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:

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