Guardian Childcare & Education Sydenham

Guardian Childcare & Education Sydenham provides an incredible learning environment and leading curriculum that promotes holistic development for children across all areas, through our focus on intentional and spontaneous learning.

Our Centre boasts a range of modern facilities and world-class learning environments, including:

  • Spacious well thought-out indoor spaces
  • Expansive yards with natural play structures for the children to explore
  • A dedicated dining space for the children to come together to share a meal
  • An ‘Invention Room’ for all age groups to explore, problem solve and create
  • Gardening spaces to promote awareness of caring for our environment
  • A well-stocked Centre Library
  • A leading Kindergarten Program
  • Vacation Care Program for children aged 5-12
  • Modern resources, and a range of age-specific studios and workshops.

At Guardian Sydenham we have a strong focus on community with our ‘out and about’ program. The program promotes all age groups having the opportunity to explore the environment outside of the centre and gain a greater understanding of the world around them. We network with many local businesses such as the local library, bakery, schools and aged care.

We are proud to have such a culturally diverse team at Guardian Childcare & Education Sydenham and we celebrate a variety of cultural events and holidays throughout the year.

Read more on our blog about Guardian Sydenham Centre Manager Parwinder, and her passion for early education and care.

Parwinder says: “My favourite part about working with children is watching them grow and utilise the skills they learn in our care. It may not seem obvious, but a lot of the skills we teach the children, particularly through intentional learning, are lifelong skills, and are the tools that they’ll use for the rest of their lives. It’s important to remember that we are always learning from the children, and that it’s not a one-way street.”

Our on-site Centre chief Tania is dedicated to providing five nutritious meals throughout the day, and through conversations with our families we ensure the menu is culturally diverse and accommodating to all children. To further explore food at the Centre, our cook hosts regular cooking experiences for the children to enhance their understanding of good nutrition.

Begin the adventure at Guardian Sydenham today by booking a tour 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 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • 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

  • Hats
  • Formula and bottles
  • 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 Sydenham

At Guardian Childcare & Education Sydenham your child will enjoy their day in a purpose built conveniently located centre. We want you to feel familiar with our centre and that’s why we offer personal tours and have an orientation program before you commence care. Guardian Childcare & Education Sydenham also offers your child a special program with guest speakers who visit the centre. Your child will love learning in our stimulating environment and will get lots of positive reinforcement and encouragement. 

Our early learning centre at Sydenham acknowledges, celebrates and incorporates the diverse cultures of the people within our community and we recognise, appreciate and value the knowledge and commitment of our educators and support their continuing professional development. We offer our children extra-curricular activities at the Centre such as Jump for Joy and Sports for Kinders.Your child will love their day at Guardian Childcare & Education Sydenham with our friendly and passionate team of educators. We have high educator to child ratios allowing educators and families to work together to ensure a happy and productive time whilst children are in our care. 

Our educators take the time to provide families with up-to-date information on their child´s day and development progress. Our educators are selected for their qualifications and expertise in the early childhood field and we pride ourselves on the quality of our care and the warm and secure learning environment we provide. 

Your child’s learning and development will benefit greatly from the interaction with educators and other children at the centre. We make sure that our curriculum and school readiness program fits within the Commonwealth Government’s Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards. 

We cater our services at the centre to make life easier for our busy families. We provide nutritionally balanced meals prepared by our own chef in our centre kitchen. We also provide necessities such as nappies, sunscreen and bedding for nap times. 

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

Our world-class curriculum is delivered by qualified teachers through exciting and engaging play-based experiences, including a leading Preschool Program for our older children. We combine this with the highest quality care, and communicate it all back to you so you can see how your child is growing and developing every day.     

Our Centres inspire curiosity, foster creativity and support discovery with a variety of sensory-rich and sustainable spaces designed for early learning that encourage your child to think, question and do amazing things. All of the classrooms and outdoor areas are filled with the best natural, open-ended materials to inspire your child to be brave, curios and imaginative in their learning. 

Guardian Childcare Sydenham is an early learning centre that services a number of local areas, including: Leichhardt, Caterbury, Randwick, Waverley, Woollahra and Rockdale. 

Reviews (31)

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    jamila Catabay

    - 1 year ago

    As a first time mom, I felt guilty enrolling my then 4 months old son in a childcare so that I can come back to work. Looking back, I realized ... Read More

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    Asif Iqbal

    - 1 year ago

    We are lucky to discover this amazing child care close to our home. The centre is spacious and well designed with plenty of resources for kids. It is extremely well ... Read More

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    Nicole Burnett

    - 1 year ago

    My son is currently in Pink room. The team are wonderful with my son and he asks each morning if he is going to see them that day. Drop off with Kristy/ ... Read More

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    Mai Gilhooly

    - 1 year ago

    My son has been attending this Centre since he was in baby room but he has really started to grow in the orange room. Karen has always been caring and ... Read More

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    Amy Jabr

    - 1 year ago

    Such an amazing place, my son enjoys learning while playing. He learnt and developed so much this year in Kinder/ Orange Room thanks to the wonderful educators who are so ... Read More

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    Yasmin Tawfik

    - 1 year ago

    My son at the end of last year changed centres and he was settled in really well by the educator Karen, she really helped him make friends and feel included. ... Read More

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    Neha Verma

    - 1 year ago

    Both my daughters love to come here. Karen, Amrit and Aaron welcome my children with respect, love and a big smile on their faces everyday.

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    Julie Ferrara

    - 1 year ago

    What a fabulous group of caring educators in the entire centre but specifically in the orange room, my son Lennox has been attending this centre since he was 11 months ... Read More

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    Joanne Cocchiaro

    - 1 year ago

    The staff at the centre provide engaging and relevant experiences for all the children, while fostering caring relationships.

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    bianca georgiou

    - 1 year ago

    The educators at sydenham road are loving, caring and very friendly I have sent both my children to this centre, and the staff in the aqua room and babies room ... Read More

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    Lyndon Best

    - 1 year ago

    Our son has now been attending the centre for over a year and we couldn’t be happier. In the PINK room currently with Sarah, Kristy and Co. He has the ... Read More

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    Samantha Nunes

    - 1 year ago

    Our son started off in the Nursery Room last year and we couldn't be more happier! The educators are amazing and the growth we have seen since he started ... Read More

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    Jessica Ferraro

    - 1 year ago

    My son loves going to this centre. He looks forward to seeing his educators and friends every week. He has a bond with his educators and I always feel confident ... Read More

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    Liz R

    - 1 year ago

    This childcare centre is hands down best of the best! All the educators take their time with each child and treat the children as their own. My son loves going ... Read More

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    samantha Amore

    - 1 year ago

    Words cannot explain how grateful I am for the educators at Guardian Sydenham! I was apprehensive at first leaving my (first) son at 6 months of age but the educators in ... Read More

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    Hazelle Joanne Tria

    - 2 years ago

    This childcare centre is fantastic! My 2 daughters have been in this centre for about a year now and they are learning a lot and thriving. I highly commend the ... Read More

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    Ankit Kumar Sharma

    - 2 years ago

    My baby is attending this childcare from last 8 months and experience has been brilliant so far! This center is very big with plenty of space for children. They also ... Read More

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    Neetu Singh

    - 3 years ago

    My daughter has started this centre as the last one had closed down, The centre is very nice and big with beautiful different classrooms and activities for children to do. ... Read More

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    Bao Ngo

    - 3 years ago

    My daughter loves it here, I have nothing bad to say. Lovely And helpful staff, everyone is so involved and organised. Would highly recommend the babies room for any mum ... Read More

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    Rohit Verma

    - 4 years ago

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    Emil Palo

    - 4 years ago

    So far it has been an amazing experience for us parents and my 2 year old son. The staff are all very friendly and approachable from the front desk to ... Read More

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    Sandeep Kaur

    - 5 years ago

    Staff is really amazing. Very caring very keen towards their job. My baby love them and really don't wanna come home. Feeling bit sad.

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    Jessica Smith

    - 6 years ago

    No matter when I picked my child up, the facility was always extremely clean and tidy and the staff always greeted me by name. My daughter loved going to the ... Read More

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    Margaret Kerr

    - 7 years ago

    Great Centre! Clean, friendly, lots of activities for all the age range! Lauren, Danii, and the rest of the staff do a great job! (and the Chef is awesome too!)

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    Lidia Urban

    - 7 years ago

    My daughter has so much fun whilst she's at the centre. She eats food that she normally doesn't eat at home and is loved immensely by all the carers. ... Read More

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    Joanne Oliver

    - 7 years ago

    My children have recently begun attending Sydenham Rd ELC and they haved settled in very quickly and love it here. The educators are wonderful with the children and have helped ... Read More

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    Sophie Yakoub

    - 7 years ago

    This is the best child care centre in the west! Very organised and friendly staff. Love the way they communicate and keep me in the loop with what's going in. ... Read More

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    Kali Nguyen

    - 4 years ago

    Enrolling my second child this year... Yes, my son has come home with a few bruises here and there that were unexplained but there are times even I can't figure ... Read More

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    praveen jugraj

    - 5 years ago

    Mostly friendly staff. Good location. Most carers there I believe are good with children. Online updates of the activities each day. Reasonable pricing.

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    Rabiyah Hussein

    - 5 years ago

    Good childcare since management changed! New childcare workers who provides care needed for the kids.

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    Hareesh Karra

    - 9 years ago

    Our kids went to this center. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Begin the Adventure at Guardian

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