Kindergarten Inclusion Support Packages

The objective of Kindergarten Inclusion Support Packages is to build the capacity of funded kindergartens to support the access and participation of children:

  • with a disability and high support needs and/or
  • with complex medical needs.

The support from the Kindergarten Inclusion Support Packages is in addition to the existing resources available to the kindergarten staff and may not provide full coverage of all costs.

An inclusive kindergarten fosters the development of a sense of belonging and respects individuality and diversity, in order to promote learning, development and well-being in a child's early years.

The following Fact Sheets have been developed to further support understanding of inclusive practice in the context of kindergarten service provision and the Kindergarten Inclusion Support Package Program.

Kindergarten Inclusion Support Packages – Disability

The guidelines, information and application kit below provides further details about Kindergarten Inclusion Support Packages – Disability for families and kindergartens. This includes eligibility requirements, assessment processes and an application form.

Kindergarten Inclusion Support Packages – Complex Medical Needs

The guidelines, information and application kit below provides further details about Kindergarten Inclusion Support Packages – Complex Medical Needs for families and kindergartens. This includes eligibility requirements, assessment processes and an application form.

For further information, please contact the appropriate Regional Advisory Group convenor for your area.

Regional Advisory Group convenors

South Western Victoria Region

KIS Program
Gateways Support Services
10-12 Albert Street
Geelong West 3218
Tel (03) 5221 2984

Covers the following local government areas: Greater Geelong,  Colac-Otway, Corangamite, Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians, Surf Coast, Queenscliffe and Rural City of Warrnambool

KIS Program
Lentara Uniting Care
PO Box 3217
Broadmeadows 3047
Tel (03) 9351 3600

Covers the following local government areas: Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham

KIS Program
Pinarc Disability Support
PO Box 1841
Bakery Hill Business Centre
Ballarat 3354
Tel (03) 5329 1300

Covers the following local government areas: City of Ballarat, Rural City of Ararat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Moorabool and Pyrenees

KIS Program
Wimmera Uniting Care
PO Box 3402
Horsham 3410
Tel (03) 5382 6789

Covers the following local government areas: Rural City of Horsham, Hindmarsh, Northern Grampians,  West Wimmera and Yarriambiak

South Eastern Victoria Region

KIS Program
Department of Education and Training 
PO Box 381
Moe 3825
Tel (03) 5127 0400

Covers the following local government areas: Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Gippsland, Wellington. 

KIS Program
Yooralla 
PO Box 5435
Cranbourne 3977
Tel (03) 5990 9640

Covers the following local government areas: Bayside, Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Mornington, Port Phillip, Stonnington

North Western Victoria Region

KIS Program
Department of Education andTraining 
PO Box 442
Bendigo 3552
Tel (03) 5440 3111

Covers the following local government areas: Buloke, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Gannawarra, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mildura, Mount Alexander, Swan Hill

KIS Program
Lentara Uniting Care
PO Box 3217
Broadmeadows 3047
Tel (03) 9351 3600

Covers the following local government areas: Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Yarra.

North Eastern Victoria Region

KIS Program
SCOPE - Ovens Murray and Goulburn Region (East)
PO Box 128
Benalla 3672
Tel (03) 5762 7121

Covers the following local government areas: Alpine, Benalla, Shepparton, Indigo, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga.

KIS Program
Connections
PO Box 354
Ringwood 3134
Tel (03) 9871 0215

Covers the following local government areas: Boroondara, Whitehorse, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Yarra Ranges.