Our Centre

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Our beautifuly appointed 9 room centre provides care for up to 146 children and contains a shared performance space, art studio, library and demonstration kitchen.


Our beautiful centre, in line with our view on sustainable development, repurposed an existing building on the Nudgee College campus. The building underwent an amazing transformation in 2020, turning it into a beautiful purpose-built early learning centre with state of the art facilities, and spacious indoor and outdoor play areas


Our centre has been planned with appropriate levels of challenge to encourage children to explore, investigate, experiment and take appropriate risks in their learning, while gaining a strong sense of belonging in our Mary Rice community.

A fully inclusive fee structure


Our centre is a full service centre, open from 6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, 50 weeks per year. Our offering goes above and beyond that of a traditional centre.

Included in your fee are:

  • Nutritious lunch and snacks with our seasonal menu plans
  • Nappies and wipes
  • Hats and sunscreen
  • Sheets and Linen
  • Specialist Programs to stimulate your child’s creativity and development
  • All Incursions and excursions
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Our program principles

Our program is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework Principles, Practices and Learning Outcomes.

By engaging children in a diverse curriculum that makes learning enjoyable and rewarding, we ensure that your child can reach their full potential, and develop a lifetime love for learning.

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We know the importance of meeting the nutritional needs of children whilst they are in our care. Our comprehensive and holistic approach to seasonal menu offerings have been developed by a nutrition consultant company.

All meals are prepared in our commercial kitchen, enabling the children in our care to enjoy nourishing, nutritionally-balanced foods. Our weekly menu meal plans also cater for allergies and dietary requirements.



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Specialist Programs to stimulate creativity and development


Children will have access to designated spaces for educational support services – such as occupational therapists and speech pathologists. We will offer gross motor workshops, music and language sessions as part of our weekly curriculum.

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Amazing play spaces in the REAL outdoors.


Our playground and green spaces are a nature lover’s dream come true. Our programs aim to achieve a sense of wonder, feeling, belonging to, and love of the land – our hope is this develops respect, positivity, and proactive attitudes towards our environment, and a sustainable future.

Our Educators play a significant role in offering children direct experiences with nature and being positive role models. Our natural playground is designed to engage every child in quality experiences in the outdoor environment.

Enquire about a place for your child, now. 

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Come and see what’s on offer – it’s like nowhere else!

Mary Rice Early Learning Centre is a special place where children are respected, play is valued, and community is key.

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