Puddleducks offers a family owned and operated childcare centres, caring for children aged 0 to 6 years old. 

We have two conveniently located centres in Brookvale and St Ives, ready to welcome 68 curious minds in Brookvale and 74 budding adventurers in St Ives (education and care provided from 20th May)!

Our Centres

Our centres are purpose built and designed for optimal learning and fun!

Each group has a dedicated indoor learning area and an undercover outdoor play space, with sandpits and playground equipment. All the areas flow to one another to allow easy access for siblings, family and friends to interact.  

We believe in fostering a love of nature and teaching environmental learning. Our Eco Ducks tend to our animals and gardens daily! 

We are open from Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm.

Our graduates

To prepare the children for school the qualified teachers plan and prepare a weekly program which allows for both intentional, structured activities and children’s spontaneous input; this supports children to construct their own ideas, to discover, explore, and develop their sense of agency.


Our owners

Puddleducks is owned and operated by two local experienced early childhood professionals, Kate & Kara!

Kate has owned and run Puddleducks Early Learning Centre since 2009. With 26 years as an Educator and Director, Kate has a wealth of experience. She holds both an early childhood and primary teaching degree and is passionate about education, creativity, and the environment.

Kara joined our brand 7 years ago, as we continue to grow. Kara has 30 years of hands-on experience as an educator and Director. She has an Advanced Diploma in Community Management and an Associate Diploma in Child Studies. Kara is passionate about play, quality care and respecting individuality.

Both Kate and Kara are Northern Beaches locals and have strong ties in the community, believing that community and family is of the greatest importance.