Environments that spark freedom, joy and curiosity

We pride ourselves in our different approach to care, we value and support the ongoing learning journey of all children. We believe that all children are deserving of a rich learning space that will guide them to be connected as citizens of the world and be an influential part of our community.

Our carefully curated environments for children at Mother Duck Manly provide the opportunity for children to explore, climb, run, and grow. These large spacious outdoor areas are filled with plenty of shade, trees, and natural scapes that support the development of all children

Mother Duck Child Care
Caring for

Ages 15 months to 5 years

Mother Duck Child Care

75 children daily

Mother Duck Child Care
Approved Kindergarten Program
We supply:
  • Meals (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, fruit bowl available all day)
  • Sunscreen
  • Wipes
  • Nappies
Your child will need:
  • Cot size sheets
  • Spare changes of clothes

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.


59 Manly Road, Manly Qld 4179

Hours of care

6.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday

(07) 3393 3544

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

Mother Duck Wynnum
Mother Duck Carindale
Mother Duck Enoggera

Welcome to Mother Duck Child Care Centre Manly

Welcome to Mother Duck Childcare & Kindergarten Manly, a place of wonder and curiosity to spark the growing minds of our youngest citizens. We have 3 studios, Junior 15 months — 2years, Senior 2— 3 years and Kindergarten 3— 5 years. Within all studio’s you will find quiet places for relaxing and resting, design areas for creating and making, an array of intelligent materials and manipulative objects for imagining and thinking, and endless opportunities for learning through play.

Our studios provide a sense of place for children, with real experiences and real relationships.  Mother Duck Childcare & Kindergarten Manly is an inspiring place where children develop lifelong skills and knowledge in an inquisitive yet nurturing environment, with the support of all our educators.

Most importantly, it is where we ensure the best quality of care and education is given to all children at all times.

Centre Features

At Mother Duck Manly, we offer the very best in play-based learning with these additional features to ensure that we put your child first in a beautiful and highly nurturing environment.
  • The meal rituals that are provided at the centre are morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. We cater to all allergies and special dietary requirements to make sure all children are included. Our menu was designed and approved by an accredited dietitian to ensure we provide healthy, nutritious meals for all children. The outdoor meal area offers spacious seating where children can enjoy a meal with peers. Our meals are unhurried, calm and with the purpose of supporting children’s healthy relationship with food.

  • At Mother Duck Manly there is so much more than meets the eye. We have a large natural outdoor space for children to run and play. We also have quiet spaces where children can read a book, discover nature, or spend time chatting with a friend. We encourage the children to explore their learning using loose parts, which aims to promote children’s large and small muscle skills, collaboration and imagination. Our outdoor learning environment also includes a sandpit, mud pit and mud kitchen, expansive and varied climbing equipment, a giant timber tee-pee and much, much more.

  • Our accredited Kindergarten Program focuses on supporting children aged between 3-5years of age to develop 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 in small groups to tailor children’s learning. The Studio works across three large spaces, providing children with increased opportunity to develop autonomy as they make choices for their learning.

  • As a community we aim to support and care for one another, one way we can do this is by supporting our local businesses and organisations. We have been involved in many community events such as Pyjama Day Foundation, supporting families in their times of need, collecting bread tags, supporting R U OK Day and many other community groups. We are involved in events such as these to help teach the children about how they can be active participants in the community and socially responsible citizens.

  • The image of child is an integral part of our curriculum, and acts as a commitment to the quality, rights of all children and guides our educators in everyday practice. All our educators hold a strong image of child to support your child during their journey with us.

Our Manly Team

Miss Hannah

Nominated Supervisor and Franchisee

Hannah Fearne is the centre’s Nominated Supervisor and Franchisee. She has over fifteen years of experience working in the early childhood education and care sector, commencing her journey overseas in the UAE. She began her professional journey with Mother Duck Childcare at our Cannon Hill centre in 2011 and then transferred to Mother Duck Childcare Wynnum when it opened in 2014, before taking on the role of Franchisee at Manly in 2018.

Hannah has a passion for delivering a high-quality educational curriculum for all children in a nurturing environment and working collaboratively with families to provide an attentive and meaningful experience for them in their childcare journey.

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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

The educators at Mother Duck are nothing short of incredible – they are knowledgeable, attentive, and truly care about the children in their care. They communicate with me regularly, keeping me informed about my child’s progress and any areas where they are focusing on helping him develop further.

I’m so glad that we found Mother Duck Manly, it has a great atmosphere and fantastic outdoor play and eating spaces. The curriculum is carefully considered to nurture and engage children across all of the studios and I’ve seen my children thrive in the time that they’ve been there. Most importantly, my children love the educators and really enjoy being there each day.

We trust the educators at Mother Duck Manly and genuinely believe that the children are at the centre of all decision making. We appreciate how our daughter is nurtured, and is never left without a hug. She has expectations to follow routines and her learning goals are tailored to suit her interests, strengths and needs.
Goldsbrough Family

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