Universal pre-Kindergarten submissions

Share your views, experiences and opinions to help inform the work of introducing a new universal pre-Kindergarten year in the year before primary school.
Four children playing at a table with an early childhood educator
Four children playing at a table with an early childhood educator

What’s this about?

The centrepiece of the NSW Government’s Early Years Commitment is the NSW Government’s investment of $5.8 billion to introduce a new universal pre-Kindergarten year in the year before primary school. 

Our ambition is for every child and family across NSW to have access to high-quality, free, early childhood education in the year before school by the end of the decade. We are calling this Universal pre-Kindergarten 

This is a bold and ambitious vision and we know we can’t do it without deep and strong partnerships. We will work closely with the early childhood education and care sector, educators and teachers, families, communities, schools and other local partners to inform the work ahead.  

This submissions process is the initial step in what will be a long process of collaboration
to ensure the views, needs and experiences of our communities inform the work ahead.  

We invite you to share your
views, experiences and opinions in response to a number of questions.

Have your say

We would like to hear your views, experiences and opinions on the following questions: 

  • What features or components must a future universal pre-Kindergarten year include? We would love to hear about this generally but also hear from you on the following:
    • your local community needs  
    • the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their communities 
    • children from multicultural backgrounds and
    • children experiencing disability and/or additional needs. 
  • What are the challenges or barriers that may stop us from achieving the goal of a universal pre-kindergarten year for every child in NSW? 
  • What great ideas or opportunities already exist which we should be aware of?  
  • How would you like to be involved in the design, testing and delivery of a future universal pre-Kindergarten year? 

Submissions process  

Submissions will be open until midnight on Friday 21 October 2022

You will be able to write your submission in a text box, or upload your response in Word or PDF format. 

Please note that we are unable to provide individual responses to submissions, however, what you tell us will inform the design of universal pre-Kindergarten. We value your input into this once in a generation reform.  

Privacy Collection Statement  

The submission form will ask you a few questions about yourself. 

Please read the Privacy Collection Statement [PDF] prior to making a submission. Providing a submission indicates your consent to collection and use of your personal information as set out in the Privacy Collection Statement. 

Informal submission

13 September 2022 to 21 October 2022

Address: Universal pre-Kindergarten public submissions

Universal pre-Kindergarten public submissions

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