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Port Explorers is a well known, and loved, early childhood centre in the tropical far north Queensland town of Port Douglas. Privately owned since 2013 our centre provides childcare for children from six weeks of age.

Our hours of operation are from 6.00am til 6.00pm

At our Port Douglas Campus we have four rooms comprising of:

  • Babies  |  6 weeks – 2 years
  • Toddlers  |  2  –  3 years
  • Pre-Kindy  |  3 –  4 years
  • Kindy  |  4  –  school age

Take a look at the links below to see what each room has to offer.

Babies Room

Ages 6 weeks – 2 years

Toddler's Room

Ages 2 – 3 years

Pre Kindy Room

Ages 3 – 4 years

Kindy Room

Ages 4 – School age

Education is all about fun!

Our programs include a wide range of activities including physical activities such as sport and games, cultural activities including cooking and craft and excursions.

We have many visitors throughout the year from the Police, Fire Brigade to dance and Yoga lessons and also hands-on wildlife experiences, ensuring that your child is exposed to all types of day to day activities.

We love seeing the reaction to these visits and opening the children’s minds to things they may not otherwise experience.


Indoor Play

At the Port Douglas campus we have many indoor areas that are fully equipped to meet the children’s interests and needs. These areas are used for inside activities as well as a space for children to unwind and relax.

Arts and Craft tables, Lego and other construction toys, blocks etc, home corner is packed with an array of home appliances, A library full of books, train sets, car tracks, dress ups and much, much more…


Outdoor Play Areas

At Port Explorers Port Douglas we have great outdoor play areas including:

Bike Track with lots of scooters and tricycles to use. A Water Park, great for those hot days. A fort with ropes and slide.

There is also a Mud Kitchen, where the the children can show off their love for cooking with a functional sink, pots and pans and of course the main ingredient … MUD.


Meals and Snacks

All meals are included during your child’s stay at Port Explorers. All meals are prepared by a qualified chef, ensuring that your child is getting all quality, nutritious food at all meal and snack times.

  • Morning tea –  mixed fruits, yoghurts and platters.
  • Lunch  –  assorted sandwiches, wraps and hot meals.
  • Afternoon tea – mixed fruits, yoghurts and platters.

During meal times the children are reminded of the importance of developing appropriate hygiene and eating habits.



Meaningful, respectful and supportive relationships with families contribute to a smooth transition and quality outcomes for your child.

Children and families thrive when families and educators work in partnership.

To enrol your child at Port Explorers, or arrange a visit, send a message via the contact us page.