Kidsoft launches free calculator to simplify "Free Kindy" fee working
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Kidsoft launches free calculator to simplify “Free Kindy” fee calculations in QLD

by Jason Roberts

October 30, 2023
New Kidsoft and ACA Qld partnerships

Leading childcare management software provider Kidsoft, in partnership with the Queensland branch of the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA Qld) has launched a free, user-friendly calculator designed to streamline fee calculations for Queensland’s Free Kindy program


The tool, which was actively developed with the support of the ACA Qld, is aimed at helping the wider early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector across the state navigate the sometimes complex calculations required to work out fees that also account for Free Kindy,  especially for children participating in a kindergarten program within a long day care (LDC) setting.


To make the process simpler, Kidsoft has designed a tool that empowers LDC services to easily determine the gap fee for each child within their kindergarten program. 


This innovative calculator will not only help childcare services in Queensland but also streamline the implementation process for the Queensland Government. 


“Whilst we are thrilled to see Queensland launch this initiative, we recognise the challenges faced by both ECEC services and families in adapting to the Free Kindy program,” Kidsoft’s Chief Executive Officer, Di Girvin said.


“By developing this calculator, Kidsoft is proud to provide support to the sector we are dedicated to serving.”


ACA Qld Vice President Jae Fraser welcomed the commitment Kidsoft has shown to the ECEC sector in creating the calculator, saying “this valuable tool aligns with our mission to support the sector and ensure that families receive the full benefits of the Free Kindy program.”


The free calculator is available for all childcare services in Queensland. For further information and to download the calculator, visit Kidsoft’s blog post: Navigating Queensland’s “Free Kindy” Program with Kidsoft’s Free Calculator.


For more information about the Queensland Government’s Free Kindy initiative please see here

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