Lilypad Early Learning Centre is a family-operated long day child care centre located inside Top Ryde City. We’re an experienced team of dedicated educators, some who have been with us since we started in 2011. For the last seven years, we’ve been focused on setting the standard for early education in the Ryde area.
We have dedicated points of contact for every age group, an in-house chef that provides five freshly cooked meals every day, and our play-based education programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework with a twist – offering activities such as dance, yoga and language lessons.
We’re open from Monday to Friday, from 7am to 6pm.
Qualified, experienced educators
Lilypad’s educators are experienced and highly qualified, and continue their professional studies to stay on the forefront of early education. Most of our educators are Diploma, Bachelor and Master’s degree-qualified, and we have over 30 years’ combined experience in early education.
In every age group, dedicated points of contact work closely with our families to keep them up to date on each child’s progress and development.
Our play-based educational programs are based on the EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework) and NQF (National Quality Framework). We also offer additional initiatives that help children with their cognitive, emotional and physical development, such as language lessons, dance and fitness classes, and freshly cooked meals by our in-house chef.
My son started at 18 months and I was amazed at how fast he settled, considering this was he first ever day care. The staff are unbelievably friendly, easy going and the facilities are absolutely amazing. I was concerned of the sleeping routine, but the way they organise nap times has made my life so much easier as this is what he does at home now – no more rocking!
I drop off my son every day and when I pick him up, he literally fights me not to leave! If you are considering a childcare that has it all, this is the place.
Over the last 2.5 years, we’ve have always found the staff to be extremely caring towards the children and the kids have always been happy there. The facilities are always clean and bright, and the kids get trips to the library, the gym for Zumba lessons, and sometimes the supermarket – which is great for some variety.
I also love the fact that the staff turnover is much lower than other day cares. Many of the staff have been there for many years, really giving consistency to the children.
We have had our 1.5 year old here for four months and absolutely love the care they provide. They go above and beyond to meet his needs and make his time there as enjoyable as possible. We can ring at any time and get answers on his welfare, they build trust and actually teach your child, amazing. We also get daily emails/letters on their progress with photos and written summaries.
Cannot recommend these guys highly enough – great team, great place and awesome feedback and info, 5 stars! Thank you Lilypad!
How to get here
We are conveniently located on Level 2 of Top Ryde City Shopping Centre, with easy access from Lane Cove Road and Victoria Road.
The simplest way to get to Lilypad Early Learning Centre is through the Pope Street speed ramp, directly opposite Smith Street. Follow the ramp all the way up and straight ahead through the boom gates. Choose from the dozens of car spaces directly in front of the centre and enjoy free parking for three hours.
If you’d like to look around the centre, please book a free guided tour in advance.
Book a tour
To see our centre first hand, ask any questions you might have, and to meet your child’s future educators, book a free guided tour with our Centre Director.