We care and foster growth

Mater Childcare is a long day care centre owned and operated by Mater Misericordiae Ltd. We have been operating since 2004, and have a total of 19 rooms ranging from nursery up to Kindergarten. Mater Childcare is committed to the education, care and safety of children and through our staff we provide an inclusive, secure and enabling environment which is rich in learning and diversity.

Our philosophy

Mater Childcare ensures that all of our actions reflect the Mater Values of Mercy, Dignity, Care, Commitment and Quality.

To do this our highly qualified and committed team believe;

  • children learn through play
  • frequent honest and open communication promotes a supportive and nurturing environment.
  • education and staff training assists in consistently high quality care.
  • each child and family member is valued and respected.
  • the provision of a diverse environment supports all within our community.

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 please call 07 3163 3444 or email us

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Our early learning principles

Mater Childcare follows the Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Framework and Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines within our educational program for children by incorporating:

Social learning


We undertake a major intake of new children in January each year and another smaller intake in July depending on our vacancies. Other vacancies may arise throughout the year.

Fee Information

Permanent Enrolments

Fees are a set daily rate of

  • $115 per child per day for children under 3 years
  • $110 per child per day for children over 3 years.

These fees include

  • a nutritious lunch and healthy afternoon snack as part of our seasonal, rotated menu prepared by an onsite qualified chef
  • disposable nappies and wipes featuring some Mater baby care products developed by Mater midwives and mums
  • a fully-funded Kindergarten program


Contact the Mater Childcare:



Mater Childcare
8-16 Clarence St
South Brisbane QLD 4101

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