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Families with English as a second language can access a free interpreter service to help communicate with their local kindy service. You can ask your local service about booking an onsite or telephone interpreter.
To support the kindy participation of children from non-English speaking families, the government is funding free access for kindergarten services to the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS).
Interpreters can help kindy educators to:
This Australia-wide service is operated by the federal Department of Immigration and Border Protection and employs interpreters who speak more than 170 languages and dialects.
Families can call the Queensland Government on 13QGOV to inquire about translation services.
Find translated information on early childhood education and care services in Queensland here.
Find out more about cultural inclusion in early childhood services here.