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Enrolment requirements

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Enrolment requirements apply to services applying for the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS).

Children must be at least 4 years old by 30 June in the year they are enrolled in an approved kindergarten program.

Check the table below to determine when parents or carers can enrol their child in your kindergarten program:

Child born between Year attends kindy
1 July 2013 to 30 June 20142018
1 July 2014 to 30 June 20152019
1 July 2015 to 30 June 20162020
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017​2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 20182022

Proof of age

Parents or carers must show you evidence of their child's date of birth, for example, a birth certificate.

You need to keep a copy as a record.

Kindergarten services should check their central governing body's policies and procedures for collecting and documenting proof of date of birth.

Enrolment in more than 1 kindergarten program

Subsidies only apply for a child's enrolment in 1 approved kindergarten program at a time.

All services must have processes to avoid the likelihood of a child being subsidised to take part in 2 funded programs at the same time.

For example, on your service's enrolment form, you may ask families to state if their child is attending another service and if that service offers an approved kindergarten program.

If a parent states the child is enrolled in another approved program, you should ask the parent to nominate which service they wish to receive the Standard subsidy under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme.

Only the service the parent nominates can include the child in their funding claim.

Kindergarten services, through their central governing body, may charge families, who have nominated another service as their funded kindergarten program, different fees.

Contact us if you are aware a child is attending 2 services with approved kindergarten programs.

Inclusive programs

You are encouraged to deliver a quality kindergarten program reflecting the community's diversity, for example, enrolling children:

  • with disability
  • identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • with non-English speaking backgrounds.

Early Prep enrolment

Read about early and delayed entry to Prep​.

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Last updated 21 December 2018