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 QKFS requirements for long day care services - (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.
Use the kindergarten funding calculator for an estimate of the amount you may receive under the QKFS.
How to apply to become an approved kindergarten program provider and submit QKFS claims via QGrants.
Once registered, you will be able to:
Go to 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 18K.
Go to QGrants.
Services approved as a kindergarten program provider with an appropriately qualified teacher will be invited to enter into a service agreement with the department.
Once your service agreement is finalised, you can claim funding for your approved kindergarten program via QGrants. Payments are made quarterly (March, June, September and December) in arrears.
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 523K.
This page was last reviewed on 19 Mar 2014