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Understanding QKFS subsidies

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The Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) is designed to assist services with the cost of implementing and delivering an approved kindergarten program.  It consists of the following subsidies:

Services eligible for the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) qualify for a standard subsidy. Additional subsidies may be available under this scheme, depending on your circumstances.

Your eligibility for the remote area and low socio-economic subsidies will be automatically assessed when you apply for the QKFS, no further application is necessary.

Subsidies under the QKFS Plus Kindy Support scheme are not automatically assessed.

Subsidy rates are effective from the start of semester 2, 2019 for sessional kindergarten services and the start of quarter 3, 2019 for long day care services.

More information

QKFS Base subsidy (PDF, 20KB)
View the QKFS subsidy rates for kindergarten and long day care services.

SEIFA Examples
View examples of the application of QKFS Plus Kindy Support and Low Socio-economic subsidies.

Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme: Funding Requirements (PDF, 3.7MB)
Find out more about each of the QKFS subsidies.

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Last updated 16 December 2019