The Kinder Tick | Victorian Government Approved

We’re displaying the Kinder Tick to show we’re an approved provider of a Victorian Government funded and approved kindergarten program. That means our service delivers a play-based learning program, led by a qualified early childhood teacher.

The Kinder Tick shows we meet criteria in the funding guidelines set out by the Victorian Government — which means you can have confidence your child’s learning and development will be supported by qualified early childhood teachers and educators through a responsive, evidence-based learning program.

By looking for the Kinder Tick, you can be certain your child will be taking part in a kinder program that will give them their best start in life.

To find out more, visit: vic.gov.au/kinder

Mildura South Kindergarten is proud to display the Kinder Tick.

The Kinder Tick Fast Facts:

  • acknowledges a kindergarten service’s status as an approved provider of a funded kindergarten program
  • helps families recognise funded and approved kindergarten programs
  • helps services promote their funded kindergarten program and encourage enrolments
  • is used only by approved kindergarten program providers that meet the requirements of the Victorian funding guidelines
  • helps families find a kinder program they can count on.

The Kinder Tick will have a range of benefits to families, including:

  • supporting families to find the kindergarten program that best suits their needs
  • showing that kindergarten programs deliver evidence-informed, play-based learning programs led by a qualified early childhood teacher. As part of a kindergarten program, children learn through play, meet new friends and develop important life skills
  • highlighting research that shows two years of a quality kindergarten program has significant and long-lasting benefits for young children’s learning and development
  • showing the options available to families. Kindergarten programs are available through long day care and standalone kindergarten services. Any service with a tick is delivering an approved, funded play-based kindergarten program
  • helping families feel confident their child is taking part in a kindergarten program that meets important Victorian Government funding guidelines.

About kindergarten service delivery in Victoria:

  • Kindergarten programs with the Kinder Tick are led by qualified early childhood teachers