About the campaign
In the May 2018 budget, the federal coalition government said it will cut federal funding for kindergartens after December 2019.
Since 2013, Australia’s federal, state and territory governments have agreed to jointly fund kinder for all Australian 4-year-olds. The federal government contributes around one-third of total funding.
As a result of this national agreement, enrollments have improved and almost all 4-year-old children are now enrolled in 15 or more hours of kindergarten per week.
If the Federal Government cuts their share of kinder funding, families will face an extra $2,000 in kindergarten costs per child. This could mean some children will miss out on valuable early childhood education.
On 3 October 2018, the Federal Labor Party pledged to continue ongoing federal funding for four-year-old kindergarten, if elected.
The I Love Kinder campaign is calling on the federal coalition to match this commitment on an ongoing basis so that parents can have confidence that their children will get the education they need and deserve.
Let's show Mr Morrison just how much we love kinder.
What You Can Do
We urgently need to let the Federal Coalition know how much we love kinder and ask them to stop the cuts to federal kindergarten funding.
Here’s what you can do:
- Sign the petition. (We’ll also send you the latest campaign updates on email.)
- Like I Love Kinder on Facebook.
- Share the campaign’s Facebook posts with your friends and family and encourage them to lend their support.
We’re looking for councils, kindergartens and other organisations to lend their support too. We’re also looking for local champions to help build community support. If this is you, please download the campaign kit from our resources page.
You can also get in touch with the campaign team at email@example.com and let us know that you would love to help.