Guardian Childcare & Education Margaret Street

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4.5
(17)
Anne-Emilie P.
Anne-Emilie P.
18:15 15 Jan 24
Amazing facilities and staff members, very competent.
Genny M.
Genny M.
01:29 23 May 23
There is simply no other centre or team like the one at Margaret Street. I cannot find the words that are anywhere good enough to describe how amazing the Margaret Street educators are. The families are treated as family by all educators, and I can say (hand on heart) that there is absolutely no chance that I would send my child elsewhere. The support, love and guidance that we as a family receives from the educators at Margaret Street is hands down second to absolute none. Knowing that my child is so attached to her educators makes me so overjoyed and warms my heart knowing that all the children are loved in return. Angeliqe and Donna manage the centre outstandingly and I can assure you that they are worth so much more than you would ever determine. The team at Margaret Street are simply irreplaceable. It is thanks to this wonderful team of educators that my daughter is happy, always hitting new milestones, has found independence every single day and most importantly, my daughter is loved and respected by all of the educators and her friends. This team is worth more than its weight in gold. I am a Guardian Margaret Street Mum and nothing makes me prouder. Thank you team for all that you do, words will never be enough to describe what you all mean to Alessandra and of course ti us. We love you all so much. Endless blessings to you all ❤️
M B
M B
04:47 23 Aug 22
Such a wonderful Centre. Highly recommend!
erika S.
erika S.
00:53 29 Jun 22
My little one loves going to Margaret Street, she is building great relationships with her educators and drop off in the mornings are so easy. We love the Storypark updates and seeing the fun experiences she gets up to.
Grace K.
Grace K.
03:58 24 Sep 21
We have been with Margaret Street for over 3 fantastic years , and will stay till moving to Kindergarten. Convenient location for CBD workers , they are flexible and accommodating to parents with a variety of experienced educators. Hidden in the concrete jungle, they have gardens , sandpits, forts, play equipment and sunshine.Would highly recommend for parents working in the city!
Nikki F.
Nikki F.
10:03 19 Sep 21
I inspected a few daycare centres before settling upon Guardian Margaret Street. No other centres were flexible when it came to meeting my requests in terms of foods offered to my child. Giselle the centre manager was more than happy to adjust things at meal times for us and I am so thankful to her, the cook and all the staff for goign above and beyond!
G-Man
G-Man
23:15 26 May 21
Truly outstanding centre, I have 3 kids that have attended here. First had been to other centres in the city before ending up here, and the level of personal relationship and care between parents/careers/kids and managers at Margaret St is heartwarming. My older two still like coming back to say hi! Very grateful to the team, thanks! ☺️
Taras D
Taras D
05:23 01 May 21
Anna M.
Anna M.
12:01 30 Apr 21
A happy place. We love it.
Lillian B.
Lillian B.
07:01 17 Dec 20
Our daughter has attended Margaret St ELC for two years and absolutely loved it. The best centre in the CBD by far, Giselle and the team are warm, capable and passionate about what they do. Thank you for taking such great care of us and our girl!
Dawei Y.
Dawei Y.
01:24 23 Nov 20
This is a great and reliable place I'd love to send my son and recommend to my friends too. When my son's previous centre closed suddenly, we were so worried and did not know if he could settle in this new place. However, that was a surprise that after the first week been here, my son said, "This is the best school ever." This means a huge relief to us. All the educators in Margaret Street are professional and friendly. They would put the child's need at the first priority and always have fun and educational activities. The management is excellent here as well. Whenever we had any request, Giselle would help us as soon as possible. Now my son has been here for nearly a year, he had built close relationship with the educators and is happy everyday. Here is a big "Thank you" from all my family to the educators.
Josh M.
Josh M.
09:56 26 Oct 20
Our little one has been going to Margaret St for over a year now, she always looks forward to her day there and has created some amazing bonds with people there.During our little one's attendance, we have found the staff to be welcoming, caring and feel that they always put your child's best interests first. They are always accommodating and pleasant to talk to. I have found them to be open and honest about a range of topics to ensure our little one is catered for.It's a smaller centre and for us that has been perfect, ensuring a warm environment and know that our little one is enjoying quality time there. It saddens me that we have moved away from the city and now need to change centres, I really wish it was possible to bring Giselle and her fantastic team along with us!I'm sure our little one will miss Margaret St and know that my wife & will too!Thank you to all of you 👍🏼
elisabeth W.
elisabeth W.
02:01 08 Sep 20
Since my daughter has been with the educators at this space she has flourished. She is supported and gets to explore amazing concepts, ideas and experiences daily. I feel safe leaving my child in this centre and the manager is very easy to talk to and always takes my daughters care with the utmost importance
Jayta N.
Jayta N.
10:15 11 Oct 19
Even though I was prepared to leave my child at a day care centre, it was hard to finalise one given a huge number of considerations. However, in my heart I knew that I would go by my gut feeling and I knew Margaret street early learning centre was the place I would choose for my daughter the minute I walked in there. It’s a relatively small centre, but the staff is so friendly, warm and caring. The place makes you feel safe and cozy instantly, the kind of place I was happy to leave my child at while I was at work. I remember telling Larissa, that every transition a child goes through, a mother goes through as well. So, a big thank you to all the wonderful women at the centre who helped my daughter and me go through this huge transition. They were like second mothers to my baby and I knew she was safe with them while I could go to work, enjoy a coffee or just relax at home sometimes. I was in tears when I had to move my baby to another centre because we recently moved places and I wanted my daughter to be closer home. Thanks in particular to Larissa, Anna, Mariana, Jess B and Jessica
Hannah M.
Hannah M.
02:38 26 Aug 19
I was originally dreading the thought of sending my daughter to daycare -- but the educators at Margaret Street are so wonderful. They clearly love the kids, their communication with parents is great, the centre is small and cosy, the kids have a fabulous time learning new things and building friendships. I'm so glad we found this centre. Highly recommend!
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  • Modern light-filled Centre with a large outside area that includes a treehouse, vegetable garden and a large sandpit for the children to enjoy.
  • Places available across all ages on specific days. Reach out to see how we can fit into your family's routine.
  • Experience the best of both worlds with our two-year preschool program: school readiness combined with the convenience of long day care. Plus, get up to $500 in fee support for 3-year-olds and $2,110 for 4-year-olds and older on top of the Childcare Subsidy to help with the cost of preschool.

Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.

Hours

Mon to Fri 7:00am to 6:00pm

Address

60 Margaret Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000


Welcome to our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Margaret Street is conveniently located in the heart of the Sydney CBD, meaning our families can access the highest quality education and care in close proximity to work.

Being an early learning centre in Sydney CBD doesn’t mean we’ve compromised on space or outdoor access. In fact, our Sydney CBD childcare centre boasts a range of exciting, resource-rich environments, including an undercover outdoor space, a fort, craft shed, vegetable patches and a range of age-specific play areas, where our incredible learning programs come to life.

Guardian Margaret Street daycare offers a leading two-year Preschool Program, led by our degree-qualified teachers which helps prepare our older children for the exciting transition to school. This program is in addition to the amazing play-based learning experiences our dedicated Educators and Teachers prepare for children aged 0-6 years.

Eligible children who turn 4 years old on or before 31 July 2024 will receive up to $2,110 in additional subsidies. This fee support is on top of any Child Care Subsidy eligible families may be receiving. If your child is 3 years old and not yet 4 years old on, or before 31 July in 2024 and is enrolled at our Centre, you will receive up to $500 in fee relief. Ask us for more information when you take a tour of our Centre! 

Children at our Margaret Street childcare in Sydney city also get out and about on regular excursions like the local parks and florist, so we have a great connection with the local community.

With a community-minded team of diverse educators who have been with the Centre for a long time, we are proud to celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year, including Chinese New Year which is always a highlight for the children.

As part of our commitment to health and wellbeing, our dedicated on-site Chef prepares nutritionally balanced meals and snacks using fresh seasonal ingredients every day. The children also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on cooking classes using ingredients sourced from our vegetable and herb gardens.

Start your learning journey today at Guardian Margaret Street by booking a tour to explore the Centre and meet our team.

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Meet our Centre Manager

Guardian Childcare & Education Margaret Street Centre Manager Image

Angel Harbott

'Each day, I'm inspired by the laughter, curiosity, and potential of children in our care. Creating nurturing environments where they can flourish is a privilege, and witnessing the transformative impact of the early years education and play is truly rewarding.'

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

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Guardian hat
  • SPF 50+ sunscreen
  • High quality baby formula
  • All nutritious meals and snacks

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Spare change of clothing, labelled
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Baby's bottles for formula or breastmilk

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 Margaret Street

Guardian Childcare Margaret 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. 

Guardian Childcare & Education Margaret Street is a cosy home away from home, with three rooms that cater for children from six weeks to six years old. Our partially covered outdoor space enables children to engage with their environment through all seasons—even the wettest of days. The space features a bark garden (add and) vegetable (remove herb) garden (remove and worm farm) as well as a mini rain water tank from which they can access water to care for the gardens. All play spaces are interactive to encourage experimentation and exploration, with a range of tools available to help challenge their thinking. 

Children can also look out onto the street to observe the ‘real world’ in action and love to watch (remove the buses and taxis speeding past,) (add the new light rail along George Street, traffic buzzing past) changing traffic lights, busy people rushing to work, and the occasional fire trucks that rush by! 

Our childcare centre menu provides balanced and nutritious meals that are prepared fresh using high quality, seasonal ingredients. They adhere to dietary and cultural requirements, and are on a four-week rotating menu that changes to suit the season. Meal times are very social and we use this time to discuss the topic of healthy eating with the children. 

If you are thinking of enrolling your child, we offer tours and an orientation program at all of our early learning centres in NSW to help you become more familiar with our team and how we work. We always welcome feedback on how we can improve our service and how we can make life easier for you.  

Guardian Margaret Street is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard, and it’s not hard to see why. Being in the CBD doesn’t mean we’ve compromised on space or outdoor access. In fact, the Centre boasts a range of exciting, resource-rich environments, including an undercover outdoor space, a fort, craft shed, vegetable patches and a range of age-specific play areas, where our exciting programs come to life. 

Children at Guardian Margaret Street also get out and about on regular excursions, so we have a great connection with the local community. In addition to visiting our local parks and florist, the children love hosting fundraisers in our building to raise money for the Starlight Foundation, which is a wonderful learning experience for all. 

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 Margaret Street we’re focused on teaching children how to learn versus just ticking a box.  

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: more time with your child, convenience, unique community excursions, room to move and explore and giving your child the chance to explore the big world around them! 

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

Reviews from Google

4.5
(17)
Anne-Emilie P.
Anne-Emilie P.
18:15 15 Jan 24
Amazing facilities and staff members, very competent.
Genny M.
Genny M.
01:29 23 May 23
There is simply no other centre or team like the one at Margaret Street. I cannot find the words that are anywhere good enough to describe how amazing the Margaret Street educators are. The families are treated as family by all educators, and I can say (hand on heart) that there is absolutely no chance that I would send my child elsewhere. The support, love and guidance that we as a family receives from the educators at Margaret Street is hands down second to absolute none. Knowing that my child is so attached to her educators makes me so overjoyed and warms my heart knowing that all the children are loved in return. Angeliqe and Donna manage the centre outstandingly and I can assure you that they are worth so much more than you would ever determine. The team at Margaret Street are simply irreplaceable. It is thanks to this wonderful team of educators that my daughter is happy, always hitting new milestones, has found independence every single day and most importantly, my daughter is loved and respected by all of the educators and her friends. This team is worth more than its weight in gold. I am a Guardian Margaret Street Mum and nothing makes me prouder. Thank you team for all that you do, words will never be enough to describe what you all mean to Alessandra and of course ti us. We love you all so much. Endless blessings to you all ❤️
M B
M B
04:47 23 Aug 22
Such a wonderful Centre. Highly recommend!
erika S.
erika S.
00:53 29 Jun 22
My little one loves going to Margaret Street, she is building great relationships with her educators and drop off in the mornings are so easy. We love the Storypark updates and seeing the fun experiences she gets up to.
Grace K.
Grace K.
03:58 24 Sep 21
We have been with Margaret Street for over 3 fantastic years , and will stay till moving to Kindergarten. Convenient location for CBD workers , they are flexible and accommodating to parents with a variety of experienced educators. Hidden in the concrete jungle, they have gardens , sandpits, forts, play equipment and sunshine.Would highly recommend for parents working in the city!
Nikki F.
Nikki F.
10:03 19 Sep 21
I inspected a few daycare centres before settling upon Guardian Margaret Street. No other centres were flexible when it came to meeting my requests in terms of foods offered to my child. Giselle the centre manager was more than happy to adjust things at meal times for us and I am so thankful to her, the cook and all the staff for goign above and beyond!
G-Man
G-Man
23:15 26 May 21
Truly outstanding centre, I have 3 kids that have attended here. First had been to other centres in the city before ending up here, and the level of personal relationship and care between parents/careers/kids and managers at Margaret St is heartwarming. My older two still like coming back to say hi! Very grateful to the team, thanks! ☺️
Taras D
Taras D
05:23 01 May 21
Anna M.
Anna M.
12:01 30 Apr 21
A happy place. We love it.
Lillian B.
Lillian B.
07:01 17 Dec 20
Our daughter has attended Margaret St ELC for two years and absolutely loved it. The best centre in the CBD by far, Giselle and the team are warm, capable and passionate about what they do. Thank you for taking such great care of us and our girl!
Dawei Y.
Dawei Y.
01:24 23 Nov 20
This is a great and reliable place I'd love to send my son and recommend to my friends too. When my son's previous centre closed suddenly, we were so worried and did not know if he could settle in this new place. However, that was a surprise that after the first week been here, my son said, "This is the best school ever." This means a huge relief to us. All the educators in Margaret Street are professional and friendly. They would put the child's need at the first priority and always have fun and educational activities. The management is excellent here as well. Whenever we had any request, Giselle would help us as soon as possible. Now my son has been here for nearly a year, he had built close relationship with the educators and is happy everyday. Here is a big "Thank you" from all my family to the educators.
Josh M.
Josh M.
09:56 26 Oct 20
Our little one has been going to Margaret St for over a year now, she always looks forward to her day there and has created some amazing bonds with people there.During our little one's attendance, we have found the staff to be welcoming, caring and feel that they always put your child's best interests first. They are always accommodating and pleasant to talk to. I have found them to be open and honest about a range of topics to ensure our little one is catered for.It's a smaller centre and for us that has been perfect, ensuring a warm environment and know that our little one is enjoying quality time there. It saddens me that we have moved away from the city and now need to change centres, I really wish it was possible to bring Giselle and her fantastic team along with us!I'm sure our little one will miss Margaret St and know that my wife & will too!Thank you to all of you 👍🏼
elisabeth W.
elisabeth W.
02:01 08 Sep 20
Since my daughter has been with the educators at this space she has flourished. She is supported and gets to explore amazing concepts, ideas and experiences daily. I feel safe leaving my child in this centre and the manager is very easy to talk to and always takes my daughters care with the utmost importance
Jayta N.
Jayta N.
10:15 11 Oct 19
Even though I was prepared to leave my child at a day care centre, it was hard to finalise one given a huge number of considerations. However, in my heart I knew that I would go by my gut feeling and I knew Margaret street early learning centre was the place I would choose for my daughter the minute I walked in there. It’s a relatively small centre, but the staff is so friendly, warm and caring. The place makes you feel safe and cozy instantly, the kind of place I was happy to leave my child at while I was at work. I remember telling Larissa, that every transition a child goes through, a mother goes through as well. So, a big thank you to all the wonderful women at the centre who helped my daughter and me go through this huge transition. They were like second mothers to my baby and I knew she was safe with them while I could go to work, enjoy a coffee or just relax at home sometimes. I was in tears when I had to move my baby to another centre because we recently moved places and I wanted my daughter to be closer home. Thanks in particular to Larissa, Anna, Mariana, Jess B and Jessica
Hannah M.
Hannah M.
02:38 26 Aug 19
I was originally dreading the thought of sending my daughter to daycare -- but the educators at Margaret Street are so wonderful. They clearly love the kids, their communication with parents is great, the centre is small and cosy, the kids have a fabulous time learning new things and building friendships. I'm so glad we found this centre. Highly recommend!
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