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Early Childhood Education

Term 3 - COVID-19 Free Preschool Funding program

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COVID-19 Free Preschool Funding Program - Term 3 Confirmation process

Program overview

This program will provide time-limited payments to community and mobile preschools to support staff retention and provide free preschool to local families.

Funding will be provided as a top up payment to replace a proportion of fee income that is being lost as a result of decreasing enrolments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Start Strong funding and mobile preschool contract funding provided by the NSW Government and support provided under the Australian Government’s JobKeeper program will be taken into account before any additional funding support is provided.

Service eligibility will be determined and payments made based on responses provided in this confirmation form.

Providers who haven’t yet done so are still able to complete the confirmation process for Term 2 of this program. Please send an email to to submit your confirmation form for the COVID-19 Free Preschool funding program for Term 2.

Please refer to the program guidelines for additional information.

For support with this program, please contact the Department’s Early Childhood Education Directorate on 1300 755 426 or