How the Deadly Kindies program works

The Deadly Kindies Program is based in Queensland at locations near participating clinics and aims to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children attending kindergarten.

The Deadly Kindies program provides a Kindy Kit to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander little ones who are up to date with their 715 health check and are enrolled in any Queensland Government approved kindy.

Kindy Kits are available from participating medical clinics.

Become part of the Deadly Kindies program

If you would like your centre included within the Deadly Kindies list of approved Kindies, please complete the below expression of interest form:-

Search our existing list of approved Kindies here.

Get your Kindy Kit

To be eligible for a Deadly Kindies Kit, children need to be up to date with their 715 Health Check plus they need to be able to provide evidence to their local clinic that they are enrolled in any Queensland Government approved kindy. Evidence can include:

  • A kindy fee statement
  • Confirmation of enrolment letter

If both the 715 Health Check and kindy enrolment requirements are satisfied, parents or carers can pick up a free Deadly Kindy Kit from their local participating clinic.

What’s in the kit?

The free Deadly Kindies Kit includes items that little ones will need for a great start at Kindy, including:

  • sun safe hat
  • backpack
  • blanket
  • cot sheet
  • lunch box
  • library bag
  • water bottle
  • Deadly Kindies shirt.

Learning through Culture

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) has staff trained as Cultural Mentors to deliver Learning through Culture training. Learning through Culture is a professional learning program, designed to encourage participants to share and learn about embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in early childhood settings. Ideally, these learnings can then be taken back to the workplace, influencing conversations and potentially bringing about change. Learning through Culture is built on the foundations of the Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in Early Childhood (EATSIPEC) (Department of Education, Training and Employment [DETE] 2013) project. It is designed to accommodate differing levels of cultural capability through a scaffolded approach.  

It is anticipated that Learning through Culture training will be available in 2021.

Register your interest in attending Learning through Culture training:-


The Deadly Kindies team at IUIH has developed a number of resources available for Educators to use at your service. Videos are available on the Deadly Kindies YouTube channel which you can subscribe to here

Links to other resources are included below.