing environment.

With great resources and amazing indoor and outdoor spaces, your child will have the room to explore and flex their curiosity and creativity. Our playgrounds are designed as a place of wonder and inspiration, and we have three separate spaces 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. 

You’ll be kept up to date through our family communication app, StoryPark, and our unique Visible Learning Program gives you a great understanding of your child’s learning for the day at pick up. It will give you plenty to talk about with them on the drive home! 

Fun and confidence-boosting local excursions for all ages, including to the always popular Hippo Park! We also offer long care hours, support with the Child Care Subsidy and an on-site chef who prepares fresh and delicious meals each day. And with on-site car and pram parking and a short walk from the light rail station and City West Link overpassit all adds up to convenience for those busy mornings and afternoons.   

Areas that this Centre services

Guardian Childcare Lilyfield services a number of local areas, including: Annandale, Leichhardt, Glebe, Camperdown, Rozelle and Haberfield.

Reviews (10)

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    Brendan Murty

    - 8 months ago

    All of the educators are kind, patient and are great with kids. They're often chatting with us about our child to make sure her major developments are well supported.

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    Sophie Michailou

    - 8 months ago

    Love this daycare Centre. My daughter has been attending for 3 years now and I couldn’t be happier. The staff and educators are amazing and attentive to the children’s ... Read More

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    Alice Rodgers

    - 10 months ago

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    Vanessa Rani

    - 11 months ago

    Guardian Lilyfield has been my second home and also for my children . I’ve been here for the last 11 working years and I feel supported by my coworkers as ... Read More

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    Carol-Ann O’Shaughnessy

    - 11 months ago

    Excellent Education Centre. Danielle the manager, she continually goes above and beyond and has created a wonderful environment for children to learn and grow in.

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    Marian

    - 11 months ago

    This is an amazing centre where you feel welcomed as soon as you step inside the front door. When I first came into the centre I felt it was very ... Read More

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    santi nilsson

    - 2 years ago

    We can not recommend Guardian enough. Great educators that really cares about the kids as individuals and as a group. Great playful learning and friendly nurturing environment. Always a smile ... Read More

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    Ryan Alexander

    - 2 years ago

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    Rob Anderson

    - 4 years ago

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    Bhumi Bhatt

    - 5 years ago

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.