Kindy costs to be slashed or scrapped in $1 billion overhaul

Thousands of parents across Queensland will have kindergarten costs scrapped or reduced under a $1 billion funding boost from the state government.

The Premier will today unveil the investment which will see kindergarten would free for vulnerable and disadvantaged children.

That is expected to benefit around 14,000 children across the state.


Thousands more will have fees reduced saving families with one child up to $3200 a year and up to $6400 for two children.

The changes will come into effect from 2023.

“I want kindy in Queensland to not only be world-class, but accessible and affordable for families too,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

“I know there are parents out there trying to return to work or simply trying to access quality early learning for their kids. I want to help.”

Funding will also go towards expanding a program that targets children with specific learning needs.

The state government has also set aside more than $35 million to attract kindergarten teachers to regional areas of the state.