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Kindergarten (kindy)

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​​​​​​Kindy counts for a lifetime

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For our little ones, kindy packs a lifetime of opportunities. Many of the skills they learn will stay with them long after leaving the sandpit and story corner.

Kindy is a place where children can explore new environments and have fun learning with friends.​ By participating in kindy, our little ones develop a love of learning and are better prepared to start school.

The below information will help you learn more about approved kindergarten programs in Queensland and the best steps in navigating the road to enrolment. Speaking directly with your local kindy can also be a great place to start.

Share the importance of kindy with your family and friends. View and download the full suite of Kindy counts campaign materials.

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Learn about the importance of kindy as part of a quality early childhood education.
Your little one can be a kindy kid no matter where you live. Learn about the different types of kindy and how they’re delivered.
Finding a quality service that suits your family and your child’s needs can provide a boost to your child’s early development.
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Your child can start kindy in the year they turn 4 years old by 30 June, which is the year before they start school. Find out the year your child can start.
Kindy fees are different depending on the service provided. Ask your local kindy for details about their fees. Find out more.
Families are a child's first teachers. By getting involved in the kindy community, your little ones will be more excited to be involved as well.
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Find out how kindy develops your child's physical, social, intellectual, language and emotional abilities.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and community leaders have shared their thoughts about kindy. See and hear their stories.
Learn about State Delivered Kindergarten programs in remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
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Last updated 26 November 2021