Start Strong Long Day Care

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Start Strong Long Day Care

Start Strong Long Day Care

In the 2017/2018 financial year, the NSW Government is introducing Start Strong Long Day Care funding.
Today we discuss how this will impact you and what you need to do.
What is it about?
Under this program, Long Day Care services in NSW will receive additional funding to support children aged four to five from low income or Aboriginal families.
This is to help increase access to early childhood education in the year before entering school.
How will funding be calculated?
Funding will be calculated based on enrollment data from the August 2016 collection period (no preschool hours in August 2016, no funding).
How can I do this in Kindy Manager?
Kindy Manager includes a Preschool Hours report which you can run to check the preschool hours included for specified week(s).
Have I been submitting my attendances with preschool hours?
All Long Day Care Centres who provide a preschool program delivered by a qualified educator should already be submitting attendances with preschool hours specified.
You will be able to check this in your Accounts screen. The preschool hours will be indicated by the wording preschool and have the nominated hours against it
Help! I haven’t been submitting my preschool hours?
If your centre is NOT doing this and there are no preschool hours included in attendances uploaded for August 2016, you can still be considered for funding under this new program.
Or you are not sure if you have been doing this.
Don’t worry, please call us on 07 5594 0519 and we will check with you.
What next?
Ongoing, preschool hours should be reported on all attendances on a weekly basis.
If added to each eligible child’s bookings, the preschool hours will be included automatically when fees are generated.

Is there something you’d like to know more about?

Send us an email and let us know, we’d love to hear from you.

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