Interpreter services available

Families with English as a second language can access a free interpreter service to help communicate with their local kindy service. You can ask your local service about booking an onsite or telephone interpreter.

To support the kindy participation of children from non-English speaking families, the government is funding free access for kindergarten services to the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS).

Interpreters can help kindy educators to:

  • advise parents on enrolment
  • conduct parent-teacher interviews
  • advise parents on kindy programs and activities
  • discuss educational assessment with parents
  • advise parents on kindy to school transition.

This Australia-wide service is operated by the federal Department of Immigration and Border Protection and employs interpreters who speak more than 170 languages and dialects.

Accessing the Translating and Interpreting Service

Families can call the kindy hotline on 1800 454 639 for translation services.

Translated resources

Find translated information on early childhood education and care services in Queensland here.

Find out more about cultural inclusion in early childhood services here.

Image Families can ask their local early years service to access an interpreter service for assistance

Published — 01 September 2016 Last updated — 04 November 2016