Cairns 4870 contains 45 childcare options within the city centre and surrounding suburbs. Of these, 32 are centre-based care, 2 are family daycare, and 11 are home-based care. The 32 childcare centres in Cairns include early learning centres, long daycare, occasional care, and out of schools hours care.
There are 12 early learning centres in Cairns with designated educational and preschool programs, including Cairns TAFE Community Child Care Centre, Community Kids Early Education Centre, Goodstart Early Learning Centre, Modern Family Early Learning, Pelicans, Edge Hill Child Care Centre, and Balaclava Road Children’s Centre. Other centres provide non-educational long daycare, vacation care, and out of school hours care.
Common services offered by childcare centres in Cairns include breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, excursions, and transport.
Suburbs in and around Cairns are rated highly by residents for their excellent school and childcare, safe neighbourhoods, and clean, attractive settings. Cairns is recommended as an excellent place to live for families with children, citing a laid-back lifestyle with close proximity to beaches and the city centre.
As a popular holiday destination for families, Cairns is bursting with things to do for children and parents. Some of the most popular recreational activities for those living in Cairns include visiting its numerous parks, playgrounds, wildlife centres, and aquariums, swimming and snorkelling around the Great Barrier Reef, hanging out at the esplanade, and riding the Kuranda scenic railway.
With a population of 240,000 people, including over 60,000 families, Cairns is the fifth-largest city in Queensland. Cairns is known primarily for its tourism and warm climate, with excellent public infrastructure. There are 36 state schools and 31 religious and independent schools located in the city and rural outskirts.