Kindergarten Funding Rates

Kindergarten funding rates 2020

Per Capita funding rates*

Jan - Dec 2020

Standard per capita

$3,682

Rural per capita

$4,553
Independent schools Standard**$3,682

Independent schools Type 1

$600

Independent schools Type 2

$1,946

*The same rates apply to three-year-old and four-year-old enrolments in programs of 15 hours per week. For services delivering a Three-Year-Old Kindergarten program between five and 15 hours, child level funding will be provided on a prorated basis. For example, a kindergarten delivering a ten hour Three-Year-old Kindergarten program will receive two thirds of the applicable rate of funding available.

**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 2020

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

$1,552

***The same rate applies to three-year-old and four-year-old enrolments in programs of 15 hours per week. For services delivering a Three-Year-Old Kindergarten program between five and 15 hours, child level funding will be provided on a prorated basis. For example, a kindergarten delivering a ten hour Three-Year-old Kindergarten program will receive two thirds of the applicable rate of funding available.

Early Childhood Teacher Supplement

Jan – Dec
2020

Level 2

Standard rate - Level 2.3

$95

Standard rate - Level 2.4

$163

Standard rate - Level 2.5$249

Rural rate - Level 2.3

$119

Rural rate - Level 2.4$202
Rural rate - Level 2.5$309

Level 3

Standard rate

$623

Rural rate

$773

Early Start Kindergarten


 

Jan - Dec 2020

Early Start Kindergarten for standard service

$5,265

Early Start Kindergarten for rural service

$6,144

Early Start Kindergarten Extension

$1,552

Ratio Supplement****

Jan - Dec 2020

Standard supplement

$484

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy supplement

$260

Early Start Kindergarten supplement

$744

****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 2020

1 – 18
enrolments

$81,954
Base funding equivalent to 18 enrolments at the rural per capita rate ($4,553 per child for the calendar year)

19 – 45 enrolments

Each enrolment is funded at the rural per capita rate ($4,553 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 ($3,682 per child for the calendar year)

​Travel allowance

2020

Standard rate

$0.76 per km

Early Years Management

Jan – June 2020

July - Dec 2020

Annual grant

$10,488

$10,698

Start-up grant (30% of annual grant)

$3,147

$3,210

Transition grant (30% of annual grant)

$3,147

$3,210

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