Guardian Childcare & Education Margaret Street

Guardian Childcare & Education Margaret Street 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 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.

But 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.

Guardian Margaret Street offers a leading Preschool Program, led by our university-qualified teachers which helps prepare our older children for the exciting transition to school. This program is in addition to the amazing learning experiences our dedicated Educators and Teachers prepare for children of all ages – from six months to six years.

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.

With a community-minded team of 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 using 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.

We invite you to begin your adventure at Guardian Margaret Street today by booking a tour to explore the Centre. Or chat with our team to learn more about our high-quality curriculum and care.

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

  • 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 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 (13)

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    Grace Kory

    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 ... Read More

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    Nikki Fisicaro

    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 ... Read More

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    G-Man

    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 ... Read More

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    Taras D

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    Anna MB

    A happy place. We love it.

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    Lillian Birchall

    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 ... Read More

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    Dawei Yang

    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 ... Read More

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    Josh McKenzie

    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 ... Read More

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    elisabeth warren

    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 ... Read More

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    mary D

    The best childcare in the cbd. Margaret St ELC is unique in that it's size gives it a warm, family 'home away from home' atmosphere while still having ... Read More

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    Jayta Narang

    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 ... Read More

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    Hannah McKenzie

    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 ... Read More

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    Samuel Harrison

    Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Guardian Childcare & Education Margaret Street, which is rated exceeding in the National Quality Standard. With a range of exciting, ... Read More

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