Best Child Care Centres in Adelaide

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Best Child Care Centres in Adelaidde
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Below is a list of the top and leading Child Care Centres in Adelaide. To help you find the best child care centre located near you in Adelaide, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Adelaide’s Best Child Care Centres:

The top rated child care centres in Adelaide are:

⦁ Guardian Early Learning
City Community Children’s Centre
⦁ MacKinnon Parade Children’s Centre

Guardian Early Learning

Guardian Early Learning
Guardian Early Learning. Source:

Guardian Early Learning has a range of exciting, resource-rich environments – including multiple enclosed outdoor areas, art ateliers and music and movement programs – children are encouraged to explore and learn.

The light-filled and open-plan centre also has luscious indoor gardens, a creek bed, a treehouse, sandpits, and natural play structures.

As the only inner-city childcare centre in Adelaide accepting children under 2.5-year-olds, their centre has a strong community, with many of their parents popping in on their breaks, or taking the children out to lunch to surrounding cafes.

Children get out and about on excursions, so they have a great connection with the surrounding community. They visit a variety of locations, including the Botanic Gardens, Rundle Mall, Adelaide Sustainability Centre, and the museum.

They are proud to have a culturally diverse team and celebrate a variety of cultures and holidays throughout the year.

Their on-site cook prepares five nutritionally balanced meals using seasonal ingredients every day. To further explore food at the centre, their Educators host cooking classes for the children to get involved in to enhance their understanding of good nutrition.


Sunscreen, Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day, Nappies, Bibs, Bedding, Formula – S26


Address: 50 Flinders St, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 138230


“Great with kids!” – Monica

City Community Children’s Centre

City Community Children's Centre
City Community Children’s Centre. Source:

City Community Children’s Centre has provided Adelaide families with high quality long day and evening/night child care services in the centre of the city since 1987.

They are a not-for-profit, community based early childhood education and care centre that is committed to providing quality child care that ensures the emotional well-being, physical safety and security of children in a happy and welcoming environment.

Their Centre caters for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age for long day care and 6 weeks to 10 years of age for evening/night care. They value each child as an individual, with their own strengths and experiences, and their own unique family background. They are committed to directing attention to additional needs, gender issues and cultural diversity.

They encourage children to develop through play-based learning experiences alongside an educational program based on the Early Years Learning Framework.


Day Service: Rooms, Infants, Toddlers, Younger Kinder, Kindergarten, Meals & Menu; Evening/Night Service: A home away from home, Routine


Address: 104 Gilbert St, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8212 2377


Both our girls went here from baby room to kindy. The staff are wonderful, caring and nurturing. I recommend this centre and love that it is community based so my fees go back into the centre.” – Amanda Tuckwell White
Had both of my kids go through here, from the baby room all the way to kindy. Fantastic centre, awesome staff. Can’t recommend it highly enough.” – William MacNeil

MacKinnon Parade Children’s Centre

MacKinnon Parade Children's Centre
MacKinnon Parade Children’s Centre. Source:

Mackinnon Parade Children’s Centre Incorporated (MPCC) is located in North Adelaide next to the Parklands. Their quiet, leafy street provides us with one of the best locations in Adelaide for a children’s service.

They are perfectly located to gain sights of the Giraffes wandering around the zoo and can often hear the monkeys and lions talking to one another. The children love to hear this and so do they.

Their greatest asset is that they have a passion and love for working with young children. Their Educators are well supported and well trained, while their high ratios of Educators to Children provide an exclusive program for your child to learn and grow. Their Educators are dedicated to following the Early Years Learning Framework so that your child can receive the level of learning and stimulation that they want in a fun and structured environment.


Educational Program and Practice, Children’s Health and Safety, Facilities, Professional Standards, Relationships with Children, Families and Communities, Leadership and Management


Address: 148 MacKinnon Parade, North Adelaide SA 5006
Phone: (08) 8267 2270


“They are well equipped in teaching kids.” – Karina