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Queensland kindergarten funding

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The way we invest i​n kindy has changed

Subscribe to the Kindy funding newsletter to learn more about what Queensland Kindergarten Funding means for service providers, and its benefits for families.

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

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​​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

Read the 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 kinderga​rten 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.


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More information

Child eligibility criteria
Learn about the enrolment requirements that apply to services applying for Queensland Kindergarten Funding.

How to apply​​
Information about applying for Queensland Kindergarten Funding for assistance with the cost of delivering an approved kindergarten program.

How to apply third party gap fees
Read how long day care services can deduct certain kindergarten subsidies from a family's fees after applying Child Care Subsidy.

Requirements for central governing bodies
Responsibilities for central governing bodies and their member services receiving Queensland Kindergarten Funding are outlined in the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Essentials for sessional kindergartens.

Statement of fees requirements
Find out about the requirements for displaying fees for approved kindergarten providers.

Resources

Template for annual early childhood teachers attraction and retention subsidy plan
Editable template to support service providers to prepare and maintain an annual Service location – early childhood teachers plan. Services must specify how the funding will be used to attract and retain early childhood teachers.​

Last updated 06 February 2023