Nursery | Lilypad ELC

Nursery Child Care in Ryde

Nursery

For babies and children, from 6 weeks to 2 years old.

  • Opening Hours

We’re open 7am to 6pm (Monday to Friday). For more information, please get in touch.

  • Contact Us

Have a question? You can contact us by phone or email, whichever you prefer.

  • Located in Ryde

We’re on the 2nd floor of Top Ryde City Shopping Centre. Find out how to get here!

About the Nursery

Our Nursery room accommodates children between the ages of 6 weeks to 2 years old. This age group is called the “Wonderers”, which aims to develop trusting, supportive relationships with children and families.

We have created a happy and safe environment for children will develop their cognitive, social and gross/fine motor skills. They will learn basic language skills and social skills, such as how to interact with other children and educators.

We work closely with our children to explore their interests and work on areas of improvement through play-based learning, which guides our planned experiences, daily routines and events.

Our Difference

Lilypad was founded, built and licensed by a parent who has personally been through the child care system. Our child care centre is purpose-built with the aim of directly addressing key shortcomings of typical child care centres in Australia. 

Learn more about what makes us different here

The First Few Days

During your child’s first few days, it is perfectly understandable for you to be keen to know how they are settling in. If you have any concerns or would just like to receive an update, you are welcome to visit or phone the centre at any time to check on your child’s progress.

We will do our best to settle your child in as quickly as possible, however if we feel that your child is too upset or distressed to stay all day, we will contact you with the suggestion to collect your child early.

Orientation

To help your child settle in, we will conduct an orientation process to enable you to share important information on a one-to-one basis with the primary educators for your child.

This is important from an educational perspective as it also serves to ensure the smooth transition from home to the centre. Areas covered will be specific to your child, and may include cultural identity, nationality, religious beliefs, and routines or practices followed at home.

Information such as any fears held by your child, your living arrangements (e.g. they have a backyard) or their favourite pastimes may also be requested, as well as what goals and objectives you have for your child’s education and development while under our care.

Family Communication

To ensure your child’s wellbeing, we highly encourage you to speak with your child’s educators and the Centre Director to receive updates on their progress, relationship and experiences.

We are also available throughout the day over the phone or email. Here, you will find information such as what they’re currently learning, individual child journals, daily routines and observations. We also regularly send out the Lilypad Lowdown, a fortnightly newsletter with updates, upcoming events and any other important information to all families.

Open Door Policy

Lilypad Early Learning Centre maintains an open door policy for our families. This means that families, extended family and friends are welcome to visit or call the Centre at any time during the day. However, we do ask that prior arrangements are made between the parent and Centre Director and identification is supplied.

How Do We Get Started?

The best way to see if Lilypad is the right child care centre for you is to come in and have a look for yourself. To organise this, click here to book your free guided tour of the centre. 

We’ll show you around the centre, introduce you to your future educators and help you understand our daily routines that your child will experience. This is also a great time to meet the Centre Director and ask questions you might have.

What Our Families Say

Carolina M.
Carolina M.
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The kind of care Lilypad provides is truly priceless. I’ll never forget that most pick-up times he would refuse to go home and I would have to sit and wait until I could convince him that “it’s time to go home” – under protests, of course. For a boy, the massive indoor playground means in any weather, any day, any temperature, we can everyday play "outdoors". The fact that from 5 to 6pm kids can stay at the playground waiting for the parents means happy kids and less guilty working mum. Also all the teacher are so lovely and competent! THANK YOU!
Sarra P.
Sarra P.
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We are moving back to the UK now and I wish they had something like Lilypad in the UK where I could take my son to. I would and have already recommended Lilypad to friends that are planning on putting their child in day care. This place not only has the staff that actually enjoy what they do, but the facilities are absolutely amazing! I know I leave my son everyday and that when I pick him up he literally fights me to leave. If you are considering a child care that has it all, this is the place. Thank you all, I and Kaden will miss you all greatly.
Enku S.
Enku S.
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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. Cannot recommend these guys highly enough, great team, great place and awesome feedback and info, 5 stars! We also get daily emails and letters on their progress with pics and a written summary. Thank you Lilypad!
Carol A.
Carol A.
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My little boy started at Lilypad when he was 5 months and he is now nearly 3. The staff have always been very caring with regular feedback every step of the way. My boy was on a strict sleep routine and also has some food intolerances. I printed off a sheet when he first started and we sat down and went through everything with his room leader and have had no issues. He is always excited to get to class and often is sad to come home at the end of a day! I'd highly recommend Lilypad to any parent.
Amelia D.
Amelia D.
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My son Alex has been attending Lilypad since he was 2.5 years old, he was formally diagnosed with ASD when he turned 3, he is now 5 years old and in his last year attending Lilypad. Angela and Rachel have been helpful and very good with applying for inclusion support, coming up with strategies to help him learn more and providing the extra care Alex needs. Although my son is barely speaking, he feels comfortable coming to Lilypad in the morning and able to follow the routines of the day thanks to the extra effort put for Alex by his educators.
Shaveta N.
Shaveta N.
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The staff are so welcoming and warm, greeting you with a smile and they provide a very high standard of care, demonstrating calm professionalism even during their busiest times. They are such caring and loving people, they know each child’s individual needs. The kids are always involved, the activities are ever changing. My daughter is really enjoying her time over there...
Katherine H.
Katherine H.
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My daughter has been attending Lilypad since she was 12 months old. She loves her educators and they are so caring with her - every time we drop her off she gives them a big hug! Being at Lilypad has definitely encouraged my daughter's development, especially socially. It also has a lot of space for the kids to play in and they offer so many different activities & learning experiences each week. Lilypad has a good energy and is always a happy place.
Krystle L.
Krystle L.
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My elder son is 3 years old and has been going to Lilypad for 1.5 years. He absolutely loves going there. Friendly educators, huge outdoor area, a lot of activities and programs like F.A.S.T. football, Kidz That Move, Chinese/Spanish class, etc. The educators also create activities targeted at my son's interest too. About to send my other baby there soon. Would highly recommend this centre.
Suliman K.
Suliman K.
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My daughter Ava has been attending this centre since she was 14 months and now she is 4 years old. We left the centre few months ago because we moved out of Top Ryde, however my daughter was very unhappy at the new centre and cried to come back to Lilypad. After seeing the other centre, we realised how good Lilypad is, so we came back and we will definitely bring our next child here. Never had a complaint. Ava loves her educators and they are very professional and dedicated! Thank you!
Jueyin N.
Jueyin N.
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I sent my son to Lilypad when he was 11 months, he is now almost 4 yrs old. I feel this is the best childcare I ever put my son to. The childcare educators are very caring and bond very well with the children. My son Evans couldn't love the educators more! The centre management invest to create a good education programs ranging from STEM science experiments, Chinese classes every week, excursions, picture book teaching and public speaking. They also invest in good teaching materials - Duplo, picture books, puzzles and so on.
Danielle C.
Danielle C.
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I have 2 boys at Lilypad with the eldest having been there for the last 2.5 years, moving up from the toddler room right through to the preschool room. We 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 gym for Zumba lessons, go to the library and sometimes go on trips to the supermarket - which is great for some variety. I also love the fact that the staff turnover is much lower than other daycares (with many of the staff being there for many years) giving consistency to the children.
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Have Any Questions?

If you have any questions or would like to see the centre, we recommend that you schedule a free guided tour. 

Simply fill out the form and we’ll be touch as soon as possible. You’ll be shown around the centre, have all your questions answered, and have the chance to meet our educators. We’ll then guide you through the enrolment process, provide advice on applying for Child Care Subsidy (CCS), and anything else you might need. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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