Kids Connect

 Fee Schedule

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1. Empowering Families fees are for whanau who are not in fulltime employment or study

2. Hours are limited to 9am to 3pm each day

3. Preschool children must bring a lunchbox each day

4. Lunch is not included for children over 3 years old who are FREE

5. A preschool meal service is available at $5 a day

6. Nappies are not included

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Under 3 years old

7.30 am to 5.30pm

all meals and nappies included

2 days $105 per week

3 days $157 per week

4 & 5 days $210 per week

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Over 3 years old (with 20hrs ECE)

7.30 am to 5.30pm

all meals and nappies included

2 days $63 per week

3 days $94.50 per week

4 & 5 days $126 per week

20 Hours ECE

The "20 hours ECE" scheme offers a saving for all parents of 3 to 5 year olds. This means that the first 20 hours of attendance per week are free for parents. In order for us to fully cover the quality of education and care being provided, we have had to build in a chargeable portion of each day, which is only charged outside the 20 hours, hence the reason for charging the weekly fee for 3 to 5 year olds who qualify for the 20 hours.

If you choose not to opt in to the 20 hours ECE you will be charged at the under 3 rate.

We undertake to provide outstanding early childhood education and care – we do not offer a minimum regulated standard of education and care but well above this standard. If you are eligible for 20 hours free and complete an attestation form your weekly fee will be recalculated to account for this.

WINZ Childcare Subsidies

Find out from WINZ if you qualify for an ECE subsidy.

Childcare subsidies are based on how many children you have and how much you earn. You may also qualify if you are studying. Most children under 3 years old qualify for at least 9 hours subsidy even if you're not working or studying.

WINZ may pay all or a portion of your fees if you qualify. We will be happy to give you more information on your entitlements and how to apply for them.