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Kindergarten funding guide

Information for funded kindergarten service providers about the range of funding that is available, eligibility criteria and the obligations and accountability in receiving funding.

Funding guide

The kindergarten funding guide provides detailed information about:

  • the range of funding available
  • eligibility criteria
  • how to comply with obligations and operational requirements to receive funding.

This guide is designed to assist service providers that receive Kindergarten funding from the Department of Education to deliver 3 and 4-year-old Kindergarten programs.

The guide forms part of the Service Agreement between the Department of Education and funded kindergarten providers and will remain current until a future edition is published.

Kindergarten service providers will be advised if there are any changes to the information in the guide.

The most up-to-date information about kindergarten funding, eligibility and compliance can be found here.

To access the guide, refer to

To access the current kindergarten funding rates, refer to kindergarten funding rates.

More information

For more information about how to become a funded Kindergarten provider, please contact your Early Childhood Improvement Branch.