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Children must be at least 4 years old by 30 June in the year they are enrolled in an approved kindergarten program.

Check the table below to determine when parents or carers can enrol their child in your kindergarten program:

Child born between

Year attends kindy

1 July 2010 to 31 July 20112015
1 July 2011 to 30 June 20122016
1 July 2012 to 30 June 20132017
1 July 2013 to 30 June 20142018

Proof of age

Parents or carers must show you evidence of their child's date of birth, for example, a birth certificate.

You need to keep a copy as a record.

Kindergarten services should check their central governing body's External Link policies and procedures for collecting and documenting proof of date of birth.

Enrolment in more than 1 kindergarten program

Subsidies only apply for a child's enrolment in 1 approved kindergarten program at a time.

All services must have processes to avoid the likelihood of a child being subsidised to take part in 2 funded programs at the same time.

For example, on your service's enrolment form, you may ask families to state if their child is attending another service and if that service offers an approved kindergarten program.

If a parent states the child is enrolled in another approved program, you should ask the parent to nominate which service they wish to receive the Standard subsidy under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme.

Only the service the parent nominates can include the child in their funding claim.

Kindergarten services, through their central governing body, may charge families, who have nominated another service as their funded kindergarten program, different fees.

Contact us if you are aware a child is attending 2 services with approved kindergarten programs.

Inclusive programs

You are encouraged to deliver a quality kindergarten program reflecting the community's diversity, for example, enrolling children:

Read more about the department's holistic approach to valuing diversity.

Free interpreting support is available to help kindergarten services with enrolling children from non-English speaking families.

Delayed entry and exit

Some children may benefit from starting a kindergarten program at a later age (delayed entry) or completing a second year of a kindergarten program (delayed exit).

Find out more about delayed entry and exit.

Early Prep enrolment

Read more about early and delayed entry to Prep

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This page was last reviewed on 17 Sep 2015 at 01:26PM

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