Licence & Fees


Roll / Licence Ratios
25 Over two Maximum 1:10 Over twos
10 Under two Maximum 1:5 under two


Fees are paid two weeks in advance by automatic payment. The first automatic payment is paid the week the child starts the centre and paid 52 weeks per year. These are still paid if there is holidays, teacher only days or illness, as staff wages still need to be paid.

Subsidised Early Childhood Education (ECE)

The government subsidises all children who attend ECE.

20 Hours ECE

Fees are subsidised for up to 6 hours a day and up to 20 hours a week if your child is 3-4.

You can find more information on funding rates in the Ministry’s funding handbook.

No of days booked at centre Under 3 year olds &
3-4 year olds without 20 Hours ECE
3-4 Year old fees with 20 Hours ECE.
1 day $61.00 $34.00
2 days $122.00 $70.00
3 days $183.00 $103.00
4 days $244.00 $154.00
5 days $250.00 $160.00

Late Fees

Late fees will be charged if parents pick up their children after the stated time.  Charges are: $10.00 for the first 15 minutes or part thereof and $5.00 for every five minutes after that.  This money is expected to be paid immediately

Non-refundable deposit/bond

Once a parent has accepted a placement, there is a deposit/bond of one week of the Child’s fees. This deposit will be receipted and will be used to pay for the Child’s last week of fees but is not refundable should the space not be taken.

Please note: the Centre will not hold any space unless the confirmation form and deposit are returned to the centre within 14 days of a place being offered to your child.