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.
The Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme: Funding Requirements 2017 outline how to become an approved kindergarten program provider, subsidies available, how to claim and ongoing funding requirements.
You need to lodge your application 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 lodge your application 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 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 .
Go to QGrants.
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 .
You need to provide enrolment numbers and teacher information so we can calculate your funding payment. Read the quarterly claims guide PDF version 773K or text version 110K before submitting your claim via QGrants.
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 PDF version 532K or text version 74K.
This page was last reviewed on 03 Mar 2016