Guardian Childcare & Education Wahroonga

(Formerly Playdays)

Guardian Childcare & Education Wahroonga is a welcoming and homely childcare Centre offering care and education for children from six weeks to six years of age. With a range of resource-rich environments, including a teepee, vegetable garden, water pump, creek bed, worm farm and a range of age-specific play areas, children are encouraged to explore and learn each day.

Teachers and Educators at Guardian Flinders Street also provide wonderful learning programs for the children, including a leading Preschool Program for those preparing for the transition to primary school. Children also get out and about on weekly excursions, so we have a great connection with the local community. Popular locations include our local cafes, primary school and the hospital.

Centre Manager of Guardian Wahroonga, Annette, loves the unique qualities of the children in her care: “I believe that each child can teach us something special in their own way. I enjoy building and developing relationships with children by listening to what interests them and taking this to the next level. I am very proud of our Centre and the team that we are developing. Our team at Guardian Wahroonga work hard to ensure that the children have every opportunity to grow and engage in wonderful learning experiences across our beautiful and well maintained Centre.”

With community-minded Educators who have been with the Centre for a long time, we are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays including Diwali and Chinese New Year.

Our on-site cook prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. The children and Educators often collect vegetables from the garden to add to the daily meals and use in cooking classes, with any scraps being fed to the worm farm.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Wahroonga today by booking a tour to explore the Centre, or speak with our team of Educators to learn more about our high-quality curriculum.

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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

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 Wahroonga is uniquely situated on the grounds of the Sydney Adventist Hospital. We welcome into our service the local community via visits from the hospital and excursions to the local school. Guardian Childcare & Education Wahroonga celebrates being rated as Meeting the National Quality Standard for Early Education and Care.

Our centre is warm and inviting, with friendly staff ready to welcome you and your child with a smile and a ‘hello’. We are proud of the daily compliments we receive from families and visitors about how clean and welcoming our space is, and how happy and settled our children appear.

We offer two outdoor spaces for busy, growing bodies. Nursery aged children can safely explore our sandpit, water play space, and wooden stepping stones. Older children enjoy a larger space complete with mud pit and beautiful garden, which the children love to look after. There is also a quiet book space for outdoor reading.

Our children enjoy a large range of learning experiences throughout the day, and particularly look forward to playing with art products and designing their own masterpieces!

We make a point of getting to know each and every family at our centre, and encourage family members to come in and read stories or help out with art and share in their children’s learning.

The lovely smell of home cooking always flows throughout the centre, as each dish is made with love. High quality and nutritious meals are prepared daily, with families often asking if they can come back for lunch!

We’d love for you to come by and visit our centre, and find out what makes us so unique.

Reviews (21)

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    Mohammad Haghighat

    - 11 months ago

    Guardian Wahroonga is a fantastic day care. I can not say enough about how much we love this centre. Our daughter loves going to school and she has amazing teachers ... Read More

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    Juhee Nam

    - 12 months ago

    I have sent my daughter to Guardian since she was 1.5 years and now she is 4 years and intending to start school next year. When we first started, she ... Read More

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    Kylie Khlimankov

    - 1 year ago

    I have had two young boys go through Playdays/Guardian from the time I returned to work and they both started in the babies room. Sadly we will shortly end our 7 ... Read More

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    Karina Nagel

    - 1 year ago

    My son has gone here for the last 3 months and he has thoroughly enjoyed it. Its our first day care so we were a little apprehensive at first. He ... Read More

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    Ozan Cabadag

    - 1 year ago

    GC&E Wahroonga has made everything from the process of enrolling my daughter to integrating her into the centre as easy as possible - they have the most welcoming educators ... Read More

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    Jade Hudson

    - 1 year ago

    What makes this centre so great is the dedicated staff and management, who clearly have the kids best interests as their main priority. We couldn't be happier with the care ... Read More

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    Claudia Dawson

    - 1 year ago

    Playdays Wahroonga is a great Daycare centre which made me feel very comfortable leaving my precious little ones under their care for 5 days a week from as little as ... Read More

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    Margaret Migocki

    - 1 year ago

    Both of my daughters have attended Guardian Wahroonga (formerly PlayDays), with my youngest still attending this wonderful centre. I have nothing but praise for this fantastic community of educators and ... Read More

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    Celina Ennis

    - 2 years ago

    My daughter has been attending this centre for the last 3 years. Our experience has been fantastic, the educators are lovely, caring and kind and the manager Annette is very ... Read More

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    Warwick Dowler

    - 2 years ago

    Fabulous centre, caring staff and considered programming. We have had both our boys go through this centre from a very young age without even so much as a hiccup. Such ... Read More

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    Kristen McKenzie

    - 2 years ago

    The staff are very warm, friendly and always accommodating. My son has wonderful learning experiences and his communication and social skills are developing really well. I am so glad we ... Read More

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    Holly Brennan

    - 2 years ago

    We were a Playdays Wahroonga family for 8 years, with all 3 of our children attending from 12 months of age. Our experience was fabulous - from the beautifully nurturing ... Read More

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    Hanny Whitaker

    - 2 years ago

    We have had 2 children attend Playdays and one currently still attending. In the time we have been at Playdays (over a period of 9 years) we have been extremely ... Read More

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    Kristen King

    - 2 years ago

    I have been very happy with the care my boy has received over the past 4 years. It has been most reassuring to know that my boy enjoys his ... Read More

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    Niko Bartido

    - 2 years ago

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    Emily Kurath

    - 2 years ago

    The children are provided with a warm and nurturing environment to spend their day. My children never want to leave when I arrive at the end of the day to ... Read More

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    Josh

    - 2 years ago

    A wonderful place that has given both of our children an excellent start on their learning journeys. The educators are the most caring, empathetic, thorough and thoughtful people you could ... Read More

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    Yannick Z

    - 2 years ago

    This centre is not like any other childcare I have encountered. I have been very impressed by the quality of care, the level of professionalism, the thought that goes into ... Read More

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    Craig Boulton

    - 2 years ago

    A brilliant day care facility. So happy with the services provided and my child is the better for the experience .

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    Hayley Gordon

    - 2 years ago

    Fantastic centre to work for - a truly beautiful community.

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    Naz Arja

    - 3 years ago

    Excellent preschool and long day care. Staff are very friendly, helpful and always happy to attend to my child’s needs. Very good and healthy variety of food made fresh everyday ... Read More

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