Perfect Start Child Care Mary Street
20A Mary Street
Tel. 07 3822 4330

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 Mary Street Team

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Elizabeth Christie

Advanced Diploma in Childcare Services & TEA in Training and Assessment


I have been an early childhood educator and director for the past 22 years. I became an early childhood education 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 am always looking for new ways to improve our centre and industry by working with like-minded 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 are crucial to their health, well-being, 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 providing children of all ages with rich, purposeful caregiving prompts frequent, individual, and intentional interactions with children. We, as educators, recognize that teachable moments can happen anytime during the day, and we can use routine times such as meal times and nappy changing times to have lots of individual interactions with children, or while using lots of rich language input. Each of our routines and 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, it helps to nurture our relationships with them, allowing us the opportunity to really get to know each child.

I love our early education field and working at Perfect Start Mary St. because we are a team. Children and educators are mixed personalities that share our language and skills with each other. We are curious and enthusiastic about learning and teaching as we accomplish all of this through play.

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Miss Sarah

Diploma in Children’s Services & Studing a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Educational Leader)

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.

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Miss Shaunie

Diploma in Early Childhood


(Assistant Director)

Hi, my name is Shaunie. I have been working in the childcare 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.

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Mr Alex

Diploma – Lead Educator, Kindy

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 Alex

Teacher – Lead in 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.

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Miss Serena

Diploma – Lead Educator, Nursery

I have been in the industry for over five years. My hobbies are reading, camping and family time. I am the lead educator in the Nursery Room at Perfect Start Childcare, Mary Street. I love seeing the look on children’s faces when the discover new things, and I love watching them learn and try new things.