Playgroup Funding Handbook

The Playgroup Funding Handbook provides information about how playgroup funding is calculated and the conditions which need to be met to receive funding in accordance with section 548 of the Education and Training Act 2020(external link).

Playgroup Funding Report

Every year playgroups are required to complete and return a Playgroup Funding Report (PG5) to the Ministry of Education. This report needs to show the funds the playgroup has received from the Ministry of Education and how this money has been spent.

  • Process
    • Playgroup Funding Report forms are sent to all playgroups that received Ministry of Education funding the previous financial year. It is important the Playgroup Funding Report is completed and returned to your Regional Ministry of Education office for checking and recording.

      Note: for the purposes of playgroup funding, the Ministry’s financial year runs from 1 July to 30 June in the following year.

  • Timeline
    • Playgroup Funding Reports for the previous financial year are due at your Regional Ministry of Education office by 20 July each year.

  • Further Funding
    • A annual Playgroup Funding Report is required before a playgroup can receive further funding in the next financial year.

  • Assistance
    • An Education Advisor can help your playgroup to complete the Playgroup Funding Report. The advisor will check that the funding has been used to meet the objectives of Playgroup Funding and the playgroup has met all the Ministry of Education funding rules.

      Contact an education advisor at your Regional Ministry of Education Office.