In a first for Queensland – parents, educators and providers are working together to ensure all Queensland candidates are aware of the investment young children need to flourish.

We put a list of five key policy priorities to the four major parties and this is what they said:

 

Want to know more about what each Party had to say? Click on the accordions below to see individual responses and policies of each Party.

 

The Labor Party

The Labor Party has committed to four of our five key policy priorities! This is what they had to say:

“We know that children who participate in a quality early education program are better prepared for school. Going to kindy helps build a child’s self-confidence, develop literacy and numeracy skills and encourage physical development.  We remain committed to achieving and sustaining universal access to kindergarten. We commit to investigating opportunities with the Commonwealth Government to expand access to kindergarten for three year old children.” 

Read the Labor Party’s full response here.

The Liberal National Party

The Liberal National Party has committed to two of our five key policy asks. This is what they had to say:

“We will boost literacy and numeracy standards with a plan to get back to basics and focus on delivering better education outcomes for our kids. The LNP is committed to developing a sustainable approach to universal access to kindergarten. We will work with the Federal Government to progress a solution to the continuation of this program.” 

Read the Liberal National Party’s full response here. 

The Greens Party

The Greens have committed to all five of our key policy asks! Here’s what they had to say:

“Just like school education, early education and child care is a fundamental right….The Queensland Greens will create universal access to free, high-quality childcare and kindergarten for all Queensland kids aged three and four years old for at least three days per week, and one day per week for two year olds. This plan would give 200,000 Queensland kids access to more childcare.” 

Read their full response here.

One Nation

One Nation has committed to all five of our key policy asks! Here’s what they had to say:

“One Nation believes that the first years of learning are of immense importance to Queensland children. It is these early years that establish patterns of behaviours and hopefully a love of learning that sets a child up for life. One Nation supports continued funding for Universal Access to Kindergarten (and) for play-based programs for 3 year olds.

Read their full response here.