Resources for parents


Browse the collection of activities and resources designed to assist families and carers with raising children and supporting early learning and development.


Kindy in Queensland brochure (PDF, 935KB)(DOCX, 23KB)
This factsheet provides parents with useful information on the benefits of a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program. This fact sheet has been translated into multiple languages.

Play Stars brochure (PDF, 199KB)(DOCX, 361KB)

This brochure provides parents with information on Play Stars, a Queensland Government initiative providing every family, with a child under one, with a free 12-month family membership to Playgroup Queensland​.

Starting school brochure (PDF, 386KB)

This brochure provides tips for supporting your child at this important time. More resources and activities are available to help you support your child’s positive transiton to school.

My big learning life: Kindergarten brochure (PDF, 7MB)

This brochure answers questions that parents and carers frequently ask about kindy. Parents and carers can find out what their child will do at kindy, when and how to enrol, what they'll pay, how to get there, and what they'll need. There's even space for kindergartens to add their own details to share with local families.

Note: This is a printable brochure, page 1 will appear upside down when viewed online.

Kindy songline postcard (PDF, 495KB)
The kindy songline represents the positive kindy experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Use this postcard to share the kindy songline and its elements with families.​


Education Queensland Facebook
Join the growing community of parents and carers with information about early childhood and education in Queensland.

Resources for parents​

Raising a child is not always easy but there are resources that can help you meet some of the challenges, browse the list of websites, books and DVDs that may answer some parenting questions.

Translated resources

View the kindy factsheet and transition chatterbox and Our school community poster translated into multiple languages.

SLEEP—Sleep learning for early education professionals

Browse the collection of sleep learning resources developed to assist early childhood educators, service providers and authorised officers to reflect on quality sleep, rest and relaxation practices.

Helplines, support services, tips for new parents, budgeting for a baby and help with breastfeeding

Browse topics such as help and counselling, tips, budgeting, breastfeeding, parents' groups and immunisation.

Early learning at home

Browse the fun and interesting experiences you and your child can do together at home to support their learning, development and wellbeing.

Tip sheets

Living with babies (PDF, 245KB)(DOC, 77KB)
Living with toddlers (PDF, 176KB)(DOC, 70KB)
Being a dad (PDF, 211KB)(DOC, 63KB)
Once upon a time—why reading is important (PDF, 261KB)(DOC, 66KB)
Why play is important (PDF, 228KB)(DOC, 68KB)
Home alone (PDF, 247KB)(DOC, 67KB)
Developmental delays (PDF, 257KB)(DOC, 66KB)
Screen time and children (PDF, 180KB)(DOC, 68KB)
Getting support (PDF, 245KB)(DOC, 64KB)


Kindy or Prep in 2021 poster (PDF, 1.6MB)
Kindy or Prep in 2022 poster (PDF, 1.6MB)​
​These posters help families identify whether their child is old enough to go to kindy or Prep in 2021 or 2022. They can also be used to engage families in conversations about​ early years education options for their child.

Elders as storytellers suite of posters (PDF, 6 MB)
​Elders from the Mackay community have come together to share the importance of early learning. Use these posters to promote the benefits of going to playgroup and kindy.

Brain timeline (PDF, 190KB)(DOCX, 21KB)
This image shows a child's brain development as they develop from antenatal through to 5 years of age. For more information and activities to support your child's early learning and development follow us on Facebook.


Quality in family day care – parent video
​A video on quality in family day care services and discover the elements to consider when choosing a service.

Building Brains animation
An animation on a child's brain development in the first 5 years.

Last updated 25 November 2020