Room to run, climb and play
Our Carindale child care centre has two outdoor play areas which are spacious and grassy, with lots of shade from beautiful trees. Sandpits and climbing frames invite children to explore, climb and run. Younger children can venture confidently in their own separate play area.
Ages 6 weeks to 5 years
95 children daily
Approved Kindergarten Program
Your child will need:
- Water bottle
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
Our educators work diligently to establish secure, supportive relationships with each child. In this environment, children feel comfortable, allowing their inquisitive minds to blossom. Our educators intentionally plan their classrooms to promote a sense of belonging through the familiarity of home-like spaces. 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’ll also be providing healthy and nutritious meals in 2021.
We employ a qualified Chef, Kamla who works full time in the Kitchen preparing fresh meals every day for all of our children.
Zen Ed Mindfulness visits our centre once a week along with Ginger sport at no additional cost to families. The mindfulness sessions provide children with the opportunity to learn more about their mind, body and feelings, as well as the children being introduced to strategies to help foster their sense of emotional wellbeing. The Ginger Sports Coach provides a physical program which aims to provide children with foundational ball skills, improved coordination and balance and an insight into team sport, as well as embedding the importance of physical health and wellness.
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
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 RuthEducational Leader & Early Childhood Teacher
Miss Ruth joined the team at Mother Duck in 2017. Before this, she worked as a gymnastics coach and early childhood teacher in the country service.
Miss Ruth holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Neuroscience. She is currently working on her PhD with QUT’s Faculty of Education.
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.