Will You Take Advantage of
FREE KINDY in 2024
Kindy will be free for eligible-aged children who attend a government-approved program offering free kindy from 1 January 2024.
Kindergarten participation encourages a love of learning and leads to positive long-term outcomes for children. Research has shown that early childhood education plays a crucial role in shaping a child's development and preparing them for future success.
Families will benefit from free kindy regardless of whether they attend a sessional kindergarten or kindergarten in long day care. Free kindy is for the 15 hour a week kindergarten program (600 hours a year) delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher.
Free kindy from 2024 will remove cost as a barrier to participation and improve educational outcomes for Queensland children.
What is the eligible age?
All children in Queensland, regardless of their vaccinations status, are eligible to attend an approved kindergarten program in the year before Prep.
Children aged at least 4 years by June 30.
A child on delayed entry to prep (up to 6.5 years) can still access the free kindy initiative. Please contact us to discuss this further or more details of delayed entry to prep.
The child can only access the funding for a maximum of 2 years