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    Family Day Care Cairns is changing their name to NQ Family Day Care. We are doing this to better reflect our changing boundaries. NQ Family Day Care now have Educators From Port Douglas to Townsville, Kuranda and the Tablelands.

    We are seeking new Educators to join our team. Do you find the thought of working for yourself appealing? Or perhaps you would like to earn an income whilst you stay home and look after your own children? A minimum qualification of a Certificate III in Childrens services is required but if you do not have this, we can get you enrolled and help you earn while you learn.  Click here to see what NQ Family Day Care has to offer.



  • Family Day Care Cairns has been providing unique child care and education for over 41 years in Cairns and surrounding regions. We care for children aged 6 weeks to school leaving age, providing a variety of care and education options including:

    • Day time care
    • Evening care
    • Weekend care
    • Overnight care
    • Before and after school care
    • Vacation care and
    • Emergency care

    This Scheme is a Community Based/Not for Profit Organisation, and Family Day Care Cairns has been through a rating process and received a rating of "Meeting in all 7 areas of the National Quality Standards".Family Day Care Cairns is sponsored by Cairns and District Child Care Development Association, which also a Not for Profit Organisation.

  • The coordination team is centrally located at Botanic House in Edge Hill; however, we have professional  Educators engaged in most areas of Cairns and surrounding suburbs. Our reach extends to the Northern Beaches, Redlynch Valley, Southern Suburbs including Edmonton and Gordonvale, Kuranda, Mareeba and the Atherton Tablelands and Townsville. 

    Our Educators are professionals committed to providing high quality child care and education in their home environments. Family Day Care Cairns is a wonderful child care option for all families, as we focus on providing a warm, safe, and secure environment for children to grow and learn.

    Family Day Care Cairns is a licensed scheme offering Child Care Subsidy to eligible families. 

Forest Schools

At Forest School, children are allowed time for free flowing, self-fulfilling play to make their own choices, to explore and to connect with nature and the environment, developing an appreciation and respect for the natural environment.

Play Session

Play Sessions are an excellent way for Educators and families to network whilst supervising and interacting with the children. It is an opportunity to engage in informal training, gain knowledge on experiences and support the children’s development through play.

Find an educator near you

Family Day Care Cairns has a number of experienced Educators located throughout the region.