Cairns Central Child Care Centre is open Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 6:30pm (closed public holidays) and has on-site parking for 16 allowing for the safe drop off and pick-up of children. Our Facilities: Calm homely environment; Natural sandpits; Healthy nutritional meals cooked on the premises; Animal education program; Junior Master Chef program; Interactive vegetable garden; Story park updates to parents

Centre Groups

Glow-worms:    6 weeks to 2 years

Nurturing and responsive relationships are our primary focus for our Glow-worm children. Educators take time to get to know your child so that all children develop a strong sense of well-being and belonging. We respect the routines established by our families and maintain open communication with parents every day.

Geckos:    15 months to 2.5 years

Our Geckos toddlers desire to discover the world around them is supported through creations of environments that ignite their curiosity. A burst of language and development and the opportunity to learn about social interactions and relationships in a multicultural environment.

Kingfisher:    2 to 3 years

Our flexible Kingfisher routine is filled with opportunity for role play, dance, music, literacy and numeracy, and the active physical play that children require each day. Our educators support each individual child's emerging autonomy while being responsive to their needs for closeness and security.


Mudskipper:    3 to 4 years

Our Mudskipper curriculum is based on curiosity and adventure. The program provides choice between indoor and outdoor learning environments that challenge and engage children in learning. Our educators are supportive in encouraging children's sense of wonder.

Starfish:    4 to 5 years  

Our Starfish room runs the Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program while offering the flexibility of long day care hours. We offer an educational program that is challenging, insightful consultative and reflects each individual child. The program aims to prepare your child for school readiness. 

Outdoor and playground facilities

Our outdoor plagrounds include:

  • Quiet play spaces
  • Water park
  • Sandpit and Mudpit
  • Cubby house
  • Cushioned flooring to protect your child from bumps
  • Securely fenced and supervised
  • Natrual play yards
  • Rocky river bed
  • Interactive gardens
  • Animal and reptile interactions 


Cairns Central provides a wide range of nutritious meals cooked on site by our qualified chef. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and snacks to promote healthy eating and a positive attitude towards food. Our nutfree centre caters fully for any allergies or intolerances.

To arrange a visit or for further information, please contacts us or complete our online enquiry form.


All the staff at Cairns Central Childcare are very caring and down to earth. I feel comfortable leaving my children in their care knowing that they are happy and well cared for.

We have been involved with Cairns Central Childcare since 2011.  Both of our girls have been at the centre from babies room (Glow Worms) and our oldest is now at school and our youngest is currently in Mudskippers.  When I went back to work I found it very difficult to leave our girls at daycare but the staff were very accommodating to both our girls and myself and helped us transition into our new way of life.

When I first signed up to Cairns Central Childcare all I asked of the centre was to look after and love my girls as if they were their own and for them to have fun.  On all occasions my requests have been met and I thank the centre for helping us raise and educate our girls.

Katie and Andrew 


Cairns Central Childcare is seriously the most friendly childcare centre I have been to.

My son attends this childcare 4 days a week generally from 730am till 5pm and the staff make him feel so comfortable that every day when I pick him up there is always a cute little smile on his face.

There is such a warmness to the environment that I know my son is in good hands. 

The staff are so caring, warm, friendly and very multicultural. I love how every month there is a list of things that the centre does with the children.

I am definitely very happy to have Hunter at this childcare.

Thank you so much

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