Kindergarten Funding Rates

​Kindergarten funding rates 2017 and 2018

Per Capita funding rates*

Jan - June 2017

July - Dec 2017

Jan - June 2018

July - Dec 2018

Standard per capita

$3,390

$3,505

$3,505

 

$3,593

Rural per capita

$4,192

$4,334

$4,334

$4,442

Independent schools Type 1

$552

$571

$571

$585

Independent schools Type 2

$1,791

$1,852

$1,852

$1,898

*Per capita funding is paid on a pro rata basis, and the table above reflects the rates per financial year

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

Jan – Dec 2017

Jan – Dec 2018

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

$1,433

$1,477

Early Childhood Teacher Supplement

Jan – Dec 2017

Jan – Dec 2018

Level 2

​Standard rate - Level 2.3

​$-​$91

Standard rate - Level 2.4

$230

$237

​Standard rate - Level 2.5​$230​$237

Rural rate - Level 2.3

$-

$113

​Rural rate - Level 2.4​$285​$294
​Rural rate - Level 2.5​$285​$294

Level 3

Standard rate

$576

$593

Rural rate

$714

$736

Early Start Kindergarten


 

Jan - Dec 2017


 

Jan - Dec 2018

Early Start Kindergarten for standard service

$4,865

$5,012

Early Start Kindergarten for rural service

$5,676

$5,848

Early Start Kindergarten Extension

$1,433

$1,477

Ratio Supplement***

Jan - Dec 2017

Jan - Dec 2018

Standard supplement

$447

$460

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy supplement

$241

$248

Early Start Kindergarten supplement

$688

$708

***Ratio supplement funding commenced 1 January 2016 and is paid per child to any service eligible for standard or rural per capita funding offering sessional programs with groups of 23 or more at the required teacher child ratio of 1:11 that do not attract Commonwealth Child Care Benefits or Child Care Rebate. Long day care services and services managed by non-government schools are not eligible for the ratio supplement.

For the purpose of kindergarten funding, a group is defined as children attending a kindergarten session at the same time in a room with a qualified early childhood teacher. The number of children in each group should not exceed 33 children at anyone time. In the case of rotational programs, a number of smaller subgroups may be brought together to create a larger group as defined above.

Rural kindergarten funding 2017

1 – 18
enrolments

$76,734
Base funding equivalent to 18 enrolments at the rural per capita rate ($4,263 per child for the calendar year)

19 – 45 enrolments

Each enrolment is funded at the rural per capita rate ($4,263 per child for the calendar year)

46 or more enrolments

The rural per capita rate is paid for 45 enrolments
The 46th enrolment and above are funded at the standard per capita rate ($3,448 per child for the calendar year)

Rural kindergarten funding 2018

1 – 18
enrolments

$78,984
Base funding equivalent to 18 enrolments at the rural per capita rate ($4,388 per child for the calendar year)

19 – 45 enrolments

Each enrolment is funded at the rural per capita rate ($4,388 per child for the calendar year)

46 or more enrolments

The rural per capita rate is paid for 45 enrolments
The 46th enrolment and above are funded at the standard per capita rate ($3,549 per child for the calendar year)

Travel allowance

2017 - 2018

Standard rate

$0.76 per km

Early Years Management

Jan – June 2017

July – Dec 2017

Jan – June 2018

July - Dec 2018

Annual grant

$9,739

$9,982

$9,982

$10,232

Start-up grant (30% of annual grant)

$2,922

$2,995

$2,995

$3,070

Transition grant (30% of annual grant)

$2,922

$2,995

$2,995

$3,070

​Establishment grant (for newly established and approved Early Years Management organisations)​$5,000​$5,000​$5,000​$5,000