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 and Care respectfully acknowledges the many Tribal clans on which our services reside within Yidinji Nation and extend that respect to our services to the North on Kuku Yalanji Country and to the South on Ma:Mu Murinbunjup Country.
We acknowledge the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji people as the traditional owners and custodians of the Cairns region and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging on whose land we gather.
May we listen with great care to the heartbeat of the Aboriginal lands and the Torres Strait Islander waters, may we connect and feel with deep attachment – spiritually, emotionally and physically as our nation’s first people have with the land and sea, as they have cared for it so well and for so long.
For they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture, and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation.