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365 Sheridan Street, CAIRNS, 4870, QLD
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6:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday

Open every weekday of the year, except public holidays

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  • Nursery
  • Toddler
  • Kindergarten

About our centre

Goodstart Early Learning Cairns is conveniently located in the central business district of Cairns on Sheridan Street. It is close to the HMAS Navy Base, Cairns Airport, Cairns Base Hospital and local schools. Onsite parking is available and a bus stop is right outside the centre.

Our centre has five spacious rooms that cater for children aged 6 weeks to Kindergarten. Each room has its own separate yards for the various age groups. The centre has created natural outdoor environments to enhance the children’s exploration and learning in our shaded, spacious, individual yards that adjoin each of our five rooms with features such as sandpits, dry creek bed and vegetable patches.

Our dedicated team of qualified educators make the centre an excellent early childhood facility. In fact, our centre was rated as exceeding the National Quality Standards in 2013 and 2018, demonstrating the high quality early learning experience we offer to families. Our educators are also highly qualified with the majority of educators holding or working towards Diploma level qualifications.

We work with families to ensure each child is given the best learning opportunities through play-based activities. The centre follows the Early Years Leaning Framework and each activity supports the children's development.  Our Storypark platform enables us to stay in close contact with parents and families, ensuring open and clear communication. This also means we can tailor each program to the child’s individual needs, interests and strengths, as well as the strong level of cultural diversity in our centre.

Our Educators pride themselves as being actively involved in all facets of service delivery going above and beyond to create a warm, safe environment for our children, families and community members.  With our culturally diverse team of educators sharing their skills and knowledge, we are able to support families and children from culturally diverse backgrounds.
 
The centre believes in an open door policy. We invite parents to ‘stay and play’ with their children so that they can become involved in the early learning environment by observing, participating and contributing to the daily planning and educational opportunities for their children. Many of our families have returned to the centre with their second or third child, which we believe demonstrates how happy they are with the quality of education at our centre.

We would love to see your family soon and we would be very happy to show you around our centre and explore how we can start your child on a wonderful journey of lifelong learning.

Ashlea Francis

Centre Director

Hello, my name is Ashlea Francis and I am the centre director at Goodstart Early Learning Cairns. I have worked in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector for 5 years, 4 of which have been with Goodstart. I hold my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and have previously been an Educational Leader prior to becoming the Director here at Goodstart Cairns.

Working in Early Childhood Education gives me the opportunity to follow my passion of delivering high quality educational programs. Our vision for Goodstart Cairns is for families to come together as one and be a part of our community to allow us to offer the best start in children’s lives.

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