About the campaign
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.
However, the Federal Government has only funded kindergarten for one year at a time in each successive federal budget.
Such short-term funding commitments make it difficult for providers to conduct the long term planning necessary to deliver optimal services and support for young families, and families have little certainty over the amount of government-funded kindergarten their kids will receive in the years ahead.
In May 2021 the Federal Government's offered to provide ongoing funding for 15 hours per week of kindergarten for 4-year-olds, on the condition that states and territories agree to federal reforms and targets for preschool participation and school readiness.
A new national partnership agreement will be negotiated for 2022-25. If the national agreement is achieved the Federal Government will provide funding on an ongoing basis.
Now more than ever we need to show Mr Morrison 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 and share posts with your friends
- Share the campaign’s posts on Instagram and Twitter 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.
You can get in touch with the campaign team at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you would love to help.