Prep is the compulsory first year of schooling for children in Queensland. It is a full time program with children attending Monday to Friday from 8:45am to 2:45pm. Children must be 5 years of age by 30 June in the year they begin Prep. For 2021, children born between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016 are eligible for Prep. You can use the online calculator to check if your child is eligible for Prep.