When can my child start kindy?

Kindy (or kindergarten) is an educational program where children can learn through play in the year before they start school.

Your child can start going to kindy in the year they turn 4 years old before 30 June.

Our kindy calculator can tell you when your child will be old enough to start attending kindy, Prep and Year 1.

Simply enter your child’s birthday into the calculator to find out what year they can attend.

Alternatively, you can access the Kindy or Prep in 2020 poster here.

Published — 25 June 2019 Last updated — 26 June 2019

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