Fee Schedule

Min 2 days per week attendance for children under 3 years old.

Min 3 days per week attendance for 3 years and over.

 

Age 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Under 3 $230.00 $265.00 $290.00
After 20 hours ECE 3 yrs +
7.30am to 6 pm
$130.00 $165.00 $190.00

Our fees include high quality teacher ratios above Ministry of Education Standards;
Food is provided however Formula is not provided and this must be brought in from home if required.
All fees are calculated at the above rates and include GST.

Booking Fee

A non-refundable booking fee of $100.00 is payable when enrolling your child to secure their position. This fee covers administration set up costs including your child’s portfolio folder and stationery costs. When your child starts attending the $100 is credited to their fees.

 

Enrolment/Withdrawal

Once a child is enrolled and confirmation of a start date is given, all booked sessions will be charged, regardless of whether a child attends or not.

Two weeks’ notice and written confirmation is required for cancelling or reducing a position. Fees are due up to the end of the week in which the child leaves.

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Payments

Conditions of enrolment are that all fees will be settled a week in advance via Automatic Payments/ Internet Banking etc.

Bank Details: Kiwi Bank 38 9005 0685396 00
To: Tui’s Nest Childcare

You will be given a code for identification of payment to your child’s account

The centre will be open over the Christmas break for reduced hours. You are not required to pay for these days unless your child/ren attend.

 

Late Fees

For children who are picked up after the Centre’s specified closing time (6pm), a late fee of $20.00 per 15 minutes shall be charged.

Absences

Please advise the centre in advance if your child is unable to attend.
If your child will be absent, for whatever reason, please inform the Centre by 9am.

The arrival and departure times must be registered each day on the laptop and signed in on the Sign In and Out sheets because in an emergency, these sheets are used to ensure that all children are accounted for.

For all absences, full fees will be due. This includes public holidays, casual bookings and illness as the space has been assigned, staffed and budgeted for. All funding, subsidies, sessions and staffing are calculated weekly.

 

Other

Fees are subject to change and may be increased from time to time at the discretion of the Centre. At least 2 weeks notice will be given to parents of an increase in fees.

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Family Discount

We offer a family concession of 10% on the second child where 2 or more children from the same family attend at the same time. However, families receiving a WINZ subsidy will not receive this family discount.

 

WINZ

WINZ subsidies are available for fee assistance depending on the level of your total family income. All information regarding application is held in the Centre so please talk to our Manager in this regard. However, you are required to pay 100% of your fees until your application is approved. At that point your payments will be shown as a credit in your account. In the event of your application being declined, you will be required to continue to pay your fees in full. In the event that WINZ cancels your subsidy, any debt that this may cause will be your responsibility to pay immediately. Remember that absences of 3 weeks or more (including holidays) require the Centre to cancel WINZ until your child returns and then another application will need to be made.

Lunch

A cooked lunch is provided to children. The cost of this is included in the fees. We are unable to provide a credit if your child does not require lunch.

 

Bad Debts

Our experienced educators aim to provide children with the best possible teaching/ learning programme and therefore we engage an agency to recover debts.

Where any child’s account is not paid within 30 days after the due date, our debt collection agent will be engaged to recover outstanding fees. The agent may charge you a fee equal to 25% of unpaid portion of the account but not less than $25.00. Where the total debt collection agency costs, legal and other costs arising from the collection of any amount owing, exceeds the debt collection fee charged, our debt collection agent is also entitled to recover such additional costs from you.

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Unwell children

Children who are unwell and/or suffering from any condition that is capable of being transmitted to other children are not to be brought to the Centre. They may return when they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours. If a child becomes unwell during the day then parents will be advised and required to collect the sick child without delay. If the Centre is unable to contact either parents or emergency contacts listed on enrolment, then the Centre reserves the right to seek appropriate medical advice and/or treatment which is in the best interest of the child.

 

20 Hours ECE

Tui’s Nest Licensed Childcare Centre is a provider of the Government’s 20 hours of subsidised early childhood learning for eligible 3 and 4 year old children. This is available for up to 6 hours per day for a maximum of 20 hours per week. As Tui’s Nest is an all day Centre from 7.30am to 6pm, fees will be charged for the hours outside of the 20hrs ECE. To be eligible for the 20 hours, the Ministry of Education’s attestation section on the enrolment form must be completed and kept up to date.

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