The fund is available to community groups, individuals, private owners and commercial enterprises.

In 2012 $23.6 million was awarded to 21 ECE operators to pay their costs of expansion to provide for more children (a total of 1,039 places).

In 2013 the Ministry of Education gave $9.3 million of taxpayer’s money to early childhood providers to open new services or expand their business to increase by 700 the number of places available for children. 

In the 2015/16 year, $13 million in TAP funding was awarded.

In the 2016/17 year, $11.226 million in TAP funding was awarded. 

In the 2017/18 year, it was also $11.226 million. The Ministry of Education continues to welcome proposals for TAP funding in 2019.

Parents can ask and should be given written details of any TAP funding their service has received and how it has been spent.

Fees and childcare costs

 Financial assistance for parents and subsidies