Deadly Kindies is a collaboration between the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health and the Queensland Government Department of Education and Training.

The initiative is designed to highlight the importance of Kindergarten in early childhood education and encourage attendance.

Modelled on the successful Deadly Choices program, Deadly Kindies uses the Deadly Kindy Kit as an incentive to encourage pre-Kindy Health Checks through local Community Controlled Health Services. The Health Checks are free and ensure that there are no impediments, such as hearing or eyesight, that might disadvantage a child who starts Kindy.

The Deadly Kindies program commenced with a trial across three Community Controlled Health Service clinics in 2016 before expanding to all IUIH member clinics across in South East Queensland.

In October 2018 Deadly Kindies launched in the Townsville region in partnership with the Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS).


Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH)
22 Cox Road Windsor Qld 4030
(07) 3648 9500

Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS)
57 Gorden Street Garbutt Qld 4814
(07) 4759 4000


In Queensland, an approved Kindy program is delivered by qualified early childhood teachers.

You know a Kindy program is approved if it uses the ‘Kindy tick’:

While any approved Kindy program is Deadly – ATSICHS Brisbane (an Institute for Urban Indigenous Health member service) runs specific Deadly Kindies for families in Logan and region in Brisbane. You can find out more at:

Kindy is a deadly choice

Beryl Friday, Netballer