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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.

Read about the requirements for 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.

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.

You can also apply 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.

Read the instructions below to find out how to apply to become an approved kindergarten program provider and receive funding (includes registering for QGrants, the application process, submitting claims and registering a contact officer).

How to apply

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

Step 1: Register for QGrants

Find out how to register for a QGrants login and account by reading the registration guide Adobe PDF document.

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 document (Guide for QGrants Kindergarten Program Provider Applications - Long Day Care 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.

Go to QGrants.

Step 3: Submit a quarterly claim

Once a service has received approval as a kindergarten program provider, you will be invited to lodge your QGrants claims for payment under the QKFS. 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 document before 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 document

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This page was last reviewed on 06 Mar 2015


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