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    Welcome to Mayfield Cannonvale (formerly Genius Childcare Cannonvale), where we've created a warm and welcoming space that feels just like home. Here, we cherish and celebrate each child for the unique individuals they are, ensuring we show them both with love and respect.

    Our philosophy is simple yet powerful: we encourage children to thrive, fostering their independence, resilience, and creativity. Every child's voice is not only heard but truly listened to. At Mayfield Cannonvale, we believe in the importance of empowering our young learners, and they play an integral role in shaping our centre's curriculum with their innovative ideas and boundless curiosity.

    What sets us apart is the sense of family that permeates everything we do. From the very beginning, families are warmly welcomed into our community, and this connection continues until your child is ready for their next school adventure. We encourage family participation in our programs, creating a collaborative and supportive environment that nurtures every child's growth and development.

    Welcome to our Mayfield Cannonvale family, where we're committed to providing your child with a loving, respectful, and enriching experience that lays the foundation for a bright future.

    121 Shute Harbour Road Cannonvale, QLD 4802
    Monday to Friday: 6:30am - 6:30pm
    07 4860 1721


    • XPLOR Playground
    • Sun Safe Aware
    • Secure Access for families
    • Nutritionally-balanced meals provided
    • Nappies Supplied
    • Regular Incursions & Excursions
    • Community Connection
    • Gardening Programs
    • On-site Car Parking
    • Shaded Outdoor Areas
    • Community Services - Foodbank
    • Kindergarten Program
    • Cultural Education and Celebrations
    • Play-based Learning

    All inclusions are subject to availability and are provided at the discretion of the centre director.


    Rate per day
    • Nursery
    • Toddler
    • Pre-Kinder
    • Kinder

    For more information on how fees are charged, please contact the centre. To see how this would effect your CCS, use our estimator.

    Starfish & Turtle Rooms

    6 weeks - 15 months

    For our youngest ones, aged 6 weeks to 15 months, we have the Starfish Room, providing a cozy and caring environment. As children reach around 10-12 months, based on their developmental milestones, they transition to our Turtle Nursery. This move allows them to explore and become more active. Both the Starfish and Turtle Rooms offer dedicated outdoor spaces, providing a nurturing and engaging start to their childcare journey.

    Dolphin and Mantaray Rooms

    15 months - 2 years

    The children first move to the Dolphin Room from the Turtle Nursery which offers a nice gentle transition into the main Yard. As they grow and reach around the 18-month mark, children usually progress from the Dolphin Room to the Mantaray Room. However, this transition may vary depending on availability and individual children's developmental progress. We aim to provide a supportive and flexible environment that caters to each child's unique needs and readiness.

    Shark Room

    2 - 3 years

    The final room on the Reef Centre. Once they turn 2.5 Years they are able to start transitioning to the Rainforest centre but this is dependent on communications with the family, development and availability as it can sometimes be a longer transition from Reef to rainforest.

    Kookaburra & Koala Room

    2.5 - 3 years

    The Kookaburra and Koala rooms give little ones a smooth transition from Reef to Rainforest. Here the children are able to gain more independence preparing them for the world.

    Echidnas & Bilby Rooms

    3 - 4 years

    We have two rooms for our three year olds to progress into depending on their development. Children move to this room first from either Kookaburras or Koalas.

    Cassowary Rooms

    4 Years +

    The final stage of our centre is our Pre Kindy and Kindy Cassowary rooms. Here your child will begin preparing for life after Mayfield Cannonvale. With our accredited Kindergarten program, your child will learn how to be independent and school ready!

    Clean and open purpose built facilities.

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    Meet Bec

    Hey, I'm Bec, and I have over 20 years experience in the Childcare industry, I am advanced diploma qualified with 7 Years experience as a Centre Manager. My approach to childcare is to foster honest and respectful relationships with all, children, families and educators.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We provide most of the essentials that may be needed throughout the day. We ask that you pack and label; spare clothes, water bottle, comfort items/dummies. And if your child requires a sleeping bag, milk bottles, formula, or breast milk.

    We offer orientation sessions for families to come along before the first day to have a short play with us. These sessions are usually close to the first day and act as a good lead in. It gives you, your child, and the educators time to get to know each other and the opportunity to ask any questions or provide important information. These sessions are usually organized once enrolment is confirmed, they last for 2 hours and are free of charge. Talking about it at home is also a great way to get your child excited for all the amazing experiences they will get to be a part of.

    Be positive! Make the drop off a happy experience and take a few minutes to help your child to settle in. The mornings can be busy, but taking some time to find an activity your child enjoys and saying goodbye can help for a smoother start to their day. There will always be a warm and caring educator on hand to help. You are always welcome to give the centre a call after you have left for an update.

    The educator to child ratio varies depending on state and territory, we meet or exceed this ratio. 0 to 24 months the ratio is 1:4 in all states and territories. 24 to 36 months the ratio is 1:5 in QLD and SA, and 1:4 in VIC. Over 36 months the ratio is 1:11 in QLD, SA and VIC. You can find out more on the ACECQA website.

    It is important to take the time to find a centre where you feel confident and comfortable and know your child will be safe, happy, and protected. Find a centre that provides a learning environment where careful guidance and role modelling by educators can help children become competent, independent and develop valuable life skills. It is also important to consider aspects that will impact your family such as location, cost, and inclusions.

    All Mayfield Early Education centres aim to meet or exceed the National Quality Standards and Regulatory requirements of an early childhood service. We regularly update our policies and procedures to ensure that children, family, and educators are aware of their requirements and responsibilities to help keep children in our care happy, safe and protected. As a parent or guardian of a Mayfield Early Education centre, you can find out more by visiting www. This page requires a password which you can obtain from your Centre Manager upon your enrolment.


    My son has been at this centre since he was 10 months old and we have loved every day of it. Every educator has become his favourite as he transitioned up through the rooms. We will be sad to leave when he starts prep in January! The centre manager is fabulous, the kindy teachers are marvellous, all the support staff love the kids like their own. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mayfield to all my friends.


    Couldn’t be happier with the experience my son has had at Mayfair Early Education Centre in Cannonvale. They’ve watched him grow up and supported him like family. He’s developed a strong bond with all his educators and loves spending time with the friends he’s made.


    My child has been at this center for about 6 months now and we a very happy with this daycare. The educators and staff are always so caring and helpful with our children. My child always enjoys the activities, playing with friends and loves the food provided too. I highly recommend this center we are very happy here.


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    We warmly welcome any questions you'd like to ask about Cannonvale.