Guardian Childcare & Education Phillip Street

(Formerly The Pavilion)

Guardian Childcare & Education Phillip Street is conveniently located in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Our location means families can access the highest quality education and care in close proximity to work. All with less rushing around and more time with your child.

But being in the CBD doesn’t mean we’ve compromised on space or outdoor access. In fact, the Centre has a range of exciting, resource-rich environments including herb gardens, a spacious outdoor area, a dirt pit, and a range of age-specific studios where children are encouraged to explore and learn.

At Guardian Phillip Street children and families 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.

Since opening, our team of Educators have been building relationships with the surrounding community and often take the children to visit local landmarks such as Hyde Park, the Botanical Gardens and Martin Place. This community spirit was also on display when the children at Guardian Phillip Street developed a Pen Pal Program and Zoom meetings with their friends at home during COVID to help keep them connected to others.

Our on-site cook prepares four nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the Centre, our community-focused Educators host cooking classes for the children to get involved in to enhance their understanding of good nutrition. The children chat to the cook throughout the day and enjoy helping push the food trolleys at mealtimes.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Phillip Street today by booking a tour to explore the Centre or speaking to one of our 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

Fee Information

Age Group Daily Fee
6 Weeks to 6 Years $168.00*

*Price before the government rebate. To calculate what Child Care Subsidy you might get back, click here.

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.

Learn More About Our Centre

Guardian Childcare & Education Phillip Street is located in the centre of Martin Place, less than 100 metres from Martin Place Train Station. We enjoy views of nearby Sydney Tower from our outdoor space, which is an open-air environment.

Our smaller size means we offer a wonderful family atmosphere, and can create strong bonds with each and every child and their family. We aim to create an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming, where children receive the best quality care and education. We love seeing our children excited to return each day!

We believe in fostering autonomy in the children, and allow them to choose activities that best suit their own unique interests. We aim to develop independent, capable young learners with a strong sense of enthusiasm and curiosity to explore the world around them.

We love taking the children on exciting excursions in the local community, like boarding fire trucks at the local station or spotting dinosaurs at the Australian Museum. We also visit our local florist to collect fresh flowers each week. Back in our centre, the children love and care for our outdoor edible garden, and collecting items for use in their meals.

Whether you are a new or existing family in our service, our educators will spend quality time with you to help build a strong level of trust, and to understand how we can best support the unique needs of your child.

Reviews (5)

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    Mark Tyler

    - 8 months ago

    Our daughter has been at this centre for over a year and absolutely loves attending each day. The range and quality of activities that the kids undertake is great and ... Read More

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    Lexie Lancaster

    - 8 months ago

    My daughter started at Phillip St when she was 11 months. The staff are wonderful. They are attentive and kind and provide her with many opportunities to try new things, ... Read More

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    Paige Lindholm

    - 11 months ago

    Our son has been enrolled in the nursery since the start of this year (at 12 months) and I can’t give enough praise for this centre and their carers! The ... Read More

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    Lara Pendle

    - 11 months ago

    Our son has been at Guardian Philip street since the start of 2020. We have been impressed at how quickly it became his second home and how easily he bonded ... Read More

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    jennifer then

    - 2 years ago

    Our daughter has been going to the centre when she was 3.5 years old, and it has been a wonderful experience for us.. She has shown improvements in speaking and ... Read More

Begin the Adventure at Guardian

To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.