Enrolling in kindy
Many parents and carers know that kindy is a safe and welcoming place where their little ones will make friends, have fun learning through play, and prepare for starting school, but sometimes it can be difficult knowing how to enrol or where to start.
Cindy Willett is an Early Years Community Education Counsellor in Mackay, where she helps parents and carers enrol their children in kindy to give them the best start in life.
‘Enrolling in kindy could seem overwhelming, but all you need to do is take that first step and go to the local kindy,’ Ms Willet said.
‘Once you go in, there are people that can support you.
‘You can yarn about the child care subsidy to see if you can access low or no cost kindy, or yarn about what your child will learn, the things they’ll need for a day at kindy, or even how to get there.’
Ms Willett said she was also proud to be part of the new phase of the Elders as Storytellers campaign which was launched by Education Minister Grace Grace at the Mackay Children and Family Centre in May.
The campaign features video stories from Mackay Elders who encourage all families to visit their local playgroup or approved kindy to help make the early years count for their little ones.