How to enrol in kindy

So your child is nearly 4 years old and you want to give them the best start in life, but you’re not sure what to do next? Well it’s time to enrol in kindy, but you don’t have to do it alone.

The first step is to contact your local kindy either by phone, email or walk in to the service.

Let the friendly staff know that you would like your child to attend the program and ask how to enrol in kindy.

Some services will have wait lists, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead to secure a place for your child.

The next step will be to help the kindy staff find out more about you and your little one. You may be asked to give some extra information, including:

  • your child’s birth certificate as proof of age
  • your child’s health and immunisation status
  • details of any court orders, or parenting orders or plans
  • details of any special requirements (disability, food allergies or other needs)
  • details of people allowed to pick up your child
  • who to contact in an emergency.

The kindy staff can help you with the enrolment and chat to you about why they need certain information. Kindy is a place where children and families should always feel welcome and safe.

There may be people in your community who can support you enrol your child in kindy. Ask your local kindy or Early Years Place.

I don’t have my child’s birth certificate, what do I do?

Don’t worry, if you don’t have your child’s birth certificate you can order it online, or visit your nearest courthouse or Queensland Government Agent Program (QGAP) office. Visit to find out more.

More information

Find out when your child can start kindy by entering their birthday into our kindy calculator.

For further information call the Queensland Government between business hours on 13QGOV or visit

For more information in a language other than English, phone 13QGOV and ask for an interpreter.

Published — 23 August 2019 Last updated — 20 September 2019

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