26 September 2023

DET helps families find fit with kinder

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The Department of Education and Training (DET) is to make it easier for parents to find the right kindergarten program for their child with the launch of a new website and phone enquiry line.

Minister for Early Childhood, Ingrid Stitt said DET’s Find a Kinder Program website was a one-stop-shop that allowed parents to search and find kindergarten programs in convenient locations that suited their needs.

“Translatable in over 100 languages, the site allows parents to search from a two-to-40-kilometre radius from any address,” Ms Stitt said.

“A map and list of the funded and approved kindergarten programs in long day care or standalone kindergarten settings is then provided,” she said.

“The site also highlights programs with the Kinder Tick, an initiative launched earlier this year that identifies approved and funded kindergarten programs delivered by a qualified teacher.”

Ms Stitt said parents and carers interested in Three-Year-Old Kinder could also call the DET’s new Three-Year-Old Kindergarten Enquiry Line on 1800 338 663 to access information on how and when to enrol their child in the program and discuss the range of services offered.

The Minister said the enquiry line was available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

DET’s Find a Kinder Program website can be accessed at this PS News link.

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