The Brook Early Education and Care - Girls playing on the lawn


Located in leafy Gordon Park, just 15 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, we offer our services to families predominantly living on Brisbane’s northside.

As an early learning centre, our philosophy at The Brook is that each child is unique, and as such, we cater to their individual personalities and optimal potential through our innovative implementation of ‘learning by playing’. See The Brook’s philosophy here. By doing so, children are better able to understand the world in which they live through our planned early education programs which activate their capacity to participate, communicate, investigate, create and reflect.

We enjoy the benefits of great relationships and partnerships with local schools, businesses, sporting clubs, Emergency Services, Hospitals and the many local charities we gladly support through hosting events and fundraising.


Reggio Emilia Approach

This learning method follows a child-centred early educational philosophy hinged on the belief that children are powerful and capable individuals, with the ability and desire to construct their own knowledge.

Here are the guiding principles that distinguish Reggio Emilia’s methods from other child-centred approaches to education:

  • Children are capable of constructing their own learning
  • Community is important and children learn by collaborating with their communities
  • Humans are natural communicators and children should be encouraged to express themselves
  • The environment is the third teacher and must be enriching and supportive
  • Teachers are children’s partners, nurturers and guides helping them explore their interests through projects
  • Children’s learning must be documented

Modern Facilities

The Brook Early Education and Care - Front foyer

Indoor Play Area

Great natural lighting and air flow

The Pocket Early Education and Care - Modern Facilities - Security Access

iPad Kiosk Check-In

Check-in your child fast and easily

The Brook Early Education and Care - Outdoor Playground

Extensive Outdoor Play Area

Natural landscaped gardens and sandpits

The Brook Early Education and Care - Modern Facilities - Indoor Play Area

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Our People

The Brook has a dedicated team of early education professionals who have worked tirelessly since opening in 2016 to create an experience for children and their families which is centred around encouraging a joy of learning.

We operate with dedicated education and support staff at each of our centres, plus a management team overseeing all aspects of operations, recruitment, education programs, enrolments, marketing, nutrition and dietary requirements.

  • Miss Steph

    Co-Centre Manager
  • Miss Skye

    Co-Centre Manager
  • Miss Elise

    Co-Centre Manager – Maternity Leave
  • Miss Amber

    Compliance Officer
  • Miss Ally

    Co-Educational Leader
  • Miss Angela

    Co-Educational Leader
  • Miss Kristy

    Enrolments Manager
  • Miss Bree-Anne

    Office Coordinator
  • Miss Angie

    Centre Chef

Contact The Brook

The Brook Early Education and Care is a long day care centre  open to care for your child 5 days per week, 52 weeks per year to support you and your family. We close for public holidays only.


    Mon – Fri: 6:30AM – 6:30PM
    Sat & Sun: Closed

Enrol Your Child at The Brook

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Child Care Subsidy

How to Apply for Childcare Subsidy? Your Eligibility and the Rates.

Their 1st Day

Our handy Top Tips for your child’s First Day with us.