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Child care

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.

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

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.

128–146 Burren Street
Newtown NSW 2042
+61 2 9351 0134

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

Fill out the Waiting List Form (pdf, 150KB) to apply for a place. Waiting list enquiries:

72 Lander Street
Darlington NSW 2006
+61 9351 7878
+61 2 9351 7879 (Fax)

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

Waiting list enquiries:

Carillon Avenue
Newtown NSW 2042
(Next to Newtown North Primary School)
+61 2 9557 2344

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: 40 (0–6 years)
Weeks open: 50

Waiting list enquiries:

61 Arundel Street
Glebe NSW 2037
+61 2 9173 8513

MindChamps Early Learning & Preschool 

Broadway Shopping Centre
1 Bay St Level 2A Access via Carpark
Broadway, NSW 2007
1300 646 324

SDN Childcare centres

To register for a placement at any of these centres you will need to put your name on the waitlist

SDN Chippendale

60 Pine Street
Chippendale NSW 2008
1300 831 445

SDN Erskineville

88 Swanson Street
Erskineville 2043
1300 831 445

SDN Glebe

112A Glebe Street
Glebe NSW 2037
1300 831 445

SDN Lois Barker, Waterloo

104 Wellington Street
Waterloo NSW 2017
1300 831 445

Ultimo Centre

Ground Floor Building Z
Mary Ann Street
Ultimo NSW 2007
1300 831 445

To Register for a placement at any of these Centres the staff and students will need to put their name on the waitlist

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

Bliss Early Learning Pyrmont
55 Pyrmont Bridge Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009

Only About Children Redfern
219-241 Cleveland Street
Surry 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

The Learning Sanctuary Sydney
35 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Last updated: 25 September 2023

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