"I enjoy being in a role that challenges, supports and defends the relationships between teachers and children."
Guardian Childcare & Education Bligh Street (formerly Little Steps) is rated as ‘exceeding’ in all seven areas of the National Quality Standard. While based in the Sydney CBD the Centre is certainly not short on space, boasting a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including areas for water play, an obstacle course, a sandpit and a partially covered outdoor space where the children can play and learn in all weather conditions.
Community is a passion of ours at Guardian Blight Street, so our children get out and about on regular excursions to explore the world around them. We enjoy visits to the Botanical Gardens, our local garden Centre and museums, as well as receiving weekly visits from the local library. Guardian Bligh Street also runs a Preschool Program, led by university-trained Teachers who will help prepare your child for the exciting transition to primary school.
Our on-site cook, Fanny, is a qualified dietitian and prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the Centre, our Educators host cooking classes for the children to understand good nutrition.
Read more on our blog about the weekly cooking classes hosted at Guardian Bligh Street!
Centre Manager Emily says: “Cooking experiences are an amazing way to learn a wide range of skills. The children have learnt to collaborate, follow instructions, how to handle kitchen utensils safely, and regularly practice several fine motor skills. It’s also an opportunity for the children to learn about chemistry in the kitchen and explore the cause and effect of different ingredients. Since launching the classes, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how excited, dedicated and patient the children are when it comes to their cooking. It’s truly a delight to watch.”
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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 or with siblings. 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 7:00am to 6:00pm
Monday to Friday
|Age Group||Daily Fee|
|6 Weeks to 6 Years||$179.50*|
*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back, click here.
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.
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.
Guardian Childcare & Education Bligh Street is located approximately a 5-minute walk from Circular Quay train station and we provide a 25-minute drop off and pick up parking area within the building. For families arriving for a tour, you won’t miss our beautiful custom-designed building and the unique modern design “chain wall”. Entry to the centre is via the ramp and glass door with the intercom to the centre manager.
We offer an excellent educational program with a comprehensive curriculum and extracurricular activities to prepare our children to be life-long learners and be successful in their transition through life.
With floor to ceiling windows the centre has lots of natural light which gives your child a bright and spacious environment for children to explore and learn.
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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