Communicating about Three-Year-Old Kindergarten to your community

Services and providers can use the resources below to communicate with families about Three-Year-Old Kindergarten and its benefits. Resources can be used all year and may be particularly helpful when seeking enrolments.

Resources to promote Three-Year-Old Kindergarten

Use these communications resources to encourage families in your community to enrol in your service. The resources can help you explain Three-Year-Old Kindergarten and its benefits.

Communications kit

You can use the template text and images from this Communication kit in your newsletter, website and social media, as well as share them with teachers, educators and staff. The kit includes key messages about Three-Year-Old Kindergarten and the benefits of sending children to kindergarten for two years.

Fact sheets and brochures

Use these fact sheets and brochures to help you explain Three-Year-Old Kindergarten, when children should start and its benefits.

Posters

Use these posters to raise awareness in your community about Three-Year-Old Kindergarten and encourage enrolment. Use the editable versions if you want to tailor them for your service.

Postcards

Use these postcards to raise awareness in your community about Three-Year-Old Kindergarten and encourage enrolment. Use the editable versions if you want to tailor them for your service.

Social media tiles

Use these social media tiles to encourage families to get in touch with you about enrolling their children in Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

Kinder Kits

Most services have received their Kinder Kits. If you haven't received yours please contact kinder.kits2022@education.vic.gov.au. Please also get in touch if you have any leftover kits so they can be redistributed to other eligible children.

The boxed Kinder Kits are large (a carton of six kits = 33cm x 50cm x 26 cm and weighs over 15kg), so we encourage you to plan by allocating an adequate space to store the kits when they arrive.

Help families engage with the kits

To encourage families to engage with the kits, and to assist teachers and educators view and share the videos and factsheets developed to maximise the kits' use at home!

Checklist to use when giving out Kinder Kits to your families

Direct families to the QR code included in the kit letter for:

  • information about the kit and its suppliers
  • a video of how families can engage with the kit at home
  • downloadable translated materials.

If your service ordered translated resources, distribute these with the kits to identified families. These resources are available for download at vic.gov.au/three-year-old-kindergarten-translations. Auslan translations of selected Kinder Kit books are also able to be viewed on this page.

Tell parents and carers about the items recommended for adult supervision. These are the whiteboard markers and beeswax crayons in the cardboard envelope, (labelled and packaged separately).

Dispose of packaging thoughtfully

  • All of the items in the kit, including the kit packaging and outer carton that kits are delivered in, are as sustainable as possible
  • Find out more about the sustainability of the kit at Kinder Kits.

For families seeking more information

Translated social media tiles

Enrol now in Three-Year-Old Kindergarten for 2023

Email signature block

Use an email signature in your emails to promote Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

Infographics

Use these infographics on your website, in your newsletter or share them on your social media.

Translated materials

Downloadable brochures and postcards are available in 53 languages.

Printed copies

Services can order limited printed copies of promotional material for free.

Early Start Kindergarten

Early Start Kindergarten gives eligible children 15 hours of free or low-cost kindergarten a week for two years before starting school.

To be eligible, children must be three by 30 April in the year they start kindergarten, and:

  • be from a refugee or asylum seeker background, or
  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or
  • from a family that has had contact with child protection.

These families can continue to access the full 15 hours through Early Start Kindergarten during the roll-out of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

Use these materials to communicate to eligible families in your communities.

Translated brochures

Social media tiles

Koorie Kids Shine

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are entitled to receive 15 hours of free kindergarten each week through Early Start Kindergarten.

Use these Koorie Kids Shine materials to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to learn more about the benefits of kindergarten, including how services create culturally safe places for Koorie children and families, and how to engage in Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

Social media tiles