Kindergarten Funding Rates

​Kindergarten funding rates 2016 and 2017

Per Capita funding rates*

Jan - June 2016

July - Dec 2016

Jan - June 2017

July - Dec 2017

Standard per capita

$3,279

$3,390

$3,390

 

$3,505

Rural per capita

$4,054

$4,192

$4,192

$4,334

Small rural per capita**

$5,982

$6,185

-

-

Independent schools Type 1

$534

$552

$552

$571

Independent schools Type 2

$1,733

$1,791

$1,791

$1,852

*Per capita funding is paid on a pro rata basis, and the table above reflects the rates per financial year
**From 2017, a new base level of funding will be introduced for rural kindergarten services. All rural classified services with 18 or fewer enrolments will receive a minimum per capita funding amount equivalent to 18 enrolments at the rural per capita rate (see 2017 Rural kindergarten funding below for more information).

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

Jan – Dec 2016

Jan – Dec 2017

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

$1,386

$1,433

 

Early Childhood Teacher Supplement

Jan – Dec 2016

Jan – Dec 2017

Level 2

Standard rate

$222

$230

Rural rate

$276

$285

Small rural rate

$403

-

Level 3

Standard rate

$557

$576

Rural rate

$691

$714

Small rural rate

$1,009

-

Early Start Kindergarten

Jan - Dec 2016

Jan - Dec 2017

Early Start Kindergarten for standard service

$4,705

$4,865

Early Start Kindergarten for rural service

$5,490

$5,676

Early Start Kindergarten for small rural service

$7,440

-

Early Start Kindergarten Extension

$1,386

$1,433

Ratio Supplement***

Jan - Dec 2016

Jan - Dec 2017

Standard supplement

$434

$447

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy supplement

$234

$241

Early Start Kindergarten supplement

$668

$688

***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.

Small rural kindergarten funding 2016

Per capita funding

Small rural grant

Total funding

9 or fewer enrolments

$54,756

$12,300

$67,056

10 enrolments

$60,840

$10,250

$71,090

11 enrolments

$61,845

$8,713

$70,558

12 enrolments

$61,845

$7,688

$69,533

13 enrolments

$61,845

$6,663

$68,508

14 enrolments

$61,845

$6,150

$67,995

Rural kindergarten funding 2017

1 – 18
enrolments

$76,739
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)

Travel allowance

2016

Standard rate

$0.76 per km

Early Years Management

Jan – June 2016

July – Dec 2016

Jan – June 2017

July - Dec 2017

Annual grant

$9,501

$9,739

$9,739

$9,982

Start-up grant (30% of annual grant)

$2,850

$2,922

$2,922

$2,995

Transition grant (30% of annual grant)

$2,850

$2,922

$2,922

$2,995

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