Room to run, climb and play
We believe in giving the children entrusted into our care the best space possible to learn and grow. Our Carindale childcare centre has two outdoor spaces, which are spacious and grassy, with lots of shade from beautiful trees overhead. Your child is invited to play in the sandpits and go on adventures over the climbing frames, encouraging them to run, climb and play.
Younger children are also given the space to explore freely as we are passionate about seeing your child grow and thrive under our child care services.
Diversified Education through outdoor experiences
Development of Gross Motor Skills through play-based education
Experiences in line with Australian Early Years Learning Framework
Ages 6 weeks to 5 years
95 children daily
Approved Kindergarten Program
5 playrooms available
Your child will need:
- Water bottle
The early years are critical to a child’s future and we want every Queensland family to know kindy is free from 1 January 2024. Kindy is for 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year, at a government-approved educational program and it is FREE. It is for children who are aged at least 4 years of age by 30 June in the year before they start Prep. See here for more information.
Download our statement of fees for our Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program.
40 Scrub Road, Carindale Qld 4152
Hours of care
6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday
Feel free to drop in anytime to take a tour of our facilities.
We just ask that you let us know you’re coming.
Welcome to Mother Duck Child Care Carindale
In our childcare centres, our teams work diligently to establish secure, supportive relationships with each child. In our Carindale early childhood education environment, we encourage your child to feel comfortable, allowing their inquisitive minds to blossom. Our teachers intentionally plan their classrooms to promote a sense of belonging through the familiarity of home-like spaces while supporting early learning practices. The studios in our Carindale child centre are well resourced to support and foster children’s curiosity, problem-solving, early literacy and early numeracy skills.
We also provide healthy and nutritious meals to ensure that all of our children are receiving the best care possible, no matter their age.
An accredited kindergarten program
Our early learning childcare centre is proud to offer an accredited kindergarten program. We strive to deliver age-appropriate education that stays in line with relevant education guidelines. In our kindergarten programs, your child will be on track to reach their full potential by learning both independently and with others, all while encountering different learning styles and building the skills required for preschool.
Our playground encourages social skills and exploration
Our playgrounds are custom built so that your child has the ability to explore their surroundings and learn through play. It’s an exciting way for children to learn new skills and focus on their new learning experiences with other children around them. Your child will have the opportunity to explore the world that is found within our playgrounds and interact with nature at the same time.
Here’s why parents love Mother Duck Child Care Centres
Owner-operated childcare centres for real attention to detail
Having owner-operated centres means that nothing is overlooked and our centre is kept to the highest standards of cleanliness and education.
Commitment to quality education
We are guided by the Australian Early Years Learning Framework as this helps to deliver educational experiences that only provide the best for your children.
Play-based early child care services
Throughout the world, it’s clear that children learn best when it’s through play. Our Carindale centre always ensures that your child is given the opportunity to learn through play in our fully-equipped play areas.
We run a fully accredited kindergarten program that allows for children between the ages of four and five to become equipped to handle preschool and their schooling years that will follow.
Vaccination Policy in place
Our vaccination policy is in place to keep all of the children under our care safe, and this policy will guide our children’s attendance.
Early childhood experts committed to your child’s success
We have a fully trained team of childcare specialists who are on hand to ensure all of our programs and extracurricular activities are constantly being updated and refined.
Education cannot simply be put down to just numeracy and literacy. That’s why we go above and beyond to offer extracurricular activities such as sports, music and play that are woven into our educational programs.
Our Stay & Play Strategy
We offer Stay & Play Dates at our Carindale childcare centre. Walking through the doors of a brand new environment can be a daunting task for any child, and we understand that. That’s why our Stay & Play dates have been integrated into our centre. It’s a chance for you and your family to see the centre, meet the team who will be taking care of your child and interact with the other children. We want to make sure that both you and your child are as comfortable as possible at our centre.
Our Centre Features
We employ a qualified Chef who works full time in the Kitchen, preparing fresh meals every day for all of our children.
Carindale nurtures a very close connection with the Lorocco nursing home situated directly behind the centre. Each week the Nurses bring a few of the residents up to our centre where they engage in beautiful interactions with our Children and Educators. The benefit of these visits for both the elderly residents and the children is so very important, apart from the obvious joy and companionship that occurs the children have the opportunity to develop empathy and respect for our elderly citizens and the elderly gain a renewed enjoyment of life, have something to look forward to and can even have improved physical capabilities. In the wider community we also aim to support and care for one another, a few ways we accomplish this is by supporting our local businesses and organisations like GIVIT, Pyjama Foundation, Little wishes, Love your sister foundation and many more . We also personally assist our families’ businesses aiding in the promoting of them where we can.
We promote flexible mealtimes and rest times. This is because we believe that our children deserve the opportunity to learn when their bodies tell them they are hungry and tired and have the opportunity to eat or rest as this occurs with our guidance.
Mother Duck Carindale prides itself on the dedication and longevity of the Educators within our service. Miss Louise has been at the centre since we opened the doors in 1998, enjoying 5 years at the Mother Duck centre in Cannon Hill prior to that. Miss Louise has always done everything within her power to support and look after her Educators with the belief that with dedicated happy educators the care, love and education that our children and families will then receive will be of the utmost quality. As a result Mother Duck Carindale have an amazing reputation for the retention of quality Educators, in fact we have 10 Educators who have been with us for 5 plus years, 7 approaching 10 years of service and even one amazing educator having enjoyed a fulfilling career with Mother Duck Carindale for 18 years and still going strong.
Rooms in our Carindale child centre are well resourced to support and foster children’s curiosity, problem-solving, early literacy, and early numeracy skills. We have two spacious outdoor play areas which are spacious and grassy, with lots of shade from beautiful trees. Gardens, sandpits and climbing frames invite children to explore, climb and run.
Our Carindale Team
We’re proud of our team of educators, meet our Carindale centre’s team.
Miss LouiseNominated Supervisor & Centre Franchisee
Miss Louise has been the Franchisee at Carindale since its grand opening in 1998. Miss Louise strives to ensure children receive the best care and education every minute of every day. The same culture is fostered among her team of wonderful educators, many of whom have worked alongside Miss Louise for more than ten years. Miss Louise is dedicated to working in partnership with families, creating a sense of community for all who attend.
Miss JessEarly Childhood Teacher & Nominated Supervisor
Miss Jess began working as an Early Childhood Teacher at Mother Duck Carindale in 2013, after completing a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).
Her week is divided between her Nominated Supervisor duties and teaching in the Kindergarten studio. While she loves working with children, she also values the opportunities she’s had at Mother Duck to develop skills in leadership, management and partnerships.