Kindergarten programs are offered in long day care services and stand-alone kindergarten services. The Queensland Government also delivers kindergarten programs via the eKindy and Kindergarten in remote communities initiatives, and the hospital kindy pilot.
Kindergarten services are generally not-for-profit organisations administered by a volunteer parent management committee or operated by not-for-profit organisations with parent advisory committees.
They usually operate during school hours each school term, and the learning program is delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher.
Kindergarten in long day care services
Long day care services may offer an
approved kindergarten program delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher
Tip: Choosing between a kindergarten service and a kindergarten program offered by a long day care service typically depends on your individual family circumstances.
Find an approved kindergarten program.
Access to kindergarten in rural and remote areas
Approved kindergarten programs are also delivered through eKindy and the Kindergarten in remote communities initiative to support access to kindy in rural and remote areas.
A comprehensive 'at home' kindergarten program for children in the year before Prep who cannot easily access a centre-based program due to isolation, medical condition or itinerant family circumstance.
A program in selected rural and remote locations to allow eKindy children to socialise and learn with their peers.
Hospital kindy pilot
A program provided to kindergarten-aged children receiving treatment at the Queensland Children’s Hospital or the Mater Children’s Private Brisbane Hospital.