The kindergarten receives 20 hours ECE funding from the Government for each child 3 years and older. If you wish to sign up for this we have an optional charge per session. If you don't opt to use 20 hours ECE at the Kindy or your child is not eligible (eg under 3) there is a set fee for attendance.
What do the Fees cover?
We use the Optional Fee system, collected each term, to enable the kindergarten to more accurately manage its financial budget and forecast. No additional fees or costs are requested to cover any other acitivies offered by the kindergarten throughout the year.
Among other things, your fees enable our teachers to have non-contact time to create and edit stories for your child's Portfolio on Storypark and curriculum planning and professional development for our teaching staff.
Each term we have an outing or trip, usually based around our current learning enquiry: Kelly Tarltons, Auckland Museum, Stardome. We also hold special events during the year, such as our Easter Egg hunt night, our hot chips night for the Scholastic Book Fair, special gifts made by the children for Mother's Day, Father's Day and Christmas.
We like to think of these as value added activities which foster both learning and fun for the children and their families enjoyment.
Our current session fees are:
With 20 Hours ECE: $7.15 per session ($1.19 hourly)
Without 20 Hours ECE: $44.61 per session ($7.44 hourly)
Fees are invoiced at the beginning of each term and payment is due by the 4th week of the term. We accept payment by direct credit or cash.
For further details please discuss this with the Head Kaiako or Office Manager.