Tasmania is performing above the national average for universal access to kindergarten for 4 year olds. However, a very small proportion of 3 year olds attend kindergarten in Tasmania - although over half of all 3 year olds are in ECEC.

Key facts

  • 58 per cent of 3 year olds are enrolled in ECEC (in long day care, sessional kindergarten and family day care)
  • 5 per cent of 3 year olds are enrolled in kindergarten programs
  • 100 per cent per cent of children are enrolled in kindergarten programs in the year before school
  • 82 per cent are attending for 15 hours or more
  • Nearly all of children attend government and non-government kindergarten in Tasmania, as it is provided though schools. A small proportion of children attend preschool programs through long day care settings.
  • Total per-child expenditure in Tasmania is around the national average.

Proportion of 3 year olds enrolled in all ECEC and preschool

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Graph showing the proportion of 3 year olds enrolled in all ECEC and preschool. The data shows that in Tasmania, 58% of 3 years olds are in ECEC and 5% of 3 year olds are in preschool. By comparison, Australia-wide 66% of 3 year olds are in ECEC and 21.3% of 3 year old are in preschool.

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