Since January 2019, KU Children’s Services has been delivering the Specialised Equipment and Resources for Kindergarten program (SERK) funded by the Department of Education Queensland. The SERK has supported the sector through the provision of an extensive and high-quality library of resources for the inclusion of children with additional needs in Queensland kindergarten services.

Our current SERK provider arrangement with Department of Education will cease on June 30 2021. At that time, the SERK equipment and assets will be made available for redistribution to the Central Governing Bodies of sessional kindergartens.

In preparation for this transition, as of 1 April 2021, no new requests for equipment will be processed, however, KU will continue to provide ongoing professional development throughout Term 2, 2021.

If you require further information please contact your Central Governing Body (CBG) representative.

KU Children’s Services would like to thank you for working collaboratively with them to support the inclusion of all children.

The Specialised Equipment and Resources for Kindergarten Services (SERK) program is funded by the Queensland Department of Education and managed by KU. SERK supports the participation of children with a disability to participate in a kindergarten program by providing a free specialised equipment loan service, relevant professional resources and advice on how to support children’s participation.

The SERK program is available free to:

  • Queensland Government approved kindergarten services that hold a membership with an approved Central Governing Body.
    • Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ)
    • Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC)
    • Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Services (QLECS)
    • The Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited (C&K)
    • The Gowrie (QLD) Inc.
  • Distance education kindergarten providers delivering the eKindy Program (Brisbane SDE); and
  • Prescribed state schools delivering the approved Kindergarten Program

Our Team

  • SERK Coordinator: Liaising with kindergartens to organise loan agreements, delivery of equipment and maintenance.
  • Kindergarten Inclusion Consultant: Available via phone/Skype and email during term time to support kindergartens to utilise Specialised Equipment to include children with a disability.
  • Occupational Therapist: Support in ensuring best choice of equipment if required. The best resource for determining the most appropriate equipment, resources and sizing required is the family and the child’s therapist.

Types of Equipment Available for Loan

Types of equipment available for loan include:

  • Seating and tables e.g. activity chairs, cut out tables, vibrating cushions
  • Standing e.g. standing frames
  • Toileting e.g. toilet steps, hydraulic change tables
  • Swings e.g. sensory pod swing

Please contact us to discuss the full range of equipment available for loan.
Please refer to the SERK Catalogue.

Equipment Loan Request

Please complete the SERK Request Form and email it to the SERK team.

Contact Us

For any queries relating to SERK, Kindergarten Inclusion Consultancy support or feedback please contact us:

P: 07 3865 4780
M: 0431 517 891

Other Queries

KISS: Kindergarten Inclusion Support Scheme

For any queries relating to KISS funding, please contact the relevant Central Governing Body.

Details can be found on the Department of Education’s website.

General resources

General Resource Library support continues to be provided through Inclusion Works.