Guardian Childcare & Education Bligh Street

(Formerly Little Steps)

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.”

Begin the adventure at Guardian Bligh Street today by booking a tour or speaking to one of our friendly 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

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.

More about Guardian Bligh Street

Guardian Childcare & Education Bligh Street is an early learning centre that services the Sydney CBD and is rated as exceeding the National Quality Standard for childcare, delivering excellent outcomes for children and families. 

It 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. Previously known as Little Steps Early Learning centre, Guardian Childcare Bligh Street has floor to ceiling windows giving the centre lots of natural light which gives your child a bright and spacious environment to explore and learn. 

With seven incredible locations across the Sydney CBD, there’s a Guardian Centre to suit your busy family lifestyle and location. Our Centres in Barangaroo, George Street, Bligh Street, Margaret Street, Phillip Street and two Market Street locations mean access the highest quality education and care for your child in close proximity to your workplace. Which means less rushing around and more time with your child. 

While based in the Sydney CBD, Guardian Bligh Street 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. 

The first five years of your child’s life are incredibly important when it comes to social and emotional development, and setting them up with a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. That’s why at Guardian Bligh Street we’re focused on teaching children how to learn versus just ticking a box.  

We’re confident our unique approach to combining education, play and care will be the difference you’re looking for. 

Read this blog on the benefits of CBD based childcare to understand the many benefits in enrolling your child in a childcare and early learning centre close to your workplace. Some of those benefits include: 

  • Convenience. Seven city locations to choose from mean you can select the one that best suits you, your family and your schedule. 
  • More time with your child. Ride the bus with your child every morning and evening, talk about your day and decompress before you get home for the nightly rush of dinner, bath and books.   
  • World-Class Curriculum delivered by qualified teachers through exciting and engaging play-based experiences. 
  • Engaging and calm learning spaces. A home away from home for our children and a sanctuary, removed from noise and the busyness of city life. 
  • Space to move. A range of exciting, resource-rich indoor and outdoor environments. 
  • Community connections. Our children get out and about on regular excursions to explore and make connections to the world in which they live, play and learn.  
  • Wellbeing and nutrition. Our centre offers nutritionally balanced, seasonal meals and snacks prepared by a dedicated on-site cook. 

Reviews (9)

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    Mitchell Stone

    - 9 months ago

    I would highly recommend Guardian Bligh Street to anyone looking for daycare for their children. We have had two children attend Bligh Street (one still attending). The educators are amazing and ... Read More

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    Anita H

    - 12 months ago

    Our little girl started at Guardian Childcare & Education Bligh Street three months ago. Already we've seen a big improvement in her confidence and more generally in her development (i.e. ... Read More

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    madeleyn hernandez

    - 12 months ago

    Cant recommend this center enough!! The most caring and loving team I have ever dealt with. Their work is absolutely amazing. They are so creative, fun and most importantly caring and ... Read More

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    Tahira Basir

    - 2 years ago

    My son attended this centre until he started school this year. And he still misses his educators Coco and Natasha. They were amazing in instilling right behaviour and knowledge required ... Read More

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    Belinda

    - 2 years ago

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    Jodie Odell

    - 2 years ago

    Great centre that our daughter has attended for 4 years. Wonderful, caring educators and the children are offered so much stimulation for learning. A lovely community despite families attending from ... Read More

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    Joyce Wu

    - 2 years ago

    Little Steps ELC is a beautifully set up centre with professional and loving educators who focus on children's needs. Day-to-day activities are children-led and play-based, and kids just love going ... Read More

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    Danielle Jacobs

    - 3 years ago

    Having recently relocated to Australia the daunting task of signing our daughter up for daycare was certainly not an easy undertaking. We were nervous about leaving our young baby. Only 10 ... Read More

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    Zoe Lin

    - 2 years ago

    For my baby first daycare, Little Steps is 2nd home for us. We are glad we can visit any time of the day and they have such a big outdoor ... Read More

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