About Lilybelle: Dural Childcare Centre

Lilybelle Early Education Centre is proud to be an owner operated long day care service located in Dural.

Offering 28 places for children aged from 6 weeks to 6 years.

We value play as a medium for all aspects of development to encourage each child’s natural curiosity and intrinsic passion for learning.  

We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment where all children and their families are valued for their individuality, cultural background and their development of becoming who they wish to be.  

  • Owner operated centre
  • Dedicated team of experienced educators
  • 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday (closed on Public Holidays and for two weeks over Christmas)
  • Delicious and nutritious meals
  • Nappies, sunscreen and cot sheets provided


The Lilybelle Team


Family is a cornerstone value of Lilybelle, and with that comes the recognising of the importance of families as the primary influence in a child’s life.

The team of educators strive to continually develop and maintain collaborative and open partnerships with all families.

Steph and Ana are the proud owners of Lilybelle and have known each other for almost their whole lives as their families migrated to Australia from Portugal together when they were younger. Their families have been entwined ever since and it is this history that is the foundation of the heart of Lilybelle – exuding bright beginnings and strong, secure relationships. 

Steph is the centre Director with 16 years of experience working within the education and care services sector. She understands that early childhood education is not only a crucial developmental stage however it establishes the foundations for learning for the rest of our lives. For this reason, she believes in creating an environment where families feel valued and respected, so they feel comfortable contributing to their child’s education. Steph is continually advocating for the provision of quality early years education by building a team of educators who understand that within play there are a myriad of learning opportunities available.

After having her own children Ana developed a love and passion for children’s development and early childhood education, while understanding the value of creating a home away from home. She was a crucial part of building the foundations of Lilybelle in the business infancy. After a few years of travelling to the Hills District from the St George area Ana refocused her priorities back to her young family enabling her to pursue other interests. Ana is still very much a part of the Lilybelle Family and continues to carry out behind the scenes operations of the business.


Steph | Co-Owner & Centre Director

Ana | Co-Owner