Perfect Start Child Care Mary Street
20A Mary Street
Birkdale
4159
Tel. 07 3822 4330
Email. maryst@perfectstart.com.au

Opening Hours

6.00 am – 6.00 pm
Monday to Friday

Perfect Start
Mary Street

Perfect Start Mary Street, is our latest addition. It is a 73 place centre which has been re-furbished to provide fully-serviced modern rooms creating a beautiful environment for your child to thrive and learn. A spectacular brand-new playground provides a natural, tranquil green outdoor space to play and interact. Continuing with the much-loved traditions of our Birkdale Road centre, you’ll find Mary Street is also a home away from home where your children can feel safe and explore the world around them in a hands-on, interactive way. Around the corner from Birkdale Fair Shopping Centre, it is a convenient location and perfect choice for families living in Birkdale and surrounding suburbs of Thorneside, Wellington Point, Alexandra Hills, Chandler and Capalaba.

The Marry Street Team

Perfect Start Childcare Centre Director

Elizabeth Christie

Diploma in Childcare Services

I have been an early childhood educator and director for the past 22 years.

I became an Early Childhood Educator because I have a passion for working with young children and believe that quality early childhood education is paramount in developing a lifelong love of learning. I love advocating for our profession and always looking for ways to improve our centre and industry by working with likeminded professionals across our field.

One of the most critical time periods in child development and learning is from birth to five years. The first five years of child development is crucial to their health, wellbeing, and the overall trajectory of their lives in a variety of ways. We as educators are in a position to assist and guide children to help in their growth and development through fun engaging interactive experiences and interactions. I believe that by providing children of all ages with rich purposeful caregiving we are promoting frequent, individual and intentional interactions with children. We as Educators recognise that teachable moments can be any time of the day, and we are able to use routine times, such as meal times and nappy changing times, to have lots of individual interactions with children, all while using lots of rich language input. Each of our routines or experiences of the day should include care, emotion and learning.

By showing children that we have taken a genuine interest in what they are doing helps to nurture our relationship with them, whilst allowing you the opportunity to really get to know each child.

I love our Early education field and working at Perfect Start Mary street because we are a team, children and Educators, of mixed personalities that share our knowledge and skills with each other. We are curious and enthusiastic about learning and teaching and we accomplish all this through play.

Perfect Start Childcare Educator

Miss Sarah

Diploma
Lead Educator- Kindergarten (deputy director)

Hi I’m Miss Sarah, I have worked in the Early Childhood Industry for 15 years in all aspects of the job starting as a float and also as a Director. My true calling is to educate and support children to develop and enjoy freedom in a play based curriculum where their voices lay the foundation for all aspects of learning.
Supporting children’s wellbeing and holistic development is something that I hold close to my heart and I like to ensure that our program offers opportunities both planned and spontaneous to support this development.
I respect that each child is an individual and enjoy the journey of reciprocal learning as we develop relationships with each child and their families. Creating honest, trusting respectful relationships with both children and families ensures that their journey with us is as beneficial as possible and this is my ultimate goal.

Perfect Start Childcare Educator

Miss Shaunie

Lead Educator -Nursery

Hi my name is Shaunie. I have been working in the child care industry for 10 years. I enjoy working in childcare as watching the children grow and develop gives me a sense of fulfillment. 

My philosophy is that all children are individuals and need to be supported as individuals in a caring and nurturing environment. 

Perfect Start Childcare Educator

Mr Alex

Lead Educator -Toddlers

Hi my name is Alex I’m the lead educator in the Toddler Room, I currently hold a diploma in early education and care and have currently worked in childcare industry for 5 years. 
My favourite thing about my job is helping children become their most authentic selves while also guiding them through their early years of development. I believe children are our future and with showing them love and support they will be able to accomplish anything

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Miss Amy

Lead Educator –Kindy

Hi my name is Amy, I have chosen early childhood as my career path as I enjoy supporting and guiding young children to develop a sense of agency. I will assist them to find their own individual place in the world; through daily interactions and play experiences focused on their expressed interests. 
I love being an educator in the early childhood sector as I feel a sense of personal achievement everyday knowing I have supported children and families to the best of my ability and knowledge.
My philosophy is to provide a nurturing environment for the children so that they are able to thrive and learn, while supporting the foundation of key relationships and allowing personal growth. 

Perfect Start Childcare Educator

Miss Alex

Teacher-Kindergarten

My name is Alex and I have worked in childcare for 9 years. I have worked across all positions, including room lead, 2IC, educational leader and director. I am currently studying my bachelor of education. I believe all children are independent and special. I love helping children grow and learn each day and having the opportunity to assist them in laying educational foundations is so rewarding.

Perfect Start Childcare Educator

Miss Naomi

Lead Educator -Kindergarten

Naomi Butler I’ve worked in the industry for nearly six years across all areas. I really enjoy watching and being apart of all the learning that happens in the early years and watching them all grow into capable learners and young people. In my spare time I enjoy reading, crafting and hanging out with my friends and family. I’m hanging out in the Kindergarten room as an educator with Miss Alex and Miss Sarah.