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  Kindergarten Program 

When you see the Kinder Tick, you can be confident:

  • the program will be led by a qualified teacher
  • children will benefit from play-based learning
  • the kindergarten program is funded and approved by the Victorian Government
  • The kinder program complies with government guidelines and the National Quality Framework.

Children will be learning through play with an early childhood teacher. Research shows that play-based learning is the best way to help young children learn, develop well and prepare to thrive at school.

Kinder is a program, not a place

Kindergarten programs are delivered in both long day care and standalone services. You can choose what works best for your family and child – the kindergarten programs are the same. All funded kindergarten programs in Victoria are led by a qualified early childhood teacher and offer a play-based learning program based on the same government guidelines.

Kinder Programs

In 2022, two years of funded kindergarten programs will be available across Victoria. This means families can access government-subsidised play-based learning programs from when their child turns three years old. Victoria is the only state or territory in the nation to introduce this state-wide reform.

Four-Year-Old Kindergarten, delivered in the year before a child goes to school, is 15 hours a week of play-based learning that is available to families.

Funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten is rolling out in stages and will be available for the first time state-wide from next year.

Read More on the Kinder Tick Website ➧

Information sourced from https://www.vic.gov.au/kinder-tick