Welcome to NQ Family Day Care

Servicing Cairns, Townsville, Innisfail, Weipa, Normanton and anything inbetween!

Bush Kindy

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.


NQ Family Day Care acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to the Traditional Custodians of this land, their cultures, elders, past present and emergent.


To help our educators to assist the children and their families on their sustainability journey, we have teamed up with Sustainable Directions to deliver training and education.

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Day Care


is a community based not-for-profit organisation


Our Early Education Professionals span from the Townsville region, Cairns region, and to Mareeba and Kuranda, catering to the individual needs of the children and families in their care.

We offer small groups:

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

NQ Family Day Care is a licensed service offering Child Care Subsidy to eligible families.

The coordination team is centrally located at Botanic House in Edge Hill; where we have been providing care for the last 41 years in Cairns and the surrounding regions.

Our Educators are professionals committed to providing high quality child care and education in their home environments.

We have professional Educators engaged in most suburbs of Cairns, Townsville and Kuranda and Mareeba.