The way we invest in kindy has changed
Queensland has introduced new kindy funding to give every child a great start.
Kindy is now more affordable and more accessible for all families.
Find out how kindy will be cheaper
Find your Kindy savings
Families and service providers can work out how much Queensland Government kindy funding a service provider will receive by visiting the
kindy savings webpage.
Families can show this result to their chosen sessional kindergarten service or long day care service when talking about how much it will cost.
Funding is provided to eligible service providers to assist with the costs of delivering a kindergarten program through 1 or more grants.
Base subsidy – provided for each eligible enrolled child.
Affordability subsidy – provided for each eligible child who meets 1 or more specified criteria.
Service location subsidy – provided for each eligible child to service providers in regional and remote locations (as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics remoteness measure at the SA2 geographic level).
Educational need grant – provided to eligible service providers as determined by the Department of Education to respond to children's learning and developmental needs through evidence-based initiatives.
Inclusion subsidy – provided to service providers to support the inclusion of eligible children, irrespective of diversity of background or additional needs.
To qualify for Queensland Kindergarten Funding, long day care services or sessional kindergartens must be an
approved kindergarten program provider.
2023 Queensland Kindergarten Funding Category Guidelines
Funding Category Guidelines before lodging your application.
This document includes definitions and descriptions of the basic principles, information about assurance and measures.
2023 Funding Essentials for kindergarten program providers
Read comprehensive guides to all aspects of kindy funding including eligibility, claims and payments, legal obligations, assurance, grants and subsidies to support your service's operations and planning.