Guardian Childcare & Education Arthur Street

Guardian Childcare & Education Arthur Street is rated as exceeding in the National Quality Standard. This childcare Centre is conveniently located for the many families who live or work in and around North Sydney. Although located in a business district, the Centre boasts spacious indoor and outdoor learning environments where children are encouraged to explore and learn.

Guardian Arthur Street is a resource-rich Centre, featuring a creek bed, water play area, natural play structures and even hosts regular yoga experiences for the children.

The light-filled Centre has a mix of indoor and outdoor learning environments where the exciting programs and practices come to life, including a leading Preschool Program for those preparing for the transition to primary school.

Guardian Arthur Street has a unique multi-age program, which invites children of all age groups to share a space and participate in our buddy system between the preschoolers and babies. This program is a wonderful way for the older children to nurture and role model behaviour for the younger children, and gives the younger children a chance to grow and develop with their own mini mentor.

With a community-minded team of Educators who have been with the Centre for a long time, at Guardian Arthur Street we get out and about on regular excursions to promote our connection with the surrounding community. We visit locations such as Greenwood Plaza and Stanton Library, which the children thoroughly enjoy.

Our on-site chefs prepare delicious and nutritious meals each day in our dedicated open kitchen, which allows children to interact and watch the preparation of meals, enhancing their understanding of good nutrition.

Begin your adventure at Guardian Arthur Street today by booking a tour to explore the Centre or speaking with one of the 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 7:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
0-24 Months $171.00*
24-36 Months $170.00*
Over 36 Months $169.00*

*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

  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding
  • Formula - S26

What to Bring

  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Water bottle

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.

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.

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A Day at Arthur Street ….

At Arthur Street our children, families and Educators begin their day with a family breakfast offered from 7am. Our family breakfasts have become a beautiful daily transition ritual where you are welcome to serve the first meal of the day to your child before you head off to work. There is a great vibe during this time as families often take the time to sit and chat with each other which creates a sense of community within the centre.

A familiar Educator from every age group is always ready to welcome your child as they begin their day. By incorporating playful elements and by beginning to establish a trusting relationship with you and your child, our Educators help your child to overcome any distress that they may experience in the initial days of settling into their new space.

Children are learning from birth. Each day there are a variety of experiences designed and planned to encourage our children to explore and learn. We know that play is powerful. As children engage in various play experiences, they will become confident to explore further and to wonder and learn about their world. Our Educators are close by, to support and promote strong positive dispositions for learning and to extend and deepen the learning that quality play experiences provide.

The open nature of learning environment encourages children to develop socially, play independently and also to collaborate with others as they explore, investigate, wonder and imagine. Children move with purpose across indoor and outdoor spaces, choosing and accessing different materials as they become inventors, investigators, scientist, chefs, artists and designers during their play.

Children’s health and wellbeing is our main priority at Arthur Street. Our chef has wonderful relationships with each child and encourages them to have positive associations with food. The four main nutritious meals of the day (breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) are progressive, served straight out of our open kitchen enabling the children to develop positive associations with food and respond to their bodily needs by making independent decisions around what they want to eat.

Our Educators support children as they participate in routines that are smooth, familiar and predictable and meet the needs of each individual child. Routines provide many opportunities for significant learning and for rest and relaxation throughout the day.

We know families want to hear about the learning and fun their children are having with us each day and we share this with you through our wonderful Storypark App. Each child has their own portfolio which is regularly added to by both families and Educators and a reflection with photos is also posted each day, capturing children’s learning across the centre.

These photos often provide a wonderful opportunity for families to communicate with their child about their day and are an invitation for families to have input and share ideas with Educators about their child’s learning and development by leaving a comment or posting a story or photo of their own. At the end of each day, an Educator is always available to share information about your child’s day.

Making the right choice in care and education for your little one is a big decision. Whether you are just starting to look, or are ready to secure a position, we will support you each step of the way.

Reviews (20)

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    Christine Hogan

    - 11 months ago

    I brought my little girl to Arthur Street ELC when she was 10 months old and her last day was when she was 2 year and 4 months old. It ... Read More

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    Leslie Kung

    - 1 year ago

    What is unique about Arthur Street Centre is the concept of open plan. My child had been to 2 previous Centres (including one experience with Guardian in Wynyard) and ... Read More

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    Honoka Walker

    - 1 year ago

    The entire team at Guardian Childcare & Education Arthur Street are amazing. The dedicated staff of the Centre provided our daughter with a supportive, engaging, fun and caring environment. The ... Read More

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    Lynsey Maloy

    - 2 years ago

    Guardian Arthur Street is an amazing centre. I was nervous about the process of entering our daughter into care, however Niyati and in particular the Nursery answered all our questions ... Read More

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    Jay Zhuang

    - 2 years ago

    This childcare center is the top 1 choice in my opinion. At the beginning I would not have any clue of how to put my daughter in Childcare, it is ... Read More

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    Saranya selvaraju

    - 2 years ago

    I am glad that I met Niyati and was introduced to Guardian , though our daughters duration was very short , we thoroughly enjoyed her stay and surprisingly there ... Read More

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    James Minards

    - 2 years ago

    Niyati and her team are the best of the best! Our children thrive in the Arthur Street open plan environment and the educators provide premium care and support for our ... Read More

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    Matt Knight

    - 2 years ago

    What a fantastic centre. Caring, engaging, proactive, fun loving - the list of compliments for this superb team is endless. It is the educators who really make this place so ... Read More

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    Marita Knight

    - 2 years ago

    Love, love, love this childcare. I couldn't be happier with the way the staff have supported us and our son through the daunting transition of starting childcare for the first ... Read More

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    Neo Kidd

    - 2 years ago

    Our son started going to Arthur Street when he was 8 months old for 1 day a week, we quickly increased it to 2 days a week and we finally ... Read More

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    Erin Maxwell

    - 2 years ago

    My son, now 2, started at Guardian ELC Arthur Street at 8 months old and his introduction to childcare could not have been better. The educators that have looked after ... Read More

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    Maria Ramos Carmena

    - 2 years ago

    We couldn't be happier with the center. The staff is absolutely adorable

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    Amanda Lawson

    - 2 years ago

    Excellent staff and Director! We were supported every step of the way with our 11 month's transition into the service and long day care for the first time. Niyati, Paula ... Read More

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    Ciara McMullan

    - 2 years ago

    Lovely little learning centre perfect for kids who like running around and exploring. There's a big indoor sandpit and a smaller outdoor one. The staff are lovely and attentive and ... Read More

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    Sandra

    - 3 years ago

    Our 2 year old daughter attends this centre and she loves it. What makes Arthur Street so special is the staff and the centre’s manager in particular. Infused with genuine ... Read More

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    Amelia

    - 3 years ago

    We moved to Sydney recently and were looking for casual care for our two little girls (18 months and 4.5 years). The center was happy to confirm their acceptance even ... Read More

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    Brooke Stenchion

    - 3 years ago

    This Pre-school is hands down the best childcare we have ever been to and had the pleasure of being apart of. It has been life changing in the best way ... Read More

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    Kimberly Perrins

    - 3 years ago

    My husband and I had a list of criteria for our daughter who was starting daycare for the first time at 14 months old. One of the things we wanted ... Read More

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    Josephine Asher

    - 4 years ago

    The staff are so lovely and caring, and the centre is very clean and well- maintained and fun. It's a very friendly and vibrant place for the kids.

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    Bonnie Blackburn

    - 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.