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.