For parents

The evidence is clear that the years prior to school are critical for early development and learning. Children who participate in a quality early childhood education and care program, such as Kindergarten provided by a local school, are better prepared for Prep and ongoing success thanks to the learning opportunities, social engagement and friendships they experience during their Kindergarten year.

Kindergarten children learn and develop knowledge from everyday interactions. As a parent, your active participation in your child's learning ranges from playing learning games at home to communicating with your child's Kindergarten teacher.

Your involvement early in your child's life sets them on course to succeed academically. Your interest in their learning shows them that you value education. Staying connected with the Kindergarten staff will give you ideas about how to expand and build upon what children learn at Kindergarten.

Kindergarten services are in scope of the National Quality Framework (NQF). The NQF provides a national approach to regulation, assessment and quality improvement for early childhood education and care and outside school hours care services across Australia. More information about what this means for your child is available in the links below:

Information about the National Quality Framework​​​

Questions and answers about pre-Prep

Last updated
22 October 2018