Thomas Carlyle Children's Centre


Thomas Carlyle Children's Centre (TCCC) provides quality full day care for young children in a stimulating, safe and nurturing environment. We aim to promote self-esteem and positive attitudes to learning in an atmosphere of emotional and physical security. We encourage choice, fun, growth and active participation!

We're proud to have also been rated as Exceeding in all 7 Quality Areas of the National Quality Standards.

Please call 9424 0326 to arrange a tour of our centre, or to ask any questions you may have.

What we provide


A stimulating, safe and nurturing environment, seeing play as an essential part of the child's day.


Care and education for children six weeks to 5 years of age.


All our staff are trained or currently studying. We currently have five Early Childhood Teachers, three Diploma Teachers and four Certificate III Educators.


Developmentally appropriate, child-centred education programs.


55 care places every day.

  • Nursery room 12 children aged 0-2 years;
  • Junior room 20 children aged 2 - 3 years;
  • Preschool room 23 children aged 3 - 5 years.

Opening hours

Our centre is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6pm for 51 weeks of the year.

We are closed between Christmas and New Year, as well as on all Public Holidays.

Rated as Exceeding in all Quality Areas

We are proud that TCCC has been rated as going above and beyond  'Exceeding' in all 7 Quality Areas against the National Quality Standards.

Our centre was commended for its achievements to provide quality outcomes for children. In particular, careful planning, reflective practice and willingness to collaborate with families and other community organisation to enhance children’s learning and wellbeing, demonstrating the commitment to quality by the Educators. 

View our rating on the ACECQA website


We provide affordable and quality care. Our cost structure has been updated, effective 2 July 2018:

  • Nursery and Junior room $127 per day for long day care.
  • Preschool and junior preschool $116 per day for long day care.
  • Enrolment fees $100 per enrolment.
  • Waiting list fee $36 per application.

Please note fees are payable for absences and public holidays.

How to enrol

To enrol your child in our care, you first need to download and fill out our waiting list form and email to or post to 2c Carlyle Road, East Lindfield 2070.

On the waiting list your child will be prioritised base on when we receive the form, as well as on our centre's policy and the Department of Family and Community Services provisions.

Once your child's name has been accepted we will contact you and provide an enrolment form to complete.

Application for waiting list form (pdf. 394KB)

Parents section

The links below provide information regarding our service. 

TCCC Advisory Committee

Policies and forms

Parent information booklet (pdf. 194KB)

News and media

Mini Messenger Winter 2018 newsletter (pdf. 2MB)

Contact us

2C Carlyle Road, East Lindfield NSW 2070

02 9424 0326