Here is your ultimate guide childcare and kindy’s in Cairns, to make your life a little easier. If you see one that gains your interest – get in contact and/or organise to visit them for a look at the place! Your child deserve only the best care.
The Cairns Hinterland Steiner School offers a Playgroup for toddlers, kindergarten for four and five year old children as well as a Prep program. They seek to foster a homely environment that is warm, secure and calm where a child’s imagination can come to life within their work and play. Children are encouraged to just be children rather than introduced to an academic program – to learn through self-directed play where a teacher can provide a watchful and loving presence.
A 46 Boyles Rd, Kuranda
P 1300 275 810
Cairns South Early Learning is a long day care service in Edmonton. They have amazing long-term staff and their size affords them the flexibility to cater to even the most unusual care needs. They also have barn animals and wonderful extracurricular activities, like swimming lessons, gymnastics and dance classes, that they believe enhance your child’s learning and growth. Their facilities are fresh and inviting and even include a sun safe water park! Family oriented, inclusive and most of all, they love their kids.
Come in for a visit, they would love to help you with your child care needs. Open Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm.
A 31-33 Bruce Highway, Edmonton
P 4055 5534
Catholic Early Learning and Care services in the Diocese of Cairns, cater for children aged from 6 weeks to 13 years. It includes Early Learning, Kindergarten and Outside School Hours Care (Before School, After School and Vacation Care). They pride themselves on being authentic, developmentally sensitive, community-centered, relevant and responsive. The love of Jesus Christ founds their services, as well as the the values of the Gospels, the significance of relationships, developmental excellence and quality learning.
A 130 Lake St, Cairns City
P 04 3979 7367
Peace Lutheran Kindergarten is situated on the foothills of picturesque Kamerunga. It offers an Approved Kindergarten program catering for 3.5 – 5 year old children, building upon their interests and explorations, developing a curious love of learning for years to come.
The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and the Early Years Learning Framework guide the Early Childhood Teachers and Educator in each classroom. The grounds of Peace Lutheran College are where Peace Kindy situated. It is centrally managed by Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Services (QLECS).
A 50-60 Cowley St, Kamerunga
P 4039 9039
TAS Kewarra Beach Early Learning Centre is located in the beautiful Northern Beaches of Cairns. The staff are dedicated, experienced and committed to fostering a welcoming, home-away-from-home environment, rich in nature-based and enquiry-based learning. Children learn in a modern, open-plan environment, benefitting from the resources of the integrated primary school.
A Poolwood Rd, Kewarra Beach
P 4036 8263
TAS White Rock Early Learning Centre fosters independence, social learning, health, wellbeing, and language development. Here children benefit from resources of the integrated primary and high school that allows them access to modern technology, library resources, buddies, specialist lessons, and a complete perceptual motor program. Plus, the staff are dedicated and committed to fostering a welcoming enquiry-based learning environment
A 200 Progress Rd, White Rock
P 4036 8189
This kindy offers extra support to ensure your child has the best start to their education. It is supported by a qualified teacher and early childhood educators, as well as allied health and Child and Family Practitioners from the attached Early Years Centre. On top of this, the kindy is FREE for HCC holders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Australian South Sea Islanders and multiple birth children.
A McLaughlin Rd, in grounds of Bentley Park College, Borrowdale Close
P 4034 6800
Cubby Care see themselves as a big family were every member is valued. They can care for children from under two years of age to five years old. The experienced educators will help your child’s learning progress far, broadening their curiosity, strengthening their self-esteem and encouraging them to be leaders. The centre and team know how important the early years are and provides a relaxed, fun environment that promotes growth.
A 40-42 Tills St, Westcourt
P 4033 5170
Sheridan Gardens is located in a quiet street in White Rock. Catering from ages as little as 6 weeks to 12 years old and operating before / after school and vacation care! Additionally, they offer flexible session hours and also have an hourly rate for families that just need a few hours to attend an appointment. Furthermore, they offer FIFO families alternating weeks! A cook is onsite so all meals are provided and catered for, and nappies and sheets are also always available in the nursery. This centre is a hidden gem with long standing staff, so go and check them out!
A 9 Brose St, White Rock
P 4036 1055
Boopa Werem Kindergarten is committed to providing quality early childhood education that meets the developmental needs of all children, but especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and the needs of their families. They are a service that provides an educational program delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher for a minimum of 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year.
A Queensland Government subsidy is available, paid directly to the service to reduce Kindy Support out-of-pocket expenses for eligible children and families who have a current approved concession card / have three or more children of the same age. Children must be enrolled in the same year or identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander.
A 12 – 16 Barrett St, Bungalow
P 4051 4367
Miss Lolly’s Pre-Preparatory Kindergarten
Miss Lolly’s is a family owned and operated service located on the south side of Cairns. They cater from birth to Kindergarten and provide all meals as well as many specialty programs such as swimming, sport, dance and language programs. Their wonderful environment feels just like home! Their passionate Educators are leading the way in early childhood education. Visit them today!
A 24 Ravizza Dr, Edmonton
P 4055 5219
Their learning programs are dedicated to providing a supportive, consistent, safe and challenging environment for children. Children are encouraged to learn through hands-on exploration and challenges provide the development of problem solving and self-reflection. There are a variety of outdoor learning environments, including a garden world, waterpark, a bird aviary, barnyard station and much more.
A Cnr O’Briend Rd and Smithfield Village Dr, Smithfield
P 4057 8479
The Learning Cove is a family owned and run child care centre. The aim is to provide a home-like and secure environment where children develop through play-based learning and become confident learners. Parents and guardians can feel safe knowing that their children are receiving the best care. There are large outdoor areas with plenty of shade, spacious indoor areas for children to explore and the qualified staff are always enthusiastic to teach and help. Also, hats, bedding, nappies and nutritious meals are all provided!
A Coral Coast Dr, Palm Cove
P 4055 3977
Centrally located on the grounds of Freshwater Christian College in Brinsmead, this Kindergarten is full of fun and laughter as the children learn about the world through play and discovery. Their newly built ‘Nature Playground’ creates a world of creative and imaginative play where toys are replaced with nature. Even better, the famous ‘Bush Kindy’ Program gives children the opportunity to explore the wonderful onsite bushland including a beautiful creek and rainforest ecosystem. This program is loosely structured enabling children to develop many important skills such as collaboration and creativity.
Additionally Kindergarten children are prepared for school by joining in with the ‘big kids’ for College events. Open Monday to Friday during the school term as well as an optional holiday program during term break.
A 369-401 Brinsmead Rd, Brinsmead
P 4243 3640
C&K Edmonton Community Kindergarten welcomes children and families to join their innovative and inclusive pre-Prep program, with qualified and highly experienced educators in 2020 and beyond! Shorter days are offered from 8.30am-2.45pm (Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays), with longer days being 8.00am-3.45pm (Thursdays and Fridays). Prepare your child with an exceptional program where they will be happy, make friends, and learn through interesting and positive experiences.
A 19 Hartill St, Edmonton
P 4055 4402
Childs World Early Learning Centre is Cairns’ most dynamic Child Care that operates four child care centres on site. Centres accommodate from the age of 6 weeks old (Nursery) to Kindergarten/Pre-School, along with Before and After School Care and Vacation Care programs.
Childs World also has its own Gold Accredited AUSTSWIM Learn to Swim School. All rooms are well-equipped and age-specific, offering children a stimulating learning environment. Learning is encouraged through playing and the spacious outdoor play areas have state-of-the-art playground equipment. 6:30am – 6:30pm, Monday to Friday
A 2 Borrowdale Close, Bentley Park
P 4045 4045
Goodstart lays the foundation for a lifelong love of learning through exciting early learning experiences. They focus on the importance of early language and communication, and encourage children to take risks in a safe environment to build confidence and self-belief. They will help your child to make friends wherever they go — a great skill for life. Goodstart knows how important it is to build secure relationships, which is why your child has a Key Educator, someone who is their primary person and attuned to their individual needs. Goodstart will help your child develop coordination, creative expression, communication skills and social awareness through dance, creative play and intentional and inspiring learning experiences.
A various locations
P 1800 222 543
High quality and affordable childhood services are provided by Lady Gowrie which promote a sense of emotional wellbeing. The vision of Lady Gowrie is for children to thrive in enriched and nurturing learning environments. Children learn through play and their knowledge and skills are expanded in the safe, stimulating environment. Resilience and self-worth are promoted here along with problem solving skills and cultural learning and awareness.
7.00am – 5.45pm, Monday to Friday
A 8 Waratah Dr, Manunda
P 4053 6803
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