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Remote Kindergarten appropriation

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Purpose

Remote Kindergarten Program provides children in rural and remote communities the opportunity to attend a kindergarten program in a face-to-face environment in selected state schools.

Funding paid under this appropriation applies for a calendar year to remote kindergarten schools where kindergarten is delivered by the existing classroom teacher in a composite or multi-age class setting with support from a teacher aide. Funding paid under this appropriation must be used as allocated to meet mandatory program requirements (particularly staffing levels within schools).

Funds cannot be redirected to purposes outside those identified in this appropriation without central office approval.

Duration of program

Ongoing

Eligibility

Selected state schools prescribed under Schedule 4 of the Education (General Provisions) Regulation.

Allocation of funds

PurposeAmountFrequency
Per 0.5 full–time equivalent (FTE) registration$50.25Per annum
Consumables$1,000.00Per annum
​Equipment grant​$5,000.00​One-off (eligible schools only)
Teacher 0.54 FTE and additional Teacher aide (up to an extra 20 hours)
Various, based on current salary schedule
Negotiated with Central Office
​Capability building​Various​Negotiated with Central Office
Inclusion support
VariousNegotiated with Central Office

​Teacher aide allowance

(20 hours per week)

​$41,324

​Per annum

​Admin time allowance

(2 hours per week/casual)

​$4,133

​Per annum

One School cost centre 207200 should be used to expend funds.

A contribution towards the costs associated with travel for principals, teachers and teacher aides to attend capability building opportunities may be paid to schools as determined by the Program Area or relevant region.

Teacher aide allowance is paid on a pro-rata basis if the program is not offered for a full school year.

Where the acceptance of kindergarten registrations exceeds the department's target class size or the school's classroom capacity, schools may apply—in consultation with their regional office—for an additional 0.54 teacher FTE resource or additional teacher aide hours to establish an extra composite class or an extra kindergarten delivery group. Allowance is paid on a pro-rata basis if the teacher or teacher aide is not required for the full school year.

Payment details

PaymentDuring month ofProportion of allocation paid
AnnualMarch, May, September and November—enrolment determined100% or pro-rata
One-offIn line with monthly payments—enrolment determined100% or pro-rata
​Capability building—on attendance​In the next scheduled monthly payment​Negotiated with Central Office
Inclusion support paymentsIn line with monthly paymentsNegotiated with Central Office

Data requirements

Data itemData sourceDue date
Number of kindergarten 
children registered
One School data extractionFebruary (Term 1)
April (Term 2)
August (Term 3)
October (Term 4)
Appointment of teacher aideOne School data extractionFebruary (Term 1)
April (Term 2)
August (Term 3)
October (Term 4)

Recoupment policy

Funds are paid on the basis that eligible kindergarten children are registered and attending the kindergarten program. Recoupment may be sought if the payment was made based on incorrect data, in error or where kindergarten children are non-attendees or exit the school resulting in the kindergarten program at the school ceasing part way through the year.

Funds not expended for the purpose allocated may also be recouped. All recoupment scenarios will be considered on a case-by-case-basis.

A detailed payment and recoupment policy is available to schools on EdStudio or upon request. Email statedeliveredkindy@qed.qld.gov.au for assistance.

Further information

For further information please refer to State Delivered Kindergarten or the contact details below.

Contact

State Delivered Kindergarten
Kindergarten Programs, Strategy, Innovation and Programs
Early Childhood and Education Improvement
Telephone: (07) 3513 6688
Email: statedeliveredkindy@qed.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 04 May 2021