Kindergarten Funding Rates

Kindergarten funding rates 2019

Per Capita funding rates*

Jan - June 2019

July - Dec 2019

Standard per capita

$3,593           

 

$3,682

Rural per capita

$4,442

$4,553

Independent schools Standard**$3,593

$3,682

Independent schools Type 1

$585

$600

Independent schools Type 2

$1,898

$1,946

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

**From 2019, non-government school kindergarten services in the Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) 1 will receive the standard per capita rate.  SEIFA is a measure of relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage.  SEIFA 1 is an area of highest relative disadvantage.

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

Jan – Dec 2019

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

$1,514

Early Childhood Teacher Supplement

Jan – Dec
2019

Level 2

Standard rate - Level 2.3

$93

Standard rate - Level 2.4

$159

Standard rate - Level 2.5$243

Rural rate - Level 2.3

$116

Rural rate - Level 2.4$197
Rural rate - Level 2.5$301

Level 3

Standard rate

$608

Rural rate

$754

Early Start Kindergarten


 

Jan - Dec 2019

Early Start Kindergarten for standard service

$5,137

Early Start Kindergarten for rural service

$5,994

Early Start Kindergarten Extension

$1,514

Ratio Supplement***

Jan - Dec 2019

Standard supplement

$472

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy supplement

$254

Early Start Kindergarten supplement

$726

***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  Subsidy. 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 2019

1 – 18
enrolments

$80,955
Base funding equivalent to 18 enrolments at the rural per capita rate ($4,498 per child for the calendar year)

19 – 45 enrolments

Each enrolment is funded at the rural per capita rate ($4,498 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 ($3,638 per child for the calendar year)

​Travel allowance

2019

Standard rate

$0.76 per km

Early Years Management

Jan – June 2019

July - Dec 2019

Annual grant

$10,232

$10,488

Start-up grant (30% of annual grant)

$3,070

$3,147

Transition grant (30% of annual grant)

$3,070

$3,147

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