Smithfield Child Care




Hours of Operation:

7.00am – 6.00pm
Monday to Friday
80 Cheviot St Smithfield 

Smithfield Child Care Centre is your community based, Not for profit Service on the Northern Beaches.

  • We provide a comprehensive vibrant environment for families with children aged 6 weeks to school age.
  • We run a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program and the Early Years Learning Framework across the Centre.
  • Our dedicated, long-term staff are a team that connect closely with you and your children to ensure all your child care needs are met.

We encourage and welcome you to visit our Centre anytime. Our Director and admin staff are happy to show you through and answer any questions you may have.



Director: Todd Avery

Telephone: (07) 4057 7866

Fax: (07) 4057 7821

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  • Who we are?

    • Welcome to Smithfield Child Care. We are a Community Based, Not for Profit service in the Cairns Northern Beaches. This centre commenced operation on the 6th July 1992
    • Smithfield Child Care Centre is a 61-place community based early childhood service. Our Approved Providers and sponsors are Cairns & District Child Care Development Association Inc who are a voluntary body of committed people keen to ensure high standards of childcare are available in the Cairns region. 
    • We are open 5 days a week, 7am – 6pm, 50 weeks of the year 

    • Children at the centre are grouped into four areas depending on age and development. Infants: 0-2 years; Toddlers: 2-3 years; Kindy: 3-4 years and Pre-school: 4-5 years of age. Moving into the next age group will be done in consultation with you and factors considered will include age, development, maturity and naturally, space availability! Siblings at the centre have many opportunities to spend time together throughout the day.

    • We run a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program for our 4yr to school aged children. We have a fully Qualified Early Years Teacher in our Pre-Prep room. This is a full-time program which operates every day.

    • The Centre is guided by the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education & Care which is effective from 1st Jan 2012.  The Education & Care Services National Law & Regulations (2011) operate in conjunction with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) to ensure all children "experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life" (p7 EYLF). 
    • At Smithfield Childcare we embrace three Guiding Stars - Respect, Responsibility & Relationships. These are reflected in all aspects of our service and interactions as we believe they are conducive to a strong basis for growth and development.
    • Our dedicated, long term staff are a team that connect closely with you and your children to ensure all your child care needs are met.

    • We encourage and welcome you to visit our Centre anytime. Our Director and admin staff are happy to show you through.
  • What we provide

    • We run a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program for our 4yr to school aged children. We have a fully Qualified Early Years Teacher in our Pre-Prep room. This is a full-time program which operates every day.

    • Our Centre is set in an expansive natural setting incorporating many opportunities for the children to explore, experiment, interact and enjoy their daily activities and each other’s company.

    • Provide a comprehensive vibrant environment for families with children aged 6 weeks to school age.

    • As parents, we realize you are the most important teacher to your child and we value you input into the programming and the operation of the Centre.

    • We provide support for additional needs (developmental, cultural, language etc).

    • We utilise digital photography, slide shows, face book and individual portfolios to ensure you have easy access to what is happening each day.

    • We provide a complete nappy service, all linen for sleep and bathing, sunscreen and mosquito spray.

    • A delicious healthy range of nutritious meals are provided every day by our on-site cooks.
  • Our Philosophy

    • We empower all persons to be Leaders, Learners and Teachers. We support each person's capacity to connect with and belong to our centre. We respect your culture, your skills and knowledge, your family relationships and share ours with you. We share our acknowledgement and respect of the Djabuganjdji People, first occupiers of this land where we meet to play and learn. We celebrate differences and diversity and promote acceptance of all.
    • We encourage all members to value relationships as a vehicle for learning about life and connectivity within our centre, local community and the global family. We value the partnerships we create with you, your family, members of the wider community and invite participation within our program in a variety of ways.
    • We acknowledge individual strengths and encourage you to extend these as well as master new skills. We will provide an environment that focuses on positive outcomes for all persons in a safe, secure format. We recognise the importance of play as a valuable means to learn across all stages of growth.
    • Our curriculums are opportunities for learning and nurturing and are embedded in the Early Years Learning Framework. We embrace the holistic nature of each person and maintain high expectations within all interactions. We celebrate the emerging nature of knowledge, skills and concepts and the innate ability to just be.
    • The curriculum content will remain relevant and incorporate reflective practices based on professional knowledge, current research, best practice and personal experiences. We combine this with Early Childhood theories to offer a service that enriches all participants. 
    • We instil and support strong values of respect and responsibility within everyone. We support each person's need to be who they intrinsically are and to become the best they can be.
    • We maintain a close connection with the natural world, support sustainable living and aim to be consistently environmentally conscious and aware.