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SEIFA Examples

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The Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) Plus Kindy Support amount is adjusted to take account of the low socio-economic subsidy entitlement for each service. Subsidies are effective from the start of semester 2, 2020 for sessional kindergarten services and the start of quarter 3, 2020 for long day care services. Some examples are as follows:

Kindergarten⁠—SEIFA 1 to 2 areas

  • Kindergarten services operating in SEIFA 1 and 2 areas are eligible for the low socio-economic subsidy (45%) equating to $1,368 per child per annum.
  • QKFS Plus Kindy Support recipients are eligible for the a subsidy of up to $1,996 per child per annum. The total benefit for a QKFS Plus Kindy Support recipient is up to $3,364 ($1,368 + $1,996) per child per annum.

Kindergarten⁠—SEIFA 3 to 4 areas

  • Kindergarten services operating in SEIFA 3 and 4 areas are eligible for the low socio-economic subsidy (30%) equating to $912 per eligible child per annum.
  • QKFS Plus Kindy Support recipients are eligible for a subsidy of up to $2,452 per child per annum. The total benefit for a QKFS Plus Kindy Support recipient is up to $3,364 ($912 + $2,452) per child per annum.

Kindergarten⁠—SEIFA 5 to 10 areas

  • Kindergarten services operating in SEIFA 5 to 10 areas are not eligible for the low socio-economic subsidy.
  • QKFS Plus Kindy Support recipients are eligible for a subsidy of up to $3,364 per child per annum.

Long day care⁠—SEIFA 1 to 2 areas

  • Long day care services operating SEIFA 1 and 2 areas are eligible for the low socio-economic subsidy (25%) equating to $448.75 per eligible child per annum.
  • QKFS Plus Kindy Support recipients are eligible for a subsidy of up to $901.25 per child per annum. The total benefit for a QKFS Plus Kindy Support recipient is up to $1,350 ($448.75 + $901.25) per child per annum.

Long day care⁠—SEIFA 3 to 10 areas

  • Long day care services operating in SEIFA 3 to 10 areas are not eligible for the low socio-economic subsidy.
  • QKFS Plus Kindy Support recipients are eligible for a subsidy of up to $1,350 per child per annum.

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Last updated 03 July 2020