Welcome to My School Child Care & Kindergarten Mt Cotton, where we are dedicated to providing exceptional care and early childhood education. As a privately owned and operated center by Mel and Brian Westerhout, who bring 14 years of experience in early childhood care, we are committed to delivering the highest quality of care and education for your child. Our family values are at the core of everything we do.

Our purpose-built facility is specifically designed to cater to children aged from 6 weeks to school age. With architecturally designed playgrounds, ample shade over play areas, sand pits, and a wide variety of toys and equipment that are regularly rotated to align with children’s interests, we create a stimulating and engaging environment for your child to explore and learn.

We understand the importance of selecting the right childcare center for your family, and we greatly appreciate the trust parents have placed in us by enrolling their children. Our on-site cook prepares healthy and nutritionally balanced meals using fresh market ingredients, which are included in your fees. Meal times are cherished moments where educators sit with children, encouraging conversation and creating a positive dining experience. We value and welcome parent input on our seasonal menu to ensure it meets your family’s preferences.

Our team of dedicated educators is passionate about supporting children as they learn and grow. We offer the Approved Qld Kindergarten Program, operating five days a week, to provide a strong educational foundation for your child. Each room in our center is thoughtfully designed to meet the unique needs of every child, fostering a warm and welcoming environment that encourages learning and development.

At My School Child Care & Kindergarten Mt Cotton, we believe in creating a calm, safe, and clean learning environment during the crucial first five years of a child’s life. Our mission is to provide each child with the opportunity to thrive in a stimulating, secure, and nurturing atmosphere where they are inspired to dream big.

To accommodate busy working parents, we are open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Our center remains open throughout school holidays, ensuring continuous care and education for your child, with the exception of public holidays.

We value strong partnerships with families in our community, and we actively utilize the information provided by families to ensure children feel comfortable and settled as they learn and play. We invite you to enroll your child in our kindergarten program and experience firsthand the warmth and care of My School Child Care & Kindergarten Mt Cotton!

We are committed to delivering the highest standard of care and education. Our goal is to not only meet but exceed the ACECQA quality ratings, ensuring that all our families receive the exceptional care they deserve.


Welcome to My School Child Care & Kindergarten – Mt Cotton, where we are dedicated to providing exceptional care and early childhood education. We strongly believe in the following principles, which guide our approach to nurturing and educating your child:

Safety and Wellbeing: We prioritize creating a safe environment that promotes the overall wellbeing of every child in our care.

Respect and Dignity: Each child is unique and deserves to be treated with dignity, respect, love, and care.

Individual Growth and Development: We are committed to providing a nurturing, calm, and well-organized environment where children can grow, learn, and develop through play.

Holistic Development: Our programs focus on nurturing children’s independence, decision-making skills, self-respect, and overall wellbeing. We support their physical, personal, social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development.

Safe and Stimulating Environment: We understand that children learn best when they feel safe and are in a familiar and predictable environment. Our center provides a stimulating atmosphere that encourages learning through play and exploration.

Partnership with Families: We believe in working closely with families, recognizing that they play a crucial role as children’s first and most influential teachers. By fostering a strong partnership, we can create greater opportunities for positive outcomes.

Parent Input and Involvement: We value and welcome parent input into our policies and programming, as it greatly benefits a child’s development within our center.

Nutritional Support: We prioritize fulfilling the nutritional requirements of each child, ensuring they receive balanced and nourishing meals.

Supportive Information: We offer support, assistance, and information to parents on early childhood development whenever requested. We keep parents actively informed, involved, encouraged, and welcome their participation in center activities.

Respect for Diversity: We promote an environment where children, educators, and the community embrace diversity, recognizing that it contributes to the richness of our society and provides valuable insights into different ways of knowing.

Lifelong Learning: Our educators are reflective practitioners who provide children with lifelong learning experiences. We are dedicated to supporting and equipping children with the knowledge and resources needed to pursue their dreams.

By embodying these principles, we create a nurturing and enriching environment for your child’s care and education. We invite you to experience the warmth and dedication of My School Child Care & Kindergarten – Mt Cotton firsthand.