Catholic Early Learning and Care services in the Diocese of Cairns cater for children aged from 6 weeks to 13 years and include Early Learning, Kindergarten and Outside School Hours Care (Before School, After School and Vacation Care).
It is fundamental that educational and care service provision be authentic, developmentally sensitive, community centred, relevant and responsive.
Our services are founded upon the love of Jesus Christ, the values of the Gospels, the significance of relationships, developmental excellence and quality learning.
Our teachers and caregivers support families in raising their children by:
- Helping parents to balance family activities and workplace responsibilities
- Responding to each childs’ needs with care that is sensitive and relevant
- Maintaining collaborative relationships with families
- Providing best practice education that is also creative and challenging.
Welcome to our site where we invite you to learn more about our Catholic Early Learning and Care Services.
Prayer of Protection for our Children
Father, our children are the future leaders of our nation. Help them to concentrate on achieving their goals and aspirations.
Remind them that they are children of Your mighty kingdom and no force of darkness will ever harm them in Your presence, where they belong.
Acknowledgement of Country
Catholic Early Learning & Care respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the many lands and waters of the Cairns region.
Let us sense the land beneath our feet and acknowledge to whom it belongs – the Gimuy-walubara yidinji people, the Gunggandi people and the Djabugay people – and pay our respects to their elders and all elders, past, present and future, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia.
We acknowledge and respect the Gimuy-walubara yidinji people, the Gunggandi people and the Djabugay people’s cultural, spiritual, physical and emotional connection with their land, waters and community.