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    Fretwell Road

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    Fretwell Road

    Welcome to Mayfield Fretwell Road, your new favorite childcare centre in White Rock, where children thrive in an environment of happiness and growth.

    Nestled in a serene purpose built facility, our Fretwell early education center offers a magnificent outdoor play area for children to explore and enjoy. Our state-of-the-art kitchen ensures that children receive nutritious meals, promoting their well-being and health. Inside, our modern learning centre provides a stimulating backdrop for their educational journey.

    At Mayfield Fretwell Road, our extraordinary caregivers are committed to embracing each child's uniqueness. We provide unparalleled care and support, ensuring that each child receives the attention and guidance they need as they embark on their journey with us. Welcome to our center, where your child's well-being and growth are our top priorities.

    2-6 Fretwell Road White Rock, QLD 4868
    Monday to Friday: 6.30am - 6.00pm
    07 4036 2777


    • XPLOR Playground
    • Child Care / Long Day Centre
    • Allergy Aware
    • Sun Safe Aware
    • CCTV surveillance
    • Nutritionally-balanced meals provided
    • Nappies Supplied
    • Wipes Supplied
    • Bedding Supplied
    • Sunscreen Supplied
    • Age appropriate toys & books
    • Sports Programs
    • Shaded Outdoor Areas

    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.


    During the nursery stage, infants and young toddlers are in the early stages of their development. The focus of a childcare centre in this stage is primarily on providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment. Our team prioritise building secure attachments with each child, fostering a sense of trust and emotional security. Activities often focus on sensory exploration, fine and gross motor development, language acquisition, and social interaction.


    The toddler stage is a time of rapid growth and exploration. Children at this age are developing their independence, language skills, and social abilities. At Mayfield, the focus shifts towards fostering self-help skills, promoting language development, and encouraging social interactions and play. Activities may include imaginative play, early literacy and numeracy experiences, sensory exploration, and physical activities that enhance coordination and motor skills.

    Pre Kinder

    The pre-kindergarten stage marks a significant period of cognitive, social, and emotional development. Children in this stage are curious, eager to learn, and ready to engage in more structured activities. The focus of Mayfield during the pre-kindergarten stage is on developing early literacy and numeracy skills, fostering problem-solving abilities, and promoting social-emotional development. Teachers encourage independence, cooperation, and the development of positive self-esteem.


    Kindergarten is the final stage before children transition to formal schooling. At this stage, children have developed foundational skills and are ready for more structured learning experiences. Many of our centres align their programs with the early years of schooling, focusing on preparing children for a successful transition. The emphasis is on further developing literacy and numeracy skills, fostering critical thinking, promoting social skills, and encouraging independence and self-regulation.

    Open spaces for learning and play.

    A small child climbing some outdoor equipment

    Meet Erin

    Hi, my name is Erin, the Centre Manager of Mayfield Early Education Fretwell Road. I have over 17 years experience in the Child Care industry. Looking after and caring for children is my passion and I love coming in everyday to see their smiling faces. I aim to create an environment that is welcoming, loving, respectful and inclusive to everyone. For myself and my team, we consider the children to be part of our family. We look forward to welcoming you to our service.

    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.


    The facility is so well designed. The outdoor area for the kids are fantastic. The are so great with the children. The staff are so friendly and approachable. The food that the children get to eat is five star quality. If you are looking for a Early Education facility on the South Side of Cairns, then you really need to look into Mayfield on Fretwell Road.

    β€” Paul

    This centre is the best centre I’ve found on the south side of cairns. It has very welcoming feeling when you first walk through the doors. Educators are friendly and easy to work with regarding your child/ren. Nutritious food provided leaving kids happy and healthy

    β€” Nicole

    Beautiful centre, all the staff are so lovely and kind. This is my second child to go though πŸ˜€ My daughter(toddler) never wants to leave as she sometimes cries when I take her her home πŸ’š

    β€” Caitlin

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