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Childcare centres

There are four childcare centres currently providing long day care (for example, 7.30am to 6pm) on or near the Camperdown/Darlington Campus, and one on the Cumberland Campus. Fees are charged on a daily basis and all children are pre-enrolled for specific days of the week.

All the centres are managed by qualified staff, are subject to quality assurance accreditation as required by the Australian Government, and provide programs that are responsive to the needs of the individual child.

Generally, you need to apply directly to the childcare centre to join their waiting list. Waiting lists can be very long, especially for children younger than two years, so we recommend you apply as early as possible.

If you are an international student, we strongly advise you to send your waiting list application forms before you leave your home country.

If you are a University of Sydney student with an Access Card, the University of Sydney Union provides a discount for child care at the KU Union Child Care Centre and KU Carillon Avenue Child Care Centre.

Contact the centres directly for more information on their facilities, fees, and application process.

Childcare centres near the Camperdown/Darlington Campus

Boundary Lane Children's Centre

Located on Burren Street in Newtown, close to both the Camperdown and Darlington campuses.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
No. of children per day: 62 (0–5 years)
Weeks open: 49

Fees:

Child 0–2 years: $95.00/day
Child 2–3 years: $90.00/day
Child 3–5 years: $85.00/day

Fill out the Boundary Lane Waiting List Form (doc, 48KB) to apply for a place. You need to include a non-refundable $10 application fee with your form.

Contact information

Sene Gide (Director)
128–146 Burren Street
Newtown NSW 2042
+61 2 9351 0134
boundary.lane@sydney.edu.au 

KU Union Child Care Centre

Located in Darlington, near the Sydney Uni Sports & Aquatic Centre.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm 
No. of children per day: 46 (0–5 years)
Weeks open: 50

Fees

For students with an Access Card:

Child 0–3 years: $141/day
Child 3–5 years: $132/day
(Please note that the Access Card discount is only available to students.)

Fees for non-Access Card holders and community members:

Child 0–3 years: $143/day
Child 3–5 years: $136/day

Fill out the Waiting List Form (pdf, 150KB) to apply for a place. This central waitlist is managed by KU Children’s Services, and you will be waitlisted for a place at both the KU Union Child Care Centre and KU Carillon Avenue Child Care Centre.

Contact information

Waiting list enquiries: Jenny Lopez (email: ku.union@ku.com.au)

Mel Yang (Acting Director)
72 Lander Street 
Darlington NSW 2006
+61 9351 7878
+61 2 9351 7879 (Fax)
ku.union@ku.com.au
www.ku.com.au/ku.union

KU Carillon Avenue Child Care Centre

Located in Newtown, opposite the Camperdown Campus.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6pm
No. of children per day: 39 (0–5 years)
Weeks open: 50

Fees

For students with an Access Card:

Child 0–3 years: $141/day
Child 3–5 years: $132/day
(Please note that the Access Card discount is only available to students.)

For non-Access Card holders and community members:

Child 0–3 years: $143/day
Child 3–5 years: $136/day

Fill out the Waiting List Form (pdf, 150KB) to apply for a place. This central waitlist is managed by KU Children’s Services, and you will be waitlisted for a place at both the KU Carillon Avenue Child Care Centre and KU Union Child Care Centre.

Contact information

Waiting list enquiries: Jenny Lopez (ku.union@ku.com.au)

Kellie De Pasquale (Director)
Carillon Avenue 
Newtown NSW 2042
(Next to Newtown North Primary School)
+61 2 9557 2344
+61 2 9557 6306 (Fax)
ku.carillon@ku.com.au
www.ku.com.au/ku.carillonavenue

KU Laurel Tree House Child Care Centre

Located in Glebe, opposite the Camperdown Campus.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
No. of children per day: 39 (0–6 years)
Weeks open: 50

Fees:

Child 0–3 years: $148.00/day
Child 3–5 years: $143.00/day

Fill out the Waiting List Form (pdf, 18KB) to apply for a place.

Contact information

Waiting list enquiries: ku.laureltreehouse@ku.com.au

Sharmila Dissanayake (Director)
61 Arundel Street 
Glebe NSW 2037
+61 2 9660 8857
+61 2 9660 8826 (Fax)
ku.laureltreehouse@ku.com.au
www.ku.com.au/ku.laureltreehouse

Childcare centres near the Cumberland Campus

SDN Ngallia Children's Education and Care Centre

Ngallia Children's Education and Care Centre is located at the Cumberland Campus in Lidcombe.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6pm
No. of places: 47 (0–5 years)
Weeks open: 50

Fees:

Child 0–3 years: $116.00/day
Child 3–5 years: $106.00/day

Fill out the application form to apply for a place.

Contact information

Sam Tang (Director)
University of Sydney Cumberland Campus
Gate 1, East Street
Lidcombe NSW 2141
+61 2 9749 7575
ngallia@sdn.org.au
www.sdn.org.au

Centres in the surrounding area and CBD

The following childcare centres located in surrounding areas of the University's campuses and the Sydney CBD may be helpful for students enrolled at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, or at the University of Sydney Law School based at our CBD Campus.

These centres are not connected to the University of Sydney or University of Sydney Union. Contact the centres directly if you would like further information.

Visit the City of Sydney Child Care Services website for more information.

CBD long day care centres

Alexandria Montessori Academy
Building 2, 160 Bourke Road
Sydney Corporate Park
Alexandria NSW 2015

Glebe Montessori Academy
158 Bridge Road
Glebe NSW 2037

Leichhardt Montessori Academy
67 Norton Street
Leichhardt NSW 2040

Little Learning School Pyrmont
55 Pyrmont Bridge Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009 

Little Learning School Surry Hills
219-241 Cleveland Street
Strawberry Hills NSW 2010

Kids Club Elizabeth Street
260 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Kids Club Clarence Street
Ground Floor, Level 83 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Little Zak's Academy Ultimo
513-519 Wattle Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

Sydney Cove Children's Centres (East and West)
18-32 Jamison Sreet
Sydney NSW 2000

Kindy Patch Ultimo
Level 1, 40 William Henry Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

Community Kids Sydney
35 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Child Care Information Office

Fax
  • +61 2 9036 9139
Address
  • Level 5 Jane Foss Russell Building G02
Opening hours

9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Last updated: 03 October 2018

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