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Kindergarten programs in long day care services

Long day care services can apply for funding under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) to offset the cost of providing an approved kindergarten program.

Before you can apply for funding, you need to apply to become an approved kindergarten program provider via QGrants a whole-of-government grants management system.

Read about QKFS requirements for long day care services Adobe PDF document - (you can apply to become an approved kindergarten program provider before securing an appropriately qualified kindergarten teacher).

Once you are approved as a kindergarten program provider, you can submit QKFS claims via QGrants to receive funding.

You can apply for approval as a kindergarten program provider at any time of the year. Under the rolling funding program, you may be entitled to have your funding backdated to the beginning of the quarter in which you submit your application.

How to apply

How to apply to become an approved kindergarten program provider and submit QKFS claims via QGrants.

Step 1: Register for QGrants

Register for a QGrants login and account by reading the registration guide Adobe PDF document1.0M.

Once registered, you will be able to:

Go to QGrants.

Step 2: Apply to become an approved kindergarten program provider

Once registered, read the application guide Adobe PDF document754K (Your QGrants QKFS Long Day Care Application PDF) before applying to become an approved kindergarten program provider via QGrants.

It is important you read the 'Before you start' section because there are a number of documents you need to have ready before you start, including the program delivery template Microsoft® Word document 18K.

Go to QGrants.

Step 3: Submit a quarterly claim

Once a service has been approved and we have agreed on your kindergarten program start date, you will be required to sign a Recipient Created Tax Invoice Agreement (RCTI). Once the signed RCTI has been received and processed you will be invited to commence the QGrants claim process.

During the claim process you will be required to agree with the Queensland Government terms and conditions Adobe PDF document External Link.

You need to provide enrolment numbers and teacher information so we can calculate your funding payment. Read the quarterly claims guide Adobe PDF document853Kbefore submitting your claim via QGrants.

Step 4: Register a contact officer

Other contact officers (e.g. the service director or business manager) can use QGrants on behalf of an authorised officer (or business owner).

The contact officer must register a QGrants login (follow Step 1: Register for QGrants and use the 'Link to an existing organisation' functionality). The business owner must approve the contact officer's access via QGrants. Read how to register a contact officer Adobe PDF document796K.

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This page was last reviewed on 09 Sep 2014 at 01:01PM

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