Create a Start Strong (NSW Kindergarten) Program

Modified on Wed, 17 Jul at 10:46 AM

This document is designed to assist you with creating a Start Strong (NSW Kindergarten) program for the centre. For questions or queries regarding the Start Strong Fee Relief scheme, please refer to the New South Wales Government Education Department page for the 2024 Start Strong for Long Day Care Program Guidelines.


Creating the program

Select Programs from the Centres Menu

Select + Create Program

Select the Subsidy Name, create a program name, select the start and end date you wish the program to run for, identify the days and hours the program runs, and select the class the program applies to. You can also select the educator/s that facilitate the program, this is optional.

Select Create, the Program will now be displayed.

Now you can Add Children to a Start Strong (NSW Kindergarten) Program

Editing an Existing Program

To edit information on an existing program, select the '... ' action on the right side of the program, then select Edit.

From this screen you are able to

  • Edit the Program Name
  • Assign a Class to the Program
  • Change the Start and End Date 
  • Change the Hours and Days
  • Add Children to the program
  • Add Planned/Unplanned leave

Adding Planned and Unplanned Leave

Select the '... ' action on the right side of the program.
Select Edit.
Under the Program Calendar add the Start Date and End Date of the leave.
Drop down to select Type of leave.
Select + Marked as closed.

You will then see a count of dates accrue. By selecting View Dates you can see the program leave dates that have been entered and delete if required. 

Archiving a program

Note: Once a program has been archived, it can not be retrieved!

If you want to archive a program, go to the main Program.
Select the '... ' action on the right side of the program, and select Archive.
You will be prompted to acknowledge that you want to archive the program.
You will not be able to to archive a program if there are any children active and attached to the program.

Funding Automation

To set up NSW Kindergarten Funding Automation to automatically distribute Fee Relief funding payments to children, please see the Start Strong (NSW Kindergarten Funding) Automation article. 

2024 Start Strong Updates

As of 2024 the Start Strong NSW Fee Relief Funding is available for both 3yo Kindergarten and 4yo+ Kindergarten. Within the Program you will be able to identify the age of any active children linked to the program.

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