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Getting ready for the first day

You and your little one can prepare for kindergarten by familiarising yourselves with your chosen kindergarten or long day care service, encouraging your child to develop skills they will need, and finding out what your child will need to bring along every day.

Before starting at kindy, talk to your child about:

You can help your child prepare for kindy by encouraging them to do the following day-to-day activities.

It's best to give them simple, two-part directions to follow.

Encourage them to:

What to bring

What you need to bring depends on the kindy or long day care service you choose. Ask your chosen service what they'd like you to pack for your child each day.

Your child might need to bring:

For more information on getting ready for kindy phone the Kindy Hotline on 1800 454 639 or speak to your service provider.

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This page was last reviewed on 16 Nov 2015


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Getting ready for the first day

Getting ready for the first day

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