Happiness is where learning begins. Children's early learning influences their
entire life. Preschools/Kindergartens provide oportunities for children aged between 3 and 5
to learn as they discover, create and imagine. Preschools/Kindergartens
cater for the educational needs for children aged between 3 and 5 years of age.
Enter a suburb name or postcode to search a
preschool/kindergarten/child care centre in Queensland.
1. There are other types of preschools such as early
entry or preschool classes operated by independent or catholic schools. The
difference betweem government, non-government and community-based preschools is: they are funded
and managed differently.
2. A range of additional early education and care services are also provided in
4. Long day care centres (also known as childcare centres) also offer preschool
education programs for children from birth–to–5 year olds. Long day care centres
generally open for at least eight hours per day and run for 48 weeks a year. To
find a long day care centre in your area, go to
5. Before enrolling your child you will need to place their name on the waiting
list at the preschool. The success of your application depends on the places
available at the time. Government preschools and kindergartens in Queensland are guided by the education department's preschool enrolment
guidelines and policy. Private kindergartens have their own policies.