Welcome to CELC

We provide quality early learning, kindegarten and out of hours school care in Far North Queensland. Our aim is to create programs and services that nuture your child’s imagination, wellbeing and joy.

Welcome to

Catholic Early Learning and Care

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 the significance of relationships, developmental excellence and quality learning.

Our Services

Early Learning

Infants and Toddlers

6 weeks to 3½ years


Young Children

3½ to 4½ years


School-aged Children

(4½ to 12 years)

Early Years Spiritual Development

The Early Learning and Care services of the Cairns Diocese provide the setting and activities in which the spiritual development of each child is nurtured through prayer and ritual that is developmentally appropriate. Such a nurturing approach includes the language, concepts and methods to enable young children to respond to and express their spirituality in the
Christian tradition.

The CELC difference

The educators of our Early Learning and Care facilities are committed to the children and their parents with whom they work. Experienced educators are responsible for developing programs of best practice at Catholic Early Learning & Care and for the overall supervision of program experiences.

All educators are responsible for establishing and maintaining secure and respectful relationships with children, families, and the community.