Room to run, climb and play
Our Centre provides a facility for children from Birth to 3 years on Anzac Avenue, with a stand-alone Kindergarten service located on Brewer Street. Our natural outdoor play spaces at both Centres provide opportunities for children to explore, climb and run. Younger children can venture confidently to explore the large play spaces whilst being separate from the older children. The stand-alone Kindergarten facility provides a unique space where we operate a Queensland Kindergarten Approved Service.
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 (Anzac Avenue)
50 children daily (Brewer Street)
Approved Kindergarten Program
7 playrooms (Anzac Avenue), 2 playrooms (Brewer Street)
- 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.
Welcome to Mother Duck Child Care Centre Kallangur
We provide Early Childhood Education and childcare across two closely-situated locations. Each location offers a different experience and choice, with early learning always at the focus. At Anzac Avenue, we enrol children from babies to three years old. The Centre fosters a sense of community with the studios facing a naturally-landscaped playground area for children to relax and enjoy our chef-prepared meals. Our Brewer Street Kindergarten Studio provides large, natural play spaces and well-resourced indoor studios to promote inquiry-based learning to prepare our children for formal schooling and future learning.
An accredited kindergarten program
Our childcare centre offers an accredited kindergarten program. With purpose-built playgrounds and learning environments, we deliver age-appropriate education in line with the relevant education guidelines. In kindergarten, your child will learn both independently and with their friends, exploring learning styles and building the skills they’ll need for prep.
Our playground encourages social skills and exploration
It’s so important for children to learn through play and through interactions with the other children. Our playgrounds allow children of all ages to play together and create new learning experiences. These learning opportunities are supported by outdoor spaces designed for nature play.
Here’s why parents love Mother Duck Child Care Centres
Owner-operated centres for real attention to detail
There’s no disconnect between owners and operators at our centre. It means cleanliness, education, and quality are always prioritised.
Commitment to quality education
We pay close attention to the Australian Early Years Learning Framework to provide the very best educational experiences for our children.
Play-based early childhood learning
Children learn best through play. Our Kallangur childcare centre provides plenty of opportunities for children to learn through play with our welcoming play areas.
Our centre has a separate building that hosts our accredited kindergarten where we prepare children from four to five years old for prep and a life of learning.
Vaccination Policy in place
The children’s attendance is guided by a vaccination policy to ensure your child is kept safe.
Specialists committed to your child’s success
Our programs are constantly being updated and refined for your child’s learning success.
Education is more than numeracy and literacy. At Mother Duck, sports, music, play, and other immersive activities round out our educational programs.
Our Centre Features
We have nurtured a very close connection with Kallangur State School which is located across the road from our Kindergarten. In order to support the children and their transition to school, we have arranged regular excursions to go over and engage in varies activities within the school- this includes reading stories, meeting the teachers and playing within the outdoor environments. As apart of these visits, the children also engage with the sustainability officer of the school, visiting their native bees, butterfly enclosure, worm farms, vegetable gardens and much more. This program is assisting each child make a smooth transition to their schooling years.
Here at Kallangur, we value the opportunities that the different outdoor experiences provide children and their development- in particular mud play. Not only does this encourage children to connect with the natural outdoor environment around them but also helps support their physical and mental development through experimentation.
We value the importance of providing children with nutritious and visually appealing meals throughout the day right from the moment they are introduced to food. We have a four-week rotating menu which has been developed by a qualified nutritionist. We aim to ensure that all children develop a healthy relationship with food, where they are allowed to make choices based on a variety of healthy options.
Our accredited Kindergarten Program focuses on supporting children aged between 3-5 years of age to develop their 21st Century Skills. These skills include, but are not limited to self-awareness, flexibility, innovation, lateral thinking, communication and social engagement. Our highly qualified kindergarten teachers and educators work together with the children to provide the children with tailored learning experience that foster these opportunities. The studio is made up of 2 large indoor and 1 outdoor learning environment with allow children to use autonomy while making choices for their learning.
Our large open studios allow for uninterrupted play and exploration to provide and enhance countless learning opportunities. These spaces provide children with the opportunity to discover their interests while providing a degree of challenge, whilst using real world resources. The studios run a full indoor/outdoor program throughout the day, where children can move about the two environments based on their interest and curiosity. These environments are developed in a way that enhance children’s learning.
The children at Mother Duck Kallangur, engage in both conversation and opportunity to learn about and develop their understanding of the natural environment. Our Centre has a strong approach to assisting children in seeing the process of growing their own food and using it to contribute toward their meals throughout the day. Our daily practices promote children and educators in taking an active role in fostering children’s respect and care for not only the services environment but also the wider community.
Our Kallangur Team
We’re proud of our team of educators, meet our Kallangur centre’s team.
Miss AmandaCentre Franchisee and Nominated Supervisor
Amanda joined the Mother Duck family in 2003 as a support educator at the age of 17. In 2011, Amanda came to Mother Duck Kallangur as a Nominated Supervisor, eventually becoming a Franchisee in 2012. Throughout this time, she has had her own two beautiful daughters who have been a part of the Mother Duck Kallangur family, and has added a gorgeous son to her family recently. Amanda has a strong passion for Early Childhood Development and education and genuinely believes in providing opportunities for children to play and explore to promote critical thinking, but most importantly, create a safe haven for children to get away from the rush of society, slow down, and just “be”.
Miss TaylaNominated Supervisor
Tayla joined the Mother Duck Kallangur team in 2017, being completely new to the Early Childhood industry. She worked her way through her studies, moving on to be an Assistant educator, Lead educator and now a Nominated Supervisor.
Since having a gorgeous daughter of her own in 2022, she understands on a different level, the importance of creating a safe, trusting, and warm place away from home for children to attend each day. Tayla is passionate about building strong and positive relationships with the staff, children, and their families.
Miss DeannaNominated Supervisor
Deanna has worked with children since 2014, starting of as a Learn to Swim Teacher. Deanna holds her Diploma of Early Childhood as well as completing her Bachelor of Psychological Science.
Deanna has worked with Mother Duck since 2018 and is passionate about providing a safe and welcoming environment for all, from the moment they enter the service. Deanna is committed to ensuring all children feel valued and that they are all welcome to our community.
Mel has worked as an Early Childhood Teacher in the early childhood sector since 2008, working in various states and territories around Australia before settling down, and joining the team at Mother Duck Kallangur in 2022.
Mel holds her Bachelor of Education and Masters of Inclusive Education and is a strong advocate for early childhood education, emphasising the importance of the first five years for children’s learning and development.
Mel has an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and inclusive educational practices and enjoys mentoring educators to reach their potential. Mel is committed to ensuring all children are provided opportunities to participate within the curriculum, valuing children as confident and capable teachers and learners in their own unique ways.