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.
In the May 2018 budget, the federal coalition government said it will cut federal funding for kindergartens from December 2019.
As a result of the national agreement, enrollments have improved and most 4-year-old children who attend kindergarten are now enrolled in 15 or more hours per week.
If the Federal Government cuts their fair share of kinder funding, families will face an extra $2,000 in kindergarten costs per child per year. This could mean some children will miss out on valuable early childhood education.
The Federal Labor Party has 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.
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 need them to stop the cuts to kindergarten funding in the next budget in April.
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 and Instagram posts with your friends and family and encourage them to lend their support, using the #ilovekinder hashtag.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you would love to help.