All of our kindergartens offer the 20 Hours ECE scheme. 20 Hours ECE is an initiative in which the Government funds the cost of early childhood education for up 20 hours per week for all children aged 3, 4 or 5 years old.
All you have to do to access this is to complete some details on our Enrolment Form when your child starts at kindergarten. These details tell the Ministry of Education how you are going to use your child’s free hours. As soon as we have this and you’ve completed a full Enrolment Form, you can receive the 20 hours free. Speak to your teachers about this.
All 3, 4 and 5 year old children who take all their 20 hours free entitlement with us will have no fee for additional hours. You could get up to 30 hours at kindergarten and pay nothing.
All 3, 4 & 5 year olds not accessing all or any of their 20 hours ECE will be charged an hourly fee of $5.00 for hours not covered by 20 hours ECE entitlement.
All 2 year olds will be charged an hourly fee of $2.50.
Holiday programme fees are set at $5.00 per hour for 2 -5 year olds. 20 hours ECE entitlement will be available for 3, 4 and 5 year olds and all children will be charged a fee for additional hours.
You may be eligible for WINZ subsidies.
You may be able to get a WINZ Childcare Subsidy to help with the payment of your fees. To find out if your family qualifies: