Free Quality Kindergarten Education
1. Kindergarten Administration Guide

 

2. Circular
   
Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme

 

 
Application for Joining the Scheme

 

[Appendix 2 - Application Form  MS Word ]

[Appendix 3 - Withdrawal from the Scheme MS Word ] 

 

[Appendix 2 - Application Form (For KGs Joining the Scheme in the 2017/18 School Year) MS Word ]

[Appendix 3 - Application Form (For KGs NOT Joining the Scheme in the 2017/18 School Year) MS Word ]

[Appendix 4 - Withdrawal from the Scheme MS Word ] 

 

Fee Revision for Kindergartens Joining the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme Education Bureau Circular No. 7/2018 
 

 

Continuous Professional Development Policy

[Appendix 2 - Application Form for Supply Teacher Grant 2018/19(Form 1)(For Courses on Catering for Students with Developmental Needs) MS Word ]

[Appendix 2 - Application Form for Supply Teacher Grant 2018/19(Form 2)(For Courses on Supporting NCS Students) MS Word ]

[Appendix 3 - Salary Payment Receipt of the Supply Teacher MS Word ]

 

Parent Education

 

School-specific Grants 

 

[Annex A to Appendix 1 - Application for the Premises Maintenance Grant (For KGs approved to receive the Grant for the 2017/18 school year) MS Word]

[Annex B to Appendix 1 - Application for the Premises Maintenance Grant (For KGs NOT approved to receive the Grant for the 2017/18 school year) MS Word]

[Annex to Appendix 2 - Application for the Grant for a Cook MS Word]

[Annex A to Appendix 3 - Application for the Tide-over Grant (For KGs which have been approved to receive ToG for the 2017/18 school year) MS Word]

[Annex B to Appendix 3 - Application for the Tide-over Grant (For KGs which have NOT been approved to receive ToG for the 2017/18 school year) MS Excel]

[Annex to Appendix 4 - Application for the Grant for Support to Non-Chinese Speaking Students MS Word]

 

   

Rental Subsidy

 

 

One-off Start-up Grant

 

Related documents: Guide to Procurement of Goods and Services and Appointment of StaffPDF  (Record Form A, Record Form B, Annex 1 and Annex 2 MS Word )

  

Reimbursement of Rates and Government Rent

 

 

Annual Audited Accounts

 

(Proforma - Remuneration Packages for Key PersonnelMS Word)

(Proforma sample - Remuneration Packages for Key PersonnelPDF

 

 

Salary-related Subsidies and Salary Ranges for Teaching Staff (2018/19 school year)

 

Special Grant on Typhoon Disturbance (Kindergarten)

[Appendix - Application Form (Applicable to kindergartens joining the kindergarten education scheme) MS Word

 

Strengthening School Governance and Transparency

Kindergarten Education Resource Centres

 

 

Paid Maternity Leave for Staff and Staff Relief Grant

[Appendix 1 - Application Form for Staff Relief Grant for Staff Taking Paid Maternity Leave  MS Word ]

[Appendix 2 - Staff Relief Grant for Staff Taking Paid Maternity Leave: Examples PDF ]

[Appendix 3 - Salary Payment Receipt of Substitute Staff for Staff Taking Paid Maternity Leave MS Word ]

 

3. Documents for the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme (For reference only) 

 

Recommended Number of Teachers for Kindergartens/Kindergarten-cum-Child Care Centres joining the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme (Revised in November 2016) MS Excel

Sample school notice/circular letter on sales of school items and provision of paid services in kindergartens MS Word

 

4. Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on Free Quality Kindergarten Education PDF Chinese Version Only (English version to be provided)

Frequently asked questions on financial matters and appendices PDF 

Frequently asked questions on financial matters (2) and appendix PDF 

 

5. Other references

Leaflet on “Kindergarten Education Policy” PDF   

 Versions: English , Traditional Chinese , Simplified Chinese , Bahasa Indonesia , Hindi , Nepali , Punjabi(Indian) , Tagalog , Thai , Urdu

 

Admission Arrangements for Nursery (K1) Classes in Kindergartens 

 

ICAC Resources - Sample Code of Conduct for Managers and Staff of Kindergartens 

 

Profile of Kindergartens and Kindergarten-cum-child Care Centres 2018/19 School Year 

 

Procurement Procedures in Kindergartens (November 2017)  

(i) Guidelines on Procurement Procedures in Kindergartens (November 2017)PDF Chinese Version Only (English version to be provided) (Pages 6, 17 and 28 of the file have been updated on 29 December 2017)   

[Annexes MS Word Chinese Version Only (English version to be provided)] (Pages 3 and 14 of the file have been updated on 29 December 2017)   

(ii) Powerpoint slides of the briefing session on procurement in kindergartens (27, 28 and 30 November 2017)  

[Introduction of Guidelines on Procurement Procedures in Kindergartens (November 2017)PDFChinese Version Only (English version to be provided) 

[Sharing session on integrity procurement in kindergartens PDFChinese Version Only

 

6. Briefings / Workshops

Invitation letter to kindergartens on briefings/workshops (Chinese version only) has been issued PDF

 

Workshop information (1, 3, 4 and 5 August 2016)

(i) Powerpoint slides PDF 

(ii) Worksheet 1: Staff Requirements and Arrangement PDF 

(iii) Worksheet 2: School Fee Estimation (Half-day courses)PDF  

 

Briefing Session on Fee Revision for Kindergartens/Kindergarten-cum-Child Care Centres and Schools with Kindergarten Classes Joining the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme in the 2018/19 School Year (30 and 31 January 2018)

(i) Powerpoint slides PDF

  

Information of briefing on financial and accounting matters (3,10,15 and 16 February 2017)

(i) Powerpoint slides PDF  (English version to be provided)  (Pages 18 and 19 have been updated)

 

Briefing Session on Rental Subsidy Under the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme in the 2017/18 School Year (2 and 6 March 2017)

(i) Powerpoint slides PDF 

 

Briefing Sessions on the Arrangements for Disbursement of Unit Subsidy and Reimbursement of Rates and/or Government Rent under the Kindergarten Education Scheme for the 2018/19 School Year (13 and 16 July 2018) 

(i)  Powerpoint slides on the arrangements for disbursement of subsidyPDF Chinese Version Only (Chinese version only)

(ii) Guidance Notes on Subsidy Disbursement (2018/19 school year)PDF and AppendicesPDF

 

Powerpoint slides of briefing sessions on Kindergarten Administration Guide (2017/18 school year)(Version 1.0) (15, 18 and 19 September 2017) 

         (i) Introduction of Kindergarten Administration Guide (2017/18 school year)(Version 1.0) PDF Chinese Version Only English version

             to be provided]
         (ii) Trading operation, fund-raising activities and procurement of goods and services in kindergartens PDF Chinese Version Only 

              [English version to be provided]

   
         (iii) Financial matters of kindergartens (Please refer to the Powerpoint slides of briefing on financial and accounting matters

               (February 2017) of this page)
         (iv) Prevention and control of communicable diseases in kindergartens/child care centres/schools PDF 

 

Powerpoint slides of Kindergarten Education Scheme Briefing Sessions (20, 21, 22 and 25 June 2018)  (Chinese Version only)  

 (i) Continuous Professional Development Policy PDF

(ii) Training on Catering for the Diverse Needs of Children PDF

(iii) Strategies for promoting parent education PDF

  

Powerpoint slides of Briefing Sessions on Kindergarten Education Scheme (Financial Management) (19 and 30 November 2018)  (Chinese Version only)  New

(i)  Remuneration Package for Key Personnel PDFChinese Version Only

(ii) Observation on Audit Findings PDFChinese Version Only

(iii) Frequently asked questions on Financial matters /Preparation for the submission of 2017/18 annual audited accounts PDFChinese Version Only

 

7. Kindergartens joining the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme 

List of kindergartens joining the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme in the 2018/19 school year PDF (updated as at 14.12.2018)

 

Hong Kong Island

Central & Western

Eastern

Islands

Southern

Wan Chai

 
Kowloon Kowloon City

Kwun Tong 

New

Sai Kung

Sham Shui Po

Wong Tai Sin

Yau Tsim Mong

East New Territories North

 Sha Tin

Tai Po

     
West New Territories

Kwai Tsing

Tuen Mun

Tsuen Wan

Yuen Long

   

 

List of kindergartens joining the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme in the 2017/18 school year PDF (updated as at 15.1.2018)

 

Hong Kong Island Central & Western Eastern Islands Southern Wan Chai  
Kowloon Kowloon City Kwun TongNew Sai Kung Sham Shui Po Wong Tai Sin Yau Tsim Mong
East New Territories North Sha Tin Tai Po      
West New Territories Kwai Tsing Tuen Mun Tsuen Wan Yuen Long    

 

8. Communication Cue Cards for Non-Chinese Speaking Families in Kindergartens  
 

 

9. Templates of general kindergarten circulars for parents in nine languages (for reference only)

10 templates of general kindergarten (KG) circulars for parents, each with nine languages, are provided below for KGs’ reference.

 

Circular

Chinese 

English

Hindi

Bahasa Indonesia

Nepali

Tagalog 

Thai

Urdu 

Punjabi

(Indian)

1. Birthday Party  MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word
MS Word
MS Word
MS Word
2. Visit Activity  MS Word MS Word  MS Word  MS Word  MS Word MS Word MS Word  MS Word MS Word
3. School Picnic  MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word  MS Word MS Word MS Word
4. Parents' Day  MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word  MS Word MS Word  MS Word MS Word

5. Class Observation

    Day 

MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word  MS Word  MS Word MS Word

6. Communicable

    Diseases 

MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word  MS Word  MS Word MS Word MS Word

7. Staff Development

    Day 

MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word  MS Word  MS Word  MS Word  MS Word
8. School Holiday  MS Word MS Word  MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word MS Word  MS Word

9. P1 Admission for

    K3 Students 

MS Word MS Word MS Word  MS Word MS Word MS Word  MS Word  MS Word  MS Word

10. Graduation

      Ceremony 

MS Word MS Word MS Word  MS Word MS Word  MS Word MS Word  MS Word  MS Word

 

  

10. Professional Development for Principals and Teachers

 

Professional Upgrading for Newly-appointed Kindergarten Principals      
         (i)   Education Bureau Circular No. 10/2009 - Qualification and Training Requirement of New Kindergarten Principals PDF
         (ii)  Covering Note PDF
         (iii)  Frequently Asked Questions & Answers PDF

Certification Course For Kindergarten Principals PDF

Approved Course List PDF 
         (i)   Questions & Answers PDF

 

Professional Development Programmes for Kindergarten Principals and Teachers 2017/18 (Chinese Version Only) New

 

         (i) Sharing Session on Kindergarten Visits to Seoul, Korea for Kindergarten Principals (8 December 2017)

              [Overview of Early Childhood Education in Korea PDF Chinese Version Only ]

              [Kindergartens and Child Care Centres in Korea PDF Chinese Version Only ]

              [Parent Participation and Education in Korea PDF Chinese Version Only ]

              [Community Resources and Support for Early Childhood Education in Korea PDF Chinese Version Only ]


         (ii) Expert Talk cum Sharing Session on 2017/18 Professional Training Programme for Kindergarten Leaders (2 February 2018)

              [Curriculum Planning of Kindergartens (Wuhan)  PDF Chinese Version Only ]

              [Leadership Roles in Kindergartens — Reflections on Wuhan Tour PDF Chinese Version Only ]

   
         (iii) Sharing Session on Kindergarten Visits to Japan for Kindergarten Principals (25 April 2018)

              [Overview of Early Childhood Education in Japan PDF Chinese Version Only ]

              [Kindergartens and Child Care Centres in Japan PDF Chinese Version Only ]

              [Parent Participation and Education in Japan PDF Chinese Version Only ]

              [Community Resources and Support for Early Childhood Education in Japan PDF Chinese Version Only ]
    
         (iv) Sharing Session on Kindergarten Visits to Nanjing for Kindergarten Principals (10 May 2018)

              [Overview of Early Childhood Education in Nanjing PDF Chinese Version Only ]

              [Kindergartens and Child Care Centres in Nanjing PDF Chinese Version Only ]

              [Parent Participation and Education in Nanjing PDF Chinese Version Only ]

              [Community Resources and Support for Early Childhood Education in Nanjing PDF Chinese Version Only ]
 

 

11. Centre for Health Protection: 2017/18 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Arrangement for Children  

Letter to Schools PDF

Letter to Parents PDF

 

Webpage of Centre for Health Protection 

 
 
12. Parents Seminars on Kindergarten Education

 

Title Date

The Key to Children Development: Respect Children’s Learning Characteristics and Uniqueness (Dr Hui Na Na Anna) PDF Chinese Version Only

9/6/2018

Learn Happily Through Play (Ms Elaine Tang) PDF Chinese Version Only

9/6/2018

Decoding the Password of Children’s Growth (Mrs Lam Woon Sum Maria, MH) PDF Chinese Version Only 

16/6/2018 

Success Is Not Determined at the Scratch Line (Ms Shirley Loo) PDF Chinese Version Only 

16/6/2018 

  

 

 

  

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