Every Victorian child deserves access to a preschool education

No child should miss out on two years of preschool

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What is the state of preschool education in Victoria?

Two years of early childhood education with a qualified preschool teacher sets up children for lifelong learning. But the Liberal Morrison government refuses to fund preschool beyond 2019.

Children will miss out

Federal funding for preschool runs out at the end of 2019. Without this support, fees will go up, parents will have to pay more, and those who can’t will miss out.

Those who need it most will miss out

The majority of children who miss out come from disadvantaged backgrounds. These are the kids who would benefit most from the education a qualified preschool teacher can provide.

Preschools funding is not secure

The Liberal Morrison government refuses to fund three-year-old preschool, and won’t commit to funding four-year-old preschool beyond this year. Without federal support, four-year-old kinder will be reduced to just 10 hours per week – a 33% cut.

Our children deserve better

Give every child a chance

Every child deserves preschool, regardless of their parents’ capacity to pay. But the Liberal Morrison government will not commit to providing preschool funding beyond 2019. Victorians deserve secure, ongoing funding for preschool education.

Joanne - parent

“Preschool is such an important step in a child’s education. Children develop language, social skills and emotional intelligence in an environment that is safe and nurturing. So many children will miss out on life-long skills if they don’t have enough preschool. Fifteen hours of preschool every week will benefit a child for life!”