The Victorian Government is committed to providing high quality early years programs to give every child the best start in life.
In the 2015-16 State Budget the Government, through the Children's Facilities Capital Program, committed $50 million between 2015-19 to support local governments and other service providers to invest in early childhood infrastructure. An additional $10 million was committed in the 2016-17 State Budget to address early years demand in high growth areas. The 2017-18 State Budget provided a further $10 million to establish new early childhood services on government
school sites, so that more families can benefit from early childhood services
co-located with schools and children can enjoy a more stable transition from
kindergarten to school. This makes a total of $70 million invested in early years infrastructure over 4 years.
Families deserve a choice of flexible, accessible and affordable early childhood education and care services, including kindergarten programs delivered in a range of settings, alongside other key services such as Maternal and Child Health, early childhood intervention services, playgroups and family services.
Each year there are two grant rounds, Minor Grants and Major Grants. To find out more about these rounds, see:
For further information, please see the Department of Education and Training page:
Children's Facilities Capital Program