Free kindy from 2024

The Queensland Government is introducing free kindergarten starting in 2024.

Kindy will be free for eligible-aged children who attend a government-approved program, offering free kindy from 1 January 2024. Kindy is 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year, delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher.

The introduction of free kindy in Queensland is a significant step and recognises the importance of early childhood education and its positive impact on a child’s overall development.

By removing the financial barrier, every child will have the opportunity to attend kindy and benefit from the enriching experiences kindy offers.

The introduction of free kindy means that you will have access to high-quality early education for your child without the burden of extra cost.

This opportunity allows you to invest in your child’s future and provide them with the best possible start in their educational journey.

Free kindy in Queensland is a significant milestone that will positively impact families and children. We encourage all parents to take advantage of this opportunity and provide your child with a strong foundation for future success.

Is my Centre eligible?

We’re happy to announce that free kindy is available at two of our Little Zebra early learning centres:

Little Zebra Mt Louisa

Little Zebra Rockhampton

Contact your local centre today to check availability and eligibility. We look forward to welcoming your family to the Little Zebra family!

Where can I find out more?

You can find more information on the program at