Rates and Sessions

Northland Community Preschool is open from 8.00am to 4.00pm five days a week.

Your child is welcome to attend all day or for half days (either morning or afternoons). A combination of start and end times are available to suit varying family situations.  Your child can either start in the morning at 8.00am or 8.30am and end their day at either 1.00pm, 3.00pm, 3.30pm or 4.00pm.  Our only requirement is that your child attends a minimum of two days per week. 

Holidays
Northland Community Preschool is open every weekday, except for statutory holidays. The preschool is open for one week of the two week school holidays and closes for approximately 3/4 weeks over the Christmas holidays.

Regular Session Rates
$7 an hour

Casual Session Rates
$8 an hour
 
Our fees and government subsidies enable us to cover the costs of our trained staff, equipment, cleaning, power, rates etc. As we are a not-for-profit organisation we seek only to recover the funds necessary to run our preschool and provide a top-quality education for your children.

20 Hours ECE
We have signed up for the Ministry of Education's Early Childhood Education 20 Hours ECE scheme for 3 and 4 year olds. Under this policy, these children are entitled to 20 hours education each week.

To access this subsidy the child must be enrolled at a teacher-led ECE service (such as Northland Community Preschool) and some kōhanga reo. Those 20 hours can only be claimed for up to 6 hours each day, during which time no fees will be charged to the parents.

However, each qualifying early childhood education facility is able to ask for a optional charge to top up the fees they receive from the Ministry of Education. We ask that our parents pay a small optional charge of $10 per day of attendance to allow the preschool to provide 100% qualified teachers and create the most stimulating environment possible for the children.

Parents may be able to access an additional Childcare Subsidy (CCS) through Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) if they meet funding criteria.

The 20 Hours ECE is also available to five-year-olds with special education needs and on a formal "transition to school" plan.

To find out more about the 20 Hours ECE policy please go to the "Early Years" section of the Ministry of Education's website; www.minedu.govt.nz.