Mother Duck Child Care and Pre School Centre Gaythorne

Mother Duck Child Care and Pre School Centre Gaythorne
23 Heliopolis Pde, Mitchelton, QLD, 4053
5.0 Average score
Opening Hours 6.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Licensed for 110 Children

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Welcome to Mother Duck Child Care and Pre School Centre Gaythorne

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.

We know that the first five years shape your child’s development and learning for life. That’s why our daily programs are thoughtfully designed for intellectual, emotional, social and physical wellbeing and development. Curiosity, creativity and exploration are encouraged in a safe and supportive environment.

This strong foundation helps foster a lifelong love of learning.

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.

Why Choose Us?

  • Owner-operated centre for real attention to detail
  • Qualified educators who care about every child’s success
  • Rooms and play areas that make your child feel welcome
  • Nurturing and home-like, to create a sense of belonging
  • Safe and hygienic, through deliberate design and attention to detail and process
  • Approved Kindergarten Program
  • Aesthetically appealing, to inspire and comfort
  • Vaccination policy in place to guide attendance


  • Healthy, allergy-friendly lunch and snacks prepared by our qualified chef
  • Nappies

Feel free to drop in anytime to take a tour of our facilities. We just ask that you let us know you’re coming.

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As a parent you’re always a bit nervous about your little one, but the team have been nothing less than exceptional! She absolutely loves her time at Mother Duck.

Matthew - Parent 

From day one I always felt like my little girl was receiving the best possible care at Mother Duck Gaythorne. All of the educators are warm, kind and caring.

It has been amazing to watch my little girl grow from a baby to a little person through the different stages of early learning and to see the special bonds she has developed with so many of the educators and other kids. She learns so many new things that I wouldn’t even think to teach her and her independence has been encouraged from an early age. I love that her little personality is nurtured and that she is in a safe space to explore and learn in preparation for school. 

I look forward to seeing how my new little Bub grows at Mother Duck next year and wouldn’t consider anywhere else! Thank you to all of the amazing educators who make our life so much easier and take such excellent care of our little one when we aren’t available.

Sandra - Parent

We're so happy with the community of Mother Duck for our little man. He celebrates before coming in the mornings - and is so busy playing in the afternoon he'll often not notice I'm there. The team of educators in his room clearly adore the kids and have wonderful little observations about his day and developments to tell me about at pickup. 

We especially love the centre's emphasis on helping the kids to be autonomous - we are constantly surprised at how able Brody is, how proud he is to help with chores or clean up his plate after meals, through the skills he has learned at Mother Duck. And the mixed age approach in his Studio has taught him so much empathy towards others.

Jessica - Parent

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Mother Duck Child Care and Pre School Centre Gaythorne
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23 Heliopolis Pde
Mitchelton, QLD, 4053
National Quality Standard Rating
Overall Exceeding
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Educational Program and Practice Exceeding
Children's Health and Safety Exceeding
Physical environment Exceeding
Staffing Arrangements Exceeding
Relationships with children Exceeding
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Exceeding
Governance and leadership Exceeding

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5.0 (11 Reviews)
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I was nervous for my daughter (10m) to start attending day-care, but the staff at Motherduck were so supportive, and the transition has... Read more

Would recommend to a friend
Apr, 2024

We could not be happier with Mother Duck Gaythorne. Our little girl loves her daycare days and we have complete peace of mind knowing she...

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Olivia Cullen
Jul, 2023

Fantastic centre, clean and organised facilities, a huge variety of indoor and outdoor activities, great communication from management, friendly educators, and many seem to have... Read more

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May, 2023