Guardian Childcare & Education Barangaroo

Guardian Childcare & Education Barangaroo 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.

Guardian Childcare & Education Barangaroo is conveniently located in the heart of the thriving business hub of Sydney CBD. Families can access the highest quality childcare centres and childhood education close to work, meaning less time rushing around and more time with your child. You can enjoy that extra time together and a 5-minute drop-off before heading to work.

But being in the CBD doesn’t mean we’ve compromised on space or access to the outdoors. Guardian Childcare & Education Centre has an open-plan area featuring a wet/dry creek, bark pit, climbing structures, hills, and age-specific play areas. Children are encouraged to explore and learn everything from balance to social skills in these exciting, resource-rich environments. 

Our Early Learning Childcare Centre Barangaroo, located close to Sussex Street, welcomes children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. We have a dedicated Baby Ambassador in our nursery room to help ensure that your child’s experience with us is a beautiful one that your whole family can enjoy. 

The Team at Guardian Barangaroo uses the family communication app StoryPark to stay connected and ensure families are updated about what’s happening in the Learning Centre and what the children have been doing throughout the day. This ongoing partnership promotes a continuous rich learning environment. This also extends to conversations with our dedicated Educators and Teachers, who are happy to answer any questions you may have at any time. 

Children and families also have the added benefit of a Preschool Program led by quality teachers who are there to help prepare your child for the exciting transition to school. We believe in learning through play and nurturing the behaviours that indicate school readiness as the children grow. It’s an opportunity that our teachers treasure, and seeing the smiles on the children’s faces day after day is why they love to be a part of the Guardian Family. 

Our on-site cook prepares five nutritious meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the Barangaroo Childcare Centre, our community-minded Educators at our Early Learning and Childcare Centre, Guardian Barangaroo, host weekly cooking classes for the children to help enhance their understanding of good nutrition. 

In fact, they recently hosted a teddy bear’s picnic featuring delicious Lemon Myrtle Teacakes inspired by a visit to the Bush Tucker Garden in Sydney. The children are often involved in preparing their menu and enjoy working, cooking and chatting with our chef through the open window to our dedicated kitchen, creating more rich learning environments for children. 

Book a tour of Guardian Barangaroo today, or speak to one of our friendly team. We’re here for you and ready to answer any and all questions you have. 

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

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

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen, hat and an environmentally friendly bag.
  • 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 and bottles
  • Onsite pram and short stay underground car parking
  • 15 minute parking on Hickson Road for convenient drop off and pick up

What to Bring

  • Spare change of clothing
  • A family photo

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.

More about Guardian Barangaroo

Guardian Childcare Barangaroo is an early learning centre that services the Sydney CBD.  

The team at Guardian Childcare & Education Barangaroo have worked together for two years and are supportive of each other with shared values and goals. Between us we speak Chinese, Spanish, Hindi plus a whole host of other languages and have qualifications over and above the legislative requirements. 

We are focused on building a community, which is especially important for a CBD service such as ours. Families are welcome to join in on our excursions, story time or pop in throughout the day. Our breakfast program invites families to join their children for breakfast, meet other families, spend time with the educators and see their child’s favourite resources, art works and more. 

In further collaboration, the service implements its nutritious food policy through working with families. Educators actively promote healthy eating and eliminate the use of high sugar and salt and use mealtimes for intentional teaching about healthy foods. The centre has an open kitchen where children are able to watch the cooking process and even become involved in the preparation of meals. 

Our regular excursions are a great way for children to connect with the local community. With visits to the Barangaroo reserve, museums, the aquarium, cafes and restaurants, children will experience first hand the people and places of the CBD. 

We know that starting at a new early learning centre can be a daunting time for families, so we provide three to four days of orientation designed to build the relationship between the centre, the family and the child. We’ll work with families to support the transition, discuss where they feel their child is developmentally and agree on where the child’s interests can be supported and challenged. And we will continually work with families to ensure their child is happy and well cared for throughout their time with us. 

The centre provides onsite pram and short-stay car parking to ensure a convenient pick up and drop off. 

Our children at Guardian Barangaroo recently had the honour of celebrating and recognising the local Gadigal Community who are the traditional owners of the land where Barangaroo now stands.  

The children were asked to create two art works that depicted the historical Indigenous culture with the theme of ‘Land’. These artworks were then turned into stencils and painted on the core of the new One Sydney Harbour tower building to live on as part of history – paying respect to the traditional people and their land. 

The artworks will be temporarily visible during the construction phase of the building (for 10-12 weeks). A perfect blank canvas for the children to show off their work for all of Sydney to see. The artwork features on the core of the building, which gives it strength. As the floors of the building are constructed the artworks will be covered, invisible, yet a permanent part of the history of One Sydney Harbour. The artworks will then be reinterpreted as a symbol to feature on the side of the completed building.   

Reviews from Google (22)

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    Nancy Ma

    10 out of 10, we love the ongoing support provided by the Barangaroo team from enrolling, to trials, transition, Nicole, Jess and all the educators have been so welcoming and ... Read More

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    Bec G

    The Guardian Barangaroo Team are fantastic. They settled my 9 month into her first daycare experience with such care and kindness. The Centre is very open plan and modern. The ... Read More

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    William Glaros (AU)

    The staff is fantastic! I feel very confident leaving my son with the team. I am also very appreciative of how the management helped us get our son into a ... Read More

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    Pip Daly

    Guardian Barangaroo is a fantastic centre - and I am so incredibly happy that my son is able to attend. Leaving your child in someone else's care is never easy. ... Read More

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    Renaye Loryman

    - Great educators with long tenure - High quality facility to cater to each child’s needs - Educators collaborate well with parents to take care of the needs of the child - Excellent ... Read More

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    Cassandra Paiano

    We have only been at the centre for a short period of time however, I have found my dealings with the centre very pleasant. I love the story park app ... Read More

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    Faith Balson

    We love Nicole and the team at Barangaroo but more importantly, our daughter loves it. We can see how much effort goes into creating a caring, positive environment for learning ... Read More

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    Cindy Samadi

    After viewing many(!) daycares and still unable to decide on one, I knew Guardian Barangaroo was the right place for my daughter before the tour had finished. Nicole, the Centre ... Read More

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    Nick Mitchell

    Our three children are at Guardian Barangaroo the staff are amazing and the centre facilities and we are extremely happy with the education the children receive. Most importantly the kids ... Read More

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    CityLife Sydney

    My daughter joined it when it's just opened and she loves it. A great and very reliable team. She loves excursions around the area and interactive with the community.

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    Azadeh Hemmati

    Great learning & developmental programs. My child loved the summer learning program and exciting community excursions at Barangaroo. Good facilities and a professional team who always show warmth and empathy ... Read More

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    Derek Halawa

    Great team, wonderful space, nurturing my baby, my peace of mind!

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    Maree Hurley

    My daughter LOVES coming to daycare. The educators are all wonderful and she learns so much every day. The educators really embrace diversity and inclusivity - its a beautiful learning ... Read More

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    Mathilde Kundu

    As a very anxious mum, The Barangaroo Centre seemed very big and overwhelming for my 12 months old. But everything proved me wrong as my daughter settled so quickly in ... Read More

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    Tamara Hasanefendic

    A place where little ones flourish in a diverse environment with wonderful careers and a fun space to explore and develop their interests. Centre manager and all the educators did ... Read More

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    Mohammed Makki

    This place as an absolute godsend - after a nightmare experience with a previous daycare (i took my LO out after only one day in the old daycare), I was ... Read More

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    Binisha Gautam

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    isil uysun

    Moving countries is never easy especially with a little one. Guardian Barangaroo has helped us overcome this giving us their best. The team was always there to help, they took ... Read More

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    nisha chauhan

    Guardian Barangaroo rescued us when we needed them the most. And little did we know we will form bonds which will last a lifetime. Leaving my 6 months old with ... Read More

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    Bonnie Blackburn

    My children have been to a number of childcare centres, but nothing compares to the incredible experience my daughter has at Barangaroo. Incredible excursions, beautiful rooms and resources where she ... Read More

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    Zahra Ghaffari

    This center is amazing Chloe and Nichol are the best 😊 Very friendly and very good staff

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