Requirements for providing an approved kindergarten program
Approved kindergarten programs are designed to meet government guidelines that make sure children take part in quality early childhood education in Queensland.
To become an approved kindergarten program provider you must offer a learning program that is:
- provided for children in the year before Prep (i.e. children who are at least 4 by 30 June in the year they start)
- provided for at least 600 hours a year, or at least 15 hours a week for 40 weeks
- delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher.
The learning program must also be:
- an accredited kindergarten learning program based on the Queensland kindergarten learning guideline (QKLG)
- an alternative kindergarten learning guideline accredited by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Read more about accreditation and applying for accreditation for your kindergarten learning program.
- Learn how to apply to become an approved kindergarten program provider through QGrants if you operate a long day care service.
- Learn how to apply to become an approved kindergarten program provider through QGrants if you operate a sessional kindergarten service.
- Look for a central governing body if you operate a sessional kindergarten service.
- Read about statement of fees requirements for approved kindergarten program providers.
- Find out what support is available for approved kindergarten program providers.
- Learn more about Queensland Kindergarten Funding.
- Read about the legal requirements for child care providers in Queensland.
- Find out more about scholarships and grants for the child care and education industry.