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Early Years Services funding

​Early Years Services (EYS) grant funding has been restructured to align funding for similar purposes and to streamline performance and reporting requirements.

On 1 July 2016 we introduced new guidelines, performance measures and reporting requirements.

These changes will not impact kindergarten funding provided through the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme or Disability inclusion support for Queensland kindergartens

The story so far

Understand the reasons behind the changes to EYS funding, why we are using a results-based accountability (RBA) methodology, who we consulted and the benefits of this approach.


Under each category find tools to assist you with reporting: guidelines, periodic performance reports (PPRs), case study template, data collection tools and survey guide.

Results-based accountability

Find out more about results-based accountability (RBA), population and performance accountability and useful RBA links and books.

Grants management

Access to the How-to guides related to applying for grant funding, managing your information and lodging a claim via QGrants.

List of EYS

List of services by category or region.

Useful information

Access to the glossary, EYS funding newsletters and useful external sites.

Email us if you have more questions, feedback or suggestions about early years services grants funding.


The results-based accountability concepts used by the department are derived from the book Trying Hard is Not Good Enough and Turning Curves - An Accountability Companion Reader by Mark Friedman.

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Last updated
10 April 2017
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