Community Kids Cairns North Early Education Centre

About Us

Welcome Community Kids Cairns North!

Our state of the art child care centre provides long day care for 67 children with a fully funded kindergarten program.

Close to Sheridan Street and the CBD of Cairns, our fantastic centre is the benchmark for quality in Cairns and boasts a fully renovated interior with adjoining sleeping rooms and state of the art equipment.

As with all Community Kids centres we have a qualified chef who prepares all meals on site with fresh market ingredients.

Community Kids Cairns North Early Education Child & Day CareWe understand the importance of consistency and stability with your child care educators. Keeping this in mind, we aim to have the highest staff retention rates in the industry. Individual children’s cultural, religious and nutritional needs are catered for and we encourage communication from parents who like to check on their child’s progress throughout the day.

We know how important the decision is as to where you are going to leave your child or baby in care, and we guarantee to make your experience full of fun and learning.

If you are passing by, drop in and say hello to one of our friendly educators who will be happy to show you around. 


Cairns North Childcare & Preschool Centre

Meet the Centre Manager

Karen Keyzer

(Profile coming soon)

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Our centre provides care for the following age groups:


Toddler 1

Toddler 2

Jr Kindy


6 weeks – 15 months 15 months – 2 years 15 months – 30 months 30 months – 3.6 years

3.6 years – 5 years


Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Nappies included
  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Other Meals
  • Keypad security
  • Sustainability program
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology – computers
  • In-house cook
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Japanese lessons
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Government Approved Kindergarten Program
  • Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
  • KindyNow – an app related to your child’s bookings with our centre


Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

“As a business owner I really had no choice but to put my son in day care at 18 months old. It was the last thing I wanted to do; the decision broke my heart. I visited 7 different Cairns daycare/family day care centres before I settled on Penguins Cairns North. The long serving team at Penguins are fantastic. I feel safe and comfortable leaving my son in their care. There’s always photos of him having fun everyday little stories about what he has learnt. The staff help with ideas on how we as parents can extend upon interests he has shown during the day and are more than happy to go out of their way to help us strengthen important lessons and experiences our son is having at home. A qualified chef cooks meals for all of the children everyday using quality, healthy foods like fresh raw fruits, vegies and free range meats. The menus are varied and the kids get to explore foods from lots of different cultures. They have a lot of wooden toys and eco-friendly play equipment and every now and then entertainers or other special folks come for a visit. I don’t think our family could find a happier, cleaner or more supportive day care for our son than Penguins Cairns North.”

– Kerri


“My daughter has been attending Penguins Daycare since she was 7 months old. The ladies at the centre have taken exceptional care of my daughter. They have made all her transitions very easy and enjoyable for her and that in turn has made me comfortable leaving her in their care. Knowing that my daughters meals are provided and she eats is also great as she is such a fussy little person. I highly recommend this centre when friends are asking about which centre to take their kids to”

– Kila


“My son has attended Penguin childcare for 8 months and we are very happy with the loving and nurturing atmosphere of not only the nursery room but the centre as a whole. We are very happy with the service and will not hesitate to keep our child there.”

– Dean


Fantastic, great bunch of ladies. We own and operate our own business so it is important that we know our little one is being taken good care of. We feel safe and comfortable to leave our child in their hands and as parents that is a feeling that must come naturally. We wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

– Iven and Yung


My son attends this service full time. The ladies here are wonderful and take such good care of him. The centre is friendly and everyday I get to read about what he has done and achieved. Highly recommend.”

– Aaron


Our two daughters (aged 14 months and 3 years) have attended Penguin Childcare since they were 10 months old. Sarah and her team of educators and carers have provided a warm and caring facility that enable our daughters to explore the environment around them physically and intellectually without any boundaries. Moreover, the program/curriculum facilitated by the educators has helped our daughters to be more inquisitive and sociable. As parents, we highly recommend Penguin Childcare Cairns North to other parents who require a well managed and professionally run centre.”

– Jing and Sunny


“My boys have been attending Penguin for several years and we love the centre! The kids are very happy there and the staff are wonderful. Highly recommended!”

– Caren


“My daughter has been attending Penguin childcare since she was 4 months old and she’s loved it! She has grown into a little lady with the help of the staff and even when we moved away for a year, it was like she never left! Keep up the good work team :)”

– Neri


“My daughter has attended Penguin Childcare for the last 15 months. She has made leaps and bounds in her development and social skills. The staff and activities are fun and inviting, great communication and a family environment upon entering. My daughter loves all the staff and children of all ages as they are in a large yard together. I love watching all the activities they do via the daily photos and day summery. I love this centre and will be sad to go to school next year, Thank you Penguins and amazing staff.”

– Anastasia


“Our daughter has been attending this childcare centre since she was 11 months old and started in the baby’s room over two years ago. She has developed great skills and has always had good things to say about all the staff members. she always seems to be happy at the end of the day and it’s great to see what she has been learning about every day, there is great communication between all the staff and parents and we haven’t had any problems.”

– Sharon

Enquire Now

We would love to welcome you to Community Kids Cairns North. To enquire, please fill out the form below and one of our friendly staff will contact you to discuss your requirements.