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How to apply to become an approved kindergarten program provider and submit Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) claims via QGr​ants.

Read about the requirements for providing an approved kindergarten program before lodging your application—QKFS funding requirements (PDF, 3.7MB).

Step 1: Register for QGrants

Find out how to register for a QGrants login and account by reading the registration guide (PDF, 1.1MB).

Once registered, you will be able to:

  • create additional accounts 
  • manage your accounts 
  • approve access requests to your information
  • make an application for approval as a kindergarten program provider 
  • submit QKFS claims for funding (long day care services only).

Refer to the QKFS overview fact sheet to understand why the department funds kindergarten learning programs, whether in a stand-alone kindergarten service or a long day care.

Step 2: Apply to become an approved kindergarten program provider

Once registered, read the application guide (PDF, 1.1MB) before applying to become an approved kindergarten program provider via QGrants.

It is important you read the 'Before you start' section because there are a number of documents you need to have ready before you start, including the program delivery template (DOCX, 590KB).

Step 3: Submit a quarterly claim

Once a service has received approval as a kindergarten program provider, you will be invited to lodge your QGrants claims for payment under the QKFS. During the claim process you will be required to agree with the Queensland Government terms and conditions (PDF, 163KB).

You need to provide enrolment numbers and teacher information so we can calculate your funding payment. Read the quarterly claims guide (PDF, 887KB) before submitting your claim via QGrants.

Step 4: Register a contact officer

Other contact officers (e.g. the service director or business manager) can use QGrants on behalf of an authorised officer (or business owner).

The contact officer must register a QGrants login (follow Step 1: Register for QGrants and use the 'Link to an existing organisation' functionality). The business owner must approve the contact officer's access via QGrants. Read how to register a contact officer (PDF, 819KB).

More information

Terms and conditions—QGrants applications—Read the terms and conditions for QGrants applications for long day care services.

Terms and conditions—QGrants claims—Read the terms and conditions for QGrants claims for long day care services.

Help and support

Contact us 
If you have more questions or require assistance.

QKFS resources
To access frequently asked questions and fact sheets about the QKFS.​

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Last updated 16 December 2019