Room to run, climb and play

Our three outdoor play areas at our Gaythorne child care centre 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.

Mother Duck Child Care
Caring for

Ages 6 weeks to 5 years

Mother Duck Child Care

110 children daily

Mother Duck Child Care
Approved Kindergarten Program
We supply:
  • Healthy, allergy-friendly lunch and snacks
  • Nappies
Your child will need:
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Sheets

Free Tick

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.


23 Heliopolis Parade, Gaythorne Qld 4051

Hours of care

6.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

(07) 3855 1090

Feel free to drop in anytime to take a tour of our facilities.
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Nearby Centres to Gaythorne

Mother Duck Enoggera
Mother Duck Eatons Hill
Mother Duck Bracken Ridge

Welcome to Mother Duck Child Care Gaythorne

We provide rich educational programs for children and are committed to providing a support network for busy working families. Our Gaythorne child care centre acts as an extension of the home. We maintain ongoing links within the community through our centre programs. Our literacy-enriched program is enhanced with the support of the local library and our local school connections ensure that children in our Kindergarten program transition successfully into their preparatory year.

Centre Features

  • Our qualified Chef Adam works five days and prepares all the centre meals. A family man himself, Adam feels very strongly about getting the children involved in the kitchen and building a positive relationship with food.

  • Our large open studios allow for uninterrupted play and exploration to enhance learning. These spaces provide children with the opportunity to discover their interests while providing a degree of challenge.

  • We have a partnership with the Mitchelton library who will come and hold story time with the children once a month.

Our Gaythorne Team

Miss Mel

Nominated Supervisor & Centre Franchisee

Miss Mel began her Childcare career in 2000 and joined the Mother Duck Team in 2016. Miss Mel ensures to provide a home away from home for children, families and educators. Miss Mel completed her Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services in 2009.

Miss Therese

Assistant Director

Miss Therese started in Early Childhood more than 16 years ago, 7 years of which have been with Mother Duck Gaythorne.

Miss Therese builds strong relationships with children, families, and educators.

Miss Therese completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care in 2017.

Miss Ashley

Pedagogical Coordinator

Miss Ashley has been working for Mother Duck Childcare since 2016.

Miss Ashley completed her Bachelor of Education in 2022 and was previously an Early Childhood Teacher before moving into the role of Pedagogical Coordinator.

Miss Ashley has a passion for delivering quality education for all children.

Miss Sonia

Nominated Supervisor

Miss Sonia has been a part of Mother Duck since 2017 and joined the Gaythorne team in 2024.

Miss Sonia builds strong relationships not only within the service but also with the wider community.

Miss Sonia completed her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in 2021.

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Owner-operated centres for real attention to detail
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Qualified educators who care about every child’s success
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Rooms and play areas that make your child feel welcome
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Vaccination policy in place to guide attendance

What Other Parents Have to Say

When you walk through the doors the atmosphere is very warm and inviting and the staff are kind, thoughtful, energetic and have genuine care and respect for the children.
As a first time mum, I was very nervous at the thought of leaving my one-year-old daughter in child care. After much debate we decided on Mother Duck Gaythorne as it had a homely feel, the staff were warm, friendly and professional.
Our daughter loves her teachers and the centre is always looking for ways to improve their care and service. We cannot recommend the centre highly enough.

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