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  • Children with disabilities who attend kindergarten have great opportunities to grow socially and emotionally, which helps them get ready to start school.
  • To attend a government-funded kindergarten or preschool program, your child must be at least four years old by 30 April of the year they are starting kindergarten. Three-year-olds can go to kindergarten but will usually have to pay full fees.
  • Individual kindergartens set their own fees and what you pay will be based on how many hours your child attends, the size of the group and extra costs such as excursions.
  • Your kindergarten will develop a ‘Kindergarten Inclusion Support Plan’ for your child with a disability to make sure their needs are met.

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Reviewed on: 10-03-2021