Welcome to The Learning Sanctuary Sydney
Welcome to The Learning Sanctuary Sydney. Our Sydney CBD child care centre is conveniently located a few minutes’ walk from Wynard Station and Barangaroo and can be accessed from both Clarence Street and Kent Street, making your city commute more convenient. Our child care centre also offers pram parking for parents travelling on public transport.
The Learning Sanctuary Sydney is a modern, purpose-built child care centre that offers early childhood education for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. Our child care centre offers families extended open hours, from 07:00am –6:00 pm.
Our Sydney child care centre has an amazing team of highly qualified and passionate early childhood teachers and educators who are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early years’ education journey. We provide daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.
Spacious and resource-rich environments
The Learning Sanctuary Sydney is a warm and nurturing child care centre that encourages every child’s exploration. Our purpose build and resource-rich early learning environments includes interactive whiteboards and a dedicated STEM room and have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.
Each learning space extends onto our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless opportunities for play! Our outdoor environments include climbing equipment, sandpits, a bike track, slides, cubby houses and a garden bed for children to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play.
Long-standing and passionate team
Our team of passionate and experienced educators make up the heart of our Sydney CBD child care centre. Our educators are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their unique identity and become confident, happy, and resilient learners.
We are a multicultural child care early learning centre with seven different languages being spoken across our team such as Spanish, French, Hindi, Mandarin and Vietnamese.
Healthy and delicious meals prepared in-house
Our Sydney CBD child care centre provides children with nutrient-rich, unprocessed, and seasonal whole foods – that have been created to please even the fussiest of eaters. Our cook caters to the unique dietary requirements of every child.
Here at The Learning Sanctuary Sydney, we believe that by encouraging active participation in food preparation children learn to appreciate and understand the importance of healthy eating.
For added convenience, we also offer our families a grab-and-go dinner upon request.
We look forward to partnering with you and your family to provide information, support, and high-quality early education and care in your child’s formative years. Contact our Family Support Team by calling 1800 413 868 or book a tour to start your journey with us today.
Play-based early learning curriculum
Play is essential to every child’s learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. At our Sydney CBD child care centre, our experienced team plan play-based learning activities in line with national standards. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is designed to engage in your child’s interests and allow them to experience each day in a new way, supporting their learning in the lead-up to primary school.
Our Early Learning Curriculum also provides children with:
- Real Life experiences: Caring for the garden patch and learning basic cooking skills.
- Sustainability Program: Each age group participates in a sustainability project that help children embed sustainable practices into everyday life. We encourage children to “reduce, reuse and recycle”, as well as turn off the lights, water taps and electronics when they are not in use.
- Music and movement programs: Our music and movement programs include Zumba, yoga and sports sessions and have been designed to help develop fundamental skills that help support children’s self-regulation, memory, and concentration.
- Community engagement activities: We often have visits from local dentist, local firemen, and other community services in Sydney to help familiarise the children with their local community. We also have excursions to Museum of Sydney, Australian Museum, local libraries such as Customs House Library and State Library of NSW, and local primary schools to assist our Kindergarten/ Preschool children with their transition to ‘big school’.
- Language Lessons: We have Chinese and Italian language lessons to teach the children about the foundations of foreign languages and different cultures.
Age groups and offerings
Nursery Room (0-2 years)
Learning starts from before birth. Our nursery Educators have created a welcoming and nurturing environment where each baby feels safe to explore and discover new things – through their senses, their communication, cues (body language, facial expression, and sounds) and by experimenting.
We work closely with families and accommodate the child’s needs and routines to make it a smooth transition from a home environment to a child care environment. We have two cot rooms to respond to different sleep needs. Children have access to a variety of resources such as books, musical instruments, blocks, home corner, puzzles, gross motor equipment. On any given day you can see the nursery children engaging in all types of meaningful play, such as water play, music time, story time and more. Each day provides a brand new, exciting opportunity for our nursery children.
Toddler Room: (2-3 years)
Toddlers are at a stage of rapid development, and their learning goals should be focused on building a strong foundation in various areas of development: language, social emotional, cognitive, gross motor, fine motor. Children build these skills through carefully planned music, dance, games and reading experiences. On any given day the children can be seen developing their numeracy by building a tower, sorting objects, pointing and identifying shapes and patterns and participating in counting songs and games.
Children in our toddler rooms are encouraged to participate in group play. Group play is important, as it helps our toddlers develop important social skills such as, turn taking, developing self-confidence and emotional self-regulation. From 2 years of age, children are also more actively participating in extra curricular activities such as language lessons, and sports activities.
Preschool and School Readiness Program: (3-5 years)
Preschool is a unique time for learning with peers and developing skills for later learning. Our play-based preschool program encourages active engagement in learning and supports a range of positive developmental outcomes including resilience, independence, critical thinking, and creativity.
Our early learners and little learners rooms (3 to 4 years old) are led by a qualified early childhood teacher with the support of a qualified diploma educator. The kindergarten room (4 to 5) is also led by a qualified early childhood teacher and is specifically designed for children who are attending their last year of child care before moving to primary school. Their learning goals are designed to build upon the foundation established in their toddler years and prepare them for their upcoming formal education.
Our families love The Learning Sanctuary Sydney
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
- Fees effective from 29 January 2024
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from a centre tour?
A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. The Learning Sanctuary also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres. Click here to book a tour online.
On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.
Will I be put on a waitlist?
The Learning Sanctuary Family Support team will add your child’s name to our waitlist if one of our centres is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.
We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call.
Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at The Learning Sanctuary centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.
What can I do to help my child prepare for starting care?
It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care service together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home.
Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child.
What should I pack my child for their first day?
Most of The Learning Sanctuary child care and early education centres offer the following:
- Nappies and wipes
- Sunscreen and hats
- Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook
Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them.
For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toys or blankets, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten-aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, a comforter or medication.
It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.
How do I get updates on my child's day?
The Learning Sanctuary uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day.
After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.
What happens if my child gets sick?
If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, The Learning Sanctuary is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.
Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.