NSW Start Strong Free Preschool Funding
What is the Start Strong for Community Preschools program?
The Start Strong Free Preschool program by the NSW Government offers eligible children up to 600 hours of free preschool education.
This program helps families access quality early education for their children, providing them with a strong foundation for success in school and beyond, at no cost to their families. Only About Children is participating in Start Strong funding at all our Sydney campuses.
The Start Strong Free Preschool program is designed to ensure all children can access the benefits of early learning and give them a strong foundation for a successful school experience.
NSW Start Strong Preschool Funding FAQ’s
What is Start Strong Preschool Funding?
Start Strong Preschool Funding is a New South Wales Government initiative to help make Preschool more affordable, reducing the stress for families across NSW.
When is new Start Strong Funding available from?
The new Start Strong Funding will commence in January 2023 and continue throughout 2023.
Can families receive Start Strong Funding at Only About Children?
Yes, Only About Children is participating in Start Strong funding at all our Sydney campuses.
Learn more about our unique Preschool 2-year school readiness program at Only About Children.
How much is the Start Strong payment?
The Start Strong payment is $2,110 per child with a minimum 2 day booking per week on average (600+ hours of care). This equates to $40.57 per week. If less than a 2 day booking per week, you will eligible for 67% of the funding.
Who is eligible for Start Strong Funding?
NSW children who are 4 years old on or before 31 July 2023 can receiving funding at one service. More information on payments and eligibility criteria can be found on the NSW Government Start Strong Funding webpage.