At Kidsoft, we’re committed to simplifying the Early Learning landscape for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Services and families across Australia.
The Free Kindy program introduced by the Queensland Government is nothing short of fantastic. This initiative ensures that every child in Queensland has the opportunity to access quality early childhood education, setting the stage for a bright and promising future. However whilst this initiative is brilliant, the details can be a little complex, especially when children attend kindy within long daycare centres. The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) adds another layer of intricacy, as it varies from one family to the next. In essence, when a child participates in a kindergarten program within a long daycare setting, families may need to cover the cost of care before and after the kindy program. Determining the precise amount of this cost can be a challenging task.
To support the wider ECEC sector, Kidsoft with the support of the Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland (ACA QLD) has invested significant effort and expertise in creating an easy-to-use calculator. This tool is the culmination of extensive work, aimed at empowering long daycare services to determine the gap fee for each child within their kindergarten program once “Free Kindy” takes effect. Our commitment to simplifying this process underscores our dedication to the sector, ensuring both services and families can navigate the transition with clarity and ease.
We believe in giving back and assisting the sector whenever we can. That’s why we’re offering this calculator alongside ACA Qld free of charge to the Queensland Government, and all ECEC services throughout Queensland.
If you’re an ECEC service in Queensland and need further assistance or have questions about implementing Free Kindy, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with ACA Qld or contact us. We are all here to help and support you every step of the way. Together, we can provide the best possible start for all Queensland children.