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QKFS resources

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If you can't find an answer to your question about the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) after reading the Queensland Kindergarten Funding S​cheme​ section or by searching this page, email our team and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, kindergarten services can contact their central governing body and long day care services can contact the QKFS funding team by email at ​qkfs.ldc@qed.qld.gov.au or on telephone (07) 3035 2244.

QKFS webinar sessions

Funding

It will if you did not deliver an approved kindergarten program for at least 40 weeks in the calendar year.

Pro-rata funding is provided for programs that run for less than 40 weeks in a year. Please contact the Kindergarten Funding Team by email at kfs.ldc@qed.qld.gov.au, or on telephone (07) 3035 2244, to discuss this option.​

QGrants funding claims – long day care services​

We will support you through the QGrants claims process either by email or telephone. We will contact you to check your claim if necessary so that your payment is not delayed.

You can read the guide for QGrants quarterly claims guide (PDF, 774KB)  to help you when using QGrants.​

Teachers​​

You should contact Fair Work Commission for information on the various awards which apply to teachers in early childhood services.

Learning program

Yes. It is up to you to determine how you deliver your kindergarten program to best meet the needs of families in your community.

'15 hours' refers to the hours your program operates and includes arrival, lunch, rest and departure routines, and the teacher's meal break when another educator will need to supervise the children.

Examples of 15 hours a week programs, include:

  • 2 days a week from 8.30am–4.00pm each day
  • 3 days a week from 9am–2pm each day.

Long day care services may choose to offer the kindergarten program 5 days a week, but to be eligible for kindergarten funding it's important that each kindergarten-aged child is enrolled for at least 15 hours a week.

Please note, that as an approved kindergarten program provider, you must display at your premises your operating hours and certificate, and your teacher's/s' qualifications.​​​​​

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Last updated 05 September 2019