Kindy in Queensland

Kindy is a play-based educational program for children in the year before school. An approved kindergarten program is offered by a qualified early childhood teacher with support from qualified educators.

Kindies can operate during school terms from 8.45am to 2.45 pm (5 days each fortnight) or from 8.00am to 3.30pm (4 days each fortnight) with an average of 15 hours per week. Hours vary depending on the kindy you choose, so contact the kindy directly to find out more about the program they run.

Kindy allows children to learn basic social, numeracy and literacy skills in the year before attending Prep. A year of kindy helps children get used to a structured learning environment and children who attend kindy find the transition to school less daunting.

More resources:

Kindy in Queensland  factsheet 

My Big Learning Life : Kindergarten brochure

Kindy or Prep poster