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Early Childhood Education

2020 Quality Learning Environments

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2020 Quality Learning Environments program

Program overview

The Quality Learning Environments (QLE) program aims to support eligible early childhood education services to improve their learning environments to positively impact experiences and outcomes for preschool aged children.

The QLE program allows not-for-profit community preschools (centre based and mobile) and not-for-profit long day cares to apply for grants of up to $15,000 (ex GST). Grants can be used to purchase resources and activities which improve physical or educational learning environments. This may include quality improvement initiatives to meet the needs of services impacted by bushfire and recent severe weather events or other emergency situations such as COVID-19.

Improvements to physical learning environments can include the completion of minor capital works and investment in infrastructure items. Improvements to the educational learning environment can include specialised educational programs and activities.

Applications must demonstrate a link between proposed resources and activities and the service’s identified areas for improvement, outlined in their Self-Assessment documentation or Quality Improvement Plan.

Applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria, application requirements and spending rules.

Application process and requirements

Applications should include:

  • a request for up to three resources or activities to a total of $15,000 (excluding GST)
  • a description of the requested resource or activity
  • one quote per resource or activity, including an ABN and the total cost with GST clearly indicated
  • a description of how the requested resource or activity will improve the physical or educational learning environment by supporting the objectives in the service’s Self-Assessment documentation or Quality Improvement Plan and the National Quality Standards
  • a description of how the funding will be used to improve the learning environment for the primary benefit of preschool aged children.