COVID-19 Free Preschool Funding UPDATE 16 July 2020

The Department of Education has emailed all community preschools, including mobile preschools with a Department funding contract, this afternoon with an update on the COVID-19 Free Preschool funding arrangements for Term 3.

As services’ circumstances may have changed since Term 2 (for example, there are more JobKeeper fortnights in Term 3, some services will have entered while others will have left JobKeeper, etc.) each Approved Provider will need to complete a new Term 3 confirmation process through SmartyGrants. There is currently no closing date to complete Term 3 confirmations.

Today’s email from the Department includes separate links for different categories of preschools depending on whether they have yet completed Term 2 confirmation, and their self-assessment of their JobKeeper eligibility for Term 3.

Please read the email for more information and to find the relevant SmartyGrant links.

If you have not received the email, contact the Department at or on 1300 755 426.

As always, CCSA is available to provide support on 1800 991 602, then select Option 2 for Member Support.