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.
Ages 6 weeks to 5 years
110 children daily
Approved Kindergarten Program
- Healthy, allergy-friendly lunch and snacks
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.
23 Heliopolis Parade, Gaythorne Qld 4051
Hours of care
6.30am to 6.00pm, 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 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.
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 MelNominated 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 holds her Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services and is a strong advocate for the rights of children.
Miss JasmyneAssistant Director
Miss Jasmyne has been a valued team member at Mother Duck Gaythorne since 2019.
Miss Jasmyne completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care in 2022.
Miss Jasmyne has beautiful relationships with all families and children within the centre.
Miss AshleyPedagogical 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.
Owner-operated centres for real attention to detail
Qualified educators who care about every child’s success
Rooms and play areas that make your child feel welcome
Vaccination policy in place to guide attendance
What Other Parents Have to Say
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We invite you to visit Mother Duck Gaythorne to see the centre and meet our team. Drop by any time, we just ask that you let us know you're coming. If no available time slots are suitable, please Get in Touch with us to arrange another time.