Fees vary from centre to centre and home-based agency to home-based educator. Some can charge very high fees while others charge little or nothing. But there are subsidies available to parents and services also receive funding directly to help to bring down the cost of fees to parents. Check your eligibility here and what financial help you might be able to access.
There are other costs, sometimes hidden costs, that you need to be aware of and count into the total cost of using a service.
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Dear My ECE, when my child turned 3 we were asked if we wanted to sign up for the 20-Hours ECE and told it would
On a public holiday such as Matariki or Good Friday, early childhood centres and home-based agencies close – only a relative few remain open for
Being charged fees and paying fees when you can’t use the service and it is not your choice not to use it, can seem crazy.
Community-based early childhood centres, often organise fundraising activities to raise additional funds for a specific project and ask for parent-help (e.g., to build a new
If wanting to use another centre or home-based service here’s what you need to know about changing 20 Hours so you can get this at
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