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Let’s yarn about kindy

Let’s yarn about kindy

Read stories about culture and early education from Elders and community leaders in Toowoomba and Cunnamulla.

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Our approach to regulating Queensland services

Our approach to regulating Queensland services

Want to know more about our risk-based approach to early childhood regulation? What the department does as the regulatory authority is explained in simple terms in a new policy document.

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Australian Early Development Census 2018 Queensland data snapshot report

Australian Early Development Census 2018 Queensland data snapshot report

Find out how Queensland children are developing as they enter their first year at school — view state-level data from the Australian Early Development Census 2018 Queensland data snapshot report.

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Quality kindy

Choosing a quality kindy

Parents can watch a new video to understand how the National Quality Standard sets the benchmark for quality in approved kindergarten programs.

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More inspiration on Foundations for Success

More inspiration on Foundations for Success

Visit the Foundations for Success website for new content and interactive resources to help plan, deliver and document an inclusive kindy program that includes Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander knowledge and cultural perspectives.

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Further your early childhood career

Further your early childhood career

Top up your skills in leadership and inclusion with Queensland Government training subsidies.

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A great start for all children

Early learning opportunities for every child.

Families engaged in their child's learning across the early years.

 

Kindy is the best start in life. It's important for our little people's future.

Aunty Honor Cleary

NQF and Queensland legislation

There are thousands of services that make up the early childhood education and care sector in Queensland. Approved early childhood education and care services are regulated under either the National Quality Framework or the Education and Care Services Act 2013 (QLD). The service type determines the legislation, if any, that applies to a service.

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Age-appropriate pedagogies

Age-appropriate pedagogies support early years teachers to apply a range and balance of teaching approaches and characteristics of quality teaching in their classroom practice. Teachers are supported to align curriculum, age-appropriate pedagogies and assessment to maximise children's engagement in learning and to enhance outcomes.

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Grants

Learn about grants, tenders, and funding opportunities provided by the Queensland Government to support the delivery of early childhood education and care services.

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Scholarships, subsidies and bridging programs

Discover the range of Queensland Government initiatives that help support individuals who want to work in early childhood, or who are current working in the sector and want to upgrade their qualifications and skills.

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