Our Philosophy

We believe each child is an individual with unique abilities and skills. Our programming extends on these skills by addressing and developing the educational and social needs of every child.

We provide a safe, physical environment that promotes children’s learning and development. We strive to create the conditions for meaningful learning and believe that play should be the basis for this.

As a team of Educators, we are committed to respecting and maintaining the rights and dignity of all children, families, communities and colleagues. We develop positive partnerships with children, families and communities and understand that continuity of staff is a vital part in helping us achieve this. We are committed and dedicated to continued improvement through self-reflection and professional development, which results in a higher quality service for our children and their families.

Our Mission

We aspire to provide the highest quality early education and care service for families within the Douglas Shire community.

Port Explorers’ academic programs will be delivered in a safe, loving and respectful environment, by a team of passionate educators. Supporting and promoting social and emotional development and care.

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Our Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we live, the
Kuku Yalanji people of the rain-forest of Far North Queensland.

We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also acknowledge the contribution of all cultures to our community.

In Safe Hands


Port Explorers educators are classed as ‘mandatory reporters’ and receive annual training from ‘In Safe Hands – educators in safety’.

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals are mandated by law to report child safety concerns to the department, where there is a reasonable suspicion that the child has suffered, is suffering, or is at unacceptable risk of suffering, significant harm caused by physical or sexual abuse, and there is not a parent willing and able to protect the child from harm.

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